Xalf is a small utility to provide feedback when starting X11 applications. Feedback can be given via four different indicators: an invisible window (to be used in conjunction with a task pager like GNOME's tasklist_applet or KDE's Taskbar), an generic splashscreen, an hourglass attached to the mouse cursor, or an animated star.
Release Notes: A bug which caused an empty LD_PRELOAD to be detected as an active LD_PRELOAD has been fixed. dlopen() has been re-introduced for platforms not supporting RTLD_NEXT. This release compiles with gcc 2.96. The animated star is now positioned at mouse cursor.
Release Notes: The animated star has been reimplemented to work around a bug in many X servers, causing crashes, FreeBSD support, many internal changes and bugfixes, and updated documentation.
Release Notes: Bugfixes related to glibc and setuid applications, better functionality with non-X11 applications, and a fix for a small bug in the Control Center Capplet.
Release Notes: This version includes a GNOME Control Center capplet and a new animated indicator.
Release Notes: Support for GNOME 1.2, and a new splashscreen by Tigert.