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XOSD

XOSD is a simple library to display shaped text on your X display, like a TV on-screen display. It also contains an XMMS plugin and a simple example program that can display system logs overlaid on your desktop.

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  •  04 Nov 2006 10:10

    Release Notes: Many bugs were fixed. Beep Media Player support was added.

    •  14 Sep 2004 03:40

      Release Notes: Some minor bugfixes and a speed increase were made.

      •  27 Aug 2004 04:17

        Release Notes: This release fixes a bug in alignment. A lot of submitted patches were applied.

        •  05 Jul 2004 04:23

          Release Notes: The underlying drawing code has been sped up. osd_cat now supports scroll bars and percentages.

          •  07 Jun 2004 15:35

            Release Notes: This version contains a complete rewrite of timeout_func to avoid causing lineakd to use 100% of the CPU time.

            Recent comments

            01 Dec 2002 22:45 chaoticthought

            Great program, but...
            Mouse clicks directed at the text do not pass through to the window below, as would be desirable in most cases.

            Even with that limitation, however, this method of message display is almost infinitely less offensive than "pop up" windows which steal the keyboard focus and force you to acknowledge them before they disappear.

            24 May 2001 19:21 skasun

            pretty cool
            Pretty cool concept.

            I set up a little alert script that I use to
            display new log entries onto the scren.

            #!/bin/sh

            tail -f /var/log/messages | osd_cat -b -o 50 -c
            green -f
            "-abisource-arial-regular-r-normal-*-*-200-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1"

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