[clug] CLUG feedback

Robert Edwards bob at dcsmail.anu.edu.au
Fri Mar 24 21:47:47 GMT 2006

Am looking to set up a non-interactive, but dynamic display. Was
wondering what the
best way of "scripting" an XGl sort of app might be. Looking at a slowly
spinning cube
with different content displayed on each face (one or two video streams,
some scrolling
text etc.). Anyone got some working suggestions? Am inclined to look at
what Python
can do for me, but maybe there is a more straightforward way built into,
eg. XGl?


Bob Edwards.

Paul Wayper wrote:

>Chris Smart wrote:
>>Great to meet you all :)
>>The CLUG meeting was a hoot, I had a ball!
>For the benefit of people who weren't there last night, Chris brought
>along a laptop running Kororaa, which has the new XGl window manager on
>it.  There are so many spiffy things you can do with this it's
>exhausting to think of; those that have seen Mac OS X with it's graphic
>wonderment will know the idea.  My pick of the best would be to tile all
>the windows 'further away' with a keystroke, then when you select one it
>pops back and all the rest minimise (I assume), and the ability to make
>one or more windows partly transparent, so as to be able to read text
>from it while editing in a window 'underneath' it without losing sight
>of either window.  The best thing is that all this takes very little CPU
>time, as it's all done in OpenGL by your friendly neighbourhood video card.
>What cool things Open Source Software is doing!
>Have fun,

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