by Amit Margalit
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XBanner is a program designed to beautify
your XDM login screen. It can draw text and render some effect on it, and
it can fill the background with a nice pattern of colors. XBanner can also
put an image on the screen for you, as well as do some mininal animation.
- A new patch for XDM-3D has been made available in the
solves the problem with the *loginMoveInterval resource, and allows
a setting of -1 for a non-moving XDM-3D window.
Thanks to Ciro Cattuto!
XBanner 1.31 fixes a few bugs reported against XBanner 1.3 and introduces
a few new features.
- Many thanks to those who sent me postcards. Please remember to include
your EMail address on the postcards so I can reply and let you know I got it.
New Features of XBanner 1.31
XBanner 1.31 is mainly a maintenance release, so the new features aren't
as exciting as were version 1.3's:
Redrawing of uncovered
areas of the screen are now a feature. Use -expose / -noexpose.
Change color cycling direction every few steps (-bgsteps / -effectsteps).
Bug fixes. Many situations reported
by various people have been fixed. (Thanks for the bug reports).
From here you can do the following:
There are RedHat 4.1 and Debian 1.3 packages (.rpm/.deb) available.
me about bugs/successes
- See samples
of XBanner's graphics
to the screen-shots page!
Links To Cool Things
Xaw-XPM is a replacement library based on Xaw3D which will make your
applications look better than Motif (no re-compile needed, just plug it
in, and enjoy!).
2.0 Unofficial Patches
This list contains a patch that will place a nice little pengiun on
your screen while Linux boots. Tiny and cute, requires recompilation of
the kernel and a small addition to your startup scripts to remove the penguin,
but it's worth it.
Oren has been my friend for many years now. He has helped XBanner in
the field of algorithms, and new ideas for effects, and implementation
Rich is the guy who gave XBanner a home. He helped me so much during
the early days of the web site. XBanner and I owe him a lot.
Chris is one of the major helpers to XBanner. Provided the WWW-counter,
helped with proofing the docs, and created the RedHat 4.0 packages, as
well as helped me get them into the next RedHat distribution.
Ben helped me proof the docs, and is now maintaining one of the web-site
Many others are listed in the Credits
XDM software (Linux tested)
3D replacement for XDM!
Plans for XBanner.
you have any problems, please send email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the Department
of Physics, California State University, Fullerton.