All Day Long (Animated Wallpaper)

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

Following the "Crunchy Branch Animated" script and adding some effects based on the "Fretstak" and "Crunchy Branch" wallpapers, this wallpaper simulates the Morning to Night process by tracking your local time.


Untar the file into your Pictures folder. then, double click or execute the "install" script using "sh ./install" (thanks to brenan99 for the script). After that, select the XML file as wallpaper.
Last changelog:

8 years ago

1.1 The images have been changed to JPG, therefore the size of the main file has decreased from 8MB to 1MB. brenan99's script has been added.

1.2 Thanks to "masy" for uploading the wallpaper in a new location (Since Mega-upload went down) and also for the directions on how to install on Ubuntu.

pfeoora

11 years ago

I've reuploaded the 1.0 version here: http://www.megaupload.com/de/?d=A1L9ZQUT
it doesn't have the install script yet so you'll have to change the directories in the .xml manually

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edren

11 years ago

Try again, I have uploaded this file on Geocities. Thanks!

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Grand2

11 years ago

Very nice...
Out of curiosity how did you get the dock to stay above the panel? You using Cairo?
Cheers

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edren

11 years ago

Hi.. It is not Cairo.. It is AWN Avant Window Navigator.

Cheers!

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ripjames

11 years ago

what theme are you using for AWN? or any. Mine dosen't look anything like that

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pfeoora

11 years ago

Damn! This is so AWESOME! Thank you so much!

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pfeoora

11 years ago

wouldn't it be easier to change the current paths to something like "~/Pictures/*.png" so the user could just put it in that directory and it would work?

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edren

11 years ago

I tried that but it didn't work for me

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pfeoora

11 years ago

Nevermind, tried it myself and it wouldn't work for me either.
BTW: Are there more wallpapers available for this/this kind script? Something like a spinning globe or something like this: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/showsunmap.php?iso=20130414T212400 would be awesome, too.

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fladd

11 years ago

Amazing, 8 pages of comments and no one asked the obvious question yet:
What theme is it you are showing on the first screenshot?

fladd

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helgatheviking

11 years ago

this is just too awesome. the big white branch on the left is a little too bright, imo. but i still love it. might never need to change my wallpaper again.

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satriaulie

11 years ago

Hi!
This Wallpaper is just wonderfull!
It installed perfectly when I used the above script. The only problem is the time. At this moment The wall shows blue sky and around mid day. As the time is 01:46. 24h format of course.
I don't understand much of these script things, so could someone help me to get it right?
The system time of the computer is correct as far as I can understand.

I'm in Norway btw (+1 timezone) if that should matter in any way, though I doubt it.

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brenan99

11 years ago

Try playing around with the <hour> tag in the AllDayLong.xml file (when you save you should see the background update). I don't quite understand the XML but I thought that the <starttime> tag was supposed to contain the current time you set the background but now I am not so sure.

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brenan99

11 years ago

Try playing around with the <hour> tag in the AllDayLong.xml file (when you save you should see the background update). I don't quite understand the XML but I thought that the <starttime> tag was supposed to contain the current time you set the background but now I am not so sure.

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satriaulie

11 years ago

Thank you very much!
I think that did the trick!
I'll see if it's correct in the morning, but it looks good now. I could of course change the system time, but now I've got something to look forward to.

Thanks again!

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satriaulie

11 years ago

It's working! :-)
Thanks again!
My desktop looks good! Clean and simple!

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brenan99

11 years ago

I dunno about you guys but I hate manually typing things in... I frequently make mistakes doing it that way so I created an install script for anyone who's interested, just copy and paste the following into a file named install in the directory of the background files and then run "sh install" from a console.

The script:

#!/bin/sh

xml='AllDayLong.xml'
year=`date +%Y`
month=`date +%m`
day=`date +%d`
hour=`date +%k`
minute=`date +%M`

dir=`pwd`

cat <<END_OF_XML > $xml
<background>
<starttime>
<year>$year</year>
<month>$month</month>
<day>$day</day>
<hour>$hour</hour>
<minute>$minute</minute>
<second>01</second>
</starttime>

<static>
<duration>18000.0</duration>
<file>$dir/08.png</file>
</static>
<!-- il est 5h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/08.png</from>
<to>$dir/01.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 7h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/01.png</from>
<to>$dir/02.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 9h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/02.png</from>
<to>$dir/03.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 11h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/03.png</from>
<to>$dir/04.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 13h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/04.png</from>
<to>$dir/05.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 15h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/05.png</from>
<to>$dir/06.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 17h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/06.png</from>
<to>$dir/07.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 19h -->
<transition type="overlay">
<duration>7200.0</duration>
<from>$dir/07.png</from>
<to>$dir/08.png</to>
</transition>
<!-- il est 21h -->
<static>
<duration>10800.0</duration>
<file>$dir/08.png</file>
</static>
<!-- il est 0h -->
</background>
END_OF_XML

echo "XML background file generated: $dir/$xml"

gconf=`which gconftool-2`

if [ "$gconf" != "" ]
then
$gconf --type string --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "$dir/$xml"
echo "Background automatically set"
else
echo "Please manually set the background"
fi

###END INSTALL SCRIPT

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edren

11 years ago

Great idea!, thanks for this dude!.

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Antonio23

11 years ago

it doesn't work with lenny and nautilus 2.20! please can someone post his experience with debian lenny/nautilus 2.20 and this awesome animated wallpaper? i've checked all the paths and they're right, simply when i load the xml file i see only a blank screen as background...

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desmodus

11 years ago

Hi, it's really easy to get this working, if you allready have the rigth paths, just esit the first fields to a current date/time
<starttime>
<year>2008</year>
<month>12</month>
<day>22</day>
<hour>14</hour>
<minute>00</minute>
<second>01</second>
</starttime>
I could not get it working without changing the hour too.

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Antonio23

11 years ago

nothing... also if i change date/time to an actual one... :(

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TendencyDriven

11 years ago

Its awesome 100%!!!


Can you please tell me what the widget application is called? Please and Thankyou ;-)

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lDeVillish

11 years ago

can i use this in SuSe ?

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Miladinoski

11 years ago

I really, really like it.

Continue making wonderful wallpapers like this one, hmkay? :)

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krig

12 years ago

I like the idea... but rapidshare is a pain: 40 seconds to wait for download... after that in 10 seconds only 2 or 3 seconds is active... :(

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8 years ago

1.1 The images have been changed to JPG, therefore the size of the main file has decreased from 8MB to 1MB. brenan99's script has been added.

1.2 Thanks to "masy" for uploading the wallpaper in a new location (Since Mega-upload went down) and also for the directions on how to install on Ubuntu.

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