December 10th, 2006 by Keith

XglSnow 0.1.4 – Gives your Desktop a Christmas Feel

Posted in Fun Stuff, Graphics, Linux, Site News, Utilities

XglSnow Screenshot 2

It has been quite some time since I posted something about Linux applications. Well, hope this satisfies the Linux community. As Christmas is round the corner, I was thinking that XglSnow might just be the perfect application to introduce.

The latest version of XglSnow is 0.1.4. It is basically a plugin for beryl that brings the familiar xsnow Christmas and winter feeling to your X-desktop. Some of the features are as follow:

XglSnow Screenshot 1

  • * Snowflakes falling in a 3D space
  • * Configurable
    1. o Number of snowflakes
    2. o Speed of snowflakes fall
    3. o 3D space

Another screenshot is also available on the right. Click on the thumbnail to see the full image.

Note that, you will need to specify an “initiate key combo” to start the plugin (for version 0.1.4). Instead of “xglsnow” shown up in the settings manager, the new version will show up as “snow”. Furthermore, do take note of the following issues.

Known Issues:

  • o Rather CPU intensive right now
  • o Drawing isn’t perfect yet

Some of the latest changes over the previous 0.1.3 version is as follow.


  • o Added Enable blending option
  • o Added Enable Textures option
  • o Added Enable display-lists option
  • o Added initiate key option
  • o Cleaner code

Installation instruction is available here, at the bottom of the page. The source can be downloaded from the link below.

Download Link
XglSnow 0.1.4 [19kb]

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