Goggles 0.9.1 review

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Goggles is a frontend for the Ogle DVD player

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 474K
Developer: Sander Jansen
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Goggles is a frontend for the Ogle DVD player. It supports all the features that Ogle provides, including bookmarks, and adds automatic starting, automatic bookmarks, a convenient preferences panel for setting keyboard shortcuts, DXR3 settings, and language and country preferences.

Goggles is written in C++ using the FOX Toolkit.

Here are some key features of "Goggles":
Easy user interface giving access to all Ogle functionality.
Add Bookmark your movies.
"Continue last session" - Automatically continue the movie since the last time you watched it!
Chapter/Title browser, explore the whole dvd
Screenshot browser
Ogle Preferences Panel for Language and Country Settings
Automatically disable Screensaver and DPMS
Configure Keyboard Shortcuts from the GUI
Xvideo Control Panel (Xv is required)
DXR3 Control Panel (Creative dxr3 required)
PDF Manual

Ogle 0.9.2 or Ogle CVS
FOX 1.4 (stable )


1. Install all required dependencies: FOX and Ogle. If you install Ogle by rpm, you also need the ogle-devel package

2. Untar the zip file and go into the newly created directory

> tar -xvzf goggles-0.8.0.tar.gz
> cd goggles-0.8.0

3. Run the Goggles Build script 'gb' to start compiling goggles. There are several command line options you may have to specify when running this script. For a complete overview of all options use:

>./gb --help

If you're running Ogle from CVS, you need to specify:

>./gb --ogle-cvs=yes

We assume that all required packages are installed in /usr. If thats not the case, you can change the installation prefix for each package on the commandline:

>./gb --fox-prefix=/usr/local --ogle-prefix=/usr/local

4. If everything compiled fine, you are ready to install Goggles in its final location. By default this will be in /usr. Using the --prefix option you can tell gb to install it somewhere else. You need to make sure that ogle and goggles are installed in the same prefix location

> su
> ./gb install [--prefix=/usr/local]

5. Run Goggles

> goggles

What's New in This Release:
Some minor compilation warnings on newer GCC versions were fixed.
The default X11 directory prefix was changed to /usr/lib and /usr/include.

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