MacOSD 0.3.1 reviewDownload
MacOSD is a visualization frontend for PBButtonsD, the button and power event daemon used for Apple computers. For PowerPC laptops
MacOSD is a visualization frontend for PBButtonsD, the button and power event daemon used for Apple computers.
For PowerPC laptops such as the iBooks and PowerBooks a special daemon named pbbuttonsd can handle the special "multi-media" keys to dim the display and regulate the audio volume accordingly.
However I find the example Gtk+ application gtkpbbuttons not that pretty.
So I implemented a more On-Screen-Display like variant. Currently it can utilize the XOSD library.
Although recently that other program got some pixmap theming support, it is still written in "handling every bit manually C" and still uses Gtk+.
The latest MacOSD deos now utilze the anti-aliasing and real alpha blending canvas library Evas. It does utilize gtkpbbuttons themes just fine - and comes with a slightly cleaned-up version CleanOSX
Version 0.3.0 of MacOSD is also able to provide real transparency With latest X.org servers and a running composition manager.
What's New in This Release:
The release includes support for the latest Evas versions, X11R7, lib64, GCC-4.1 compile fixes and supports ARGB visuals for real transparency in combinations with a composition manager.
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