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SmoothSlideSaver is a KDE screensaver which shows images from a directory as an OpenGL slideshow

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 622K
Developer: Carsten Weinhold
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SmoothSlideSaver is a KDE screensaver which shows images from a directory as an OpenGL slideshow. SmoothSlideSaver screensaver uses the famous Ken Burns effect and smoothly fades from one image to the next.

You don't need to worry about complicated configuration options, everything should run smoothly out of the box. Just select a directory with some nice pictures (e.g., your digital photo collection) and let the show begin.

There are prebuilt packages for Debian and Ubuntu (i386 architecture, only). You can either download them via the links below, or more conveniently, apt-get them:

Put one of the following lines into your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb debian-sarge/ # Debian stable "Sarge"

deb debian-unstable/ # Debian unstable (requires KDE 3.5.0 from Alioth (or experimental?))

deb ubuntu-breezy/ # (K)Ubuntu "Breezy"

Then do the usual steps to install the package:

#> apt-get update
#> apt-get install smoothslidesaver

If you have another Debian based distribution and/or architecture (or if the unstable packages can't be installed), you can easily build your own package. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb-src source/

Then execute the following commands:

#> apt-get update
#> mkdir smoothslidesaver
#> cd smoothslidesaver
#> apt-get build-dep smoothslidesaver
#> apt-get source --compile smoothslidesaver
#> dpkg -i smoothslidesaver_*.deb

If you have another distribution installed on your computer, you will have to do it the hard way, sorry :-/ Download the source tarball from the link below, untar it and then execute the following steps in the source directory:

#> ./configure
#> make
#> make install

If anyone wants to provide an .rpm or Slackware package, please contact me (you can find my email address in the AUTHORS file).

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