xplanetFX renders high quality wallpapers of mother earth on your desktop. An extensive GUI (GTK) provides a lot of features and settings. Various templates place the planet inside different scenes and make shure your desktop never gets boring again. With realtime light, shadows and clouds!

traGtor is a graphical user interface for the awesome conversion tool ffmpeg. With multi streams, presets, multi language and a lot of other features traGtor is a handy tool for converting all audio and video formats through ffmpeg. traGtor is based on GTK and Python.

Calf studiogear is an extensive and high quality plugin pack for professional audio production under Linux. It provides a lot of synthesizers, effects and signal processing for the use with LV2 audio production suites (like Ardour) or as stand-alone through JACK.

Calf with all of its new features and processors isn't officially released by now so you have to grab the GIT-repository from sourceforge.net until we are ready for a stable release.

» calf.sourceforge.net

guess is a tool to launch (and kill) different setups of programs. It was invented to startup all needed synthesizers, audio suites, MIDI sequencers and stuff with the correct source files on the right desktop for a single audio production with just one click.

xplanetFX - series: Mit xplanetFX ganze Bilderserien erstellen

oRainge Theme: GTK-, GDM-, Metacity-, Icons-Theme

oRainge gDesklets: Sprechende Uhren, Kalender, System-Widgets (manual)

photogen:c SVG-Icons: Diverse High-Quality-Icons im SVG-Format

traffick: Serverumgebungen testen. Durch skalierbares Threading erzeugt traffick Unmengen an Suchanfragen und Webseitenaufrufen, um ein hohes Maß an Vorratsdaten Netzwerkauslastung zu simulieren.

GIMP Plug-In “Moderated Blur” for Tilt Shift and Depth-Of-Field Effects

stuff (de) guess calf traGtor xplanetFX

Guess 0.3 – GNOME-Sessions

Guess SItzungsverwaltungGuess is a software for starting and stopping different sets of programs – sessions – inside a GNOME (GTK) environment. It is able to load files stored in a session folder on startup and to place/resize/move the windows after they appeared on the desktop.

One can configure different programs with their positions, sizes and start/stop commands and put them together in different sessions. For easier configuration a wizard is implemented wich is a great support in figuring out settings and commands.

The program’s GUI is built mostly self-explaining – just hold your mouse above the text labels to get a more complex description of the options.

Why Guess?

My main reason for constructiong this piece of software was the lack of „production management“ in Ubuntu-Studio. A complete setup for musicproduction needs a couple of programs running side by side, connected through jack. These may be ardour (digital recording), rosegarden (midi environment), hydrogen (drum sequencer), some softsynths like zynaddsubfx etc. All those tools need to be started at once, loading a file on startup and be placed on one of the desktops. After work you have to close them all manually. So to just listen in a production takes half an hour only fiddling with porgrams around. „Did I use hydrogen in this song?“

Guess is made for handling this kind of setup easily. Setup all your programs, manage them in „sessions“ (in my case songs) and start/stop them with a single click. No more „open file…“, no more moving around on desktops…

Another scenario is starting a collection of desired programs with a single click or on startup on different desktops with fixed positions/sizes etc. For example a standard desktop setup: email fullscreen on desk 3, browser @ 1024×768 on 2, messenger right-aligned on desk 4, musicplayer left-aligned on desk 4 with standard playlist and so on.

Download and installation


Understanding the concept

Guess - program setup

1) Configure your programs first. The wizard and the implemented man-page reader will help you out. Do not consider the wizard is in godmode – proof your settings!

Guess - session setup2) Click the configured programs together in sessions, select a session folder to store your session-related data in an save the session.
3) Start and stop your sessions.

Guess - settings
4) You may save your settings so guess can remember your language settings for example.

That’s it, basically. Some useful…


  • If your programs have to store session-related files, store them in the chosen session folder. You can activate a commandline-option to load those files on startup. See the man-pages for more information about the options of your programs.
  • for help with the cli call „guess -h“ or „guess –help“. If the language doesn’t fit your brain add „-l en“ or „–language=en“ to the command. Actually available: „de“ (german) and „en“ (japanese. for shure.)
  • Place an icon named like the sesion in the chosen session folder, /usr/share/icons, ~/.icons or the directory of this program (/usr/share/guess/pixmaps) to display as a session icon in the tree-view
  • Sessions and Programs are selected and saved as one would expect: to copy an item simply change the name of the program/session and hit „save“. You will see the selection disappearing from the treeview while you change a name. If you type a name wich already exists, that one is selected in the tree-view automatically an will be overwritten if you hit save.

Okay, that’s it for the moment.

that’s it?

You may expect to read something like „please make a donation if you like this program“ or something. But „please vote on elections“ is the better concept i think.

Okay, „please send me your underwear once a week if you like my software“ may sound a bit funnier and has a lot more flavour…

If you reallyreallyreally want to donate please visit those guys, can’t imagine that they can really challenge a life with the crap they’re selling.

Money sux. hardly.

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  1. 4 comments on “Guess 0.3 – GNOME-Sessions”

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  3. Andreas Böttger

    Wie geil ist das denn?! Danke!!!

  4. Andreas Böttger

    Was haben im Reiter „Sitzungen“ die Spalten „Load“ und „Set“ zu sagen?

  5. Markus

    Ui, gerne! 🙂

    – Load aktiviert das Laden einer Datei bei Programmstart aus dem Sitzungs-Ordner (oder von wo auch immer)
    – Set aktiviert das Platzieren des Programmfensters auf dem Desktop

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