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

xplanetFX: create image series

Long ago I hacked a little script to create complete image series with xplanetFX. It can be downloaded from here: xplanetFX_series.

  • Right click, „save as…“
  • make the downloaded file executable
  • open xplanetFX and stop the daemon
  • do you desired settings like theme, resolution effects…
  • set the „fixed date“ option and set the date to the start of your series
  • don’t forget to save the settings
  • run the script

You can run the script with the default settings by simply double clicking it or open a terminal and enter:

[path to script]xplanetFX_series [path to target folder] [interval in seconds] [time range in seconds]

  • If no target folder is given, the current working directory is chosen
  • if no interval given it is 10 minutes (600 seconds)
  • if there’s no duration 24h is used
  • you can’t provide an interval without folder (yes it’s quick’n’dirty)
  • you can’t provide the time range without interval and target folder (yes it REALLY is quick’n’dirty)


./xplanetFX_series ~/Backgrounds

Desktop/xplanetFX_series Desktop 1800

A simple double click results in:

[Pfad zum Script]/xplanetFX_series [Pfad zum Script] 600 86400

…and creates a bunch of images in the directory the script is lying over 24 hours with a gap of 10 minutes.

Needs Python and Zenity (or KDialog in KDE), default in Ubuntu. Kdialog can’t do progress bars and I don’t hack dcop-support 😉 so in KDE it’s kind of uncool. Everything else reports to the terminal.

This article is just a translation to english to get linked from the main xplanetFX page.

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