[1.7] Updated: xsri-2.1.0-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sat Apr 11 08:08:00 GMT 2009

"X Set Root Image"

This is a simple app that does nothing much -- and uses a
bazillion gtk2 libraries to do it.  However, that means it
can do nothing much, but with STYLE.

This is a routine update.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

This is the first release specific for cygwin-1.7; the only
differences between this package and the simultaneously-released
xsri-2.1.0-3 for cygwin-1.5 are documentation related (the README
references cygport-0.9.5 and cygwin-1.7.0-45, and the /usr/share/doc/
layout is influenced by the cygport changes between 0.4.x and 0.9.x).

CHANGES (from xsri-2.1.0-2)
o Fork for cygwin-1.7 development
o Compiled against new modular X libraries

Setting the root image isn't very effective when using
cygwin-X's multiwindow mode, UNLESS you're using an application
that implements pseudo-transparency, like some terminal
emulators.  The cygwin rxvt and rxvt-unicode programs do so, if
invoked in "X mode" using the "-ip" option.

However, xsri is still useful with other window managers, if you
don't want to use kcontrol or gnomecontrol or whatever -- because
it uses the (semi-)standard xatom "ESETROOT_PMAP_ID" and
"_XROOTPMAP_ID" mechanisms.

EXAMPLE: within startwin.bat or startxwin.sh:
xsri --center-x --center-y \
     --scale-height=100 --scale-width=100 --keep-aspect \
     --emblem=<full cygwin path to image>

Charles Wilson
volunteer xsri maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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