|Handle broken window managers. Some of them seems to need it, but --windowed might be the better solution.|
|Run in a window.|
|-d dp, --display dp|
|Use the given display.|
|-h, --help||Print a short help message.|
|Print version informations.|
Simply start it and watch it. Nice, eh?
What? Dont see anything? Try giving the --broken-wm or --windowed options to wmblob.
Clicking in the window will open a dialog with lots of options. (You cant change the colors anymore by clicking with different buttons, like in older versions.) All these settings change the way wmblob behaves. Sorry, I wont describe all of them here; you can find it out yourself by fiddling around. You can look at some examples by loading the presets. Select a preset from the dropdown menu, click load and then apply.
wmblob saves its settings and presets in the file .wmblobrc in your home directory. you should not edit this file unless you really know what youre doing. wmblob may crash if the file is not set up properly. if youve messed things up, simply delete this file, wmblob will recreate it with the default settings.
Being nothing more than a toy (a nice toy), wmblob cannot be tolerated to use too much of your cpu. While the amount of cpu time required by wmblob is small (less than 1/2%) with the default settings on modern machines, it can use considerable cpu time (maybe 10%) on older and slow machines with heavy settings (lots of blobs). Its your choice to run wmblob or not. Also consider to nice it.
wmblob is copyright by jean-luc herren. The GPL version 2 (or newer, if desired) applies to all portions of the code I wrote. If you dont know the GPL, please see the file COPYING in the root of the source tree or go to www.gnu.org.
The file wmlessgeneral.c has been taken from wmgeneral.c by Martijn Pieterse (pieterse at xs4all dot nl). wmblob.c was originally derived from wmdots.c from wmdots by Mark I Manning IV (?), but theres nothing left from his original code.
wmblob was written by Jean-Luc Herren. (jlh at gmx dot ch)
Bugs? Where? Well, if you find one or have some comments, questions or problems or feel like saying hello, feel free to send me an e-mail (jlh at gmx dot ch). Warning: If you spam me, Ill remote activate wmblob to delete all your precious data and to break you a leg.
None. Unless you tell me about one. I run it permanently on my machine and never encountered any problems.
Thanks to other people who wrote dockapps, I read some of their sources. Especially: wmdots, wmMand and wmgeneral.
Thanks to Thomas Otto, for his patch, for command line args.
Thanks to G�rkan Seng�n (gurkan at linuks dot mine dot nu), for making a Debian package and writing the initial manpage.
Thanks to Arthur Melissen for the help with FreeBSD.
And thanks to all the people, who dropped me an email! Its nice to hear that you like it! :)
The WindowMaker homepage: www.windowmaker.org. The DockApp homepage: BSDforge.com. See also the file README and the file doc/how_it_works if youre curious. Both are included with the wmblob source tarball.
|Linux||WMBLOB (1)||FEBRUARY 2004|