Your Screenshots please
Forum: Cool Things
Topic: Your Screenshots please
started by: humpty
Posted by humpty on Dec. 03 2007,17:12Thought it was time to start another screenshot thread.
And appropriately to celebrate DSL's 4.x series which is indeed qualifies for 'coolness'.
so here's mine : < http://petepr.hopto.org/dsl/screenshot_d.jpg >
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 03 2007,17:53Here is part of the desktop that I put together for my aunt and all my other newbie friends:
Mine is just plain black (sometimes with a red cow on it), so I won't post it for now.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 03 2007,18:07My latest:
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/dsl-rel....thetics >
Just submitted the colorscheme, backgrounds, icon from the top (not green) shots to Robert for those who are interested. More to come later. Maybe.
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 03 2007,21:17This is identical to both my Slackware and DSL 3 systems...I fear change =o)
< http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/mikshaw/07-1203-1608-dwm.png >
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 03 2007,21:32And for those of you who like blue:
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/dsl-rel....lue4jwm >
The bottom-most pic with Tux is my current set up. I'm switching back to T Rex tonight.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 03 2007,21:35
What do you like about dwm that you use it over wmii?
Posted by jpeters on Dec. 03 2007,22:56< Ocean >
< Windsurfing >
< Sunset >
< Depression >
Posted by WDef on Dec. 03 2007,23:21Interesting viewing from all.
I like Mik's stark minimalist thing.
What does "log crap" mean in the top left hand corner?
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 04 2007,01:47
1) It requires uncommon libraries
2) Too much work to configure it.
To expand on the second "flaw", it allows for greater flexibility, but it's flexibility that I don't need. It ended up being more of a distraction when all I really want is a window manager that gives me access to applications and stays out of the way. dwm is very limited in comparison, but it's simple. I did download the most recent stable release of wmii a couple weeks ago, but I haven't tried it yet.
Posted by Onyarian on Dec. 04 2007,16:42That's from my laptop:
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 04 2007,19:42
Is that background an XPM file? If so, it must be huuuuge.
Posted by roberts on Dec. 04 2007,21:47Fond memories of the Elephant theme from v1.3 days.
Updated with Lucky13's brown and orange jwm style and dsl-artwiz fonts. See it < here. >
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 04 2007,22:07The elephants look great! And so does the T-Rex... boy, oh boy I hope that one is copyright-free!
Posted by roberts on Dec. 04 2007,22:19Actually many of Lucy13's darker styles work very well with this classic DSL from v1.5. See it < here >.
I guess I am feeling a little nostalgic today.
Posted by roberts on Dec. 04 2007,22:39Another DSL classic from v1.3. Again looks good with several of Lucky13's color schemes. See it < here. >
Posted by roberts on Dec. 04 2007,23:09See what you guys started! Last one, I promise.
Remember this < one? >
Now I need to package all of these as an extension, the "classics"
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 05 2007,00:59Robert (and others),
I've had no success finding the T Rex image online. IIRC, it was some kind of museum or gallery. I checked National Geographic, Smithsonian, etc., to no avail. I'll continue looking tomorrow as I can. I also have an e-mail pending with a photographer whose work I came across while looking to see if he has any restrictions or objections to including any of his images; his stuff is very nice and some would match that particular color scheme well.
In the meantime, I did a quick tan pattern background with as similar features as I can render in GIMP sans a cool dinosaur skeleton. It's linked on the following page with a screenshot of it with the color scheme. It's not perfect, but the good news is it's less than half the size of the T Rex shot.
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/dsl-rel....llpaper >
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 05 2007,03:03
Well... (putting on his shoe shopping face)... it's not bad but... (squinting and nodding his head)... it's just not the same without Barney.
Maybe it was the British National Museum. Maybe you could email me that Barney background so I can take a good look at it and help you find the source?
Posted by Onyarian on Dec. 05 2007,07:28
In this version 4.1 is an .jpg, but I have had the same as .xpm background in 4.0
Now is more easy to manage the backgrounds in 4.1
P.D.: This is a photo from the sky in august 2007 taken from my home.
P.D.2: My english comprension is not 100%. What is huge?
(I know now what is huge. The jpg is 700Kb and the xpm is 1.4Mb, converted with Imagemagick, because with gimp was with 15Mb)
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 05 2007,13:26Latest. Will look for T Rex again later.
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/dsl-rel....lpapers >
Posted by Onyarian on Dec. 05 2007,13:36
Why not an extension with earlier backgrounds and styles from DSL?
Where can I download the styles you use (the black one with color letters)?
Posted by mikshaw on Dec. 05 2007,13:45
Posted by roberts on Dec. 05 2007,15:26For a long time we had a solid black background with, as mikshaw said, a baby penguin, an emblem image. Then we went through a awful purple period. Sorry, John, I never liked the purple themes. I think I gleaned the images that were widely popular. These images together with several jwm color schemes from Lucky13 is what I am packaging as an extension. It will also depend on the dsl-artwiz.tar.gz font extension that mikshaw made for us. I will post it soon.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 05 2007,16:10Applying a GTK theme that complements the tan color scheme (ignore the green dfm labels -- those were for something else I'm working on):
< http://lucky13linux.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/new-with-odo.png >
< http://lucky13linux.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/new-with-odo2.png >
Posted by roberts on Dec. 05 2007,23:37They are ready and posted in the MyDSL testing area.
Read the info file before using.
Posted by roberts on Dec. 06 2007,06:50Here's a < screenshot > of Long Beach, California. A night scene. Long Beach is nearby me. I am there frequently. Looks good the the orange JWM theme.
This makes me think, that it might be cool if others posted real photos of locations near where they live. I have rarely traveled so seeing real locations of other DSL users would be interesting.
Maybe I could rotate them into furture releases. Your digital photo could be the next DSL background! Don't make them too big or too busy for background use.
Posted by curaga on Dec. 06 2007,08:33Hey, that pic of Long Beach looks almost like my view to Jyväsjärvi and the Kuokkala bridge
I'll take a pic of that soon so everyone can compare.
Posted by WDef on Dec. 06 2007,13:03Wow, what part of the world are you located Curaga?
lucky: that new-with-odo looks quite slick. I think the less "busy" ones are visually best.
Perhaps you should package up some of your color/theme ideas in some way Lucky so people can try them out?
Posted by Juanito on Dec. 06 2007,13:06Looks like the same place as the F1 World Champ, no?
Posted by curaga on Dec. 06 2007,14:25< Check here >
This isn't taken by me, so it quite possibly can't be used as a background. I just posted this pic so people can compare
When I have time and happen to be in a suitable spot, I'll take a pic of it..
Posted by roberts on Dec. 06 2007,15:36
That's what I did in the new jwmThemes.tar.gz extension.
I created two small Lua programs. The first one is setup.lua which will convert your .jwmrc to use an Include for the Visual Styles section.
The second Lua/Fltk allows drag-n-drop of Lucky13's color schemes. Then I added some tags to Lucky13's color schemes and packaged it as an extension.
Mix and Match with classic-backgrouunds for lots of eye candy!
The color schemes included are:
I included the default so you can switch back to the standard used in the iso.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 06 2007,18:39
I agree about less "busy." I have a few more to add. First up are "cobalt" and "shades of grey." Both are on the following link.
PS for Robert: The red (root) folder icon that matches the set I sent you is in your mailbox.
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/dsl-rel....schemes >
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 06 2007,20:03Related to what's been addressed here, I set up a separate thread in the Window Managers section for adding themes.
EDIT and PS for Robert: Thanks for the theme switcher.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 07 2007,08:07Hmm, must be having server issues. Second try since first hasn't shown up. I'm not trying to hijack this thread, so here's a final offering and an explanation.
I know some people won't like the "bling" theme I did. I made it for one reason: because of the flack about how JWM wasn't as snazzy as other window managers and how it basically sucks. Aesthetically, it's a blank canvas. Functionally, it does as advertised (and quite well).
My homemade wallpapers are available on the bottom of the page beneath the screenshots. The largest is 14.1 kb.
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/dsl-rel....m-sucks >
Posted by Juanito on Dec. 07 2007,09:18I don't have a web site or any of my own photos handy to post, but < here > and < here > are a couple of small photos taken close to my place.
Posted by jpeters on Dec. 08 2007,05:40
Thanks, Juanito...God's country!
< http://Juanito.png >
Posted by Juanito on Dec. 08 2007,09:50It looks better than I thought it would
I finally tracked down a similar photo I took, but it was taken in summer so it's a lot greener. The original photo must have been taken in the same village, it's very close to view from my back yard...
Posted by roberts on Dec. 09 2007,01:02A sneak preview of some icon additons and changes for < 4.2 >
New folder icons ( thanks Lucky13)
New find icon
new xterminal icons
New icon for Ted
New icon for Postscript Viewer
New Backgrounds folder
New jwmThemes folder
New icon and association for themes (.thm)
root (red folder) moved off the deskop into Apps folder.
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 09 2007,01:58Geez, you and I sure think differently. The red folder is the only one that I find useful. It shows the tree view, is tidy and easily navigable. Ctrl-D on any node and I'm looking in a folder. Sad that it's being buried.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Dec. 09 2007,02:27Although it looks nice, I always found it hard to read sideways :P
Posted by humpty on Dec. 09 2007,06:08
a frequent scene outside a place i shop.
< http://petepr.drivehq.com/dsl/screens/screenshots/nightshops.jpg >
oh, this is in hong kong.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 09 2007,10:01
It's not "buried." You can get whichever view you want of any folder if you right click over an icon and select open-structure view (ctrl-s). You can set up dfm to open everything with whichever view(s) you want.
Here's another sneak preview of the new folders with the black themes.
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/dsl-related-pages/dsl-folders/ >
Is anyone interested in JWM for anti-WIMPs?
Posted by john.martzouco on Dec. 09 2007,12:29
It most definitely is buried. If it's not the default action, and the user needs to drill one or more levels down a menu tree, it's buried.
You're right, it's still 'available'. But not at all convenient.
You're making this desktop more and more difficult for someone new. The more someone has to discover or learn before they can use your system out of the box, the more likely they are to abandon it.
I hate to see this happening because it makes it very difficult to understand what role this operating system is trying to carve out for itself. Presently, I expect that all future work will be aimed at development for an elite group and am glad that I learned tolike it when it was more accessable. I tell my friends to check out 3.4.7 and they wonder why they shouldn't try the latest and greatest.
I think you should keep the elite version as a side-stream and focus on attracting new users with a simple, attractive setup as per the 3.x line.
Posted by humpty on Dec. 09 2007,13:45can we just keep to the topic pls ?
Posted by roberts on Dec. 09 2007,17:28
Very nice. Shop, who wants to shop? I want to eat. Love Hong Kong style food. Is that a restaurant I see? Hmmmmmm.
Posted by lucky13 on Dec. 31 2007,15:32My last screenshot for 2007. This is what happens when function reigns supreme. Net loss of less than 50 pixels (not counting scroll bar), able to control everything by keyboard.
< http://lucky13linux.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/uninspiring-screenshot/ >
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 10 2008,07:46I think I finally managed to connect an image to a site.
This is where I stay when I'm not working...
Posted by jpeters on Jan. 11 2008,04:49
NIce, except now I can't steal it like the other one. Now if you just put all those apps in a folder, it'll look more like DFM then my XP nightmare......
Posted by ke4nt1 on Jan. 13 2008,00:07eat?!
did someone say EAT !!!
The thread is a memory lane trip back to years past.
Nice screenies, folks..
Posted by mikshaw on Jan. 13 2008,00:35Holy crap!
Dude, nice to read you!
Posted by roberts on Jan. 13 2008,01:08
We had many fine and interesting meals together while attending Linux World. Ask Kent, I know interesting places to eat.
That pic posted by Humpty reminds me of a place where I get a hot bowl of Duck Congee. Hmmmmm.
Nice to see you post, Kent.
Posted by Juanito on Jan. 19 2008,14:13...and this is where I work when I'm not staying
Posted by curaga on Oct. 14 2008,15:11I have been converted to JWM.
This is not on DSL, but on my uber-Core2Duo-64bits-etc-etc comp. It barely runs JWM ;)
< Big image >
A dark JWM theme, wbar, the wallpaper is from either xfce-look or kde-look.
Posted by kerry on Nov. 24 2008,23:10ouch, to dark for me and i like dark.
Posted by mikshaw on Nov. 25 2008,02:13Imageshack is broken
Posted by kerry on Nov. 25 2008,04:53
oops! sorry lets try something else:
< http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/7njNPYlZuFEoamgl9Rwi7w >
i'm very simple now, my pager auto hides on the top center, mixer on the right just above the toolbar.
Posted by mikshaw on Nov. 25 2008,13:53About the calendar: is that an image set as the background, or an (interactive?) application?
Posted by curaga on Nov. 25 2008,15:03Yours is too grey for me, Kerry ;)
Posted by kerry on Nov. 25 2008,20:47
< http://jbakshi.50webs.com/PART-I/xdkcal.html >
just a like the very basic "cal" used in terminal on any linux. i just wanted something simple, i have popups turned off so no date when i hover over the clock. i have the click action set to a todo program.
i don't know what happened with imageshack, they use to be good.
it's the first time i used the picasaweb, it's pretty good and since i already have gmail i didn't even have to sighn up.
Posted by kerry on Nov. 25 2008,20:55
lol, it's the stock jwm grey, i only made the blue darker and added color to the active task. keeping it simple.