Projects / Xalf


Xalf is a small utility to provide feedback when starting X11 applications. Feedback can be given via four different indicators: an invisible window (to be used in conjunction with a task pager like GNOME's tasklist_applet or KDE's Taskbar), an generic splashscreen, an hourglass attached to the mouse cursor, or an animated star.


Recent releases

  •  22 Apr 2001 19:29

    Release Notes: A bug which caused an empty LD_PRELOAD to be detected as an active LD_PRELOAD has been fixed. dlopen() has been re-introduced for platforms not supporting RTLD_NEXT. This release compiles with gcc 2.96. The animated star is now positioned at mouse cursor.

    •  08 Apr 2001 18:28

      Release Notes: The animated star has been reimplemented to work around a bug in many X servers, causing crashes, FreeBSD support, many internal changes and bugfixes, and updated documentation.

      •  13 Feb 2001 19:41

        Release Notes: Bugfixes related to glibc and setuid applications, better functionality with non-X11 applications, and a fix for a small bug in the Control Center Capplet.

        •  19 Jun 2000 01:10

          Release Notes: This version includes a GNOME Control Center capplet and a new animated indicator.

          •  02 Jun 2000 21:13

            Release Notes: Support for GNOME 1.2, and a new splashscreen by Tigert.

            Recent comments

            22 Apr 2001 15:06 altic

            Re: Cool!
            As you may have noticed, this have been possible
            since version 0.4.

            03 Jun 2000 05:42 billkendrick

            I'd love to see more integration from within GNOME. (Like a way to select splash, cursor or invisible-window modes using Gnome Control Center :) )


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