Projects / xcowsay


xcowsay is a graphical configurable talking cow. It's a GTK+ version of the classic cowsay Perl script. It displays a cute pop-up cow on your desktop with a speech bubble and some customizable text. It comes with a fortune(6) wrapper script, xcowfortune, which you can cron to deliver periodic fortune cookies via the cow. It even has a daemon mode that lets you send the cow's messages over DBus.


Recent releases

  •  11 Nov 2010 22:40

    Release Notes: This version fixes a number of minor bugs and adds several requested features including: word wrapping if text is too wide to fit on the screen; an option to display the bubble on the left side of the cow; an option to display the cow with no timeout; and updated translations.

    •  05 Jan 2010 08:18

      Release Notes: Bugs relating to multiple monitors were fixed: the cow will no longer be spliced across two screens and a new --monitor option forces the cow to appear on a particular monitor. A new --image option allows you to use your own images instead of the cow. The DBus daemon now supports 'think’ and 'dream’ modes. Config file support was improved and lots of minor bugs were fixed.

      •  30 Aug 2008 17:34

        Release Notes: This version adds a new "dream" mode that displays images in the cow's thought bubble. There's also a new "think" mode that displays text in a thought bubble. Many bugs from 1.0 have been fixed.

        •  23 May 2008 23:53

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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