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Old 06-23-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
shaakunthala
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Question Screensaver development


Hi,

How do I develop screensavers for Linux?
I don't have any idea. What are the programming languages I should be familiar with?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 06-23-2009, 10:10 AM   #2
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you need to learn C++ and OpenGL Library those will help you write a screensaver
 
Old 06-24-2009, 02:21 AM   #3
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Take a look at xscreensaver, its full source is available - instead of writing a screensaver app from scratch, you can probably do a module / hack for it in the xscreensaver framework, saving you an incredible amount of work...
 
Old 06-24-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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Thumbs up gnome-screensaver

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Take a look at xscreensaver, its full source is available - instead of writing a screensaver app from scratch, you can probably do a module / hack for it in the xscreensaver framework, saving you an incredible amount of work...
Thank you for your reply. Can I use gnome-screensaver also?
 
Old 06-25-2009, 09:00 AM   #5
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I suppose, I've only seen XScreensaver run, and it seems to have a very modularised approach - so it might be better for using a s an example than Gnome's screensaver...
 
  


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