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Old 12-27-2005, 01:16 AM   #1
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Lightbulb linux screensaver in windows

Hi Guys..

Yesterday after viewing my screensaver in my notebook with CentOS 4.2 one of my friend aksed me "Can he get that compass(screensaver) in hiw Windows machine ?". I told him that it is not possible as the application was not built for Win32 plateform..but then I thought "Is it really not possible !".

So I want suggestions from community about the possiblity of porting the basic apps like screensaver from linux to windows or vice-versa...
Old 12-27-2005, 04:53 AM   #2
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Find the developer/maintainer and see if there is already a windows binary for it. Otherwise you'll have to compile it from source. Probably even modifying for the way windows handles graphics.

[edit] BTW: see this...

These are OpenGL screensavers for windows. You'll see some gnome screensavers here I think.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 12-27-2005 at 04:56 AM.
Old 12-27-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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That dude has some cool schtuff on his site, thanks for the link Simon!


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