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Old 12-12-2014, 04:39 AM   #31
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Just posted an update with some extra graphics and smaller santas
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=167575
No snow accumulation yet as it's proving surprisingly difficult!
 
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #32
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New update to XDecorations here:
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php?content=167575

Now includes settling snow on windows and bottom.

N.B.

This feature does not work with ubuntu unity, ( I am just so fed up with ubuntu breaking stuff all the time ), but works fine with KDE, LXDE, Xfce, Mint gnome.

Enjoy!
 
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:25 AM   #33
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Oo, it's good! :-D

Just a few little things: I shade a window, so that its titlebar is the only part visible. When a large snowflake comes down and lands upon it, I can see the bottom of the flake appear under the bottom of the titlebar, before it disappears (when it's landed). I suppose this only happens when the width of the titlebar is smaller than the size of the snowflake.

I put the config into ~/.config/xdecorations.rc, but it doesn't recognise it without the -configfile option.

I'm sure there used to be some information printed with --help or the like.

But this is great! Thank you :-) If only it felt like winter IRL…
 
Old 12-31-2014, 11:13 AM   #34
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options use '-' not '--' so use -help, yes if you have a thin title bar you MAY see the snowflake before it settles, sorry can't be helped.
I will fix the loading of the default config file for the next release, thanks!
 
Old 12-31-2014, 03:38 PM   #35
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options use '-' not '--' so use -help, yes if you have a thin title bar you MAY see the snowflake before it settles, sorry can't be helped.
I will fix the loading of the default config file for the next release, thanks!
Typically most programs use a single dash for an option shortcut and a double dash for the option name, ie -h or --help. This could help clear up confusion if someone tries to load it from the command line using one of those options, or just do a wildcard for any options that haven't been programmed in to print out help.
 
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:43 PM   #36
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it's my prog so I'll do the options my way like it or lump it
 
Old 01-01-2015, 12:12 PM   #37
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I wasn't trying to tell you how to do things, just giving a suggestion. No need to be defensive over it.
 
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Old 01-01-2015, 03:22 PM   #38
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I am always happy to accept constructive criticism or requests for new features but what you posted was needless nit picking of which there is a lot in this forum, also the use of '-' or '--' is actually purely arbitrary, for instance, the original xsnow uses '-', mplayer, a fairly major piece of Linux software uses '-', ffmpeg uses '-' amongst others so your comment was not constructive and got the answer it deserved.
 
Old 01-01-2015, 03:24 PM   #39
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As a P.S. to whoever added to the rep for bassmadrigal for his reply this is not a helpful answer , if you just want to agree with an opinion use somthing like "+1"
 
Old 01-01-2015, 04:17 PM   #40
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I wasn't trying to tell you how to do things, just giving a suggestion. No need to be defensive over it.
+1 to this.

@Keith Hedger: I am not the whoever IIRC and didn't try what you propose thus can't have an opinion about it. Thanks for sharing anyway.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 01-01-2015 at 04:23 PM. Reason: Last sentence added.
 
Old 01-01-2015, 04:18 PM   #41
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+1 to this.
Much better
 
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I am always happy to accept constructive criticism or requests for new features but what you posted was needless nit picking of which there is a lot in this forum, also the use of '-' or '--' is actually purely arbitrary, for instance, the original xsnow uses '-', mplayer, a fairly major piece of Linux software uses '-', ffmpeg uses '-' amongst others so your comment was not constructive and got the answer it deserved.
I wasn't even trying to nitpick. I don't use your software, but I read the all threads on the Slackware forum regardless. It seems if a user typed xsnow --help and it doesn't display what is desired, my opinion is that you should try and take that into account. There are always exceptions to the rule (mplayer, ffmpeg, etc), but I was only suggesting a way to make it easier for your users to use your program. If that isn't constructive criticism, I don't know what is.

It certainly wasn't my goal to make you defensive of your software. Too many devs think that any criticism is a jab at their program, which I assure you, wasn't the case here. I'm sorry you took it that way.
 
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Old 01-01-2015, 05:51 PM   #43
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You obviously difn't read it very well then I have nothong to do with xsnow and nit picking is nit picking regardless ofwhat excuse you choose to use, andI wan't being defensive just jared off because you post was jusy critisizing, ( damn wish I spell! ),one of the earlier posters pointed out a minor bug about the default config file not being read, tjat was constructive,it pointedout somthimg that needed fixing and as I replied I will fix it in the next update, I really don't have the time or enthusiasm to be polite to peoplewho can only critisize for the sake of it, I will now cancel my subscription to this thread and let you get on with trying to exscuse your negative nitpocking posts
 
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I submitted a PM to Keith Hedger asking him to not unsubscribe from this thread because of a misunderstanding between us. I will refrain from posting any further suggestions in this thread.

Apologies to Keith Hedger and any others who believed I was trying to nitpick. I believed I was offering constructive criticism in an attempt to make the program better.
 
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