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Old 12-31-2019, 04:45 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by wvermin View Post
A new version of xsnow is available on sourceforge:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/xsnow/

From the website:

Finally, a working xsnow for Gnome, KDE, etc. Based on the original xsnow-1.42 created by Rick Jansen, after the xsnow-2019 conference in Antas (Spain) we now have available a xsnow that works on many desktop environments, even Raspian. By request of many beta-testers, a graphical front end has been created as well.
Thanks for all your hard work!
Over the last couple of weeks I've been running xsnow daily and your improvements are greatly appreciated! Much better, IMHO, than the original, which I ran a few days ago so as to make a comparison.
Again, many thanks
and
Happy New Year!
 
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Old 01-01-2020, 09:38 AM   #92
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Thanks for xsnow wvermin! I just downloaded and installed your latest and it is looking great. The younger grandkids get a big kick out of it!
 
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:14 AM   #93
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If you have web pages, then there is also this clever CSS snow trick:

https://christine.website/blog/let-it-snow-2018-12-17
 
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Old 01-05-2020, 04:49 PM   #94
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I notice these are rather old posts, but just for the record xsnow (version 1.42) seems to run fine on my Slackware 14.2 i386 system for Fluxbox, WindowMaker, X Afterstep, and Xfce; but as others have noted, not under KDE. However I'm happy that xsnow still well supported under Slackware and it confirms for me that the OS is true to its roots despite embracing newer features.
 
Old 01-09-2020, 07:28 AM   #95
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Just FYI, Xsnow-2.0.15 runs perfectly on kde-4 and 5, and Xfce-4.12 and 4.14.
I know "the season" is over, but I'm still running it and have been looking to see if there is a way to have it start automatically, like a screensaver, when I'm not at the computer.

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Old 01-09-2020, 07:37 AM   #96
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I still run it since it could really snow at any time. I just took out Santa.
 
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:54 AM   #97
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Maybe Santa needs a replacement for those times.
Like a snowplow, or something.
 
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:32 PM   #98
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Here is Xsnow-2.0.15 on -current with kde-5 and the 5.4.10 kernel,
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:41 AM   #99
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I just downloaded the latest, 3.1.1 tarball.

I checked the 'dependencies' file and I have everything on it (all 5).

As user, configure worked fine, then here's what I got at the end of 'make'...

Code:
hashtable.cpp:33:100: note: #pragma message: hashtable.cpp:
Using map for the hash table, because unordered_map is not available.
 FILE__ ":\nUsing map for the hash table, because unordered_map is not available.")
                                                                                  ^
hashtable.cpp: In function 'void table_clear(void (*)(void*))':
hashtable.cpp:59:18: error: 'it' does not name a type
       for ( auto it = table.begin(); it != table.end(); ++it )
                  ^
hashtable.cpp:59:38: error: expected ';' before 'it'
       for ( auto it = table.begin(); it != table.end(); ++it )
                                      ^
hashtable.cpp:59:38: error: 'it' was not declared in this scope
hashtable.cpp: At global scope:
hashtable.cpp:73:81: note: #pragma message: hashtable.cpp:
Using set, because unordered_set is not available.
 #pragma message(__FILE__ ":\nUsing set, because unordered_set is not available.")
                                                                                 ^
Makefile:1144: recipe for target 'xsnow-hashtable.o' failed
make[4]: *** [xsnow-hashtable.o] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory '/home/john/built/xsnow-3.1.1/src'
Makefile:1247: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory '/home/john/built/xsnow-3.1.1/src'
Makefile:616: recipe for target 'all' failed
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/john/built/xsnow-3.1.1/src'
Makefile:392: recipe for target 'all-recursive' failed
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/john/built/xsnow-3.1.1'
Makefile:333: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2
Any idea(s) what this is or what's happening incorrectly on my 14.2 x64 (not 'current', just the standard 14.2 of a few years of age, heh)?
 
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:55 AM   #100
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Well, it is just about "that time of the year." Halloween is 2 weeks from today, then Thanksgiving and Christmas. After the heat wave we have been having here, I would welcome a little snow.
Here is XSnow-2.0.15 running on KDE-4 with the 5.9.1 kernel and the nouveau driver.
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:28 AM   #101
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@FTIO,
I just downloaded 3.1.1, followed the instructions in the readme file, and all is well. It is running "as I speak."
Quote:
......Compilation and installation:

tar xf xsnow-<version>.tar.gz
cd xsnow-<version>
./configure
make
sudo make install

xsnow will be installed in /usr/local/games.......
Out of habit I did use, as user, tar -xvf
and, instead of using sudo to installed,
I opened another terminal, ran
su -l
worked my way to the xsnow-3.1.1 directory and ran, make install.
As I said, all is well.
 
Old 10-17-2020, 12:16 PM   #102
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Code:
hashtable.cpp:33:100: note: #pragma message: hashtable.cpp:

make: *** [all] Error 2
Any idea(s) what this is or what's happening incorrectly on my 14.2 x64 (not 'current', just the standard 14.2 of a few years of age, heh)?
Same here, also 14.2.
 
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:25 PM   #103
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@FTIO,
I just downloaded 3.1.1, followed the instructions in the readme file, and all is well. It is running "as I speak."


Out of habit I did use, as user, tar -xvf
and, instead of using sudo to installed,
I opened another terminal, ran
su -l
worked my way to the xsnow-3.1.1 directory and ran, make install.
As I said, all is well.
I did all that too. This saddens me once again that I can't get something I truly enjoyed seeing on the computer around this time of year through to around February. <sigh>
 
Old 10-17-2020, 09:30 PM   #104
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I did all that too. This saddens me once again that I can't get something I truly enjoyed seeing on the computer around this time of year through to around February. <sigh>
Does an older version work?
At first glance I don't see much difference between 2.0.15 and 3.1.1.
They both work on this machine with kde4 and Xfce.
 
Old 10-17-2020, 11:41 PM   #105
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To FTIO:

can you edit hashtable.cpp and replace the line

for ( auto it = table.begin(); it != table.end(); ++it )

with

for ( std::map<unsigned int,void *>::iterator it = table.begin(); it != table.end(); ++it )

And make again? I guess your C++ compiler doesn't know about the 'auto' thing.

Willem

Last edited by wvermin; 10-17-2020 at 11:56 PM. Reason: compile -> make
 
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