A few days back Benjamin posted an article on setting up a slick real-time Earth view wallpaper. In response to that Carles Sentis has sent us news of an awesome pet project of his which does all that that script did – and then some.
It’s called ‘Realtime Sunlight Wallpaper’.
Realtime Sunlight Wallpaper (RSW from herein) provides several exclusive features n’ functions above the script we posted last week.
Most notably: –
- 4 different ‘world map’ views
- ‘Dawn to dusk’ wallpaper
- Moon phase wallpaper
RSW also allows users to mark the application to auto-start login thus requiring you to do nothing but watch your wallpaper auto-update before your very eyes! No need to poke around adding commands to the Start-up Applications list or calling a CRON job.
To install it just extract the folder and then navigate to where you have extracted the folder downloaded the file:
- cd /path/to/sunlight-0.0.11
- sudo make install
Launch RSW by pressing ALT+F2 in unison and typing:
RSW would really rock if it had a .deb installed. If anyone is interested in contributing/packaging one then contact the author via the official launchpad project page.