On 11/16/05, rubyhacker / gmail.com <rubyhacker / gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm a fan of screensavers, as maybe you are also.
>
> I think it would be cool to have a lib for writing screensavers
> in Ruby. I'm ignorant of the details, though.
>
> I've always wondered how screensavers are installed and
> what kind iof interface they have to enable their configuration.
> (I've never been curious enough to research it, though.)
>
> In any case, writing the lib is not something I have time for.
> I mention it in case someone else is interested.
>
> If the lib were written, I might write a screensaver or three,
> however. I have an idea for one that is fortune-like but which
> you can program with your own quotations (specifying for each
> the font, color, size, formatting...)
>
> Just an idea. Ignore at your leisure.
>

You'd need a generic ScreenSaverGuiToolkit ( cutdown fox? ), which
would be cross platform, then some sort of per platform wrapper to
turn that into a screensaver.

I know Win32 screen savers are just exes with a few entry points defined.

>
> Hal
>
>
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