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Doodle Screen Saver 1.7.5

April 08, 2007 by Mark Dodel

++ From the VOICE OS/2-eCS News Service http://www.os2voice.org ++

From: Mark Dodel

This is a new Screen Saver for OS/2 and eCS. It's integrated into WPS, replaces the old Lockup Desktop facility, and can cooperate with third party applications.

Changelog.txt:
* v1.7.5 : 2007.03.08.
- Modified DPMS handling, so that it can be told *NOT* to use SNAP,but use direct VGA register access. This might be a bit risky, and only supports ON and OFF modes, but this is the only working method when SNAP has problems with the monitor. A REXX tool has been included to turn on/off this feature.
- Added new module: SlideShow (Thanks to Warp5!)
- Updated ShowInage and SlideShow modules to v1.7.1.
They now use the GBM library to decode images, not the MMPM IOProcs.
- Modified Cairo modules so they now link to Cairo v1.2.4
This should resolve FontConfig problems.
- Compiler upgraded to OpenWatcom v1.6.

It can be downloaded from hobbes.
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/dssaver_v175.zip
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/h-search?key=dssaver_v175.zip
Currently on Netlabs in their incoming directory:
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/dssaver_v175.exe

Also the source can be found at
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/dssaver_v175_srcbin.zip

Please note that if you want to use the Cairo saver modules, they require
Cairo v1.2.4 Runtime to be installed first. It can be installed from
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/cairo-1.2.4-os2-bin.exe or from hobbes:
http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/pub/incoming/cairo-1.2.4-os2-bin.zip

Articles at EDM/2 about how to create modules for Doodle's Screen Saver:
http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Creating_modules_for_Doodle%27s_Screen_Saver_-_Part_1
http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Creating_modules_for_Doodle%27s_Screen_Saver_-_Part_2

Do you think you could do better skins for the Pretty Clock module?
Here is the description for the skin file then:
http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Creating_modules_for_Doodle%27s_Screen_Saver_-_Part_3

WSE'2005 presentation about creating new modules using Cairo:
ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/pub/dssaver/dssaver_and_cairo.zip

Web Site:
http://dssaver.netlabs.org

Forum:
http://www.os2world.com/cgi-bin/forum/UltraBoard.cgi?action=Headlines&BID=78

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