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ShellWM is based on the sourcecode of CustomEyes v0.30 by Didier Abderrahmane. The original CustomEyes site is located here ShellWM is a windows skinning application to be used with a Win32 Shell replacement (like Litestep, geOshell, sharpE, etc.)

The idea comes from blueboxWM - since it will be limited to bluebox only, and since we've always wanted to be able to skin windows with an opensource software... when we found the sources of CustomEyes we immediately started this project: a Windows skin application dedicated to all the win32 shell replacement apps. Free of charge. Open source to be enhanced by anyone, revived by a core development team that's still working hard to make this thingy perfect.

Meanwhile, the project has been released under the GNU GPL v2 and it's sourcecode can be found at the SourceForge CVS: Compliant to the license. The license can be found in the single distribution packs we provide.

:bulletred:project head
:pointr: Alessandro Limonta (allelimo@jumpy.it)

:bulletred:core devteam
:pointr: Mike Edward Moras (e-sushi@gmx.net)
:pointr: Simon (ilmcuts@gmx.net)

The app. skins section, ShellWM, has been created. It will not be browseable until there are submissions made to it! ShellWM can be found at different locations... the links here are those that are the most important for you to know:

:bulletgreen:alphals.shellscape.org/shellwm - The official information page. If you're looking for the latest ShellWM release, download it here! By the way: this is also the place to upload and download your ShellWM skins.

:bulletgreen:e-sushi.shellscape.org - Just in case anything goes wrong with the url above, or in case you need an alternate download page for the latest ShellWM binary... there's always a copy of the latest binary hosted here!

:bulletgreen:sourceforge.net/projects/shellwm - The official open source project page at sourceforge. This is the url that hosts our CVS.
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contrapaganda Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
E-sushi now hides in a new place: [link]
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cuttheredwire Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2002
Right now it is stand alone, but the goal of the app is to be a plugin for various shells. Eg: you change an ls skin and all the windows match. I don't know if they plan a stand alone version in the end, but I think they would. Man... I can just image the thing with !bang commands now. 8) (Cool)
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pixelmasochist Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2002
About bloody time too! I hope this project brings much deserved attention & success!
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e-sushi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2002
~atilla: I got that bit from your website which states: "ShellWM is a windows skinning application to be used with a Win32 Shell replacement (like Litestep, geOshell, sharpE, etc.)" Maybe I misinterpreted it, if so, how should it be interpreted?

~sryo: it'sa standalone app intended to skin windows whether you are using explorer or an alternative shell. The idea came from a shell that added an app like this one, but restricted it to that shell only. Allelimo and friends idea is that the various shells will be able to easily create a module or plugin to control ShellWM, allowing you to easily change your window skin no matter what shell you're using, all built into your shell theme/skin.
(i stole some of this from shellfront)


~e-sushi: ok atilla, there's the answer... I could not have 'stolen' it better ;) (Wink) thank's ~sryo!!!
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~evendark: This is very cool! I don't entirely understand why they removed the skinning of dialog boxes, radio buttons and check boxes though.

~e-sushi: well, speed considderations and compatibility problems with ME/XP. That's enough reason for us to take it out in the first place. As soon as we've got a stable release out, we'll sure have a look at every single control and check on the realisation of a re-implementation in a better way than customeyes did. So, I can't promise anything... but they're not gone for good, yet ;) (Wink)



BIBIBIBIBI. That's all folks!
;) (Wink)

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vbdude Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2002
Open source is a peek at what the future of the net is going to be! GO OPEN SOURCE! :D (Big Grin)
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everdark Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2002
This is very cool! I don't entirely understand why they removed the skinning of dialog boxes, radio buttons and check boxes though.
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valkyre Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002   Interface Designer
Hell yeah, finally some good open source being done in this area.
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ZirTuan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll have a look.
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hoogen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
sounds great!
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happienoodleboy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
winxp has its own skinnig system? how do i look into this (have xp, just no idea lol)
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sryo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
it's a standalone app intended to skin windows whether you are using explorer or an alternative shell. The idea came from a shell that added an app like this one, but restricted it to that shell only. Allelimo and friends idea is that the various shells will be able to easily create a module or plugin to control ShellWM, allowing you to easily change your window skin no matter what shell you're using, all built into your shell theme/skin.
(i stole some of this from shellfront)
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srilart Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
the description of the app is alittle off, Im not sure if we're suppolsed to see this as a tool for shell coders to add window skinning to they're shell...OR if it is a standalone window skinner than can be used with our without a replacement shell.

Maybe a new description would help you out guys? :D (Big Grin)
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neenee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
i reckon that should be interpreted as "this is a skinning app of which the recommended use is with an alternate shell, since windows xp has its own skinning system and if you're still using explorer you're probably using a skinning app like windowblinds to not have to look at that ugly start bar and such". lol. never mind. it started as a good explaination, but now it's a bit rubbish. i will leave this to the creator to explain.
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kipton Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
Hurrah for open-source. I'll be following this around :) (Smile)
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attila Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
~e-sushi, I got that bit from your website which states: "ShellWM is a windows skinning application to be used with a Win32 Shell replacement (like Litestep, geOshell, sharpE, etc.)" Maybe I misinterpreted it, if so, how should it be interpreted? :) (Smile)
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sryo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
hey sushi, cool app, keep up the good work!
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e-sushi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
Huh? it only works in conjuction with other shell replacements?
Hope I got that wrong. This is a standalone application!

On the other hand you're right... windowblinds is a complete system skinning tool, while we're cutting the overload out of ShellWM. Therefore, you are right... it can't really be compared. ;) (Wink)

Oh, before I post this: please be aware that this is a first preview/beta release with some bugs we know about and some we don't. We're working hard to reach a much more stable release soon with the major bugs fixed (eg - explorer/IE title text problem sometimes showing only one letter). Most bugs were in Didiers source. I guess that's why he released it to public. We took it, killed out the worst stuff, fixed the obvious and started digging in deeper. Currently we're 4 active DevTeam members working 6 days a week, around 5 hours a day on the project, but there's loads to do and fix... so if anyone would like to join us because he or she thinks he or she can contribute... just go ahead and mail us, we'll be more than happy to hear from you!
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attila Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't see how this could compare with WB... it's a completely different approach to skinning, and it only works in conjunction with other available shell replacements. So, my point is, if you're already using a windows shell replacement, there'd be no point in removing WB because WB would be useless. Heh, hope that made sense.
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wowie... looks promising to me, hope they keep up the good work and hopefully there will be a version 1.0 soon ;) (Wink)
Until then i'll stick with WindowBlinds... but WB has to watch out, it might get kicked from my machine :D (Big Grin)
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neenee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
wooo! and skinned windows drag much smoother for me than with
windowblinds. and that for a .1 beta release. keep up the good work please!
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yathosho Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
finally some open-source in this sector
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snakerboy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
wow i was just thinking ill download custom eyes and then you post this.. scary
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seibetsu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2002
Wow that sounds like a great idea. I will really have to read more about this.
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