RainWallpaper - a slightly biased review.RainWallpaper is just a wallpaper tool, nothing more, nothing less. You can select an animated wallpaper from the default list or take a wallpaper from the online gallery. It displays an animated wallpaper image on your system background, on the main monitor or the second.
So, on to two installations to test the product, first of all the bad review and then the much more positive review. I give you my reactions in the order I tested.
The installation was easy and simple though the download was quite large and took a while to complete. When installed it is easy to run and places a small RainWallpaper icon (a raindrop) in your systray for access to configuration options.
This was the point at which I started to worry - using the Wallpaper functionality on my base system (a quick enough 2.5ghz core2duo laptop with 4gb or RAM and a fast hybrid drive) it consumed 65-85% of system resources to place an animated background image with moving snow or steam or smoke... My immediate reactio
What Xwidget could have been...What Xwidget could have been and how it should have succeeded? Just a short rant this time.
In this rant I am just proposing an alternative path for the Xwidget engine that probably would have led to success and the widespread adoption of a tool that the world does actually need but still doesn't quite have.
The developer Tony, built a g
First Encounters of an Xwidget kind - RainWidgetsUpdate 4. 25th April 2018 - Developer untruths discovered!
Update 3. 6th January 2018 - jump straight to the end.
Update 2. 28th September 2018
First of all - before reading this review please note that the developer of RainWidgets has just banned me from his group on Deviantart. My feedback has had quite an effect on him, this has also had the effect of reducing his group's membership from 12 members to a mere 11...
The first alpha/beta of the RainWidget engine has just been released. What is RainWidgets? - I hear you ask. Well, RainWidgets is the spiritual successor to Xwidgets - though before you rush out to try to download and install it - hold on! RainWidgets is NOT Xwidget 2.0. Firstly, there is no upgrade path from Xwidgets, second, there is no IDE and finally, there is no simple and easy way to create widgets using a few cores and some .js glue.
Rainwidgets is a pure widget engine and that's it, no IDE, no prettiness, no padding, just an engine for HTML b