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
First Encounters of an Xwidget kind - RainWidgetsUpdate 1. 6th September.
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 based widgets. So, before you get upset and feel depressed and annoyed that Xwidgets has taken the wrong direction be placated by the fact I am fairly sure that RainWidgets has actually taken the correct direction. So far it has the feeling that it might just be the tool that a lot of desktop customisers and web developers have been looking for. A really rather good tool for putting HTML based widgets on the d
Guide to converting Yahoo Widgets to Xwidget Pt1Part I of a seven part series
So, a how-to for converting a working Yahoo widget to an Xwidget in order to obtain a functionally identical widget on an alternative platform. Why bother? That's a question... Well, Yahoo widgets are technically obsolete as Yahoo have withdrawn support though none of the technologies they use are actually in danger of just stopping working, it is just that coding for an obsolete platform is a little depressing. It makes more sense to code for an environment that is technically still alive.
Xwidget, despite the one and only developer (Tony) being absent from his product for two years, is still supposedly being developed (version 1.96 just released!), so it is certainly more alive than the old dependable Yahoo widget engine that is no longer supported by anyone (despite still being the best out there). So, if I was going to convert any of my old yahoo widgets it would be to convert it into an Xwidget. It really helps that both the Yahoo widget engine
Xwidget 1.0 is officially dead (confirmed)So, it is confirmed that Xwidget is officially dead, I have just been told by the developer that the older product, ie. the Xwidget 1.0 designer and engine, has been declared officially dead, ie. that there will be no new bugfixes on the product and no new features. That is despite asking the community to test Xwidget 1.0 for problems and create a comprehensive buglist which the developer promised would be addressed. The community duly created that list but unfortunately that list will now be ignored, no bug fixes will be forthcoming, that community work will be chucked in the bin. Disappointing to say the least...
The designer has always shown a propensity for wanting to work on new features rather than fix bugs he has introduced. His development team consists of one man, Tony and he is inspired solely by new features and new technologies. That is entirely understandable on a personal basis but Tony's shifting focus does not help to create a stable product that actually functions. Ton
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