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New project released - Lifesaver

Posted on Tuesday, 15 September 2009

For a few days now I've been hacking away on a new project: Lifesaver.

The idea is really simple - it's a screensaver for GNOME that displays recent posts about Ubuntu from Twitter and Identi.ca. That's it!

The code and bugs and downloads live on Launchpad, and packages for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) are in my PPA.

Please let me know what you think!

Obligatory screenshot:

Lifesaver

Update: I had to remove the Jaunty package from the PPA because it turns out that I've been using GooCanvas features that aren't available in the Jaunty version of GooCanvas. Sorry Jaunty users, you'll have to wait until next month when Karmic is released and you upgrade!

Discussion

  1. Great idea! I'm definitely going to try it out.

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  3. [...] of Terminator has been working on a small little tool that you might like. It’s called Lifesaver. It’s a small screensaver that searches for “ubuntu” on twitter and identi.ca and [...]

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  4. [...] Lifesaver it’s a screensaver for GNOME that displays recent posts about Ubuntu from Twitter and Identi.ca. Install lifesaver in karmic [...]

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  5. [...] http://www.tenshu.net/archives/2009/09/14/new-project-released-lifesaver/ a few seconds ago from IdentiFox [...]

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  6. [...] Lifesaver è uno screensaver per GNOME che mostra i messaggi recenti su Ubuntu da Twitter e Identi.ca. Possiamo installarlo su Ubuntu 9.04 o su Ubuntu 9.10. Ci vengono in aiuto i repository PPA ufficiali del progetto. [...]

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  7. [...] voilà que cela sert d’exemple pour démontrer le fonctionnement de Lifesaver [...]

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  8. this is cool !! waiting for Karmic now !!

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  9. [...] Lifesaver è uno screensaver per GNOME che mostra i messaggi recenti su Ubuntu da Twitter e Identi.ca. Possiamo installarlo su Ubuntu 9.04 o su Ubuntu 9.10. Ci vengono in aiuto i repository PPA ufficiali del progetto. [...]

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