Bug 161059 - Support for After Dark Screensaver modules (AD files)
Summary: Support for After Dark Screensaver modules (AD files)
Alias: None
Product: kscreensaver
Classification: Miscellaneous
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kscreensaver bugs tracking
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Reported: 2008-04-20 08:59 UTC by Alan Cramer
Modified: 2008-05-19 17:32 UTC (History)
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Description Alan Cramer 2008-04-20 08:59:17 UTC
Version:            (using KDE 4.0.3)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
OS:                Linux

Would like to see the possible support for After Dark screensaver modules with kscreensaver.  I am sure there are heaps of people who still have an After
Dark disk locked away in a dark drawer, and would love to see the light of day again.

I know I would love to have the original flying toasters screen saver again fly around my desktop.

Wikipedia article on After Dark: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_Dark_%28software%29
Article on After Dark Module Programming: http://www.smfr.org/computing/archaic/afterdark/adprog/adprog.html

AFAIK After dark modules written will work under mac or windows, so the information should relate to both.

Former Berkley Systems site information: http://web.archive.org/web/19990220202024/http://www.berksys.com/support/

Pixel Dreams free AD modules: http://www.pixeldreams.com/thirdpty.html & http://www.pixeldreams.com/afterdrk.html

A good search for "Free After Dark modules" in google will find more of these goodies.
Comment 1 Oswald Buddenhagen 2008-04-20 11:26:58 UTC
uhm, let me put it that way: no.

at the source code level, AD modules should be almost trivially portable to the kscreensaver or xscreensaver api. at the binary level ... forget it.