Package Details: xcowsay 1.5.1-1

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Package Base: xcowsay
Description: a program based on cowsay that displays a cute cow and message on your desktop
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Licenses: GPL
Groups: games
Submitter: kaptoxic
Maintainer: ogghi
Last Packager: ogghi
Votes: 17
Popularity: 0.40
First Submitted: 2015-09-03 20:22
Last Updated: 2020-10-04 13:28

Latest Comments

ogghi commented on 2020-10-04 13:39

Hi @cirrus! It got updated by Nick to work again with transparency! I also updated here...

cirrus commented on 2020-09-15 18:02

Thanks for the feedback ogghi, however i experience the blocky background with/without picom compositor enabled. In the interim i will keep 1.5-1 ignored and stay with 1.4-1. Thanks for contribution.

ogghi commented on 2020-09-10 08:51

Yeah it's a known issue with the switch from Gtk2 to Gtk3 unfortunately. Xcowsay used to use the gtk_widget_shape_combine_mask() function to make non-rectangular windows, but that was removed in Gtk3 so 1.5 uses the alpha channel instead to make areas transparent (that has the nice side effect of anti-aliasing the edge of the cow/bubble). But obviously that won't work if you're not running Wayland or a compositing window manager.

I think I ought to try to find a workaround since it affects at least one person (never sure how many users there actually are .

That's what Nick replied!

ogghi commented on 2020-09-10 07:43

Hi, I see the same issue! Might need to ask the dev of XCS itself? EDIT: I asked Nick!

cirrus commented on 2020-09-09 13:23

xcowsay-1.5-1 for me causes the background of image & speech bubble to be surrounded in black blocks, downgrading back to xcowsay-1.4-1 rectifies matters. This occurs with and without composoting.

jbtwaalf commented on 2020-08-22 09:01

Hey, isn't it a better idea to use github as the source?

ogghi commented on 2020-07-22 09:05

Hi, I did an updated PKGBUILD, tested locally. Would also update here, but can't...Read-only.

dominic03 commented on 2020-06-19 15:12

Can you make a build of this for ARM64?

kaptoxic commented on 2015-10-13 19:57

Can you suggest changes to PKGBUILD?

kirch commented on 2015-10-13 19:25

I think this package should recommend fortune-mod for the xcowfortune command.