[xmonad] Bacteria 1.1: now handles oversized wallpapers

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Sun Nov 8 01:27:07 EST 2009

Hey all,

Just wanted to make a quick plug here for bacteria v1.1.  Bacteria is  
a pretty simple app: it reads a sequence of input images, then creates  
an output image with the input images centered on rectangles the size  
your current X screens.  This makes it pretty simple to compose  
Xinerama backgrounds that are suitable as input to, eg, "feh" or  
ImageMagick's "display".

For those who were around for the v1.0 announcement, v1.1 adds  
graceful handling of input images that are bigger than the rectangle  
for the screen they would be put on; currently, the behavior is to  
simply take a screen-sized chunk from the center of the input image.   
Arguments and specs for other sane behaviors are welcomed. =)

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