News

Aug 4, 2002

Super-customizable version 2 is out

Aug 1, 2002

Initial Release

About

Popup Fortune is a python application which takes over your root window and displays on it output of the fortune program in boxes (or whatever program you specify). It is very much a work in progress, but I find it enjoyable to leave running, and if you do too, great.

Popup Fortune is released under the terms of the GNU GPL.

Python and X are required. Python-Xlib is also needed, but I am currently including that in the tarball, since, to my knowledge, packages for that are not too common. In addition, if you do not specify a different command, the default is fortune, so you will need that too.

Future

Good ideas for when I am next bored:

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