OSX Screensaver in Revolution
howard.bornstein at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 23:08:08 CST 2005
There's been some discussion about whether it's possible to write a
screensaver for OSX in Revolution. The difficulty has been to hook
into the OSX screensaver framework. However, I thought it shouldn't be
that hard to write it as a standalone application. So with that in
mind, I've written OSX Screensaver entirely in Transcript (with a
couple of lines of Applescript thrown in) and posted it to my
RevOnline user area (designeq).
This screensaver plays a Quicktime-compatible movie when the
screensaver evokes, after the preset idle-time. Any movement of the
mouse or keyboard entry returns you to your regularly-scheduled
It's got a few other goodies, like hot-corners, the ability to play
the movie at original size or full-screen and volume adjustment.
Please feel free to take a look and try it out. I'm particularly
looking for bug reports.
I was amazed and impressed with Revolution's ability to build a tool like this.
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