May 26, 2018
X11 trippy color-cycling toy
Xtacy, a Graphics Hack for X11 windows
“Wow! This is better than snorting caffeine!” –Neil Braun
Xtacy is a graphics hack which I’ve been, well, hacking on, for 2 or 3 years now. It’s been compiled on DECstations 3100, SGI running IRIX 5.3, and Linux boxen. I think someone got it running on a Sun once, but it had problems with the circle draw function, so a couple of the modes looked quite odd. Not that odd is bad. Just odd.
So what does it do? Xtacy displays bouncing shapes, rotating palettes, a couple fractals, a kaleidascope, and lots of more stuff.