to bbconf, the all-in-one blackbox
configuration tool. Never heard of blackbox before?
Well, let's just say that it's the best Window Manager
for X that's out "there" in our humble opinion.
Simply put, this little utility here has such lofty
goals as being the one place where you can configure
anything and everything you need to that has to do with
aims to do that through the use of plugins--plugins
which allow you to configure anything you wish about
blackbox or its helper applications such as bbkeys,
bbpager, bbapm, bbmail, bbpal, etc.
is distributed with 4 plugins that allow you to configure
blackbox's keybindings, blackbox's styles/themes, and
your blackbox menus and submenus. The architecture of
the plugins themselves are very simple and elegant,
thanks to xOr's work--making it easy for anyone else
to add onto the distributed plugins to make it easy
to configure whatever else you want to for your blackbox/X
has grown from two previous gui configuration tools,
namely bbkeysconf (the gui blackbox keygrabber configurator)
and toolbox (the gui blackbox style/theme editor). But
thanks to xOr's help (YAY xOr!! Woot! =:), bbconf has
become far more than the combination of those prior
two tools. It has taken the place of them (read: no
more development will be done on bbkeysconf or toolbox),
and has the capability to do FAR much more.
is written in Qt
and in some spots, uses raw Xlib functions to do what
it needs to do. Qt
Designer was used to help in laying out the forms
and base classes--and makes the job of redesign/re-layout
MUCH easier. To run bbconf, you'll need Qt libraries.
If you want to compile bbconf by hand, you'll need the
Qt libraries, X libraries, X development packages and
Qt development packages.
bbconf owes much to sourceforge.net--they provide the
hosting for the CVS repository and bbconf's home page.
Umm, they pretty much provide everything we needed to
get this project up and running in the (roughly) two
weeks that we've been coding madly. All thanks and praise
go to them, etc., etc.
bbconf is written and maintained
by Jason Kasper (vanRijn) <vR at movingparts
dot net> and Ben Jansens (xOr) <xOr
at orodu dot net>. Any suggestions, donations, or job offers should go
to one of us. =:) All art used in bbconf was done by artwiz
and is protected by his ZIWTRA license. bbconf itself is published under the
GPL license, version 2.