Drawing and animating directly to the Desktop with Perl

Posted by j00p34 on Jun 5, 2009 2:18 PM EDT
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A little sidestep from my learning of the Gtk toolkit for Perl GUI programming. I was thinking it would be nice to try some 2D animation on the desktop. Not the most useful thing maybe, but I like to make my learning process as much fun as possible. That keeps me motivated and happy. Custom windows It took me a lot of searching on the internet before I found a reasonably easy way to do this. The point is (or seems to be, I'm not an expert) that when I want to draw something to the Desktop with Gtk2 I always need to create a window (A square shaped window). I found out it's pretty easy to set the window decoration to false which provides me with a window consisting of a background alone. What I wanted though was some kind of invisible canvas on which I can draw an animation.

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