Gtk-Sunlight v0.2.1 has been released, this version comes with minor fixes and updates, now a ppa available for Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat.
Realtime Sunlight Wallpaper is a simple but useful application which retrieve an image from the internet and set it as a wallpaper every 30 minutes.
“Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth’s patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated every 3 hours with current weather satellite imagery.
And every half hour, these images are composited and mapped onto a sphere by xplanet according to the relative position of the sun. The flat maps are post-processed by ImageMagick to cut off the 15 degrees nearest the north and south poles where cloud data is unavailable.”
Installation in Ubuntu 10.10 maverick Meerkat
Open terminal and enter the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:realtime.sunlight.wallpaper/rsw
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gtk-sunlight
After installation is done, you can launch the application from:
Applications->Accessories->Real-time Sunlight Wallpaper