December 22, 2004

Hacking Blackbox with bbconf

Chuck Talk writes "I have been busy working with Blackbox, digging into the process of building styles of my own to suit my needs. I still haven't quite learned how to package a style for distribution, but I am working on it. One of the more interesting tools I have come across (and have built into my Blackbox instance now) is bbconf, a GUI configuration tool to allow you to set parameters within Blackbox quite easily. bbconf (proper case - it's Linux after all) is written by Ben Jansens and Jason Kasper, and it is impressive. The tool allows plugins to be written quickly and easily which can control a number of the aspects of the Blackbox window manager as well as external Blackbox programs such as bbapm, bbmail, bbweather and bbpager."

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