Anime on your desktop

February 28, 2007 at 10:25 am 4 comments

Do you like anime? If you do, then you might like this one. It’s the MaCoPiX (Mascot Constructive Pilot for X) desktop mascot application on UNIX / X Window system. Primarily I just like the windows sitter, it gives life to my linux os. But there are also other special features, check below:

  • You can make window sitters , fixed desktop mascots, and, furthermore, desktop clock mascots, using MaCoPiX. This application could be a follower of “ActX”. So, it is basically put emphasis on the function as an window sitter. But, of course, it can be used as the other type of desktop mascots.
  • Using Gtk+ as GUI. MaCoPiX can edit its all configuration from its GUI. Furthermore, it is possible to create any mascots. You don’t need to use any text editors for such purposes.
  • Using gdk-pixbuf for image loading. Compared with ActX, in which we can only use xpm type imgaes, MaCoPiX can handle all types of images supported by gdk-pixbuf.

Here is a view of my browser with macopix:

mascot on browser

Here’s a larger view.

Pretty cool toy for my ubuntu desktop ;) There’s quite a lot of characters to choose from although right now they are all females.

What also interest me is that you can also create your own animation, though not now. The how-to page is still under construction but I am looking forward to it.

Have fun anime-fans-alike!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. K.Mandla  |  February 28, 2007 at 7:33 pm

    THIS IS AWESOME! Thanks! :D

    Reply
  • 2. Ivo  |  April 17, 2007 at 11:24 am

    Are all these available for windows?

    Reply
  • 3. cakensoda  |  April 17, 2007 at 11:56 am

    Hi Ivo,

    Unfortunately it’s not. Try Otaku Mascot [http://otakumascot.com/] which is primarily for windows

    Have fun!

    Reply
  • 4. Squidz  |  December 1, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    Wow, old article.

    Windows OS compatability is working fine, I’ve been using it for Windows for quite some time.

    Sadly, few newer mascots exist.

    Reply

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