MacSlow’s Cairo Clock – a wonderful analog clock

MacSlow’s Cairo Clock is an open source analog clock displaying the system time.

This application leverages the visual features offered by Xorg in combination with a compositing-manager (e.g. like xcompmgr or compiz), GTK+ 2.10.0, cairo 1.2.0, libglade 2.6.0 and librsvg 2.14.0 to produce a time display with pretty-pixels.

MacSlow’s Cairo Clock has arguably the best clock face even though the software hasn’t seen any development in a decade.

Features include:

  • Smooth hand animations.
  • Startup Size: Small, Medium Large, Custom.
  • Themes: radium-24, gremlin-24, ipulse-24, simple-24, silvia-24, default-24, default, tango, ipulse, simple, glassy, silvia, radium, quartz-24, fdo, funky, gremlin, antique, zen./li>
  • Options to show seconds, date, keep on top, appear in pager, appear in taskbar, stick to every workspace, and 24 hour mode.
  • Animation smoothness from rough to smooth.

Developer: Mirco “MacSlow” Muller
License: GNU GPL v2

MacSlow’s Cairo Clock is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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