desktop-tools is a collection of tools to run my desktop that might be useful to other people as well:
wmstatus does literally everything my i3 doesn't but I'd like it to. It includes PulseAudio volume management and hand-written NUT and MPD clients, all in the name of liberation from GPL-licensed software of course
paswitch displays a list of all PulseAudio sinks and ports and allows switching between them, moving all playing inputs
brightness allows me to change the brightness of w/e display device I have
input-switch likewise switches the input source of external displays
fancontrol-ng is a clone of fancontrol that can handle errors on resume from suspend instead of setting fans to maximum speed and quitting; in general it doesn't handle everything the original does
priod sets process CPU, I/O and OOM killer priorities automatically according to configuration
shellify is a simple script that sets up a shell for commands like vgdb and nmcli that are painfully lacking it
iexec runs a program and attempts to restart it cleanly when the executable file is replaced on the disk
gdm-switch-user tells the running GDM daemon, if any, to show the switch user screen
siprandom uses the SipHash 2-4 algorithm to produce a stream of pseudo-random data; it should be fast enough to saturate most devices
big-brother tracks the title of the active window and the idle state of the user and writes these events to standard output.
Don't expect them to work under any OS that isn't Linux.
Regular releases are sporadic. git master should be stable enough. You can get a package with the latest development version from Archlinux's AUR.
Build dependencies: CMake, pkg-config, liberty (included)
Runtime dependencies: libpulse, libx11, dbus-1, libgdm (optional)
$ git clone --recursive https://git.janouch.name/p/desktop-tools.git $ mkdir desktop-tools/build $ cd desktop-tools/build $ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Debug $ make
To install the applications, you can do either the usual:
# make install
Or you can try telling CMake to make a package for you. For Debian it is:
$ cpack -G DEB # dpkg -i desktop-tools-*.deb
Contributing and Support
Use https://git.janouch.name/p/desktop-tools to report bugs, request features,
or submit pull requests.
git send-email is tolerated. If you want to discuss
the project, feel free to join me at ircs://irc.janouch.name, channel #dev.
Bitcoin donations are accepted at: 12r5uEWEgcHC46xd64tt3hHt9EUvYYDHe9
This software is released under the terms of the 0BSD license, the text of which is included within the package along with the list of authors.