Yes, this project used to be called “GeekTool 3”, but the original developer decided to pick up this project again! So to prevent confusion, this project has been renamed to “NerdTool” (or “Nerdtool”, whichever happens to be more convenient to type). So if you happen to see some references to GeekTool, that’s why.
I’m not changing the repository name because it would simply cause confusion and would be more trouble than it’s worth. Everyone now knows that if they want the real Geektool 3, they will go here :)
I did not develop GeekTool; I’m just picking up the reigns where the last developer left off, in a new project. The original source code is freely available for download here. If you don’t know what Geektool is, it is a program that lets you output shell (Terminal) commands to your desktop. It can do just about anything that the shell can do, which is just about everything.
I am updating it because I got frustrated with a few user interface bugs, so I decided to overhaul the entire program. I am trying to keep most of the original code of the program, but I am tearing out old code by the pages; few comments + different mindset from original dev = completely different beast. Sorry for the debasement of fundamental programming rules, but it had to be done.
Please make a list of the bugs you find (preferably in the Issues section). Also, a list of features you would like to see in the wiki page would be a great resource as well.
You will notice there are two branches.
This is the old “geektool” branch. I guess it’s not the “master” branch anymore, but I digress. No further development is being done on this line
This branch has the following goals:
All work will be done in the “Nerdtool” Xcode project.
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Here is a what I am going to attempt to do with the program:
If you have ideas/complaints/comments on the project, just put them in the page below.
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