xflux program that Fluxgui traditionally used to change the
screen color hasn't worked on most modern systems since 2016, it's a
closed source program that is not part of this project, and there are
no plans to fix it. Because of this, Fluxgui by default now uses
Redshift to control your screen color,
which should be supported on all systems.
See Issue #27 for why
xflux probably won't work on your system and
how to test if it can.
Better lighting for your computer
The f.lux indicator applet
fluxgui is an indicator applet that uses
redshift to make the color of your computer's display
adapt to the time of day: warm at night, and like sunlight during the
day. Reducing blue light exposure in the evening can help you fall
asleep at night. See https://justgetflux.com/research.html or
http://jonls.dk/redshift/ for more details.
This project -- https://github.com/xflux-gui/fluxgui -- is only
concerned with the
fluxgui indicator applet program, not with the
redshift program the indicator applet
redshift program is responsible for
actually changing the color of your screen. See
https://justgetflux.com/linux.html for more information about
xflux program is downloaded automatically when installing
fluxgui. You can install
redshift via the
redshift package on
most Linux distros. Simply run
fluxgui in your terminal after
installation to open the applet. You can also easily configure the
applet to auto-start on login.
fluxgui is only known to work with Python 3.
To install via apt:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nathan-renniewaldock/flux sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install fluxgui
See ubuntuhandbook.org instructions for more details.
sudo apt-get update there is an error #144
E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/nathan-renniewaldock/flux/ubuntu focal Release' does not have a Release file.
sudo vim /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nathan-renniewaldock-ubuntu-flux-focal.list
bionicor whatever distro you're using and save it.
- Repeat above mentioned steps from line 2.
If you have trouble with the PPA version try the manual install below.
There is no Fedora package provided yet. Please use Manual Install below.
To install manually you first install the dependencies using your package manager, and then install
fluxgui using the provided
setup.py. The manual install can be done locally or system wide.
appindicator implementation, both plain
appindicator and the Ayatana
ayatanaappindicator are supported.
Partial list of Python 3 dependencies (after the upgrade to GTK+ 3 in PR #112. If you discover the correct deps, please submit a PR):
sudo apt-get install python3-pexpect python3-distutils python3-xdg gir1.2-ayatanaappindicator3-0.1 gir1.2-gtk-3.0 redshift
Out of date Python 2 dependencies; the remaining Python 3 deps should be similar:
sudo apt-get install git python-gconf python-gtk2 python-glade2 libxxf86vm1 libcanberra-gtk-module
WARNING: these dependencies may be out of date after the upgrade to GTK+ 3 in PR #112. If you discover the correct deps, please submit a PR.
sudo yum install git python-appindicator python2-pyxdg python3-pexpect gnome-python2-gconf pygtk2 pygtk2-libglade redshift
There are separate instructions in the code below for installing system wide and for installing locally in your user directory; choose one.
# Download fluxgui cd /tmp git clone "https://github.com/xflux-gui/fluxgui.git" cd fluxgui ./download-xflux.py # EITHER install system wide sudo ./setup.py install --record installed.txt # EXCLUSIVE OR, install in your home directory # # The fluxgui program installs # into ~/.local/bin, so be sure to add that to your PATH if installing # locally. In particular, autostarting fluxgui in Gnome will not work # if the locally installed fluxgui is not on your PATH. ./setup.py install --user --record installed.txt # Run flux fluxgui
If you manually installed instead of using package manager, you can uninstall
setup.py tell you where it installed files and then
removing the installed files.
# EITHER uninstall globally # # The 'installed.txt' is generated when you install. Reinstall first if you # as described above if you don't have an 'installed.txt' file. sudo xargs rm -vr < installed.txt sudo glib-compile-schemas "$(dirname "$(grep apps.fluxgui.gschema.xml installed.txt)")" # EXCLUSIVE OR uninstall in your home directory xargs rm -vr < installed.txt glib-compile-schemas "$(dirname "$(grep apps.fluxgui.gschema.xml installed.txt)")"
fluxgui applet is released under the MIT License. The underlying
xflux program that actually controls the screen color is closed source.
Try to stick to the same coding style that is already used in the file you are editing.
In particular, don't change the style of code you're not already editing for some other
reason. Style changes create noise in the Git history and make the
git blame output
misleading. When reviewing a PR, the maintainers want to focus on the logical changes
introduced by your code, and extraneous style changes make that harder.
When working on
fluxgui, you can use
cd <path to your fluxgui.git clone> # You only need to download xflux once. ./download-xflux.py glib-compile-schemas . GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR=`pwd` PATH=`pwd`:$PATH PYTHONPATH=`pwd`/src:$PYTHONPATH ./fluxgui
to test your local copy of
fluxgui without installing anything.
Note changes in
<ver>~pre until ready to release a version. When
releasing a version remove the
~pre suffix from the version strings
and commit, copying the changelog changes for the current release into
the commit message. Then
git tag -a v<ver>, using the commit msg for
the tag annotation, and push the version tag with
git push origin v<ver>. Finally, create another commit with the new
<next version>~pre version strings and changelog entry.
When releasing the version string needs to be changed in
setup.py, and the release dates needs to be