This patch is incorporated into the official version.
So this is now purely archival material
Root Window Support
Purpose Adds the abilities to...
run xbomb in the root window,
sucessfully magnify the 320x200 image to an integer value of that
resolution under X,
tile xbomb on the root window,
use the background pixmap to remove unslightly blank spaces on expose
use the X Shared Memory Extension to speed up graphics.
allow bomb to receive keypresses pressed in the root window, (watch out
for such things as sloppy focus and click to focus though).
allow bomb to work with xscreensaver.
How to Apply Patch
get bomb.tar.gz release 1.18
tar -xvzf bomb.tar.gz
patch < /tmp/bomb.patch (or whereever you put the patch)
This patch modifies
and adds the files
xshm.c & xshm.h from the xscreensaver distribution
theres also a modification to the manual which lists the new -root -tile
-magnify and other options.
Notes As the root window is hardly likely to be at the standard bomb resolution of
320x200 the image will have to be magnified, which slows bomb down by quite a
bit when in root window mode, using -tile is the recommended mode to run bomb
in as its the fastest and the nicest looking, and allows optimum background
pixmap utilization to make moving windows over bomb smooth.
Caolan McNamara (1999) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Patch Against bomb-1.18