A grape-shaped conky that sets itself up on-demand
What is it
This repository aims at providing you everything you need to be able to very quickly build a beautiful grapefruit-shaped lua/ conky adapted to your machine. A set of pre-defined colours allow to easily adapt your settings to different backgrounds.
Why use it
To tune up your desktop of course! And because you can, as it is under GPLv3 License.
How to use it
What follows is open for improvements!
First off, you need a full install of conky, which should bring along lua libraries.
You need a fairly recent version of conky (tested successfully on 1.10), available on Stretch release (latest stable). You can install on Jessie, but you need to activate the stretch repo.
note : if you are not sure about mixing jessie and stretch, it's provably better for you to wait until you upgrade your system first to Stretch
I Can't be too sure, but I think you actually only need to install conky-all:
sudo apt-get install conky-all
That should suffice, as lua libs will come up as dependencies:
It is something I had to do on previous versions of conky too, but did not have the issue myself here, so try it only if it does not work straight from the cloning.
If it does it for you, then modify those settings in the template conky_tpl for persistent changes.
I am personally using cinnamon, a great desktop environment that make GNOME3 usable (mode troll: on). Latest tests on gnome-shell are getting better results. This will need to be confirmed but I would say it's now compatible. I changed some variables in the conky script which also helped.
If you got troubles, feel free to share them by opening an issue on the gitlab.
Using images in conky with transparency enabled is always a problem. It has been identified a long time ago but no fix has been implemented that I know of. So if you have no network and use a bright background, the image that will show will look overly white...