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The current version is 3.1.3.

Note1: xsnow has been tested and runs on Ubuntu 18.04, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, Mint-19 and Raspbian 9.11. It also runs with the FVWM window manager.

Note2: since version 3.1.2, xsnow should also compile and run on slackware-14.2. The user interface will be disabled and you have to use command-line flags.

The file README in the tarball contains installation instructions.

Install:

umask 022
tar xf xsnow-3.1.3.tar.gz
cd xsnow-3.1.3
./configure
make
sudo make install

xsnow should be installed as /usr/local/games/xsnow .

Install:

 sudo apt install ./xsnow_3.1.3-1_amd64.deb

xsnow should now be installed as /usr/games/xsnow .

Install:

 sudo apt install ./xsnow_3.1.3-1_i386.deb

xsnow should now be installed as /usr/games/xsnow .

Install:

 sudo apt install ./xsnow_3.1.3-1_armhf.deb

xsnow should now be installed as /usr/games/xsnow .

NOTE: I upgraded my raspberry to buster and don't know if this debian package will install on stretch.

  • Download scripts to start xsnow on a particular desktop: startondesktop or all desktops: startonalldesktops. This is obsolete now, because xsnow runs by default on all desktops, but maybe it is an inspiration for somebody.
Usage: 

startondesktop -d <desktop-nr> -a xsnow xsnow -nomenu
startonalldesktops -a xsnow xsnow -nomenu    # this script uses startondesktop

The scripts use 'wmctrl' (debian package: wmctrl) and 'xmessage' (debian package x11-utils)