Here is how it can be installed in Ubuntu.
Open up the terminal and run the following to install python-numpy and python-scipy:
sudo apt-get install python-numpy python-scipy
Run the following to install git:
sudo apt-get install git
Download Source Code
Run the following to get the latest source codes:
git clone http://github.com/azizmb/Game-of-Life-Wallpaper.git
Configure and Generate Wallpapers
Now, cd to Game-of-Life-Wallpaper
Then, open the configuration files with gedit:
Find the section “screen resolution” and make necessary changes based on your Desktop resolution. Save and Close gedit and come back to terminal. Now, run gol.py to generate the wallpapers:
Once done, you will see message like this one:
Done! You can now set the wallpaper by selecting ‘/home/username/path/Game-of-Life-Wallpaper/demos/achimsp144_106/achimsp144_106.xml’ as the wallpaper.
Note the part that looks like “/home/username/path/Game-of-Life-Wallpaper/demos/achimsp144_106/achimsp144_106.xml”, and go to Appearance Preferences > Background (Right click on desktop > Change Desktop Background) and then click Add, then navigate to that XML file and set it as Desktop.
Hope this helps.