Game of Life Wallpaper is an ever changing wallpaper which is supposed to simulate Conways Game of Life. It was featured in OMG Ubuntu, recently.
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.