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ObConf 1

The old 1.x series of ObConf is available for download here. It will be soon replaced by the 2.x series, which you can read about below.

The current changelog is found here.

ObConf 2


  • Real theme previews generated using libobrender
  • Written in Ruby, not a pain in the ass to add new options to it (not 500 callback functions like the C version)


  • Lags behind openbox development either because I'm lazy or because of school.
  • Ubuntu has an old (buggy) version of ruby-gnome2 in its repositories that doesn't work well with Obconf.


You'll need the following:

  • openbox from subversion
svn co svn://svn.icculus.org/openbox/trunk/ openbox
cd openbox; ./configure --prefix=/usr; make; make install [make install requires root privileges]
  • ruby-gnome2 0.16.0 or cvs.
    • FOR 0.16.0 ONLY: edit /usr/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/libglade2.rb
      • find (should be line 42)
if signal_proc
      • add guard_source_from_gc(source) so that it looks like
if signal_proc
  • ruby-gettext
  • obtain and install obconf
  • enjoy life
    • run obconf2


File:Obconf Theme.png

File:Obconf Appearance.png


File:Obconf Desktops.png

File:Obconf Dock.png

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