I used to use aosd_cat to write large messages across the screen, like so.

It is based on libaosd which is unmaintained for years, and apparently requires equally ancient hacks like "infinality" patches to build.

Is there a modern replacement for it?

(Yes, I know that Debian still ships it. But I'm running Void Linux, which does not.)

  • What functionality do you specifically need? Is a notification daemon insufficient? – CameronNemo Mar 20 at 4:28
  • @CameronNemo: I specifically want the ability to write in huge letters across the screen, as shown on the screenshot. This is a very different form of notification than, say, what notify-send offers. – 9000 Mar 20 at 17:05

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