A new tool has been released to allow users to make changes to the appearance of Mac OS X.
XMorph 1.5 from Cornabyte is a tool for changing the operating system’s appearance/theme. It can read the TPKG format and can import .theme files and .rsrc files for use in themes. XMorph lets you choose between three different Genie effects, and can change the transparency of the Terminal.
XMorph has two interfaces: “Wizard,” for guiding you through the process of changing themes, or “Classic,” for those who prefer the older interface.
The Theme Translator program reads all common formats and exports them to TPKG, XMorph’s native format. Already, many themes are being developed for XMorph. In the future, developers will use the “TPKG2” format, which will succeed today’s “TPKG1” format. When that day comes, transition to the new format will be as easy as a couple of clicks of a mouse.
For developers, Cornabyte offers XMorph DE 1.5, a kit for designing icon sets/themes. Also free, it can be used to create and test themes.
You can download XMorph 1.5 (a 5MB file) and XMorph DE 1.5 (a 9.8MB file) from the
Cornabysoft Web site.