Izulu is a wallpaper tool which changes the background of your GNU/Linux-Desktop according to the weather.


  • Recognize the current weather conditions via google.
  • React via yahoo to sunset and sunrise.
  • Distinguish between 2×14 weather states in 5 categories (day -> rain -> light rain).
  • Randomly select a picture out of a collection, if you want to.


Download and install the deb from http://sourceforge.net/projects/izulu/files/

In Ubuntu 10.10, need to install dependences first with the command:

sudo apt-get install xmlstarlet xml-twig-tools

After installation, specify a city using this command (here use Shanghai as example):

izulu -c Shanghai

and background changes, more usage type:

izulu --help