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Discover-Overlay - Yet another Another Discord Overlay
midget_3111 25 Sep

Introducing Discover-overlay Yet another Discord Overlay for Linux, written in Python using GTK3.

The goal of this project is to implement an overlay for Discord - whether for casual use or streaming. Discover-overlay aims to be simple to use whilst also having a small footprint.

Why choose to make an overlay for Discord? The plan is to start with Discord, because the overlay is a feature that isn't implemented on the Linux client. Eventually we would like to add support for Mumble and other open source voice chat solutions.

But wait, didn't someone else recently make a Discord Overlay for Linux? Yes, that was also us, and it proved to be fairly popular. But, due to it relying on discords OBS streamkit, it had its restrictions. It was fairly bloated and not particularly intuitive to use. Discover-overlay has been written from the ground up to interact with the client directly, which means it is considerably lighter on system resources, has more scope for customisation and is simpler to use.

we're always on the look out for improvements and new feature ideas, so please give it a test and let us know what you think. If you run into any problems or have an idea for a feature / improvement, please open an issue on GitHub!

Last edited by midget_3111 on 20 October 2020 at 9:32 am UTC

midget_3111 30 Sep

We've just released version 0.2, now with Discord text channel support!

Discover Overlay v0.2 changelog:

Added option to Autostart on boot
Added support for Discord text channels
Separated settings into Voice and Text menus
Added support for pop up style text with custom time for messages
Implemented draggable window option to select area and size of overlay
Added support for pip to handle install and all dependencies
Removed bash installer script
Corrected icon anti aliasing
Added non-composite mode
Squished some bugs

For finer details, please see Github commits/issues :D

midget_3111 20 Oct

We've just released version 0.3!

Discover-overlay V0.3 Changelog

- Added support for wlroots-based Wayland
- Added server select for text channels (thanks MoralCode)
- Hopefully fixed pesky tray icon
- Merged separate settings windows
- Added option to sort by last spoken
- Added option to display icons only & highlight self (thanks iommu)
- Use nicknames instead of usernames
- Added a deaf icon & option to only display users that are speaking (thanks bytechef)
- Added rich text and emoji support
- Squished bucket loads of bugs

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