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Artist's Note

Latest version 3.3 for Rainlendar 2.4 or later.
• Blue and Black versons for each Hemisphere inside
• English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish bitmap interface
• Built-in Events and To do section
• One or two months view
• Three accent date colors (orange for holidays and weekends optionally, blue for events, red for important events and overdue items)
• Extra images included for fine tuning of tray icon
• Dynamic Earth map shows current position of day zone, twilight zone (Sun is 0°-12° below horizon), and night zone
• Current moon phase representation
• Current time for four cities has automatic transition between their Daylight Saving Time and Standard Time

Licensing: the artist has specified that ports and mods are allowed.

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Comments (77)

fubu says:

good job!!!

Wed, Jul 11th at 01:57pm (6 years ago)
lokholo says:

Decently X'cellent. BRAVO

Thu, Jul 12th at 02:14pm (6 years ago)
phonella says:

Really really good! Totally suited to my 1920x1200 LCD monitor. Thank you for doing this.

Fri, Jul 13th at 09:33pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Build 2. Bug of disappearance map between GMT23-GMT00 fixed.

Sat, Jul 14th at 08:35pm (6 years ago)
Kai55 says:

This is the one. Many thanks :-))

Mon, Jul 16th at 04:45pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

New Rainlendar2.1 build 43 fixes time bug in some time zones thanks to using additional attributes in skin code.
Vitrum build 5 is compatible with new improvements .

Tue, Jul 17th at 09:11am (6 years ago)

not a bad skin at all!!

Tue, Jul 17th at 10:44am (6 years ago)
Malfet says:

Cool! But why did you put only black version into the archive? Blue one, presented on the screenshot, is missing :(

Thu, Jul 19th at 01:26pm (6 years ago)

is it blue because of the background behind it?

Thu, Jul 19th at 01:49pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

2 Malfet
This skin is semi-transparent. It color depends on background which you use. Avoid use too light, too dark or variegated background.

Thu, Jul 19th at 02:56pm (6 years ago)
Malfet says:

Thanks, good skin - I love it.

Thu, Jul 19th at 03:12pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Version 1.1.
• Refresh frequency of Earth shadow increased more than 4 times.
• Dual time show period (DST+Standatd Time) reduced up to 6 days.
• Earth map resolution increased to maximum for RGB LCD monitors.
• Map module shows only current day/night position now.

Fri, Jul 27th at 04:34am (6 years ago)

I think I love you, friend.

Sat, Jul 28th at 03:36pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 1.2.0
• Plus 25% skin magnification for Extra Large desktop font users.
• Czech language bitmap interface added.
• Some minor design improvements done.

Fri, Aug 10th at 11:53am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 1.2.2.
• Now you can hide any calendar window by double click on its upper right corner.

Sat, Aug 18th at 05:39am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 1.2.3.
• Close window zone visualized.

Sat, Aug 18th at 10:02am (6 years ago)

Beautiful and heaven sent! Always wanted to keep everything on one window. Keep up the great job, can't wait to see whats next.

Tue, Aug 21st at 10:00pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 1.2.4.
• To Do sort bug fixed.

Thu, Sep 20th at 04:49pm (6 years ago)
KimAndrew says:

Excellence! I love this skin.

Sun, Sep 30th at 01:02pm (6 years ago)
mikeyboy says:

i really really like this skin but can someone who is kind enough help me on something? im from manila, philippines and the timezone is different. how can i possibly change it and show the different timezone that i like which is manila philippines, sydney australia, and new york usa. please help me guys.... thanks a lot. you can also email me at

Wed, Oct 3rd at 03:24am (6 years ago)
Dorwing says:

See the FAQ at homepage of skin.

Sat, Oct 13th at 06:44am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 1.2.5.
• Window hidden by clicking right upper corner stay hidden after restart Windows.
• London summer time format was corrected in Vitrum-N and Vitrum-L.
• Guidelines for Windows Vista users added.

Mon, Oct 15th at 11:23am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 1.2.6.
• Vitrum-EL skin - London time transition bug fixed.

Wed, Nov 7th at 02:14am (6 years ago)
nova28 says:

Elegant; worthy of all the praise

Mon, Nov 12th at 05:40pm (6 years ago)

This is nice! But the map area has a problem on my machine. The map of the globe is visible (2 colors: Black for the sea and White for Land) but it doesn't display any color change to highlight the area in daylight. Any ideas as to why this might not be functioning properly?

Wed, Jan 2nd at 03:04am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

It's a "first week of the year" bug. I'll fix it as soon as possible.

Wed, Jan 2nd at 04:19am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 1.3.
• Map shadow was absent during each first week of any year. Fixed.
• Memory consumption noticeably reduced.

Wed, Jan 2nd at 07:05am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 2.0.
• Non-transparent background for sharpest view.
• Refined design.
• Day/night zones was changed hourly - now • continually.
• I hope Linux supports working of day/night zones now.
• Six cities in world time section with automatic DST transition.
• More detailed world map (all visible lakes included).
• Calendar windows with week numbers added.
• Some minor improvements done.

Wed, Jan 2nd at 12:46pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 2.2.
• Danish language support added.
• Some code improvements.

Thu, Jan 3rd at 06:07pm (6 years ago)

Verry nice skin!
But: why only 1 month with map?

Sat, Jan 5th at 10:57am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

OK, now map+2months available.

Sun, Jan 6th at 04:12am (6 years ago)
yan4ik says:

Love this skin! Thank you Alex S!

Sun, Jan 6th at 06:50am (6 years ago)

Many thanks!

Sun, Jan 6th at 09:36am (6 years ago)

Now it's a perfect skin!
Many thanks.

Sun, Jan 6th at 10:04am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum08 1.0.
• Moon phases map added (choose proper hemispere).
• Exact transition between Standard time and DST for each city.
• Extra images included for fine tuning of tray icon (see skin homepage for details).

Fri, Jan 11th at 08:53am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum08 1.1.
• Moon phases have a high accuracy now.
• More options for tray icon.
• Skin set size 86 KB reduced (optimization).
More Q&A (see homepage).

Mon, Jan 21st at 12:04pm (6 years ago)
glom says:

extremely well done!

Sat, Jan 26th at 07:54am (6 years ago)
amehna says:

Perfect - thanks :-)

Tue, Apr 8th at 03:06am (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum08 1.2 (12 skins inside).
• New code for World time skin neutralizes Rainlendar time bug.
• World time skin is available for time zones -08,-05, GMT, +01, +02 (12-hour format).
• Map moves without periodical blur now (require Rainlendar 2.3.56 or later).
• Moon phase shows up without slope.
• File size of each skin and memory consumption reduced again.
• Some minor graphic improvements were made.

Sun, Apr 13th at 05:04pm (6 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum08 1.3 (9 skins inside).
• CPU usage reduced.
• File size of each skin reduced again.
• Three time zones added.
• Tooltip redesigned.

Fri, May 23rd at 03:05pm (5 years ago)

sorry, but there are only two calenders. i'm missing map+2months.

Sun, Jun 1st at 07:30am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Quantity of skin windows was reduced due to high CPU usage of some one core processors. Vitrum08 shows one month, but you can download Vitrum08d (map + dual calendar) skin set from skin homepage.

Sun, Jun 1st at 04:05pm (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum08 1.4 (3 skins inside).
• Single World Time skin for all time zones.
• Now with 24-hour format (more useful for World Time).
• Dual Calendars (Simple and World Time) included.

Sat, Jun 7th at 04:18pm (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum08 1.5.
• No loading problems in a simple mode.

Tue, Jun 17th at 11:43am (5 years ago)

Maybe it is me, but I can not add any Events and To dos at all. There is no option to save them, and neither one is in the advanced options to be able to add.

Sun, Jun 22nd at 02:10pm (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Right click on any window or tray icon > New task (or New event) > fill Summary and time > press OK.

Mon, Jun 23rd at 01:24pm (5 years ago)

I have tried both the window and the tray icon. When the dialogue box pops up the OK button is inactive. When I close the popup it asks if I want to save the changes. If I hit yes, it then states" Unable to find any calendar handlers for the event. The event was not saved." I am using Vista Home SP1. Thanks for your quick response.

Mon, Jun 23rd at 08:24pm (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

See Rainlendar FAQ "The OK button is disabled and I cannot create new events".

Tue, Jun 24th at 12:32am (5 years ago)

Thank you, thank you, thank you. That did the trick. I am still very new to Rainlendar and greatly appreciate your assistance. Your skin is far and away above anything else I have seen. GREAT WORK...

Tue, Jun 24th at 06:36pm (5 years ago)
klaaswes says:

Thank you for the beautifull skin! However the times are faulty. We have summertime in Europe! Therefore it is an hour later in Paris and London than indicated.

Thu, Jul 10th at 06:45am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Thank you. May be you forgot turn on DST time (sun icon in upper left corner). See readme.txt.

Thu, Jul 10th at 09:11am (5 years ago)
klaaswes says:

Thank you. This does not help however. When I move the mouse over the sun icon, it gets dim. Clicking it gives me the standard Rainlendar menu. What exactly do you men by pushing the icon? Perhaps stupid, but it is always better to ask!

Fri, Jul 11th at 05:16am (5 years ago)
klaaswes says:

Sorry, when I move the mouse over the sun icon it lights up!!

Fri, Jul 11th at 07:45am (5 years ago)
klaaswes says:

Got it working. A new screen appears when clicking the sun icon with the correct time. Thank you a lot agein!

Fri, Jul 11th at 07:49am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum08w skin has two windows - for actual standard time (dim sun icon) and for actual summer time (bright sun icon). Klicking left key mouse on sun icon close current window and open another one. You can choose proper window in a list also (right click on window > Windows > Calendar DST).
This skin was tested for Windows XP and Vista for different time zones with standard and Daylight Saving (Summer) Time. Any bugs was found. I want help you but I can't reproduce your problem.

Fri, Jul 11th at 08:14am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

OK, my post was late.

Fri, Jul 11th at 08:17am (5 years ago)
Exilant says:

My fave! Many thanks, Alex!
Your screen shot shows a different color (magenta) for the event on Jan 25. All my events show up in blue. Is it possible to distinguish, say, birthdays from other events? If so, how?

Sun, Jul 27th at 07:00am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Default color of event date is magenta.
Events with category "Holiday" and "Public holiday" have orange color (like weekend days).
Events with category "Important" have red color. I think this color is best for difference between birthdays and other events and holidays.

Sun, Jul 27th at 03:56pm (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 3.0
• New design and more clear fonts.
• Shadow shape refreshing was changed from monthly to weekly.
• One click toggle between windows.
• Year independent code for dst/standard time transitions.
• Time count header for alarms.

Sat, Sep 6th at 08:36am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 3.1
• Moon phases added

Use Vitrum 3.1s skin if you live in Southern hemisphere .

Sat, Oct 11th at 02:30pm (5 years ago)
milu89 says:

I doubleclicked on .r2skin file, but nothing happened. Why? Do I have to install any additional programs?

Fri, Nov 14th at 11:23am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

You have to install only Rainlendar2. See readme.txt file for usual procedure.

Fri, Nov 14th at 11:52am (5 years ago)
milu89 says:

Problem solved, thanks :-)

Sat, Nov 15th at 04:06pm (5 years ago)
klaaswes says:

Hello Alex! Thanks for your wonderfull skin! However I do not see any public holidays. I would need Dutch public holidays.

Fri, Jan 23rd at 06:53am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Thank you for your apprecitation.
You should mark Public Holidays manually.
Find a list of Dutch holidays (e.g. Wikipedia).
Doubleclick on any day in Rainlendar, input Summary (Samenvatting) of Event (Gebeurtenis), for example New Year's Day (Nieuwjaar).
Set the date 01.01.2009 for Start time and End time, mark All day event.
Choose Category - Public Holiday (Officiele feestdag) - colour of this date will be yellow.
Go to Recurrence (Terugkeerpatroon) and mark Repeat every (Herhaal elke) 1 Years, Forever (Oneindig), OK.
Some holidays like Easter have a floating date. In this case you should set the date for every year

Sat, Jan 24th at 04:07am (5 years ago)
Seraphin says:

My favourite so far. I would have like the possibility to change the background colour, and the calendar fonts appear a little 'heavy' to me.
An excellent job nevertheless; the moon phases and world map are just brilliant !!!

Thu, Mar 5th at 03:44am (5 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 3.2
• Blue and Black skin versions for each Hemisphere inside.
• Brightness of To Do marker was changed periodically. Fixed.
• Excess shadow of upper left button deleted.
• Completed items accent now looks better.

Thu, Apr 23rd at 07:21am (4 years ago)

Hej Alex,
thanks for your wonderfull skin - it's my favourite!!

Tue, Apr 28th at 10:51am (4 years ago)
cfvara says:

Hello Alex. Looks GREAT.
But how do I change the four cities and their timezones?

Wed, May 27th at 12:59am (4 years ago)
Alex S says:

It is not a simple task. You should change time zone in 4 skin windows xml files and make two new png shader-files with 366 frames of new city abbreviation. Transparent parts of shaders make visible current time according actual Standard-DST time transitions. Letters look better if you use clear type simulation. Anyway Rainlendar's Help is very useful for this work.

Thu, May 28th at 02:05am (4 years ago)
Kevin D says:

Hello Alex,
I was playing around with the time zone and I can all the time zones I need to work with one exception.
I can not get the India time zone working. The India time zone is +5:30. Will Vitrum display the time correctly for time zones that have the extra 1/2 hour?
Thanks for a great skin!

Wed, Jun 17th at 01:40am (4 years ago)
Alex S says:

Yes, I see this problem. I ask your question on Rainlendar forum (Support).

Thu, Jun 18th at 12:15pm (4 years ago)
Alex S says:

Vitrum 3.3
• Time indication was wrong in "fractional" time zones (India, Burma, etc). Fixed.

Mon, Jun 22nd at 05:12pm (4 years ago)
Kevin D says:

Thanks for the "timely" update! :-)
Works like a charm.

Fri, Jun 26th at 09:17pm (4 years ago)
drclone says:

Hi Alex,
I have the same problem with timezones that Kevin D had, but with Caracas (Venezuela) timezone.
Caracas has -4:30 timezone, but not work correctly.
+4:30 works great but not -4:30.

Regards and thanks for the best skin ever!

Sat, Feb 20th at 08:11am (4 years ago)
lamole234 says:


Mon, Jul 26th at 07:49pm (3 years ago)
alexmidd says:

I love the skin, especially the moon phase, but I have a question. How on earth do you change the font size in the event list? It is so tiny I can hardly read it and there appears to be no way of changing this. Same for the tooltips. I have increased the scale but that makes it fuzzy and still unreadable. Help?

Sun, Oct 24th at 09:47am (3 years ago)

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