Revolutionary Clock ( Conky )

Conky

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

There is no clock like this as one user said
"It's pure and utter MADNESS, like some mystifying marvelous work of a mad scientist."

This should work on any full conky installations irrespective of linux distro or flavour. I run it on LinuxMint12 KDE.

To appreciate this clock you need to see it move. Check the links for the 2 minutes duration video.

Revolutionary clocks comes in 4 sizes
HD, midi, mini & supermini

It is distinguished from other such clocks by the clock rings not having a fixed starting position but rather move as a function of time and likewise expand circumferentially as a function of time.

It is fully configurable.
The lua script is explained in the c_c_s_explanation.txt file.

To install just move or copy the " .Conky " hidden folder to your user/home folder! (note capital C for .Conky)

Remember to install the fonts!

To run, execute ' start_conky.sh '

To enable conky to start with the system go to " startup applications " and add in the " command " the file

" .Conky/revolutionary_clock/...x.../start_conky.sh "

where ...x... signifies the desired conky size e.g. rev_hd.


e.g. test in terminal
conky -c $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clocks/rev_hd/conkyrc &


Enjoy!!!

p.s.
pls leave feedback or improvements etc.
Also score it if your a member.

This will only work in conky 1.9.x.
it will not work in 1.10
Last changelog:

8 years ago

30-5-12 - v1.0.1
- removed a script bug about the clock hands ( handle_length)

31-05-12 v1.0.2
- added smaller more subtle clock mini.
- also added monspaced fonts.

05-06-2012 v2.1.0
- Big changes to underlying script.
- Included script explanation.
- Added a midi and super-mini versions
- Improved smoothness of hour-hand movement (thanks to Arclance)
- fixed issue of hour-hand at 12 o'clock

13-06-2012 -v2.1.1
re-added fonts

hocico0777

8 years ago

Sorry,false alarm,the next day i turned on the pc there it was!Maybe i needed to reboot or log out and log back in.Pretty amazing clock,thanks for sharing with us.

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ashael

8 years ago

Hi,
I've downloaded the tar.gz to /user/home/ and extracted it. It extracts a folder named "revolutionary_clocks" (plural). I see no folder named .Conky ("show hidden folders" is on). I tried creating one and copying the folder into it after changing the folder's name to "revolutionary_clock". I tried executing it from the terminal using the commands you've suggested to previous commenters, but it doesn't work and I get error messages when checking the folders from the terminal. Could you please help?

Thanks in advance

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abuyahya

8 years ago

Sorry with the current version make a folder under the home directory named " .Conky "
Then extract "revolutionary_clocks" (plural) directly into the .Conky folder.

Install the fonts! (optional - better alignment)

Run / execute any of the ' start_conky.sh ' scripts. (change their properties to executable)

if that fails try running in a terminal the following command

conky -c $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clocks/rev_midi/conkyrc &

[change the above folder "rev_midi" for which ever version you like

(except "all" which needs to be run four times with X varying from 1-4

conky -c $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clocks/all/conkyrcX &

)]

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ashael

8 years ago

Thanks, it's working :)

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torre89

8 years ago

Hi. Sorry i don't find the font file. Where i can find it?

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abuyahya

8 years ago

Sorry they got missed in last update have re-included now

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torre89

8 years ago

Thank you

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DJ131

8 years ago

i installed the clock and the fonts but when i run it i get this.


http://imgur.com/DWoNt

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abuyahya

8 years ago

that is the default conky output. It means although conky is running the downloaded files are not.

1. first check the install path is correct and no spaces have crept into the folder names and the .Conky zipped file should be directly under your home directory.

you can check this by typing n (cutting and pasting) the following into a terminal:


dir $HOME/.Conky/

dir $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clock/

dir $HOME/.Conky/rev_midi/


each line should output the files in those folders respectively, if not then that is where your problem is and you need to correctly place the ' .Conky ' hidden folder.

2. if the above outputs ok with the file names then type (or cut and paste) the following into the terminal


conky -c $HOME/.Conky/revolutionary_clock/conkyrc &


Or


conky -c $HOME/.Conky/rev_mini/conkyrc &



the first is for the large clock and the second is for the mini clock.

Let me know how it goes.


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DJ131

8 years ago

Thank you, its working now. but its quite big, is there any way to resize it? Thanks again.

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abuyahya

8 years ago

you could use the mini version

conky -c $HOME/.Conky/rev_mini/conkyrc &

or change the following parameters in the lua script

cup_radius
saucer_radius
Graduation_radius

once you done that
then need to relocate it
by change x and y

This can all be done easily with 'find & replace' function in text editor like kate

if you tell me how much smaller I could do it for you.

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DJ131

8 years ago

well, its not thiat big of an issue. but i would like it about 25-30% smaller. how can i do that?

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abuyahya

8 years ago

try the new midi version

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8 years ago

30-5-12 - v1.0.1
- removed a script bug about the clock hands ( handle_length)

31-05-12 v1.0.2
- added smaller more subtle clock mini.
- also added monspaced fonts.

05-06-2012 v2.1.0
- Big changes to underlying script.
- Included script explanation.
- Added a midi and super-mini versions
- Improved smoothness of hour-hand movement (thanks to Arclance)
- fixed issue of hour-hand at 12 o'clock

13-06-2012 -v2.1.1
re-added fonts

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