Metabar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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Description:

This version is a complete rewrite of Metabar and it is now based on khtml. This makes theming quite simple. You just have to edit the default.css file in $KDEDIR/share/apps/metabar/html. But do NOT touch the layout.html file in any case. This might break Metabar. An option for choosing themes (like in amarok) will come in the next version.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

### Changes since 0.7:
Complete rewrite
NEW: Use of kparts instead of arts for preview

### Changes since 0.6:
NEW: Graphical redesign (again)
NEW: Disabling/Enabling animations
NEW: Use Konqueror's servicemenus
NEW: New icon
FIX: Internal rewrite of some major parts
FIX: the usual minor fixes

### Changes since 0.5:
NEW: Graphical redesign
NEW: Configurable actions
NEW: All of Konqueror's DCOP actions are usable
NEW: Animation of size changes
FIX: Compile error: visibility args
FIX: the usual minor fixes

### Changes since 0.4a:
NEW: Configuration dialog
NEW: Only show a configurable nubmer of actions
NEW: Use konqui's actions via dcop where possible
NEW: Configurable links
NEW: Scollbar if Metabar is too large (has still some bugs)
FIXED: Lose control over player after hiding it
FIXED: Limit width of information labels
and some other fixes I can't remember anymore :)

### Changes since 0.4:
FIXED: metabar_add.desktop not installed correctly
FIXED: 'blank' shown when not opened as default

### Changes since 0.2:
NEW: File previews
NEW: integrated player for audio and video
NEW: More information on files
NEW: Basic actions (like 'delete', 'rename' etc.)
And many bugfixes

google01103

15 years ago

just compiled .8 and have 3 problems (1st 2 are probably connected)
1) there are no icons being shown as in the screen shots next to actions or open with's
2) the preview is not working (except for audio). A image box is displayed but it is empty.
-- could I be missing a dev library? Konqueror currently shows icons next to file names and previews the file when the mouse hovers
3) as the panel shrinks descriptive text is overlaid on top of itself instead of being wrapped onto a 2nd line as in the previous version



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FJR

15 years ago

What icon set are you using?
I had this problem during development and thought I had fixed it. I will do some investigation on it though.

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google01103

15 years ago

I'm using crystal svg.
Would this also affect the lack of previews other than sound?

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google01103

15 years ago

Still have the problem but now I've discovered it's only on my account. Root displays correctly - any ideas? Is it a konqueror option that's not set?

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google01103

15 years ago

and solved!
"automatically load images" must be clicked in "web behavior" settings in Konqueror

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McQuaid

15 years ago

I was running into similar make problems as others even though ./configure would finish without issue. I installed these two dev packages. Not sure which one fixed it, but one or both of them did.
kdebase-dev libkonq4-dev
Thats what they are called in a deb based system.

Great metabar, thx for your work. I actually thought of something very similar a long way back but don't have the skills at this.

Maybe someone can help with my two issues. Audio/video previews. I don't get the preview option with video at all. Now konqueror itself does not give me video preivews and not even sure it does, but some have told me they have that option. Anyone know what I could be missing?

Regarding audio previews. I get the preview action showing the play, pause, stop but they are not functional. I am not running arts so that's probably the issue, however I have all system sounds to use a cmd line player and have all system sounds through alsa without issue or hogging my sound card. Maybe a feature to set a custom player for audio previews? Or check if the user has indicated a player in System Notifciations --> Player Settings.

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McQuaid

15 years ago

I thought maybe restarting kde would help but no such luck.

And looking over the changes I saw:

NEW: integrated player for audio and video

So, obviously I should be getting this. Anyone know what I might be missing?

And as i mentioned I don't get thumbnails for video nor audio previews in just plain konqueror. Can knoqueror do that on it's own? If so, what could I be missing to provide this functionality and would this metabar be dependant on that?

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ch4n01r

15 years ago

Good job ! But...
I have a little problem with accentuation. In "actions" menu, letters like "é" or "à" doesn't appear (I'm french) whereas there is no problem when I right click under a file.

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mononoke

15 years ago

the same problem here... i think SuSE 9.3 is using utf8 as default characterset, but "Actions" Menu in Metabar doesn't show german special characters..

by the way, is it possible to change the background color for Metabar-background ?
currently it white, like (default) window background color.

thanks

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ch4n01r

15 years ago

You can try the solution I used : Edit the file metabar/src/serviceloader.cpp and remove calls to i18n (there are 2 of them); recompile and tell us if it works :)

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mononoke

15 years ago

YES! thanks it worked fine :)
but i didn't remove the whole "call", i think it is something like a "cast".
i changed:
... new KAction(i18n((*it).m_strName), ...

to

... new KAction((*it).m_strName, ...

and:

box->setText(i18n((*it).m_strName));

to

box->setText((*it).m_strName);

:)

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ch4n01r

15 years ago

OK, I've found the solution : I simply remove calls to i18n in serviceloader.cpp.

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mononoke

15 years ago

thanks :)

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soya

15 years ago

is someone having problems to compile it with kde3.4.1?

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mononoke

15 years ago

no, i compiled it in SuSE 9.3 Professional, on AMD 64bit machine. compiled fine.. and this version runs right from start.. with earlier versions, i got problems, but this works in every konqueror window.

very often compile erros appear because of missing devel-packages. did you really install every needed devel-packages ? at first i got an error too, because i forgot to install kdebase3-devel. it is needed because "konquisidebar" is part of that package.

i compiled it (using krpmbuilder) with prefix (64bit system):
--prefix=/opt/kde3/
--with-qt-libraries=/usr/lib/qt3/lib64/
--enable-libsuffix=64

bye

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wantar

15 years ago

I just downloaded, unpacked, and installed the tar ball. I restarted KDE but I don't see the Metabar. Is there something else I have to do?

I typed:
./configure
make
make install clean


???

I'm using FreeBSD 5.4 and KDE 3.4.

Thanks for your help,

Bryan

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C

FJR

15 years ago

Usually you have to add it to the sidebar manually

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wantar

15 years ago

How do I add it to the sidebar?

I know this may be a silly question, but I'm new :-D

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nookie

15 years ago

I like meta bar really much but there is
one negative thing.

It can not handle swedish letters like
öäå. Otherwise really really GOOD!

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metty

15 years ago

Hi, I've created a RPM for SuSE 9.3. It is available at http://www.matthiaswetzka.de/metabar.en.php

A source-rpm is available there, too. Maybe this can be used to create RPMs for other SuSE versions.

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goldenboy

15 years ago

Hi,
I know, that this was mentioned once before and just wanted to and a "me, too" but I can't find the original comment...

For my Kubuntu installation german umlauts in the actions for a given mime-type are not correctly displayed. Probably the wrong (only a standard) code page is used to display these entries...
Perhaps you could incoorporate the usage of the systems actual default codepage??

cheers

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laktose

15 years ago

I have arts installed, it works fine, everything works fine with it, yet I still get this spew of crap from metabar,

g++-3.4.3: /arts: No such file or directory
In file included from metabar.h:12,
from metabar.cpp:5:
metabar_widget.h:49:26: kvideowidget.h: No such file or directory
metabar_widget.h:50:25: kplayobject.h: No such file or directory
metabar_widget.h:51:25: kartsserver.h: No such file or directory
metabar_widget.h:52:29: kartsdispatcher.h: No such file or directory
metabar_widget.h:53:32: kplayobjectfactory.h: No such file or directory
In file included from metabar.h:12,
from metabar.cpp:5:
metabar_widget.h:153: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of `KArtsDispatcher' with no type
metabar_widget.h:153: error: expected `;' before '*' token
metabar_widget.h:154: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of `KVideoWidget' with no type
metabar_widget.h:154: error: expected `;' before '*' token
metabar_widget.h:155: error: `KDE' has not been declared
metabar_widget.h:155: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of `PlayObject' with no type
metabar_widget.h:155: error: expected `;' before '*' token
metabar_widget.h:156: error: `Arts' has not been declared
metabar_widget.h:156: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of `SoundServerV2' with no type
metabar_widget.h:156: error: expected `;' before "soundServer"
metabar_widget.h:157: error: `KDE' has not been declared
metabar_widget.h:157: error: ISO C++ forbids declaration of `PlayObjectFactory' with no type
metabar_widget.h:157: error: expected `;' before '*' token
make[2]: *** [metabar.lo] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/damaged/metabar/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/damaged/metabar'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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anupamsr

15 years ago

I have submitted a bug report:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1179299&group_id=131876&atid=722547

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markwege

15 years ago

trash is named as /-root folder. Would be nice if the name is correct and metabar would offer functionallity like empty, restore ... for it.

Also it would be nice if metabar on websites would automaticly deactivate itself or offer functionality for this
- make a website archive
- download all pictures
- save marked links as bookmarks
- ...

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cado

15 years ago

Debian Unstable available at http://pacotesdeb.codigolivre.org.br/

Requeriments:
KDE 3.4

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15 years ago

### Changes since 0.7:
Complete rewrite
NEW: Use of kparts instead of arts for preview

### Changes since 0.6:
NEW: Graphical redesign (again)
NEW: Disabling/Enabling animations
NEW: Use Konqueror's servicemenus
NEW: New icon
FIX: Internal rewrite of some major parts
FIX: the usual minor fixes

### Changes since 0.5:
NEW: Graphical redesign
NEW: Configurable actions
NEW: All of Konqueror's DCOP actions are usable
NEW: Animation of size changes
FIX: Compile error: visibility args
FIX: the usual minor fixes

### Changes since 0.4a:
NEW: Configuration dialog
NEW: Only show a configurable nubmer of actions
NEW: Use konqui's actions via dcop where possible
NEW: Configurable links
NEW: Scollbar if Metabar is too large (has still some bugs)
FIXED: Lose control over player after hiding it
FIXED: Limit width of information labels
and some other fixes I can't remember anymore :)

### Changes since 0.4:
FIXED: metabar_add.desktop not installed correctly
FIXED: 'blank' shown when not opened as default

### Changes since 0.2:
NEW: File previews
NEW: integrated player for audio and video
NEW: More information on files
NEW: Basic actions (like 'delete', 'rename' etc.)
And many bugfixes

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