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

rickvernam

15 years ago

so, here is a bug: play a song with the 'preview', then click on the button that hides the 'preview' part of the metabar, then you loose control of the preview for that song (cant stop it...but can play other songs...etc...)

I love this thing...THANK YOU!

-Rick

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tosta

15 years ago

Get it here:

http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=21010

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CaffeineAddict

15 years ago

I guess I don't have the devel packages I need, what are they??

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blaster999

15 years ago

Well, now metabar_add.desktop is installed in $KDEDIR/share/apps/konqsidebartng/, but should be in $KDEDIR/share/apps/konqsidebartng/add/

I am not an autotools guru, so please tell which line in makefile.in should be changed to affect the location of the metabar_add.desktop?

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blaster999

15 years ago

Ok well, this was my fault - the makefile installs everything in correct places. sorry.

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Runico

15 years ago

Add a scrollbar would be great!

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goldenboy

15 years ago

I really love this one!!

But I also wanted to mention the need of a scrollbar or scrollable area, since the preview and additional information function otherwise is not that useful...

greets

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thomas12777

15 years ago

i also wanted to mention this, maybe a scrollbar isn't really needed, but a scrollable area (ScrollWidget), not showing scrollbars, but reacting on the wheel or top/down area mouse enters/leaves would be enough (to save visual space)

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blaster999

15 years ago

I second that - the contents sometimes do not fit the screen. However, the scrollbar should appear only when it is really needed.

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CaffeineAddict

15 years ago

When I compile the metabar I get this exception . . .

configure:26965: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

Any help??

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ruurd

15 years ago

Did you install the proper devel packages for X?

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brockers

15 years ago

Getting a make error...

metabar.cpp:40: error: visibility arg must be one of "default", "hiddent", protected" or "internal"

got a fix?

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LMCBoy

15 years ago

I posted a workaround yesterday, but you already have to go to the archive combobox to see it. Anyway, I'll repost it here:
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This is caused by some version collision between KDE and gcc, I think. Here's a workaround that works for me:

edit metabar/src/metabar.cpp

Just below the #include lines, add:

#define METABAR_EXPORT __attribute__ ((visibility("default")))

Change the instance of "KDE_EXPORT" on line 39 or 40 to "METABAR_EXPORT"
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Let me know if it works for you...

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linux3114a

15 years ago

Files contents of my RPM :

/opt/kde3
/opt/kde3/lib
/opt/kde3/lib/kde3
/opt/kde3/lib/kde3/konqsidebar_metabar.la
/opt/kde3/lib/kde3/konqsidebar_metabar.so
/opt/kde3/share
/opt/kde3/share/apps
/opt/kde3/share/apps/konqsidebartng
/opt/kde3/share/apps/konqsidebartng/entries
/opt/kde3/share/apps/konqsidebartng/entries/metabar.desktop
/opt/kde3/share/apps/konqsidebartng/entries/metabar_add.desktop
/opt/kde3/share/doc
/opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML
/opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en
/opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/sidebar
/opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/sidebar/common
/opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/sidebar/index.cache.bz2
/opt/kde3/share/doc/HTML/en/sidebar/index.docbook

First Prb : Seems the metabar_add.desktop
goes in the entries folder , normally it must go to the Add folder . This icon is used for adding the metabar in the entries folder

Second Prb:
This version run only with konqueror in SU
mode

Having first PRB with version 0.2 only

Strange ! ! ! !!

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linux3114a

15 years ago

With the version 4a my first problem is corrected but the second problem persist.....
work only in SU mode ! ! !

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polrus

15 years ago

change the persmisions to the new files then

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linux3114a

15 years ago

Wich files in wich directories.

I recall the files under OPT folder are under Root Authorirty....
and all files in my $HOME are under USER authority fo rthat application

I recall with the metabar v0.2 having no problem to work as USER ! ! ! ! !

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C

FJR

15 years ago

So you mean you have to run konqueror as superuser? Or what does SU mode mean?

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linux3114a

15 years ago

Yes It's right , I have no problem in SuperUser ( SU ) , but when I'm as a normal users
It doens't work. With the version 0.2 , I have not this problem .....! ! ! !

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rossoft

15 years ago

i have that problem too. Has anyone the solution?

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gnumdk

15 years ago

g++: cannot specify -o with -c or -S and multiple compilations

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linux3114a

15 years ago

If i make an updated to V0.4
I have the metabar tag but when I click on it , I don't receive the panel.
With the version 0.2 no problem

Suse 9.2 with KDE 3.3

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FJR

15 years ago

Can you give me the output of konqueror when you are trying to add metabar? Maybe ist an old file which causes the problems.
Have you replaced your old metabar_add.desktop with the new one in the entries folder?
or try reseting your sidebar to system defaults

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SvenArcher

15 years ago

Same results here.

It appears as a sidebar tag. When clicked, it appears as though it wants to do something, but the panel never opens.

I'm not quite sure how to get debugging/verbose ouput from konqueror. If you can direct me, I'll be happy to provide it.

Thanks so much for your work!

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FJR

15 years ago

if you type konqueror in a console you get konqueror's debuggin output printed to the console...

I finally fixed the problem with the metabar_add.desktop file and it is now correctly installed in my current working version.
I will release a 0.4a maybe
Befor installing this, you should uninstall your old version and eventually remove the .desktop files by hand.

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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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