BeClock

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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:

A simple clock, implemented as KWin Effect

- This is NO plasmoid!
- You need active desktop FX to use this clock

** NOTICE **
For KDE 4.10 you'll have to obtain the version from https://sourceforge.net/p/bekwinfx/
(either through preferably git or a live tarball)

0.18 will not work on KDE 4.10

Installation:
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tar -xJf beclock-kwin-fx.x.y.txz
cd beclock-kwin-fx
./configure
cd build
make && sudo make install
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to activate or configure
- rightclick some titlebar
- say "configure..."
- click "all effects"
- filter for beclock
- check and maybe configure it.
- click apply


Advances:
- always on top
- input event dead (you can click through etc.)

Features:
- AM/PM or 24h digital display
- optional date display
- binary clock
Last changelog:

9 years ago

0.18
----
- hometime support, ie you get one additional timezone to select which will appear as a dot in the analog rings only

0.17a
----
- yet another maintenance release, fixes 64bit (thanks to Raymond Wooninck for notice and a patch) and KDE 4.7 building
- hometime support comes later ...

0.17
----
- build fix
- show corner activated clock on countdown
- preselect local time format (24h ./. AM/PM)

0.16
----
- maintainance release for KDE SC 4.8rc1 compilation. No functional change.
- update on 2012-02-03: cmake janus compilation issues, no code change

0.15
----
- support for 4.8 (yes, doesn't disappear anymore)
- alpha support for GLSL 2.0 (the blendfunction was irrelevant since not used anyway - i fixed kwin to support 2.0 shaders on my box ;-)
- as an extra bonus a binary and a Maya inspired clock =)

gzu

7 years ago

Hi Thomas12777,

New version error messages helped me I just had to add the packages for

xcb-util-wm
xcb-util-renderutil
xcb-util-keysyms

and their devels for compiling.

Thanks,

gzu

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okias

8 years ago

You can install beclock be installing bekwinfx ebuild from KDE overlay (layman -a kde) with USE="beclock" enabled :)

Have fun and report back :)

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Kott

8 years ago

Thank You, Thomas12777, I really like your clock app, but:

BE:Clock does not appears when kwinfx uses OpenGL backend, but works only with XRender

opensuse 12.2 kde 4.10.2 nvidia-319.12 (same was on older verions)

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thomas12777

8 years ago

current git version?
in case please send me the output of "qdbus org.kde.kwin /KWin supportInformation" - otherwise just use the current git version (there've been major KWin/GL changes between 4.9 & 4.10)

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dglent

8 years ago

Because i have the same problem, where can i find the git verzsion ?
Thanks

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thomas12777

8 years ago

as stated in the description ;-P

https://sourceforge.net/p/bekwinfx/

This is a direct link to the code tool
https://sourceforge.net/p/bekwinfx/code/ci/master/tree/

with a git url or the option to download a snapshot.

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dglent

8 years ago

Thanks, i thought that in sourceforge there was nt a git repository

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Kott

8 years ago

Ohhh. I'm so sorry, dude :) I compiled git version of beclock, but I didn't restarted kde (I was thinking, reenable of kwin was just enough).
After restart all works.
Thank You!

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thomas12777

8 years ago

nevermind. "kwin --replace" will do as well, but the effect plugins are not reloaded after startup.

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Kott

8 years ago

or with beclock checked on (but all the same not shown):

http://paste.kde.org/722660/

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Kott

8 years ago

Yes, this is git version. Last commit:

commit 11f4c0f639bee99039ff4d3bd1d947313104b1a7
Author: Thomas LГјbking <thomas.luebking@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Mar 29 16:08:53 2013 +0100


output of kwin diag:
http://paste.kde.org/722648/

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prowlerxpla

8 years ago

I have 4 users on my laptop, me, eros, nipoti, rosy; when I access to it I never know at glance wich user is active; it would be beautiful to have a kwin effect like the superbe beclock to show the username permanently on the screen...:-) I hope you consider enough exciting the idea to write a new kwin effect...:-) thanks, ciao, pier

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thomas12777

8 years ago

Why would you want that in a kwin effect?
Eg. the current login (or name) in the session menu in the panel (no, i don't know whether there's a similar plasmoid) what does also work w/o compositing.

The login is not like the time, you could just run "whoami" in konsole once and be sufficiently informed for the rest of the session (while you will look at the clock every now and then, so you need much simpler access)

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prowlerxpla

8 years ago

becouse when "me" use the laptop then "nipoti" use the laptop, then leave it, then I come back and use the laptop again, I don't know at glance which is the current user, if a kwineffect show me the username I can switch user, kwin effect is indipendent from desktop and cannot be eliminated with one click...:-) :-) :-) :-)

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thomas12777

8 years ago

That's why eg. my session popup button button contains my login.

For plasma, see eg.
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/fast+user+switch?content=127462

If you had it as a kwin effect it would be always above something - for the one moment you return to your box.

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prowlerxpla

8 years ago

thank you for the fastuserswitch plasmoid, I tried it and every user of the laptops found it useful, the why I would like a kwin effect is just becouse it will be always above something.
Certainly you know how can one single mouse click be a hard work :-), so, as the fastuserswitch plasmoid spare one click, the kwin effect with username above everything I hope will do.
I have four laptops each of one configured with four users.... for now..:-), me, my nephews, my son, my sister, and everyone use casually one of the laptops with theyr user, me is the only one with a little computer skill, so I told everybody to use theyr user, but, the annoyng thing is that if I go to an open laptop with firefox open I don't know AT GLANCE which user is active, so I have to go to desktop see the user (with the help of community I made a plasmoid for this...:-)
https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/484422-set-font-dimension-plasmoid-using-python-qml.html
https://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/484291-how-have-username-permanently-screen.html)
and use that user or change it, so, this single HARDWORK click can be spared if I can see which user is active AT GLANCE, above everything, big...., with some trasparency...., so I hope my nephews will effectively use linux user feature, and also ctrl>alt>F7 F8 F9 to change user...:-)
thank you for the time you dedicated me, good easter, ciao, Pier

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prowlerxpla

8 years ago

I'm trying to use two pasmoids, one that show the user and one that shows the hostname on a panel on the top of the screen... and fastswitchuser on the main panel at the bottom..:-) :-) it seems to works
ciao thnx P

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OdinEidolon

8 years ago

Or is it only me? ;)

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thomas12777

8 years ago

please get recent sources from https://sourceforge.net/p/bekwinfx/

Those should work for sure, otherwise please file a bug (there)

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OdinEidolon

8 years ago

Sorry I did not read that in the description. My bad.
I will wait for this to be updated on AUR or will package it myself.

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vootey

8 years ago

Hi, I discovered your nice clock a few weeks ago. Very useful to me! :)
As I heard kde sc 4.10 kwin effects got GHNS support. Could you look into this and add your stuff there? (especially since this version isn't working anymore for 4.10)
thanks!

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thomas12777

8 years ago

current and developed version here:
https://sourceforge.net/p/bekwinfx/

GHNS does not work for effects which need to be written in cpp.

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mkudro

8 years ago

Very elegant, graceful solution. Great work, thank you.

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bitcrazy

8 years ago

Hello Thomas,
beclock doesn't work anymore under KDE 4.9 RC1.
openSuSE 12.1
"An effect can't be activated" in systemsettings
Compilation works, btw.

Regards
Dieter

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bitcrazy

8 years ago

Forget it. New start of KDE solved the issue.

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9 years ago

0.18
----
- hometime support, ie you get one additional timezone to select which will appear as a dot in the analog rings only

0.17a
----
- yet another maintenance release, fixes 64bit (thanks to Raymond Wooninck for notice and a patch) and KDE 4.7 building
- hometime support comes later ...

0.17
----
- build fix
- show corner activated clock on countdown
- preselect local time format (24h ./. AM/PM)

0.16
----
- maintainance release for KDE SC 4.8rc1 compilation. No functional change.
- update on 2012-02-03: cmake janus compilation issues, no code change

0.15
----
- support for 4.8 (yes, doesn't disappear anymore)
- alpha support for GLSL 2.0 (the blendfunction was irrelevant since not used anyway - i fixed kwin to support 2.0 shaders on my box ;-)
- as an extra bonus a binary and a Maya inspired clock =)

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