WheelOfFortune

Karamba & Superkaramba

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This is a HIGHLY experimental but fascinating superkaramba enhancement, with an example theme to see the principle and also a work-in-progress theme.

Wheel smoothly your way through your files without having to spend all your
time clicking on folders.

The enhancements: listing file and directories in Superkaramba - but it's a bit more than that: KDirlister is used, which supports application:/, file:/, floppy:/ media:/ devices:/ svn:/ in fact any KIO.

I am so bowled over by how exciting and how... "wow!" this is that i just had to let people know about it.

Try the wof.theme and you will see what i mean.

if you have a mouse with a scroll-wheel, use it: it's much easier to navigate. single-click on a directory to open it up on the arc below (yes, it's a wheel, not a line, not a square, not a treeview!)

The download contains:

- a precompiled superkaramba binary
- a superkaramba diff (patch)
- the dirlister.cpp and .h files
- an example theme (dirlister)
- a work-in-progress theme (wof).

superkaramba R0KZ!
Last changelog:

15 years ago

* fixed large subdirectory crash
* added "run" capability properly

dbd

15 years ago

If I launch dirlister I just get a transparaent box that says "click me to change state" but doesn't do anything when I click it.
And if I launch wof I just get a smaller transparent box with a title bar that doesn't say or do anything at all. :(

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lkcl

15 years ago

heya, i did say experimental, didn't i? :)

welcome to running someone else's binary.

try this: ldd /usr/bin/superkaramba
and look through the listing to ensure that there's nothing missing.

if there is, then you really need to compile from source yourself: check out the KDE latest svn source code for kdeutils/superkaramba, apply the patch, add the three files into the kdeutils/superkaramba/src directory.

contact the people on #superkaramba on irc.freenode.net for advice, okay?

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Spoonman

15 years ago

I'll bite, what does it do?

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lkcl

15 years ago

sorry!

its a replacement for konqueror's file browser, basically.

no it doesn't do content viewing or preview, I don't want it to be a replacement for plasma or for superkaramba to turn into pykde but I DO want to do something cool and radically WOW for file browsing.

and this is it!

its best tried with a wheelmouse, but if you don't have one you can still play. the "jog" to whizz the files round in your directory takes getting used to - just try it, you will be stunned not least because it is so smooth and so quick.

at the moment do not browse directories with more than 100 files, it will crash. sorry. I am working out a fix.


the days of windows lookalike desktops are numbered.

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lkcl

15 years ago

oh btw I did end up adding file preview functionality. I have yet to work out how to best use it - probably in a separate theme, with intercommunication to pass the ur? to be viewed.

iwa thinking of doing a sidebar style theme which slides out from the side, hides again after a few seconds. that way I can think about using mouse-move rather than click, to make the fileviewer thme activate.

it also means code separation and also it could be used (activated) by other themes too.

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lkcl

15 years ago

okay, i fixed the crashing subdirectory thing with more than 100 files wil upload a new patch and new binary soon

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15 years ago

* fixed large subdirectory crash
* added "run" capability properly

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