aRoK

Karamba & Superkaramba

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Description:

"aRoK" is a small superKaramba desktop applet that provides a few features which can also be found in some
"smartphones". It's main feature is the interaction with amaroK player.

Touch screen with icons menu;
Can be used both in Horizontal or Vertical mode;
Various skins available;
Configuration tools to access all configurable options;

Comes with the following plugins:
Photoshow:
- Display your favorite photos in a slide show.
Calendar:
- Configurable calendar with date display.
Media controller (amaroK player):
- Display cover and information of currently playing media;
- Control basic player functions.
Stock watch:
- Follow the evolution of markets and receive custom alerts about your stocks.
Mail:
- Get mail count from your mail accounts (GMail accounts included);
- Launch your favorite mail application to read mail.
Phone:
- Make internet phone calls to contacts all around the world;
- Have your contacts indexed by Contact Books and Groups.
Clock:
- Display current local date and time in an analog/digital clock.
Calculator:
- Perform simple quick calculations;
(...)
Last changelog:

12 years ago

10-Apr-2008
- Initial release.
02-May-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added SSL support to mail module;
- Added password encryption to mail module;
- Added support for wallpapers use;
- Added menu bar to phone module;
- Updated translations;
- Changed a few icons.
11-Jul-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added experimental support for Juk.
17-Sep-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added option to sync wallpaper of the widget with the current desktop wallpaper;
- Added support for making phone calls using the SIP protocol (requires Linphone).
18-Sep-2008
- Fixed bug that was making superkaramba crash on 64bit systems (scrolling of text will not be available).
26-Sep-2008
- Minor bugfixes.
01-Oct-2008
- Multiple bugfixes.
26-Sep-2008
- Minor bugfixes;
- Added support for cover displaying of LastFm streams.
14-Nov-2008
- Minor bugfixes;
- Started tests for KDE4 support.

ZdadrDeM

12 years ago

Hi,
could you add an option to reset the email counter and only show the number of new messages since the last time the email applet was clicked.
Reason: I use a pop account and leave my messages on the server, so aRoK shows the total amount of emails not only the new one.

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Lechio

12 years ago

Sure, I believe that can be done. Will look into it.

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pvt14

12 years ago

Awesome, actually :) But for some reason the Photos plug-in tries to load files from /mnt/hdb1/ts/ (files such as penguin, dsc00055, space-01, picture_006 and so on) even when I make an attempt to set the photopath to an existing one, or drag and drop some image/folder. From where can I change this?

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Lechio

12 years ago

Hi, thank you for the feedback. That seems to be a problem with encoding, may happen if we set the photopath to a dir with non-ASCII chars. But it should reset when we do set the photopath. Tryed to reproduce the situation with no luck. It's now marked to fix, will try to correct it for next update. In the meantime you can try and edit " ~/.kde/share/apps/superkaramba/themes/aRoK/0001a/modules/lst_amk.py" and add the complete paths to some photos there, save the file then reload the photoshow. '/mnt/hdb1/ts' is my photopath :) , again it should not try to load those. Best regards, Lechio.

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ZdadrDeM

12 years ago

Same problem here. Trying to change the pictures in lst_amk.py doesn't work for me.
Another problem: Mail fetching doesn't work. I only get: Query mail server for minutes.
By the way: Fantastic widget.

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Lechio

12 years ago

Hi there. That bug is now identified, it seems that the photos module is importing the photos list from inside the skz file and not from the extracted dir. Rename aRoK.skz to aRoK.zip, extract the files to a dir and load the theme from there. Photoshow should now be available :) it's a temporary issue, and is being fixed, sorry. As for e-mail, what account type are you using? Best regards, Lechio.

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ZdadrDeM

12 years ago

I use a pop3 gmx account.
In KMail I use SSL to recive the mails. Can you add an option to use SSL?

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Lechio

12 years ago

SSL support will be added to next release in a couple of days, along with some other bugs corrections and improvements. But if you need SSL right now just edit 'utils/getNumMail_POP.py' and where it says: 'm=poplib.POP3(server)' change to: 'm=poplib.POP_SSL(server)' .
SSL becomes available then :)

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Lechio

12 years ago

Edit: 'm=poplib.POP3_SSL(server)' , not the previous, sorry.

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Lechio

12 years ago

Will have to look into that and do some reading about it. photos are now showing?

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ZdadrDeM

12 years ago

Triple post :-D
Mail works, it was my fault, false configuration :-/
(although an SSL option would be nice)

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ZdadrDeM

12 years ago

Ok, i had to remove the previous config files but now the slideshow works. Thanks.

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ZdadrDeM

12 years ago

Hm, doesn't work. :-/
I still tries to load pictures from /mnt/hdb1....

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falco101

12 years ago

Absolutely excellent! I love this widget, do you have any plans to eventually port it to plasma?

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Lechio

12 years ago

Hi there, thank you for the comment, you have pretty awsome work here too.
Yap, something similar for plasma is in the works :) right now the main focus is to catch bugs, all we can find, and get a few more plugins working (SMS, Phone calls, RSS reader, wether (...)). The plasmoid will be out after, gives also time for KDE 4 to be a bit more of common use. Best regards, Lechio.

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12 years ago

10-Apr-2008
- Initial release.
02-May-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added SSL support to mail module;
- Added password encryption to mail module;
- Added support for wallpapers use;
- Added menu bar to phone module;
- Updated translations;
- Changed a few icons.
11-Jul-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added experimental support for Juk.
17-Sep-2008
- Multiple bugfixes;
- Added option to sync wallpaper of the widget with the current desktop wallpaper;
- Added support for making phone calls using the SIP protocol (requires Linphone).
18-Sep-2008
- Fixed bug that was making superkaramba crash on 64bit systems (scrolling of text will not be available).
26-Sep-2008
- Minor bugfixes.
01-Oct-2008
- Multiple bugfixes.
26-Sep-2008
- Minor bugfixes;
- Added support for cover displaying of LastFm streams.
14-Nov-2008
- Minor bugfixes;
- Started tests for KDE4 support.

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