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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Can you please both email me a screenshot - my email addy can be found by clicking on my name above.

Thanks - Jun 19 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I'm not talking about laptop users, I'm talking about everybody else. If you display the old data immediately, then people may assume it's correct, and be looking at the wrong data.

The other problem is that superkaramba has a bug that means that the splash screen for liquid weather (and or old data) won't display while new data is downloading.

So it's a black screen until this is fixed.

Matt - Jun 18 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

can you run it from a terminal, and email me the output.

ta


Matt - Jun 18 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I don't want to immediately display the old weather, because that could be misleading - particularly if it takes 2 mins to get the weather. You may assume that the weather is as per the cache, and therefore not wait for the actual weather. I think this would be confusing. You may just have to be patient.

Matt - Jun 17 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

What are you typing into the dialog box?

Matt - Jun 17 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Yes, you need kdesktop running.

Matt - Jun 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

You need to upgrade to superkaramba v0.36 - Jun 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

They layout of the theme is very dependant on font size, and there are a lot of different font sizes used throughout the theme. It would be very difficult to have a gui method of determining font sizes for the various different parts, and it would become very confusing for users, and end up in endless emails for support. Same for font type. There is no font selector dialog for kdialog yet. Without this specifying a font via is too hard for users. If you want to change the font, just open the liquid_weather.py file, and do a find and replace on verdana.

Matt - Jun 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I've just checked your location, and the triangle is showing up because the predicted storm path is in your general vicnity - check the storm map again. If you've used the menu, and got a map showing, then middle click you get both the storm map, and the map you've selected from the menu. I'll fix that bug.

Matt - Jun 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

For someone who wants help, you're kindof rude. But having been in this game for a while, you're lucky I've got a thick skin. I do know my program very well. And you need to use the Configure Theme part of the menu, not the edit theme part. There is no "configuration gui" per se. All configuration is done via a menu, and individual dialog boxes.

Matt - Jun 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Do you have kdesktop installed? Do you have a background image, or just a color. If just a color, the fake transparency of superkaramba won't work, and you just get a black box. Get kdesktop, and put in a background image, and all should be well.

Matt - Jun 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

That's supposed to mean that there is a major storm in your area. What location are you using? The button should still operate as normal, but if you middle click, it should give info on the storm.

Tell me your location, and I'll have a look at it.

Matt - Jun 09 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I'm not sure what you mean about configuration gui. There is no configuration gui? If you mean dialog boxes launched from the configure menu, then you need kdialog. This should be part of the kde-base package.

Matt - Jun 08 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Thanks for you helpful and insightful feedback. Perhaps you could provide some details, so that I can actually solve your problems, rather than just being a sounding board for your personality disorder.

Let's start by you telling me what version of superkaramba you are using, and whether you installed it from source, or from a binary, such as an rpm or a deb.

Always a pleasure.

Matt - Jun 07 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Thanks for you helpful and insightful feedback. Perhaps you could provide some details, so that I can actually solve your problems, rather than just being a sounding board for your personality disorder. - Jun 07 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

It means that it's frozen for some reason. Can you run it from a terminal, and email me the output (you can get my address by clicking on my name above.

Matt - Jun 04 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

first of all make sure you are using superkaramba v0.36. That should fix it.

Matt - Jun 03 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

You need kdialog to be installed. I'm surprised you don't have it, because it is part of kdelibs. However, you may be using gentoo, which has split ebuilds for kde now. If you are, find the kdialog ebuild and install it.

Matt - May 31 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

First question. The update process takes time. Whether the theme waits for an update on screen or offscreen makes no difference as to the time it takes. So it's not wasting your time at all.

Regarding the N/a, you're right. I'll fix that in the next release.

Matt - May 31 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Change the animation style to expand/contract. There's a bug I need to fix. Next release coming soon - hopefully. Just trying to fix BBC parsing. Should have something on that shortly.

Matt - May 22 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Go into the configure menu, and select an iconset.

Matt - May 19 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Most likely you've downloaded a binary version of superkaramba, which wasn't compiled against the version of python you have installed. Either find a binary that has, or comppile it yourself.

Matt - May 19 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Run it from a terminal and email me the output. - May 18 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

My pick is that you've got a binary version of superkaramba, and it was compiled against a different version of python. Compile superkaramba from source, and you should be ok.

Matt - May 17 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Do you mean it's not displayed on the theme, or not displayed when you middle click on the globe icon?

Matt - May 17 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I suspect that you have superkaramba v0.35 installed. You need version 0.36 for for any version of liquid weather >=4.0

Matt - May 17 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

But:

http://mirrors.borgnet.us/matt-lw/snapshot3.png

Using umicons, and I get wind arrows. Also, the picture you posted earlier showed wind arrows with Umicons - although that picture is no longer available.

So, no, still don't understand :-)

Matt - May 15 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

But:

http://mirrors.borgnet.us/matt-lw/snapshot3.png

Using umicons, and I get wind arrows. Also, the picture you posted earlier showed wind arrows with Umicons - although that picture is no longer available.

So, no, still don't understand :-)

Matt - May 15 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Open ~/.superkaramba/liquid_weather.rc

then find the line that looks like:

animstyle=

and make it look like:

animstyle=0

Matt - May 15 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I'm confused. The arrows are shown with the Umicons - although they are the liquid wind icons. That's all there is flat and liquid. Do you think the flat arrows should be shown with Umicons? - May 14 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Is that supposed to show what they look like now, or with flat arrows? Just looks like the standard view to me? - May 14 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Don't know? Email me a piccy, so I can see. - May 14 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Open the file ~/.superkaramba/liquid_weather.rc. Find the line that looks like:

animstyle=

and make it look like:

animstyle=0

Matt - May 14 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Aaaah. I see now. Hate to say it, but that's a feature, not a bug. If the text is behind the icons, then you can't read it. However, you can still get the gist of the icon with the text over the top. So that's the way I've ordered things. The other way round doesn't make sense does it?

Matt - May 14 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I see the typo - I'll fix it in the next release. But what do you mean about text being out of place. Please bear in mind that you don't have the preferred fonts installed. Look in the fonts directory in the liquid_weather_plus directory,and install them - see if that helps.

Matt - May 14 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Which text is out of alignment? Where is that typo?

Matt - May 14 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

#import the regular expression module

import re

#create the regular expression to test whether the output from the colour dialog box is in the r=nnn g=nnn b=nnn format required

formattest = r'''(?ix)
r=(?P\d+)\sg=(?P\d+)\sb=(?P\d+)
'''

#test whether the output matches the regular expression

match = re.search(formattest, output)

Now I come to think of it, I'm not sure where I got the r''' thingy from. I've just always done it that way - must of got it from somewhere, but can't tell you where.

Have a look at this, might help.

http://www.amk.ca/python/howto/regex/regex.html - May 12 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

It works fine on mine. I did some bug fixing on those panels, because some of the detail panels weren't aware of the second panel being open, but that bug has existed ever since I implimented hourly forecasts.

Can you run it from a terminal, and send me the output when you middle click on the main icon. You can get my email address by clicking on my name above.

Thanks

Matt - May 12 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

There is a version number on the download page - so I'm not sure what you're talking about there. I don't provide a direct link, because I want people to actually visit the site and read the manual. I used to get a lot of emails from people that would have solved there own problems if they'd bothered to read the manual and the faq. Since linking to the site, the number of emails has dropped significantly.

The link to the translation in kde-look is not that confusing. Quantum mechanics is confusing - html is not. I'll remove it though, as it is redundant.

In terms of translators sending me stuff, that's exactly what happens - I'm not sure why "we" have to agree anything.

I'm reconsidering restrucuring the backgrounds code, so that backgrounds can just be dropped into the directory, and will be picked up dynamically - although that could become tricky for detail panels.

BTW, I note you haven't responded to my email (sent to you a couple of weeks ago)? - May 11 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

That's exactly what it says on the installation instructions on my website.

Matt - May 11 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

The most likely cause is that the rpm was compiled against a version of python which is different to the version of python that you have installed on your box. Your best bet is to install superkaramba from source.

Matt - May 11 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Still can't believe you dont like it ;) - May 11 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Yes, I understand your point, and yes you are right it is very hard to impliment what you suggest. I had considered it, and flagged it after struggling to find any useful method of achieving it. In my view there is still some consistency, in that the new update method slides everything off to the side of the theme, and then back when it's updated - sort of as if the information is kept off to the side, waiting for an update to be triggered. Likewise, with the panels, the detail is kept off to the side, and only slides on when needed, and then off again.

I've implemented an option to turn it off if you turn off icon animation. I'll upload it tonight.

Matt - May 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

There's no option to turn it off at the moment. It shouldn't be too hard to add, but I just wanted to see what the problem was. Also, can you elaborate on your comment that the text appears outside the box? What do you mean by that?

Matt - May 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

What don't you like about it?

Matt - May 10 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Are you absolutely sure that this happens with SK v0.36? Are you sure you've successfully installed 0.36? - May 07 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I'm picking that you're using superkaramba 0.35. If not, tell me what translation you are using.

Matt - May 07 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

You are probably opening the terminal from a superkaramba launch bar? In lwp, I change the working directory to liquid_weather_plus, to avoid having to fluf around with paths. Run lwp under a different instance of superkaramba from the launch bar, and you'll be fine.

Matt - May 07 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Please run lw from a terminal, and email me the output. Also, if you've installed superkaramba from an rpm, make sure that the rpm was compiled against the same version of python that you have installed.

Matt - May 07 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

netdragon.sourceforge.net or search for it on kde-look, or find a suitable urpmi repository.

Matt - May 03 2005