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Utilities by ArneBab 24 comments

i used easy_install as is advised in the instructions after dropping in /usr/local/bin.

i'll investigate this more thoroughly soon and advise, but your sample script created a window perfectly without generating any outbound connections.

p.s. your comment about the 88.* ip may indicate some other activity which i'm not aware of, but in a weeks time there were exactly 3 outbound connections made by python, one i'm sure was during the easy_install and i'll research the others. - Nov 29 2010

Utilities by ArneBab 24 comments

i don't find your explanation plausible in any way.

first, this applet phones home every time you start it to: or

therefore "setuptools" is not the culprit for initiating a outbound connection.

as i mentioned before, the file ssl.pyc was fetched during the install of pyRad and maybe it's necessary just to use easy_install, but i can't imagine why pyRad would need ssl capabilities. i don't dabble in python-world, but things have to make sense.

So, my feeling as to the merit of your applet diminished completely... IF it is necessary for this code to phone home, it should be spelled out in the information you give with the download... otherwise it's just malware.
- Nov 27 2010

Utilities by ArneBab 24 comments

during the setup/install there is a connection made to (bitbucket?) and it appears a file "ssl.pyc) is fetched and installed in /usr/lib/python2.6.

Why is this necessary and to what purpose?

this is not described in any information accompanying the package. - Nov 22 2010

Beryl/Emerald Themes by bionegative 10 comments

unique and i'd request that if you have the time to bundle that desktop into one package for easy distribution. Be nice to have an easy adjustment on the window background transparency since the bleed thru from covered objects can be distracting.

well done. - Jul 23 2010

Plasma Themes by nameless89 86 comments

i'm sure there was a lot of time spent tweaking this and it shows a lot of talent.

Very well done indeed. - Jun 23 2010

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by berndb 22 comments

have missed this more than any other feature and i'm grateful for your efforts.

many thanks! - Mar 03 2010

Network by Viras 122 comments

two items:

if the update time is changed, the up/down rate is incorrect.

and, if you remove the border and menu bar to get just a graph display, the menu bar is not recoverable with Ctl+M..?

nice little tool, keep up the good work. - Dec 12 2009
OpenSUSE 11.2 KDE 4 Green Aero

deKorator Themes by ijbreakey 4 comments

tried this out after my usual Crystal windeco seemed stale, and i have a one problem and a couple suggestions:

the problem: some artifacts on the two upper rounded corners (11.2/KDE 4.3.2).

like to see: rounded corners on the bottom also and thinner frames.

great effort, the pattern in the titlebar is a nice touch. Hope you have time to add to the project. - Nov 02 2009
kopem2 lite (mod)

Karamba & Superkaramba by sumashod 1 comment

addition of network monitor capabilities would be welcomed. :) - Jul 17 2009

Utilities by mohareve 52 comments

when adding volumes to the disk catalog, I get an error:

[21] Out of bounds.

the application closes immediately after the error msg is acknowledged. Restarting the application shows the volume was added to the catalog successfully.

suggestions? - Jun 28 2009
fsrunner for KRunner

System Runners by andersaa 87 comments

i use the standard cli "find" utilities instead of kfind because it's simply too slow. i hope your widget proves to be as effective. Perhaps if you incorporated the ability to use the various "x"locate databases if they exist your improvement would use less resources? - Mar 09 2009