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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2007 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gimmie - like a panel, but better.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to mention KMess, because I saw a thread in the forums today that said "Is this project still alive?" (and that was like 7 months ago.).
Seriously, give it a try if you use KDE and MSN (Don't bother if you also use other protocols like ICQ and Jabber, but if you only use MSN it will be perfect.). It's more lightweight than Kopette, it has more features as far as MSN is concerned than Kopette, and I like the whole setup more.

By the way, they don't use a bug tracker. You can report bugs on their forums. I'm just saying this because I found it really "personal" and cute.

Anyway, I really think that the whole project needs more attention and help.
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

net-p2p/gtk-gnutella..., especially when you create your very own filters!

Using filters, u can get rid of almost all garbage search results. In combination with regexps, the possibilities are endless. You can add different rules to one filter.

Just a quick example to setup a filter:
Press Edit Filters,
Type in the upper left "Music", Create filter.
Press Add name rule, select invert condition and active, select matches the regex pattern
and type: .*\.(asf|avi|flac|m4a|m4v|mp3|mp4|mpeg|mpg|ogg|ogm|wav)$
Target: don't display, press Save, and OK
Now you can select the filter next to the search box... :D

Another suggestion for a filter: "Graphics" .*\.(asf|avi|bmp|m4v|jpg|jpeg|mpeg|mpg|png|ogm)$

Also I think it's handy to add a temporary Size filter to a search task, depending on what your looking for. Press Stop this search, and add filters to the search task. For example like above, but with a file size between 30-90 MB for a music video.

Good luck!

Edit: 2009-01-25 19:09:26
The current version contains default filters for searching file types...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zenity
http://linux.byexamples.com/archives/259/a-complete-zenity-dialog-examples-1/
http://linux.byexamples.com/archives/265/a-complete-zenity-dialog-examples-2/

great to use in combination with the wmtimer dockapp:

set an alarm and at the given hour, call xnotify <yourmessage>


xnotify is a script I made:
Code:

#!/bin/sh

MINARGS=1          # Script requires at least 1 argument.
E_BADARGS=65

show_error()
{
        echo
        echo "Error in script usage: xnotify <message>"
}

# Checks number of arguments.
if [ $# -ne $MINARGS  ];
then
        show_error
        exit $E_BADARGS
fi

zenity --warning --text "It is time for $1.\n\n Do you want me to lock up?";
ans=$?;

if [ "$ans" -eq "1" ]
then
        exit 0
else
        #we are leaving, lock screen
        xscreensaver-command -lock
fi


At the given time, when the wmtimer alarm goes off... a message will alert you. When you press ok, the desktop will be locked.
This is off course only one of more than a million possibilities for zenity,

:wink:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I may make a shameless plug for my own program, which doesn't get enough pubilicity ;)

The program is supercat(app-misc/). It colors text based off of regular expressions. The homepage is http://supercat.nosredna.net which has an example of what it can do. And yes, it can do html outputting. 8)

Hope ya like it!

And if anyone finds anymore supported archs please file a bug!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to recommend XMonad.
Three of the five hits it gets when searching the forums are written by myself. It's a really great tiling WM that is scripted in Haskell and has some nice contrib stuff and decent Xinerama/TwinView support!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd also like to mention dzen. It can be used as a replacement for the previously mentioned k-/x-/gnotify or conky and has almost no depencies.
All you need is a working X environment.

Plays nicely with tiling WMs, though can be perfectly used with wimpish WMs, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

charlieg wrote:
Gimmie - like a panel, but better.


Hy, anone an ebuild for me, thx
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

x11-misc/nitrogen
GTK+ background browser and setter for X.

http://l3ib.org/nitrogen/

:wink:

works good on openbox or other DE's that don't have a 'native' background setter.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bunder wrote:
x11-misc/nitrogen
GTK+ background browser and setter for X.

http://l3ib.org/nitrogen/

:wink:

works good on openbox or other DE's that don't have a 'native' background setter.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tw04l124 wrote:
charlieg wrote:
Gimmie - like a panel, but better.

Hy, anone an ebuild for me, thx

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144181

After renaming the 0.2.6 ebuild to 0.2.7, it pulled the latest version. Compiled correctly on my amd64 machine, I haven't been able to verify it works yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Cool applications on gentoo Reply with quote

Hi,

Can you guys share what cool applications you use on gentoo that might not be commonly known?

I recently came across this really cool app, its called 'filelight', gives you a pie view of disk usage across your partitions!

:D
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

merged the post above here
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mantaar wrote:
I would like to recommend XMonad.
Three of the five hits it gets when searching the forums are written by myself. It's a really great tiling WM that is scripted in Haskell and has some nice contrib stuff and decent Xinerama/TwinView support!

Xmonad is cool indeed, tried it today. But still Ratpoison is way better IMO.
It's *really* minimalistic, yet still awesome. If you like xmonad, I recommend you trying Ratpoison. It's like xmonad with added awesomeness. ;)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wlassistant is a great application when you use your WIFI card for the first time.

http://www.gentoo-portage.com/net-wireless/wlassistant
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a nice MSN software called Emesene. It's light, has many features and looks much like Live Messenger.
It's on sabayon overlay, and here's the website http://www.emesene.org/
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Better String Library Reply with quote

Well, this isn't really an "Application" as such, but a C library I've been using that's great but isn't getting much (any) publicity. The Better String Library is a replacement for c-strings that isn't prone to buffer overflow errors like standard C strings and has a bunch of other features. If you're a C programmer, this thing is invaluable. It can be used under the GPL or BSD licenses and has great functionality. Using it is a bit weird - there are no libraries, you just put the .c and .h files in your project and go, which is why it isn't in portage. I recommend trying it out if you're looking for a string replacement library. I found a few others, but this was the only one I found with a generous license that really was cross-platform (works in Windows with Visual Studio, MinGW, or Cygwin, works in Linux/Unix on 32 or 64-bit, etc.).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

n19i wrote:
There's a nice MSN software called Emesene. It's light, has many features and looks much like Live Messenger.
It's on sabayon overlay, and here's the website http://www.emesene.org/

I second this, excellent project that is very actively developed. I'm running the SVN version myself.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CloneZilla, a hard drive/partition cloning app that can either be run as stand alone boot cd/usb or as server for serving multiple machines.

It can restore and backup over nfs, ssh, ftp etc


There should really be an ebuild for the DRBL server.


http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one with pontential

http://seam-carver.sourceforge.net/

For resizing images, it is stand alone but similar to liquidresize plugin for gimp
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ carpman
I tried it but it needs gdk-pixbuf.
Found that after some googling but it fails on "scan.c".
The dates on the different files were quite old :2000 to 2002.
I gave up.
The demo looked very good but if it won't compile......
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

QtOctave, a Qt4 GUI for octave, with configurable menus and similar to matlab (at last a variable list!!!). Not in portage yet, but there is an ebuild in a bug report.

The best GUI for octave. The only GUI for octave with an active development, in fact.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just curious, why is Gimmie not in portage? It looks like people have been submitting ebuilds to bugs.gentoo for it for over a year now. Is it available in some overlay? I understand I can add it locally, but that kinda defeats the purpose, especially when an ebuild for the latest version has been available for a month.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drewgrange wrote:
Just curious, why is Gimmie not in portage? It looks like people have been submitting ebuilds to bugs.gentoo for it for over a year now. Is it available in some overlay? I understand I can add it locally, but that kinda defeats the purpose, especially when an ebuild for the latest version has been available for a month.


I dont Know.
Personally I am to lazy to copy paste every ebuild which I want to try out to my personal overlay.

I am very interested in gimmie. I use gnome so maybe it fits me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally like fbpanel. But I do prefere window managers over desktops ^^

Another underappreciated app is net-im/bitlbee.

It's a translation protocol that let's you chat on various protocols (msn, yahoo, icq, ...) but through IRC.
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