Kountdown

Screensavers

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Description:

A screensaver that displays a countdown to selected date.

Features include:
Specify date to countdown to.
Choose how to display the countdown, choosing among years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and/or seconds.
Text, font and colour is configurable.
Different text effects; None (text centred on screen), Loop (loop the text on the screen) and PopUp (display text at random position). The speed is configurable.
An optional "half-way" setting to set a time when the behaviour of the screensaver will change.
Last changelog:

16 years ago

0.4.1
Fixed gcc 3 compile issue.

0.4
Speed improvments.
Background pattern added.

linuxlah

17 years ago

Is there any tutorial for creating a screensaver? When you guys buila a screensaver, do you guys use kdevelop? I use kdevelop but when I get rid my main.cpp everything dosen't work

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uga

16 years ago

If you want to develop a project with kdevelop, it's not enough to keep "main.cpp". You cannot get rid of the rest, otherwise your project won't build. You need the configure scripts an the rest of stuff, and build it as you would for any other kde project.

I think this is what you meant at least?

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chmod666

17 years ago

Neat!

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somekool

17 years ago

nice idea....

but what windowdecoration do you use ? it looks very clean.

please tell me.

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yarc

17 years ago

it looks like that QNX-look-alike theme called Qnix.

you can find it under KDE 2.2.

im not sure if it works under KDE3
if anyone know, please tell.

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danmaday

17 years ago

This looks like a great screensaver but I am relatively new to Linux so I need some info on how to install it.

I can do RPMs okay but the screensaver puzzles me. I am running suse 7.3 with kde 3.01. I downlownloaded the screensaver looked at the TAR contents and said "Now What?". I guess I have to compile it but have no idea what the procedure is. Is there an FAQ or How-To somewhere? Thanks.

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WilliamsBV

17 years ago

I found a really good FAQ for installing stuff with a terminal in Linux. It's over at http://linux.org.met/article/terminal

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metallman

17 years ago

guess you meen
http://linux.org.mt/article/terminal

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metallman

17 years ago

This should do for SuSE.
bash# tar zxvf kountdown-0.3.2.tar.gz
bash# cd kountdown-0.3.2
bash# ./configure --prefix=/usr
bash# make
bash# make install

If this doesn't work, mail me ([email protected]).

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metallman

17 years ago

When using SuSE the prefix might have to be /opt/kde3. Execute "kde-config --prefix" and replace "/usr" in ./configure with the output.

ie, replace
./configure --prefix=/usr
with
./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3

And, as I said before, mail me if this doesn't work.

// Erik

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HmpfHmpf

17 years ago

in ./configure:
creating ./config.status
fast creating ./Makefile
fast creating doc/Makefile
can't open ./doc/Makefile.in: No such file or directory
fast creating doc/en/Makefile
can't open ./doc/en/Makefile.in: No such file or directory
fast creating kountdown/Makefile
fast creating kountdown/setupdlg/Makefile
fast creating po/Makefile
creating config.h
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help please.

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metallman

17 years ago

No need to worry, that is how it should be. Just do make and make install.

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danmaday

17 years ago

I am relatively new to Linux. I can do RPMs okay but your screensaver puzzles me. I am running suse 7.3 with kde 3.01. I downlownloaded your screensaver looked at the TAR contents and said "Now What?". I guess I have to compile it but have no idea what the procedure is. Is there an FAQ or How-To somewhere? Thanks.

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omega527

17 years ago

> Made it compile with qt3 (I hope)

It works, but...
something goes wrong:
End time is 06/30/2003 13:47, now it's 05/01/2002 14:14 and the screensaver displays 13 month, 8 weeks, 3 days, 23 houers and 10 minutes?

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aergern

17 years ago

There is something strange though. It compiles fine on my SuSE 7.2 workstation, but fails horribly on my 7.3 workstation. Same version of QT and KDE 2.2.2. I haven't been able to figure it out.

Nice work though.

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mmckrueger

17 years ago

Did you try to compile other downloaded software? If it fails too, then the problem is, that SuSE shipped a new version of automake / autoconf with 7.3. Just remove the 7.3 packages with rpm -e automake and rpm -e autoconf (eventually with --nodeps) and then install the packages from SuSE 7.2. You can download those from their ftp server.

Mike

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detsaot

17 years ago

I'm glad that someone else is writing screensavers now, and I look forward to all of your other neat ideas! :) -dT-

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protoman

17 years ago

Yeah, there are too few screensavers that can be called really good for kde.
One of the coolest I ever saw was one for kde1 that made possible you to use flash swf files as screensavers. I never used it once I was already using kde2, but I wish someone could port it to kde3.

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16 years ago

0.4.1
Fixed gcc 3 compile issue.

0.4
Speed improvments.
Background pattern added.

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