Bobby Rockers , United States of America

Smart Installer

Utilities Mar 12 2007
Score 58%
42 Dislikes


Development Mar 16 2005
Score 76%
24 Dislikes

Aurorae Themes 22 comments

Score 82%
18 Dislikes
May 27 2011
Easily the best theme in KDE but when the theme is configured for Tiny Borders the theme is a couple pixels off from the sides.

Do you have a site where I can submit a bug with some screenshots? - Feb 01 2013
Smart Installer

Utilities 4 comments

Score 58%
42 Dislikes
Mar 12 2007
Thanks for the input. I will see what I can do. Honestly I REALLY hate zmd and disabling it is one of the first things I do...

Bobby - Mar 15 2007
On that script, I like the error handling, and the support for mutliple Suse versions.

I like the KDE specific functionality on mine better. And colored output is nice ;-) OK, OK, so I need to work on it a little. I will do better with version 0.2. Thanks for the input.

Bobby - Jan 22 2007
Wireless Assistant

Network 287 comments

Score 82%
18 Dislikes
Apr 03 2007
Wonderful application. Thanks so much for you work. Any chance we can get this as a system tray application in the next version?

Bobby - Mar 02 2006

Network 15 comments

Score 59%
41 Dislikes
Dec 30 2004
Any idea how things are going? how about a link to the old sources? The program looks wonderful but I haven't seen anything in a while.

Bobby - Mar 02 2006

Network 22 comments

Score 79%
21 Dislikes
Jan 17 2006
I have been hoping someone would pick this application up. Great work, I am already using it daily.

Bobby - Dec 01 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 2 comments

Score 64%
36 Dislikes
Oct 12 2005
Somebody PLEASE buy this guy a beer. KDE has this wonderful support for kfile meta data and few people who actually work on making new ones. GREAT work, thanks doing the programming that makes KDE a much more polished desktop but doesn't get the attention that random-new-app-with-transparent-windows does. If you are ever in Oklahoma, your beer is on me! - Oct 14 2005

Web 127 comments

by whilo
Score 80%
20 Dislikes
Feb 25 2009
Just saw the 0.3 update with the spell checker. You da man!

Bobby - Sep 30 2005
I have been looking for this exact application. Any chance we can get Spell Checking added to it?

Bobby - Sep 27 2005
Greyhound KDE mockup

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

by drx
Score 53%
47 Dislikes
Sep 09 2005
This is great! I needed a good laugh to start the weekend off. The blue cursor is the perfect touch.

Bobby - Sep 09 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 27 comments

Score 44%
56 Dislikes
Jul 17 2005
Its a fairly common (even sophomoric) mistake to conclude that "improving usability and performance" is done by dropping features. It is a false dichotomy. This is the open source world and you are welcome to do as you like, but your efforts will not, unfortunately, help make KDE a better desktop.

Bobby - Sep 01 2005
gambas 2

Development 30 comments

Score 86%
14 Dislikes
May 26 2011
I can understand the point of GTK bindings for Gambas but what is the point of creating an entirely new frontend for it? Will it make Gambas a better application? No... its already a GREAT application and a new frontend would simply re-implement something that already works.

O well, I guess that is simply the way Open Source software works... but it seems as much a waist of time as when some developer was working on KDE-frontended version of the Gimp.

Bobby - Aug 31 2005

Chat 11 comments

by yogin
Score 63%
37 Dislikes
Jul 19 2005
Why? KDE integration gets you access to KIO, KFile dialogs, inter-program script-ability and a huge host of other functionality. Not to mention the 10 million desktops that KDE applications reside on. Bobby - Jul 20 2005

Development 9 comments

Score 79%
21 Dislikes
Sep 14 2007
The dual license suites me great. Thanks.

Bobby - Jun 09 2005
The license says GPL but the website says its non-free software. Which one is it? Non-free for windows, commercial users?

Bobby - Jun 09 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 44 comments

Score 41%
59 Dislikes
Feb 27 2005
Does anyone besides me find it ironic that the suggested way to start Katapult is to use the minicli; the very feature that Katapult is meant to replace? Nice application... I am a fan of any eye candy that KDE can get. Bobby - May 06 2005

Amarok Themes 1 comment

by fsu
Score 56%
44 Dislikes
Apr 30 2005
Spectacular theme. I have seen a bug in the ratings bars... they don't have anything in them regardless of the rating of a particular song. Thanks for the theme... its my default. Bobby - Apr 29 2005

Development 37 comments

Score 76%
24 Dislikes
Mar 16 2005
Opps... I should have set the %setup -n option in the spec file. It will be updated in CVS so this should not be a problem in future version of Kconfigure. Thanks for the heads-up.

Bobby - Mar 17 2005
Glad you like the program:

1. If "Check Install" or "Make Install" is selected as the install type (you can find the option in the Build menu) it should pop-up a root password request when installing. If it is not doing this for you please let me know.

2. There is. In the configuration dialog choose Check Install. There is a text area (version 2.1) titled Custom Options. There you can pass checkinstall whatever install options you like. Check out the checkinstall man-page for information on available options. But there definitely needs to be a per-build option for this (as opposed to a system wide configuration)... something along the lines of the "Configure Help" tool. Thanks for the idea, I will add it to the TODO.

3. All generated RPM files are "dumped" into your systems RPM build directory. This is set by RPM itself and not by either checkinstall or Kconfigure. You can change the default install location (for the root user, who is the user building packages for checkinstall) by creating a file in your roots home directory called .rpmmacros and adding this line to it:

%_rpmdir /location/where/I/want/my/rpms

Hope that helps.

4. Its like you read my mind! Check out the TODO file in Kconfigure's source. It lists the planned features for Kconfigure. A setup wizard and an application wizard are DEFINITELY planned, but I have to get a little more infrastructure work first.

Thanks for the feedback... home this helps with some of your concerns.

Bobby - Mar 17 2005
Andreas can you email me directly? You can find my email address in the AUTHORS file (within the kconfigure source package.) Second author on the list. We will get you working!

Bobby - Mar 16 2005
gnemmi, my email address is available in the AUTHORS file within the kconfigure source. Send me an email and I *will find a way* to get you running.

Bobby - Oct 22 2004
Try this for me:

./configure --disable-mt
make && makeinstall

Bobby - Oct 21 2004
I have successfully got it installed on kde 3.2.1 on Suse 9.1. What distro and what version of kde are you running?

Bobby - Oct 21 2004
In the "build" menu you can find option boxes to pass configure and make arguments. Here is a screenshot of the menu:

Bobby - Oct 21 2004
It should not. I used the kde 3.3 autoconfig build setup stuff in kdevelop but it should still work on other versions of kde 3.x. I will try it on another machine tonight and see if I can get it working.

Bobby - Oct 20 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 249 comments

by FJR
Score 76%
24 Dislikes
Jul 13 2005
Getting a make error...

metabar.cpp:40: error: visibility arg must be one of "default", "hiddent", protected" or "internal"

got a fix? - Feb 25 2005
Not a sidebar

UI Concepts 15 comments

Score 68%
32 Dislikes
Feb 24 2005
It would be much easier to use basket this way. But I am guessing you will probably get better results by suggesting the idea to the basket developers. - Feb 25 2005

Board 7 comments

Score 65%
35 Dislikes
Feb 07 2005
Knights is the very best chess interface available for Linux. Thanks for the new version! - Feb 07 2005

Chat 91 comments

by Sho
Score 87%
13 Dislikes
Nov 15 2017
Keep up the great work. Konversation is quickly becomming the irc application for *nix OSes.

Bobby - Dec 02 2004
Dropdown Terminal

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 28 comments

Score 69%
31 Dislikes
Nov 19 2004
You get set a key combination to drop down the window (like in quake) but if you wanted to add functionality to auto drop down it would be fairly easy to do. The other nice part about kuake is that you can configure it to drop from the top, bottom, left, or right.

Bobby - Nov 24 2004
Konqueror GUI Ideas

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 12 comments

by PaT
Score 74%
26 Dislikes
Oct 16 2004
I know that everyone is going gaga over the side bar tabs but I honestly disdain them. Here is why:

-- They substitute horizontal space (which we have plenty of) for vertical space (which we have much less of.) It also takes up a good deal more cubic space than the current universal sidebar.

-- They reduce the overall functionality because more mouse clicks are required to access the same functionality.

-- It has a definite "Gnome" look to it... it copies the look of nautilus which (by its very nature) is MUCH less functional than Konqueror.

All of these functionality loses for a tool used mostly by more advanced users (which is fundamentally the people who most often use the file manager.) Even on web browser mode I wish that firefox's sidebar worked more like konquerors'.

I am all in favor of KDE adding the OPTION of using tabbed sidebars for those who wish to do so, but I honestly hope that we never make it the default. That said, this is simply my opinion and everyone is more than welcome to ignore it. And no one is going to keep you from writing the code to implement them.

Bobby - Nov 24 2004
Miscellaneous User Pics

Individual Icons/-sets 15 comments

by eriol
Score 70%
30 Dislikes
Oct 27 2004
Ya, I saw your post. Anytime you deal with pictures they are gonna want assurances that you took the pictures or that you have 100% distribution rights to the pictures. Its the only way to protect KDE from lawsuites. That said, I cannot wait to see them in KDE. - Nov 01 2004
The must be part of the next KDE release. You can submit your icons for inclusion by announcing them on the kde-devel list and informing everyone that you would like them included (probably in kdeartwork.) Here is the sign-up page

Bobby - Oct 30 2004
Kate Snippets

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

Score 72%
28 Dislikes
Apr 25 2005
Ya, I can see this as trouble... I am already wondering how I could have live without it. Any chance that you have a handy way to export our snipplets so we don't have to re-create them for every machine.

Bobby - Oct 29 2004

Games Other 8 comments

Score 53%
47 Dislikes
Dec 01 2004
I would hate to see you stop developing on this application. We have needed a game browser for kde for a long time... and this easily looks like the best. That and I like the Gamespy/XQF style better than the all-seeing eye approach.

Please keep up the good work. I will be happy to send bug reports and patches if you are interested.

Bobby - Oct 22 2004
Album Cover Art Downloader

Audio 17 comments

by swami
Score 78%
22 Dislikes
Jun 14 2005
Is there an ETA on when the next version will be out? Great application, I absolutely love it!

Bobby - Aug 11 2004

Dolphin Service Menus 6 comments

Score 45%
55 Dislikes
Jul 12 2004
I have posted the desktop color scheme to kde-look under the name of Bob Color Scheme if you are still interested - Aug 06 2004
Thanks, its a personal color theme I made back in the KDE 3.0 days. Sinse you like it I will submit it to kde-look in the next couple of days. The fonts are generally Verdana or Arial. - Jul 17 2004
They are part of the Nuvola Icon theme. Its available here: - Jul 13 2004
konqueror speedbar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 11 comments

by mart
Score 61%
39 Dislikes
Aug 06 2004
Nice addition! Fits into the whole KDE "look" very well. Looking forward to seeing it in the mainline.

Bobby - Aug 06 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 63 comments

Score 64%
36 Dislikes
Oct 12 2004
Yes I agree. Komics is a great program that I already use everday, but it would be really nice to be able to select which komics to download without removing or manually changing the download times. Something like a simple checkbox next to the comic list. - Aug 06 2004
KDE Media Center (idea)

Video 22 comments

Score 75%
25 Dislikes
Jul 19 2004
Much like kontact you could still use the applications seperately, if that is what you wanted. I originally used my kontact apps seperately but now I am very, very please to have them integrated. I think an application like Apollen should be included (for media downloads.) - Jul 19 2004
Sidebar improvement

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 26 comments

by ra1n
Score 65%
35 Dislikes
Jul 15 2004
I think its an ugle rip-off that is less functional than what currently exists. - Jul 15 2004

Network 175 comments

Score 78%
22 Dislikes
May 08 2005
Got the same error for Fedora Core 1. Please advise. - May 18 2004

Dolphin Service Menus 27 comments

by vahid
Score 49%
51 Dislikes
Apr 22 2003
When you right kick on a file, the dialog is misspelled. Claculate is spelled calculate. - Jan 01 2004
Plastik RPM Fedora Core 1

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes 5 comments

Score 52%
48 Dislikes
Dec 16 2003
Thanks so much for this... Plastik is by far the most beautiful theme for any desktop I have ever seen. Any chance you can post the src rpm as well? - Dec 18 2003