PublicTransport

Plasma 4 Widgets

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

This is a Plasma data engine, applet and runner for public transport timetable data. The applet shows a departure/arrival board for a given stop. It can also show journeys to or from the given "home stop". It displays additional information like delays, news about journeys, routes, vehicle types (with icons). Timetable data is available for trams, buses, subway, trains, ferries and planes (using flightstats.com). You can set alarms for departures and filter departures (by type of vehicle, target/origin, delay, transport line string/number, intermediate stops). Filters can also be combined.
Timetable data gets received from provider plugins. Since version 0.11 there are two types of plugins: GTFS and script providers. Script providers need a network connection and can be used to read timetable data from any document type, eg. XML, binary or HTML. GTFS providers only need to import the GTFS feed once and can then be used offline (but a network connection can be used for GTFS-realtime).

My Blog: http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.com/
PublicTransport on UserBase: http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Public_Transport
PublicTransport on KDE projects: https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/base/publictransport
PublicTransport on ohloh.net: https://www.ohloh.net/p/publicTransport

You can donate me ;)

News
17.01.2013: Version 0.11 beta released
30.12.2012: Version 0.11 alpha 2 released
04.12.2012: Version 0.11 alpha released

Installation
To install PublicTransport download a package for your distribution. If there is no such package you can ask the appropriate packagers for your distribution to create one. Please leave a comment if a new package is created or if you use a package not mentioned in the download list here, so that I can add it.
If you want to install PublicTransport, but there are no packages available for you (yet?) or you want to try the newest version with no new package yet, you can use the installer script (install.sh) included in the Sources download.
But note that software installed with that installer script isn't managed by your package manager in any way and may produce conflicts with installed packages, eg. if PublicTransport is already installed via the package manager. The script should be quite easy to use and also lets you uninstall the software again. You need GIT to use the installer, because the sources are actually downloaded using GIT by the script (from git://anongit.kde.org/publictransport).

There's also a script for packagers, that can download tarballs for all PublicTransport components for a specific version.
You can clone the GIT repository from git://anongit.kde.org/publictransport (read only), which also clones all history. From your local clone of the repository you can checkout all tagged versions (see the HINTS_FOR_PACKAGE_MAINTAINERS file).
If you want to contribute code, you need a KDE account and you can clone the repository with SSH from this URL: git@git.kde.org:publictransport (read + write). You can of course also send me patches via email.

Note: The Sources tarball does not contain the sources, but a script to download them from it's GIT repository and the translations from KDE's SVN. The script asks for the version to compile and install.

Adding a Service Provider Plugin
- Install TimetableMate, maybe not included in the packages, but in the source archive.
- The filenames start with the country code, followed by "_" and an abbreviation of the service provider, e.g. "ch_sbb" for switzerland, service provider "SBB".
- You can test your script and the URLs with TimetableMate. It also offers syntax completion with documentation and templates for the parser functions, that get called by the data engine.
- Also works for GTFS providers
- After installation of your plugin you can open the configuration dialog of the public transport applet and the new provider should be in there.
- You can also open/edit existing providers by simply clicking "Open in TimetableMate..." in the provider data dialog (accessible from the configuration dialog).
- Checkout the documentation of the data engine, it contains much information about the data sources of the engine and how to create new provider plugins.

You are welcome to optimize the scripts in the existing providers in the "serviceProviders" directory in the data engine source directory.

Comments are appreciated.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

17.01.2013:
(version 0.11 beta)
Many crash/bug fixes, visual polishing, see http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/. (The install.sh script is actually unchanged, just select the new version)

30.12.2012:
(version 0.11 alpha 2)
Providers are now hosted on openDesktop.org, download via GHNS, many fixes etc. See http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/. (The install.sh script is actually unchanged, just select the new version)

04.12.2012:
(version 0.11 alpha)
Many improvements, new features, GTFS support, etc. See http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/.
Update: Improved install script, automatically select latest version for installation, show available versions sorted by date, allow switching to another version when starting the script again with the repository already cloned
Update 2: Allow selecting git HEAD for installation again (the script shows Current_Development_Version for it), HEAD contains a fix for building with GTFS support but without protocol buffers installed

18.10.2011:
(version 0.10 RC2)
Applet:
- Fix link errors
- Fix memory leaks
- Fix applet collapsing to popup icon in desktop
- Drawing performance improvements
- Use of KPixmapCache for vehicle type icons
- New monochrome icons, shown in the popup icon
- Add possibility to put the applet into the notification area
- Better layout adjustments for small sizes
- Change applet tooltip according to current departure group in popup icon
- Shorter alarm names, alarm names in notifications
- Nicer alarm background
- Fix color groups and route time display for arrivals
TimetableMate:
- Fix for missing KWebKitPart include file, it now uses KWebView directly
Library:
- Fix a crash with GraphicalTimetableLine (missing null pointer check)

cmlr

7 years ago

Do you know where the plasmoid stores its configuration? What directories should I remove? I tried removing ~/.kde4/share/apps/plasma_engine_publictransport but that didn't do the job.

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fpuelz

7 years ago

The directory you removed contains the website scraping scripts. Configuration is in ~/.kde(4?)/share/config/plasma-desktop-appletsrc. The configuration for all applets is in there. You can try to only delete the filter settings lines, they're looking like this (before rc1):
[AppletGlobals][plasma_applet_publictransport][filterConfig_NAME]
FilterAction=0
Filters=...

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dyn0saur

8 years ago

I have a problem fetching information on the austrian public transport system.
If I select the ÖBB as provider the auto completion feature for the name of the station works fine. But the plasmoid doesn't show the timetable for the station. It just displays the error "Der Haltestellename ist mehrdeutig".

I dont think this is a problem with the configuration of the plasmoid, because the plaasmoid works for Germany (Deutsche Bahn) quite well.

Maybe someone can help me with this. Thanks
Michael

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dyn0saur

8 years ago

I have a problem fetching information on the austrian public transport system.
If I select the ÖBB as provider the auto completion feature for the name of the station works fine. But the plasmoid doesn't show the timetable for the station. It just displays the error "Der Haltestellename ist mehrdeutig".

I dont think this is a problem with the configuration of the plasmoid, because the plaasmoid works for Germany (Deutsche Bahn) quite well.

Maybe someone can help me with this. Thanks
Michael

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locke87

8 years ago

Hej,

I am using pulic transport with the deutschebahn.com source and since the update to 0.10 beta8 the plasmoid uses a lot of my cpu. Top reports cpu usage by X and plasma-desktop.

Additionally, some of the entries are blinking saying "train already left". Maybe this causes the cpu problem.

Also dragging the plasmoid around doesn't go so fluently.

Cheers
Locke

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fpuelz

8 years ago

Yes, I already fixed the problem in HEAD. The problem was a function not declared as "slot" and therefore not called to remove departures.

Dragging the plasmoid around should work like with the other plasmoids. But maybe all the blinking departures caused that problem as well.

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locke87

8 years ago

awesome, thanks :)

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

...is updated.

As we checkout from GIT, there is no version-number anymore? It is all the time the last version?

Thank you

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fpuelz

8 years ago

If you're using the install.sh or packagers.sh script it asks you which version it should checkout (packagers.sh can now also download in a single tarball).

You first clone the GIT repository and then checkout the version (revision) you want from the cloned repository. The available version strings (=tags) can be listed with "git tag". "HEAD" always references the latest revision / current development version.

eg:
> cd path/of/cloned/repository/
> git checkout stable-0.9 (go to version 0.9)
> git checkout unstable-0.10-beta7 (go to version 0.10-beta7)
> git checkout HEAD (go to newest revision)

Each new version gets tagged by me. I also found and tagged a suitable commit as final commit for version 0.9 ("stable-0.9").

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

Okay :)

But is it not possible to checkout 0.10-beta7 directly?
This would decrease traffic as (maybe) there are lots of old files for 0.9 which need to be downloaded...?

(I know that this is not a real problem as the complete source is 11mb...)

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fpuelz

8 years ago

I don't think that's possible with GIT.
That's why it's not used for collections of big binary files that change a lot, like the kde artwork.. To download something you have to clone everything with all history (old versions).

What you can do is use git archive --format=tar --remote=git://anongit.kde.org/publictransport unstable-0.1-beta7, which loads everything of the given version into a tarball, without cloning the complete repository.

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

Hi,

I have updated the Ebuild:

-9999 is always the newest GIT clone.
-0.10_beta8 is the unstable version.

BTW: Please change the download link to: http://finswimmer.de/publictransport/publictransport-ebuild.tar

Tobi

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fpuelz

8 years ago

Great :)
And the link is updated.

I'll hopefully find some time to finish the 0.10 version soon.

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AlejandroNova

8 years ago

Is there any chance to do something with this?

http://www.transantiagoinforma.cl/paradero.do

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FollowByWhiteRabbit

8 years ago

Hi there again

It seems that delay information is on new PKP scheduler page again. If found some html pieces for you, but I can not send u them here because it is interpreted as text format ;) If you can send me a private message with your email address so I can send u html code by an ordinary text.

Cheers

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buschmann23

8 years ago

How can I get the translations from KDE SVN? Easily? Or do I have to integrate them manually in my package?

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fpuelz

8 years ago

I just wrote another little script which collects all .po files from KDE's SVN, compiles them to .mo files and asks if it should also install them :)
You can select which languages you want to download and for which version of PublicTransport (it then chooses a suitable SVN revision).

It's also integrated into the installer script.

Are the .mo files enough? They're currently put into directory "l10n/build/output/<LANGUAGE_CODE>/....po.

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fpuelz

8 years ago

The script is now available for download here.

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nashwan

8 years ago

Where and how can i get the db service provider? It was gone one or two months ago in opensuse 11.3.
Without db it is not really useful for me. But public transport is a great App anyway.

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buschmann23

8 years ago

Yes, you are right. In version 0.9 from repository KDE:Extra the DB provider is not available. I will investigate this issue. Currently I am working on packages for 0.10 betas.

You can find my packages here:

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/buschmann23:/KDE4/

Warning: Currently libtransporthelper has version 0.9.97 (0.10 beta 7), the applets and engines are at version 0.9.95 (0.10 beta 5). The package is work in progress. I will promote 0.10 to KDE:Extra when it is stable. I will post a comment here, when 0.9.97 is ready in my repository.

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buschmann23

8 years ago

0.10 Beta 7 has hit my repos. But it currently needs KDE SC 4.6 to run. Fpuelz is working on it to run on older versions on KDE SC.

Although the translations are currently not part of the package.

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fpuelz

8 years ago

You can go to https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/base/publictransport/repository/revisions/master/show/engine/accessorInfos, download de_db.js and de_db.xml, then install it using the configuration dialog of the applet (the little star on the right of the service provider combobox -> Install from local file).

Don't know why it's not in there (packager buschmann23 will know ;)). What version do you have?

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nashwan

8 years ago

Installing the provider by local file was not possible. It said: Failure while executing cp ~/Downloads/de_db.xml /usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma_applet_publictransport/accessorInfos. Maybe that's part of the reason why it's gone in the packages?

@Buschmann: Your new package works great. Everything working as it should again Thank you very much for that.

And thanks for one of the best plasmoids

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nashwan

8 years ago

I forgot to mention: Copying the xml and js file manually to /usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma_applet_publictransport/accessorInfos didn't work.

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fpuelz

8 years ago

It needs to be copied to .../plasma_engine_publictransport/...
It can be copied globally to /usr/share/kde4/apps/... or locally to ~/.kde4/share/apps/... (locally installed files are used preferably).

Normally the "Install From Local File" button should copy the files to the local installation directory, so that it doesn't need root permission. (only TimetableMate has a PolicyKit action to install files globally)
I'll check this.

But try to copy the files manually to /usr/share/kde4/apps/plasma_engine_publictransport/accessorInfos/. That should work.

Installation with a script file works since some version (I don't remember which). Maybe 0.9 didn't support that correctly (only installing the XML-file).

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6 years ago

17.01.2013:
(version 0.11 beta)
Many crash/bug fixes, visual polishing, see http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/. (The install.sh script is actually unchanged, just select the new version)

30.12.2012:
(version 0.11 alpha 2)
Providers are now hosted on openDesktop.org, download via GHNS, many fixes etc. See http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/. (The install.sh script is actually unchanged, just select the new version)

04.12.2012:
(version 0.11 alpha)
Many improvements, new features, GTFS support, etc. See http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/.
Update: Improved install script, automatically select latest version for installation, show available versions sorted by date, allow switching to another version when starting the script again with the repository already cloned
Update 2: Allow selecting git HEAD for installation again (the script shows Current_Development_Version for it), HEAD contains a fix for building with GTFS support but without protocol buffers installed

18.10.2011:
(version 0.10 RC2)
Applet:
- Fix link errors
- Fix memory leaks
- Fix applet collapsing to popup icon in desktop
- Drawing performance improvements
- Use of KPixmapCache for vehicle type icons
- New monochrome icons, shown in the popup icon
- Add possibility to put the applet into the notification area
- Better layout adjustments for small sizes
- Change applet tooltip according to current departure group in popup icon
- Shorter alarm names, alarm names in notifications
- Nicer alarm background
- Fix color groups and route time display for arrivals
TimetableMate:
- Fix for missing KWebKitPart include file, it now uses KWebView directly
Library:
- Fix a crash with GraphicalTimetableLine (missing null pointer check)

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