PublicTransport

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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)

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fpuelz

8 years ago

It already loads as much departures as possible with the used service provider. For de_db it gets approx. 100 deartures, others mostly show less departures. Then it filters out departures and after that it cuts them to the maximum number of departures. It would work better if the filters could be added to the requests, but they are too complex and most service providers only support very easy filters if at all.
So if you use too restrictive filters, you may get less departures than the configured maximum number, depending on the used service provider.
If it shows less filtered departures than you can find on the results website, there is an error.
The only solution would be to fetch more departures, as you said. I will think about it.

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

You do not have to do this.
I just thought it would be a general problem. But I see that all filtered departures are shown. Because Darmstadt has so many departures it will only show 4 filtered, but this is ok.

I just was curious how it works.

Thank you!

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

Hello,

could you change the symlinks in plasma-dataengine-publictransport-0.10/accessorInfos/CMakeLists.txt to relative symlinks?
This seems to be the only way to create an ebuild for gentoo. otherwise I get a violation as the symlink tries to create files outside the sandbox.

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fpuelz

8 years ago

Done :)
Will be in the next version.

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

beta3 still seems to have absolute links.
Unfortunaly, this is a showstopper for gentoo...

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fpuelz

8 years ago

It shouldn't, at least for me it now creates relative symlinks. The CMakeLists.txt only contains filenames as symlink targets.

But the symlinks are installed to absolute pathes, of course. They are installed to the same path as the other service provider files.

Maybe the symlinks haven't been overwritten, because they existed from a beta2 installation (check modified time)? For me they're replaced automatically (like the other installed files).

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

plasma-dataengine-publictransport-0.10/accessorInfos/CMakeLists.txt:

install( CODE "${SYMLINK} at_oebb.xml ${ACCESSOR_DIR}/at_default.xml)" )

in order to get no problems with gentoo:

install( CODE "${SYMLINK} at_oebb.xml ./at_default.xml)" )

Tobi

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fpuelz

8 years ago

That doesn't install the symlinks to the install dir, but to the dir in which cmake was called. So they won't be used by the data engine.

I don't understand why it's still a problem for packaging. The other files are installed to the same directory as the symlinks. Why doesn't it complain about them?

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fpuelz

8 years ago

"because make only builds files and install moves them to the correct folder"

Hm.. yes. But in this case make does nothing with the symlinks and make install "installs" the symlinks by creating them in the target directory. So it should not be a problem with a sandbox used for compiling but one used for installing?

I'll google, how to tell CMake to move files while installing. It didn't work with "cmake -E rename oldname newname", because my /home is on another filesystem than root and CMake then complains with "Invalid cross-device link".

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

[quote]Maybe you got this wrong: The symlinks aren't created first and then installed, but directly created in $ACCESSOR_DIR.
Maybe it would work if they're created in the build dir and then copied to their destination? But doesn't copying a symlink copies the linked file?
[quote]

Hmm. This is exactly the problem as Gentoo does not allow creating files outside its sandbox.


-rw-r--r-- 1 tobi 0 Feb 14 20:24 1
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tobi 1 Feb 14 20:24 2 -> 1
drwxr-xr-x 2 tobi 40 Feb 14 20:24 dest

mv 2 dest/

ls dest/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 tobi 1 Feb 14 20:24 2 -> 1

So this would work.
I think that this is the way it is meant to be, because make only builds files and install moves them to the correct folder?

Thank you

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fpuelz

8 years ago

Yes, $ACCESSOR_DIR points to (something like) /usr/share/apps/plasma_engine_publictransport/accessorInfos. The .xml- and .js-files are also installed there by CMake.

The symlinks are installed using eg. "ln -s us_default.xml $ACCESSOR_DIR/us_septa.xml". So the symlinks are relative softlinks and written into $ACCESSOR_DIR. They point to files in the same dir, so the symlinks can point to eg. "./us_septa.xml". But the target dir for the symlink (second argument, the dir, in which the symlink should be created) needs to b $ACCESSOR_DIR, because otherwise they're created in the working dir. I just run it from the "build" dir, and it created the symlinks in the build dir.

The symlinks need to be in /usr/share/apps/plasma_engine_publictransport/accessorInfos.

Maybe you got this wrong: The symlinks aren't created first and then installed, but directly created in $ACCESSOR_DIR.
Maybe it would work if they're created in the build dir and then copied to their destination? But doesn't copying a symlink copies the linked file?

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

Gentoo is compiling all packages itselfs.
Therefore it has a sandbox in which all files are compiled.
Gentoo does not allow to create files outside of the sandbox.
It seems that somehow $ACCESSOR_DIR is pointing to /usr/share/apps/plasma_engine_publictransport/accessorInfos.

This is set here? set( ACCESSOR_DIR ${DATA_INSTALL_DIR}/plasma_engine_publictransport/accessorInfos )


Although the content looks like us_default.xml -> us_septa.xml.

This seems to be a relative soft link?
It is a link from one file to another in the same directory.
So it should work to use something like that "ln -s us_septa.xml ./us_default.xml

I used this to make it compile on Gentoo.
As it is a relative link it should be indepented from the working directory as the . is not evaluated...?

Thank you
Tobi

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Finswimmer

8 years ago

Great :)
Thank you!

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kovariadam

8 years ago

Hi,
thanks for updated version. However, I found these 2 issues:
First when you add stop, you type, it adds correct stops to the list, everything OK except when you press arrow down to move to some item on the bottom. It immediately selects the first from the list.

Second, I don't know why, but when using the Czech CHAPS provider in city Brno and stop name Technologický park, I'm getting "No departures" in the plasmoid.

Can you check it please?

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fpuelz

8 years ago

I will correct the bug with the stop suggestion list for the next version. It shouldn't load new suggestions when a suggestion gets selected from the list. Thanks for the hint!

I just tried the CHAPS provider in city Brno with stop name Technologický park, and it worked for me. You could try to open the web page with the timetable data by clicking "Open in Web Browser" in the applet's context menu. If there was no error it should show the page. You can send me the (new) logfile for the parsing scripts. It's in "~/.kde/share/apps/plasma_engine_publictransport/accessors.log".

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kovariadam

8 years ago

I sent you a message.

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kovariadam

8 years ago

Hi,
thanks for updated version. However, I found these 2 issues:
First when you add stop, you type, it adds correct stops to the list, everything OK except when you press arrow down to move to some item on the bottom. It immediately selects the first from the list.

Second, I don't know why, but when using the Czech CHAPS provider in city Brno and stop name Technologický park, I'm getting "No departures" in the plasmoid.

Can you check it please?

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Weaselweb

8 years ago

.xsession-errors
I get lots of requests to "http://ipinfodb.com/ip_query.php" in my .xsession-errors, 2-3 per second.
This increases this file >500MB.
Any idea how to stop that?

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fpuelz

8 years ago

I have no such error in my .xsession-errors. The geolocation data engine should only get queried by the publictransport applet if the button "near stops" in the configuration dialog is clicked. Did you use that function? What makes you sure that the applet causes the errors?

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Weaselweb

8 years ago

When I removed the publictransprt plasmoid there weren't any new entries.
But somehow plasma used an older version. With the KDE launch today publictransport seems to work nicely (without flooding .xsession-errors).
Thanks for your work.

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Stephan42

8 years ago

Is it possible connect filter conditions with "OR"? My Tram-Stop has 5 Lines but usually I'm only interested in two of them. But if I add two destination conditions I get no results. :-(

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fpuelz

8 years ago

Yes: The button labeled "Add Filter" adds a new OR filter (it shows a separator line with text "or"). The little add button on the right of a filter adds a new AND constraint to that filter.

There are help texts for the widgets in the configuration dialog using the help button from the windeco.

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Stephan42

8 years ago

That was exactly, what I was looking for! Thanks!

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cmlr

8 years ago

0.10 beta 1 doesn't compile on KDE 4.6. I'm using Arch Linux, which has moved to KDE 4.6.

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fpuelz

8 years ago

I'm also using KDE 4.6 here and it compiles fine. What is the error message? If you're using the install script try "./install.sh --show-compile-output" if no error message is shown.

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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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