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ctc26

Corbin Child Christchurch, New Zealand
Conky

Conky Widgets

Conky Jun 15 2009
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Apr 01 2009
I like your work. A simple concept and enough texture to liven up the desktop. Good choice to provide different colours.

This is the way the computer desktop ought to be, free of overzealous clutter, so that I might actually get some work done...in between customizing my theme.

ctc26. - Apr 01 2009
Conky Widgets

Conky 16 comments

by ctc26
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Jun 15 2009
Your desktop is really coming together nicely (i especially like the way uv integrated the dock)! The bash script is what i had originally planned from the beginning but i was wanting to see what widgets people liked/disliked before committing to something like that. Perhaps i could plan it for a 1.0 release lol. I also want to try my hand at some gui to make the customization of widgets a lot easier. But my coding ability isn't quite there yet.

The calender can be next on my list, along with a Tomboy tasks list (which is proving to be more trouble than its worth). I hope to make this a viable alternative to screenlets, especially for those that arn't using a composite manager ie. compiz.

Thanks for all the support, the ideas are really moving this thing forward.

ctc26 - Feb 13 2009
Wolff your desktop looks fantastic, and it gave me an idea. Your desktop is obviously a lot lighter than mine so i decided to make customizing the widgets easier. Refer to the description page for details (colors and position). Also fixed the conky-email scripts so that it would'nt cut off the bottom of the @.

Added the wireless signal monitor that you asked for, fairly simple but it does the trick (see third screenshot).

Thanks for posting the pic, great to see it all on another desktop.

ctc26 - Feb 13 2009
Hi again Wolff. Once again you'v been very helpful. I'v changed the file names to make customization easier. Im glad to hear that you now have a read on Yahoo! mail.

I had hoped that fixing the inbox issue would be easier. Usually I would get you to go to your Yahoo mail options and under POP3/forwarding you would be able to delete messages off the server once they had been sent to your email client. Therefore the conky-email would only read messages not yet accessed by your email client (new ones). Unfortunately Yahoo! doesn't offer this service without upgrading to Yahoo! Mail Plus. Gmail does offer this for free.

Alternatively you can periodically delete the messages that you have read off of your account manually, although i do realize how annoying this would be. There is not much i can do in terms of the conky-email script.

ctc26 - Feb 12 2009
I believe that Yahoo mail is now supported, and have placed the alternative text inside .conkyrc1.

Here it is:
${execi 600 conkyEmail --servertype=POP --servername=pop.mail.yahoo.com --username=your username --password=your password --ssl}

Also I understand the reason u hav entended the width of the rss conky, but i believe that this will conflict with .conkyrc4, which provides for the box and firefox symbol (they are separate for formatting reasons).

Give 0.3 a go and hopefully it works out for ya. Also could u please let me know if the battery meter now works as i have made changes.

Thanks for all the feedback! - Feb 12 2009
Thank you so much for reminding me about $HOME i completely overlooked the script! I had planned to streamline the whole installation process as its a bit complicated. I will look into the Yahoo problem and start an account so i can test it myself. From what I know they don't seem to have a free IMAP service.

Do you think i should package the conkys together or separately? That way people can pick and choose what they want. - Feb 12 2009
Glad you like it mate! Regarding the yahoo account I would try sticking with IMAP and using this server address: "imap.next.mail.yahoo.com". I don't have an account so i can't verify if it works. If not we could try SMTP.

The RSS feed is a great idea. The only problem I see is tryn to format a large amount of text so that it looks stylish on the desktop (which is the problem for conky in general). Im also working on a Tomboy based tasks list.

Thanks for the ideas. - Feb 10 2009
Glad you like it mate! Regarding the yahoo account I would try sticking with IMAP and using this server address: "imap.next.mail.yahoo.com". I don't have an account so i can't verify if it works. If not we could try SMTP.

The RSS feed is a great idea. The only problem I see is tryn to format a large amount of text so that it looks stylish on the desktop (which is the problem for conky in general). Im also working on a Tomboy based tasks list.

Thanks for the ideas. - Feb 10 2009
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