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Gebabbel

Utilities Dec 04 2007
Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes
FALF Player

Audio Apps 122 comments

Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Aug 14 2008
Sorry for jumpin' in here :) .

OSS is deprecated, with reason. ALSA is the way to go.

Above the driver system, there are several sound servers like arts, esound, gstreamer, JACK - you name them.

What I'd highly recommend is to prepare your app to JACK. Currently JACK gets mainly used by musicians due to it's realtime capabilities, but I bet it will become more popular during the next months and years. Difference: JACK has a pull architecture instead of a push architecture.

If you don't want to deal with different APIs (and I doubt you want :), please have a look at the RtAudio classes which abstract all this stuff for you. Use it'S callback mechanism, and you get ALSA, OSS and JACK support as a gift. As an additional plus, you get platform independency because it also works on Win and Mac. Not convinced yet? Come over for a beer please, if necessary two or more ;-) .

No, honestly, please check it out:
http://www.music.mcgill.ca/~gary/rtaudio/

It's worth looking at it.

Cheers,

ce - Aug 17 2006
soniK

Audio Apps 19 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Jun 11 2006
arts will die soon. ALSA and JACK are the things to go for modern apps. Support for both would be very cool. ALSA for the desktop users, JACK for the (semi)professionals.

Didn't try it (not using arts) but anyway, cool idea: Thanks for the work! - Feb 23 2006
Wav / Mp3 to Ogg

Dolphin Service Menus 6 comments

by TOD
Score 59%
59 Likes
41 Dislikes
Feb 03 2006
...got it:

Simply place a cd commend before the actual command:

Exec=cd %d && mp32ogg %U
and
Exec=cd %d && oggenc %U

Helps a lot :) .


Thanks & best regards - Feb 01 2006
...the resulting ogg file gets saved in ~/ instead the current directory.

It seems that mp32ogg doesn't offer an option to pass the working directory, but maybe passing a cd command to the exec line in the desktop file would be an option?

Anyway, thanks for the work! - Jan 30 2006
KPDFTool

Utilities 35 comments

Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Feb 07 2012
I saw
#include "KPDFTool.h"
in main.cpp but there's no "KPDFTool.h" at all. This is why I thought there's something missing (though built went fine). - Jan 05 2006
Thanks a bunch. I just needed an application like this some days before, so I installed mbtPdfAsm found on http://thierry.schmit.free.fr/dev/mbtPdfAsm/enMbtPdfAsm2.html and it did what I wanted, but KPDFTool seems to be much cooler for mice artists like me :))) .

Some comments:

  • The source doesn't seem to be complete
  • File open and file save dialogs always jump to /home/ per default. It would be cool if it defaulted to ~/ and would remember the last used directory, at least during a session
  • When trying to output a file to /home/ there's no error message that I don't have write priviledges
  • The default window size could be a bit larger, and window resizing could work better (buttons staying in place, tabbar resized etc.)
  • I wonder if it wouldn't be more consistent to have (besides the input file(s)) a destination file field for each action. I find it a bit confusing that I get asked for the output file name when pressing the OK button. I'd prefer to define the "Destination file" equally to "Source file". Furthermore, I'd rename the OK button to something like "Process" and disable it until Source and Destination files have been defined
  • Command line options like the following would be very cool:

    • -h and --help to give a short command line help
    • -v and --version which prints the program version to the shell
    • -i and --input to specify input files on the command line
    • -o and --output to specify the file to create
    • Switches to specify the processing type on the command line:

      • -m and --merge
      • -e and --extract (currently known as "Split PDF", but actually it doesn't split but extract pages)
      • -r and --render
      • -p and --protect


    This way it could be driven completely from the command line and we could create servicemenus. Example: kpdftool --merge -i 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf -o all.pdf


Anyway, cool application, thanks a lot for writing it! - Jan 04 2006
Thanks a bunch. I just needed an application like this some days before, so I installed mbtPdfAsm found on http://thierry.schmit.free.fr/dev/mbtPdfAsm/enMbtPdfAsm2.html and it did what I wanted, but KPDFTool seems to be much cooler for mice artists like me :))) .

Some comments:

  • The source doesn't seem to be complete
  • File open and file save dialogs always jump to /home/ per default. It would be cool if it defaulted to ~/ and would remember the last used directory, at least during a session
  • When trying to output a file to /home/ there's no error message that I don't have write priviledges
  • The default window size could be a bit larger, and window resizing could work better (buttons staying in place, tabbar resized etc.)
  • I wonder if it wouldn't be more consistent to have (besides the input file(s)) a destination file field for each action. I find it a bit confusing that I get asked for the output file name when pressing the OK button. I'd prefer to define the "Destination file" equally to "Source file". Furthermore, I'd rename the OK button to something like "Process" and disable it until Source and Destination files have been defined
  • Command line options like the following would be very cool:

    • -h and --help to give a short command line help
    • -v and --version which prints the program version to the shell
    • -i and --input to specify input files on the command line
    • -o and --output to specify the file to create
    • Switches to specify the processing type on the command line:

      • -m and --merge
      • -e and --extract (currently known as "Split PDF", but actually it doesn't split but extract pages)
      • -r and --render
      • -p and --protect


    This way it could be driven completely from the command line and we could create servicemenus. Example: kpdftool --merge -i 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf -o all.pdf


Anyway, cool application, thanks a lot for writing it! - Jan 04 2006
klicker

Audio Apps 8 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Jan 23 2006
I wonder why there's an esound dependency:

libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libesd.la'

I have no esd installaed, and I will not install it. I even don't use arts. Is it possible to compile klicker with direct ALSA- or even better JACK support? - Jan 02 2006
Kalpa.Cloud

Developers Apps 14 comments

by glan
Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
May 02 2010
I understand that GLAN is a really cool thingy; OTOH it's not a product which affects many people. I hope GLAN will be a successful project and there will be some new applications using it! - Oct 13 2005
Simple System Monitor

System Software 15 comments

by yanos
Score 77%
77 Likes
23 Dislikes
Sep 29 2005
Thanks a lot for including the flame of fireapplet. Nice to have this on the desktop included in a new tool! - Sep 30 2005
KGentooConf

System Software 21 comments

Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Sep 08 2005
Looks great. Concerning the networking tool, did you know knetworkconf.sf.net which meanwhile is an official part of KDE? - Sep 10 2005
tuneroid

Audio Apps 10 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Sep 08 2005
Hi,


cool app, but it seems it isn't JACK (http://jackit.sf.net) aware. Is support for JACK planned? Most musicians meanwhile use it as a low latency soundserver, and stopping it for tuning the guitar is a nono. - Sep 08 2005
Linux MultiMedia Studio

Audio Apps 114 comments

Score 85%
85 Likes
15 Dislikes
Nov 21 2007
Cool work, indeed. For this early stage, there's a lot of stuff.

What I'm missing:

* Commandlineswitches --help and --version

* Commandlineswitch to select the alsa audio device. I have not line out on my notebook but an external USB soundcard so I'd like to tell lmms to use hw:2 instead of default/hw:0

* lmms eats a lot of my CPU (1.6GHz P4M), so the sound gets crappy

* The latency is very high. This way, it cannot be used as live instrument. What I really miss is support for JACK (jackit.sf.net). This way, using jack-transport, it could be synced to Hydrogen. This would be great fun!

* Of course LADSPA will be cool, but it would be also nice to add a DSSI-host (dssi.sf.net). Your already existing synth could them be turned to a DSSI plugin and also used outside lmms - while other DSSIs can be used inside lmms

* Rotary dials are inconvenient to move with the mouse. There should be better wheel support and additionally moving the mouse horizontally could also turn the knob from leftmost to rightmost

Please note, that's not a complaint but the first thoughts I had as I tried it out. - Jul 11 2005
Perhaps another application already occupies your device.

* Try to update to ALSA 1.0.9 so you get softwaremixing

* Stop artsd (artsshell -q terminate)

* Ensure no other audio application is running - Jul 11 2005
MyDraw

Graphic Apps 9 comments

Score 60%
60 Likes
40 Dislikes
Jul 03 2005
What is the advantage over Sodipodi/Inkscape? - Jul 03 2005
Static IP configurator

Network 6 comments

Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Jun 23 2005
...knetworkconf? - Jun 22 2005
KMidimon

Music Production 7 comments

by plcl
Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Sep 17 2010
Cool application for debuggin' the setup. Thanks a lot again :) . - Apr 26 2005
Kwave

Music Production 57 comments

Score 83%
83 Likes
17 Dislikes
Feb 21 2016
http://lac.zkm.de

Wish you was here ;-) .

At least watch the live stream! - Apr 22 2005
SchafKopf

Card 24 comments

Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Feb 13 2006
Cool, I can now play it using the keyboard instead of the mouse. That's really cool. Thanks! - Apr 04 2005
That's really cool. Even if you have done it totally drunken ;-) .

The possibility of the background image is really cool, and I enjoy the key bindings you've added.

Thanks a lot! - Mar 31 2005
Hi,


sometimes it would be great if games have been logged for later replay.

Furthermore, this would be cool to send bug reports ;-) . - Jan 24 2005
Hi,


first of all a really big THANK YOU to bring this traditional game on the linux desktop.

What does AI mean? Algorithmic intelligence? Algorithm interface?

Anyway, I installed 0.5 and it's really great!

Still, the algorithms do unusual things. If you're interested, I'll collect some misbehaviours over some days or weeks and send it to you. Let me know.

One example: Player three decides to play a solo, but instead of playing trumps, 'he' plays colours and looses.

Good for me because so I'm winning together with my two Co-players ;-) .


Best regards


ce - Jan 04 2005
Hi again :) .

First of all, thanks a lot for this game. I never was playing games on the computer, but currently I play at least 20' with your famous game. Great fun, yes!

I'd like to add some notes. First, I didn't know the variation - Nov 20 2004
Haven't played Schafkopf for years, but it's really great to download, compile and play it after work ;-) .

Yes, real fun!

If possible please include the original bavarian deck in the default package. - Oct 27 2004
Wireless Assistant

Network 287 comments

Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Apr 03 2007
Do you know knetworkconf? It seems it will become part of KDE soon and it will include wireless configuration. - Mar 30 2005
mountEncrypted

Security 4 comments

Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Feb 20 2005
Great stuff. Of course, using it from a desktop icon would be cool.

What about a control center module to create crypted lopp device containers, e.g. by checking the current kernel's abilities and let the user configure a loop back file? - Feb 20 2005
SFLphone

Various KDE Stuff 13 comments

Score 79%
79 Likes
21 Dislikes
Sep 13 2006
Cool app.

Could it get an ALSA interface? As soon you use OSS, your app blocks the device or - worse - an audio player plays mp3 files via OSS and your app cannot ring the bell.

The same with current ALSA installations, but I was told that the next Fedora release will use DMIX per Default (a software mixing layer), and the next ALSA release will probably also include DMIX as default, so it will be in the next releases of SuSE and Mandrake as well.

So, an ALSA interface would be really great. If you miss documentation, simply join the ALSA devel mailing list. - Jan 25 2005
TextShadowEdit

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 36 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Jan 03 2005
Best application ever! Outstanding!


Cheers ti the author ;-) ! - Jan 03 2005
VyQChat

Chat & Messenging 11 comments

by yogin
Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Jul 19 2005
Well, kopete comes immediately to my mind; so, what about making it a kopete plugin? - Jan 01 2005
KGeography

Education Apps 17 comments

Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Apr 16 2008
Guidance

System Software 16 comments

Score 79%
79 Likes
21 Dislikes
Apr 05 2005
KDE still lacks common linux config tools - Dec 09 2004
QuiKview

Graphic Apps 6 comments

by amol
Score 65%
65 Likes
35 Dislikes
Dec 06 2004
There has been created a bin folder one directory up; I also meant there hadn't been created a binary ;-) . - Dec 06 2004
In quick.cpp, there's still an absolute path to a header file. Would be great if you'd make it relative.

I assigned it to jpg-files via context menus, but I get a black window. I assign it to folders, and the first image gets loaded.

I'd like it, if I could assign it directly to image files instead of folders, if the file panel would be hidden, if I could use my mouse wheel to load the previous/next image, and if there were a fullscreen mode. - Dec 05 2004
CompressIT

Dolphin Service Menus 3 comments

Score 54%
54 Likes
46 Dislikes
Dec 04 2004
...would be great! - Dec 04 2004
kconfigedit

System Software 4 comments

Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Jan 08 2005
I'm not here every day, so feel free to contact me using mail. - Dec 03 2004
Hi,


cool tool. I had a similar idea some time before.

So, let me offer some thoughts.

I'd recommend to create a directory on $KDEDIR/share/apps/kconfigedit/sets/DISTRIBUTIONNAME/

In these directories, users or distributors could create subdirectories, maybe networking-hardware, networking-software, hardware-sound and so on etc.

In these directories, place .desktop files with names and comments for the directories.

Furthermore, place different *.desktop files in them which point to configuration files to be edited. Each desktop file contains names and comments in different languages, plus some value pairs of services affected by this config file.

Now make your filesystem browser on the left panel show the localized names of the folders and the localized names of the config files instead of the total filesystem, so finally users do not have to know where a file is located.

As soon as the user klicks on a desktop file in the left view, the corresponding file gets loaded. Above the text area, the location of the file gets displayed as well as the localized comment from the desktop file. So, the user has the complete control which file gets edited as well as a short comment description what this file is for.

Furthermore, add a button - Dec 03 2004
Virtual Filesystem

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 30 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Nov 13 2004
...thanks Kurt, I did read your page too late ;-) . You already have had the same idea - really great ;-) .


Greetz all,


ce - Nov 13 2004
...it would be also a great idea to add a new combo field to the left of the address bar which contains all installed kios for selection. Not as nice as yours, but it would immediately increase the accessability to the kios a lot.


I put a quick and dirty fake here:


http://home.t-online.de/home/mchristoph.eckert/kio-fake.png - Nov 13 2004
Konqueror search/filter field idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 30 comments

by WedDa
Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Nov 14 2004
Great, like one knows it from MUAs. - Nov 13 2004
kio_rar

System Software 37 comments

Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Apr 03 2006
Of course I cannot read minds, it simply has been coincidence :) .

Compression always depends on the filetype to be compressed. PNG files for example are already zip compressed, so compressing it again will bring small ratios.

RAR has the disadvantage to be proprietary. So, will I be able to read an archive in 5 years?

That's no choke: I recently needed back a very old file, and I found it on a backup CD which I created with zip years ago as I still was using windows.

So I'd prefer 7-zip over rar, and it was my first thought as I saw your app posted here.

Thanks a lot for your work! - Nov 12 2004
Great to see this kio.

Today, I read an article about 7-Zip. Free algorithm compressing even better than rar.

The article (unfotunately in german language) can be found here:

http://www.pro-linux.de/berichte/appfokus/7zip/7zip.html

Homepage is:

http://www.7-zip.org/

Linux port can be found at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/p7zip/


Maybe you're interested in doing a kio for this too, if you'll find the time one day ;-) .

Thanks a lot for your work on free software! - Nov 11 2004