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Juergen Helmers Berlin, Germany
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Developers Apps by rubyloyal 2 comments

Does not work with ruby 1.9.x due to missing ftools. - Sep 22 2010
thin liquid film

Video Converters by Matti 11 comments

Hi!

I have just recently discovered your app and would love to get it to work on Opensuse (10.2).
Whenever I try to add a file (xvid video) it lets me know, that the file I chose is not supported. Avidemux recodes the file just fine for the ipod...
I figured it might be a ffmpeg problem as "ffmpeg -h" returns no --enable-xvid but --enable-libxvid so I applied the patch described in the forums. But it still complains about the video files not being valid.

Has anybody gotten this to work on Opensuse or can point me in the right direction otherwise?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers J. - May 07 2008
LilyKDE

Audio Apps by wbsoft 51 comments

Hi!

I am trying to install on kde 2.5.9 on OpenSuse 10.3 but the installation fails. a "make install" results in this:

Installing LilyPond icon and mimetype:
cp ly.png ly.svg /home/helmerj/.kde/share/icons/
cp x-lilypond.desktop /home/helmerj/.kde/share/mimelnk/text/
Installing LilyPond syntax highlighting:
cp lilypond.xml /home/helmerj/.kde/share/apps/katepart/syntax/
Installing textedit integration:
cp textedit.protocol /home/helmerj/.kde/share/services/
cp ktexteditservice.py /home/helmerj/.kde/share/apps/lilykde/
cp: cannot create regular file `/home/helmerj/.kde/share/apps/lilykde/': Is a directory
make: *** [install-textedit] Error 1


Cheers
Juergen - Feb 20 2008
This one, as well as the elegant theme, are really great. Clean but professional looking and very functional.

I was wondering if it would be possible to include some of the exif or even better IPTC data of each image in a box underneath each picture. Would be great if one could chose which data to include from a list of exif or IPTC fields, I suppose.

Nevertheless a very fine addition to digikam indeed.

Keep up the great work!

Cheers Juergen - Sep 07 2007
Linspire Clear SuSE 10.0 RPM

KDE 3.5 Themes by patch 6 comments

hi!

This RPM does not work under KDE 3.5. In order to compile the source from linspire under Suse 10.0 running KDE 3.5, you will have get rid of the automake warning.

1. extract the source
2. edit admin/cvs.sh, and chnage the following line (around line 80) from:

* )
echo "*** YOU'RE USING $AUTOMAKE_STRING."
echo "*** KDE requires automake 1.6"
exit 1
;;
esac

to

* )
echo "*** YOU'RE USING $AUTOMAKE_STRING."
echo "*** KDE requires automake 1.6"
# exit 1
;;
esac



IT will still complain about the wrong version of automake but wont exit the script...

3. save the file and then issue this command in the package root dir:

make -f Makefile.cvs

4. run the created ./configure script as usual.

J. - Jan 27 2006
beagle KIO slave

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by dbera 25 comments

run this before the ./configure command:

make -f Makefile.cvs

after that run ./configure; make ; make install

J. - Dec 02 2005
Chalkboard Presentation

ODF Presentations by SeanParsons 4 comments

Hey!

Given the lack of good templates that ship with OO I think it is always a good idea the create some. This one is rather special but a nice one nevertheless. I think it would be even better if the background image of the chalkboard would be sharpened a bit. I appears all fuzzy, as if not in focus.

Just my two cent...

J. - Nov 16 2005
QtiPlot

Science by vasilief 347 comments

Hi! I have a couple of remarks regarding your cool effort with this application: 1. I have some difficulties to get a proper spline plotting of my data, the Displayed graph always appears rather jagged. 2. When exporting to images formats, e.g. there is no control over the resolution of the exported file. When exporting to png one gets a 72 dpi file in which all text is mostly unreadable. It would be nice if one could control the resolution to increase the quality of the exported file. as it is I have to workaround this by exporting to eps first and then converting the file... 3. When exporting to png the image is basically transparent (as indicated in the help section). Areas included by text characters, e.g. the insides of O, o, g, a, 8... are white. Keep up the great work. The application gets better with every release! Cheers Juergen - Jun 08 2005
Hi! The beta 2 and the next dev version which was 1.9.84 are the last linux versions to have a quickstart functionality. For unknown reasons the "-quickstart" cli flag is for windows only for version > 1.9.84. I have filed a bug/enhancement request to reintroduce this flag for the linux version. The target milstone for this is supposed to be 2.0.1. If you'd like to vote for this, check out the bug report here: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=47835 Cheers Juergen - Apr 27 2005
Hi! The beta 2 and the next dev version which was 1.9.84 are the last linux versions to have a quickstart functionality. For unknown reasons the "-quickstart" cli flag is for windows only for version > 1.9.84. I have filed a bug/enhancement request to reintroduce this flag for the linux version. The target milstone for this is supposed to be 2.0.1. If you'd like to vote for this, check out the bug report here: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=47835 Cheers Juergen - Apr 27 2005
windows mata

Wallpapers Windows by kristof 5 comments

Well granted with the text, what about the picture? - Apr 19 2005
windows mata

Wallpapers Windows by kristof 5 comments

This is pretty tasteless in my opinion. I know there is violence all around but this wallpaper would suggest to do what? Shoot windows itself? Even worse shoot people that use windows? Well sounds all pretty dumb to me. Just my 2 cents... J. - Apr 18 2005
Devices first on desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mabs 6 comments

I am recompiling Kdebase as I type. I have long waited for something like this. I always felt that the Icon align behaviour of KDE needed some serious polishing.

The other thing that really sucks is the automatic mounting of devices and the display of an icon on the desktop. Don't get me wrong, I think it is great to represent a newly added device on the desktop with an icon but why have the already present icons to explode on the desktop and be spread all over the place. Why not check the vertical or horizontal alignment option set and then add the latest icon to the end of the bunch and not randomly into their middle!? Well don't look a gift horse int the mouth... For all I know there might be somebody coding on it right now. once that person will get his or her patch in the HEAD tree, KDE will make me even more happy every day.

J. - Mar 07 2005
ShadowFade at logout

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by tobydox 44 comments

Hi!

I do like to afde effect but unfortunately the patch is broken. I get the same error as the first poster here. So I did apply the patch manually and did create a new one. My patch is for KDE 3.3.2 latest cooker version. So you might encounter some fuzz when applying this one

logout_shadow_fade_3.3.2.diff

----------cut here----------------
--- kdebase-3.3.2/ksmserver/shutdown.cpp 2005-01-22 09:28:52.000000000 +0100
+++ kdebase-3.3.2.new/ksmserver/shutdown.cpp 2005-02-11 14:10:25.850631744 +0100
@@ -19,6 +19,7 @@ Copyright (C) 2000 Matthias Ettrich geometry() );
QTimer::singleShot( 10, this, SLOT( slotPaintEffect() ) );
}

+// called after stopping shutdown-feedback -> smooth fade-back to color-mode
+void KSMShutdownFeedback::fadeBack( void )
+{
+ m_fadeTime.restart();
+ m_fadeBackwards = TRUE;
+ // its possible that we have to fade back, before all is completely gray, so we cannot start
+ // with completely gray when fading back...
+ m_compensation = 1.0f - m_grayOpacity;
+ // wait until we're completely back in color-mode...
+ while ( m_grayOpacity > 0.0f )
+ slotPaintEffect();
+}
+
+

void KSMShutdownFeedback::slotPaintEffect()
{
- if ( m_currentY >= height() )
+ // if slotPaintEffect() is called first time, we have to initialize the gray image
+ // we also could do that in the constructor, but then the displaying of the
+ // logout-UI would be too much delayed...
+ if ( m_grayImage.isNull() )
+ {
+ m_grayImage = m_unfadedImage.copy();
+ register uchar * r = m_grayImage.bits();
+ register uchar * g = m_grayImage.bits() + 1;
+ register uchar * b = m_grayImage.bits() + 2;
+ uchar * end = m_grayImage.bits() + m_grayImage.numBytes();
+
+ while ( r != end ) {
+ *r = *g = *b = (uchar) ( ( (*r)*11 + ((*g) imgHeight )
+ y1 = imgHeight;
+
+ int y2 = y1+heightUnit;
+ if( y2 > imgHeight )
+ y2 = imgHeight;
+
+ // blit area which should be already completely gray
+ if( y1 > 0 && y1 < imgHeight && y1-m_rowsDone > 0 && m_rowsDone < imgHeight )
+ {
+ QImage img( imgWidth, y1-m_rowsDone, 32 );
+ memcpy( img.bits(), m_grayImage.scanLine( m_rowsDone ), imgWidth*(y1-m_rowsDone)*4 );
+ // conversion is slow as hell if desktop-depth != 24bpp...
+ QPixmap pm = KPixmapIO().convertToPixmap( img );
+ bitBlt( this, 0, m_rowsDone, &pm );
+ m_rowsDone = y1;
+ }
+
+ // when fading back we have to blit area which isnt gray anymore to unfaded image
+ if( m_fadeBackwards && y2 > 0 && y2 < imgHeight )
+ {
+ QImage img( imgWidth, imgHeight-y2, 32 );
+ memcpy( img.bits(), m_unfadedImage.scanLine( y2 ), imgWidth*(imgHeight-y2)*4 );
+ // conversion is slow as hell if desktop-depth != 24bpp...
+ QPixmap pm = KPixmapIO().convertToPixmap( img );
+ bitBlt( this, 0, y2, &pm );
+ }
+
+ int start_y1 = y1;
+ if( start_y1 < 0 )
+ start_y1 = 0;
+ if( y2 > start_y1 )
+ {
+ QImage img( imgWidth, y2-start_y1, 32 );
+ memcpy( img.bits(), m_grayImage.scanLine( start_y1 ), ( y2-start_y1 ) * imgWidth * 4 );
+ register uchar * rs = m_unfadedImage.scanLine( start_y1 );
+ register uchar * gs = rs + 1;
+ register uchar * bs = gs + 1;
+ register uchar * rd = img.bits();
+ register uchar * gd = rd + 1;
+ register uchar * bd = gd + 1;
+ for( int y = start_y1; y < y2; ++y )
+ {
+ short int opac = static_cast( 128 - cosf( M_PI*(y-y1)/heightUnit )*128.0 );
+ for( short int x = 0; x < imgWidth; ++x )
+ {
+ *rd += ( ( ( *rs - *rd ) * opac ) >> 8 );
+ rs += 4; rd += 4;
+ *gd += ( ( ( *gs - *gd ) * opac ) >> 8 );
+ gs += 4; gd += 4;
+ *bd += ( ( ( *bs - *bd ) * opac ) >> 8 );
+ bs += 4; bd += 4;
+ }
+ }
+ // conversion is slow as hell if desktop-depth != 24bpp...
+ QPixmap pm = KPixmapIO().convertToPixmap( img );
+ bitBlt( this, 0, start_y1, &pm );
+ }
+
+ QTimer::singleShot( 5, this, SLOT( slotPaintEffect() ) );

- KPixmap pixmap;
- pixmap = QPixmap::grabWindow( qt_xrootwin(), 0, m_currentY, width(), 10 );
- pixmap = KPixmapEffect::fade( pixmap, 0.4, Qt::black );
- pixmap = KPixmapEffect::toGray( pixmap, true );
- bitBlt( this, 0, m_currentY, &pixmap );
- m_currentY += 10;
- QTimer::singleShot( 1, this, SLOT( slotPaintEffect() ) );
}

//////
--- kdebase-3.3.2/ksmserver/shutdown.h 2005-01-22 09:28:52.000000000 +0100
+++ kdebase-3.3.2.new/ksmserver/shutdown.h 2005-02-11 14:06:10.511449200 +0100
@@ -7,21 +7,23 @@ Copyright (C) 2000 Matthias Ettrich show(); }
- static void stop() { delete s_pSelf; s_pSelf = 0L; }
+ static void stop() { if ( s_pSelf != 0L ) s_pSelf->fadeBack(); delete s_pSelf; s_pSelf = 0L; }
static KSMShutdownFeedback * self() { return s_pSelf; }

protected:
@@ -33,7 +35,14 @@ private slots:
private:
static KSMShutdownFeedback * s_pSelf;
KSMShutdownFeedback();
- int m_currentY;
+ void fadeBack( void );
+ float m_grayOpacity;
+ float m_compensation;
+ bool m_fadeBackwards;
+ QImage m_unfadedImage;
+ QImage m_grayImage;
+ QTime m_fadeTime;
+ int m_rowsDone;
};

// The confirmation dialog

-------------cut here-----------------

Sorry for the long posting but I don't have access to some webspace otherwise I would have included a download link...

J. - Feb 11 2005
PDF Toolkit service menu

Dolphin Service Menus by Sagittarius 25 comments

Hi!

Thanks for this nice collection of service menu entries!!

As far as I have tested this, I found one entry not to be functioning correctly: watermarking.

1. You use perl to add the extra "-watermark" to the filename. I guess everybody has perl installed but why not use plain sed...
I very much guess this is a matter of taste and doesn't matter whatsoever as long as it works ;-)

2. the correct synatax (at least for the pdftk version that I have installed on my MDK10.1 system (pdftk-1.00-1mdk) is:


pdftk input.pdf output output.pdf background background.pdf


You have the output and background switched and therefor no output is produced.

so my corrected Exec-line looks like this (note the switch from perl to sed which I initially thought was the problem but you can happily ignore)


Exec=pdftk %f output "`echo %f | sed -e 's/.pdf/-watermark.pdf/g'`" background `kdialog --getopenfilename . application/pdf`;kdialog --title "Watermark PDF" --msgbox "Done"


Put the above all in one line like in the original entry!

J. - Dec 09 2004
kconfigure

Developers Apps by brockers 37 comments

Hi!

Where would I find the settings option to set build arguments? In this new version this is nowhere to be found, so only plain i386 can be build...

J. - Oct 21 2004
Amarok

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

Hi!

I compiled the latest beta two days ago under kde 3.3 and qt 3.3.3 and it starts up fine but crashes when you try to play a song. Although durinf configurationn it caims to be compiling support for

1. arts
2. gstreamer
3. xine

during execution of the app, only gstreamer, and two entries for xine can be found. Choosing any of those, the app crashes at once whenstarting to play a song.

Otherwise nice direction the app is taking. The older version (1.0.2) is my favourite mp3 app.
On my wishlist would be m4a support and a tight integration of multimedia devices e.g. my iPod... ;-)

J. - Sep 02 2004
Baghira Mandrake 10.1 RPM

KDE 3.5 Themes by ntesa 103 comments

hi!

I used the SRPM to rebuild the RPM on my pclinuxOS system (based on MDK 10.0) running kde 3.3 and qt 3.3.3.

The Style is listed under Look and feel and is still used with my old settings from the 0.4 version. What is gone is the kcmshell module baghira which allows me to configure the style. After manually adding back an empty Goddies directory the SRPM built just fine with no errors. Is this on purpose or am I missing something in my build? (with the supplied RPM file it is the same...)

Thanks J. - Aug 31 2004
KeramikBlue Bootsplash, 3 Resolutions

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by optikSmoke 3 comments

Why the ugly penguin? I really don't get it why people are still using that thing...
It destroys the design, otherwise pleasing to the eye, completly.

Juergen - Jul 19 2002