I'm not even sure your questions are relevant to this though; there's such a thing as fair use, which allows taking things such as photos and including them in your own work (such as montages), so long as it's sufficiently different from the original -- in other words, if it has sufficient creative merit in its own right. - Dec 28 2007
Anyway, not really expecting you to do this now, but just a note in case you're trying to make wallpapers useful for almost everyone in future :)
All the best :) - Nov 09 2007
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/kparts.so: undefined symbol: _ZN11konsolePart8setPtyFdEi
I do run a few python-kde type apps without any issues this is a first for me."
This is almost certainly a fault on your system, or with the python-kde package you have installed. Most likely, your packages are out of sync with each other. The reason it's not appearing in other python-kde apps, is that many of them probably don't use kparts. A simple apt-get update followed by an apt-get upgrade may solve it. If not, you'll need to figure out the dependencies that are broken/incorrect, and fix them -- perhaps with help from one of the debian IRC channels or mailing lists. - May 27 2007
Actually, this latest release has been 95% done for quite a while now. I just did a few final things and packaged it today. It was enough to get me in the coding mood though, so I started another project afterwards :) - May 26 2007
> installed, but when I do sudo
> apt-cache search pykde I get the
> following files:
python-kde3 - KDE3 bindings for Python
> I really don't know what to install
> to get KatchTV work, any help?
Just apt-get install python-kde3 should do it (don't forget kaffeine).
> Can I run KatchTV from any
> directory? or is it really necessary
> to store it as stated in the README
> file? Thanx.
Honestly, I don't remember now :) It's been a while since I worked on that version. I have a new version ready to release, but have been hoping to get work done on an even newer version instead. I'll probably just release the version I have now, at some stage, but I want to reorganise the website for it first, too.
I made most (if not all) of KatchTV to run from any dir, but there may be some things that require particular locations -- not sure. For now, it's probably safer to install it according to the docs. I use a debian-like (debian itself actually) system too, so the location specified in the docs shouldn't be "bad" in any way, even if it doesn't suit your personal preference. - May 26 2007
For example, if I search for some phrase, excluding some other phrase, and it's found in a 400-page PDF, it's not really helpful for a search tool to simply link to the document, where I have to launch a PDF viewer, start another search within the PDF viewer, wade through all the pages containing the negative phrase.
I'm no expert on search engines, but I *think* this could be solved by breaking down documents into sections and/or pages before indexing. Then, for the client side, a new URI scheme, like pdfpage://1/file://localhost/docs/doc.pdf could be provided. KDE could have URI handlers that launched a PDF viewer, specifying the page to go to (if the KPDF people cooperate), or communicating via DCOP to change the page after loading (if they don't, and KPDF provides a DCOP interface for this). - Apr 28 2007
It's nice to see more KDE Apps, but... there are so many NLV Editors around already, and none of them are reliable or capable of all the video formats that mplayer is. PLEASE contribute your time to kdenlive, or pitivi, instead of starting from scratch. - Oct 30 2006
On the subject of others being hard to obtain and/or install, it's worth noting that this is a distro issue, not really an app issue. On debian/ubuntu, it's a simple matter of apt-get install APPNAME. - Oct 01 2006
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by warrob 10 comments
However, "not using the ordinary KDE widget style" would be a negative for me, not a positive. I have a KDE style pre-chosen, and for the sake of familiarity, ease-of-use, and overall desktop integration, I prefer KDE apps that stick to the same style guidelines. - Sep 28 2006
I ran into some problems with this, though...
The tarball is actually a .tar.bz2.gz, and so amarok wouldn't install it. I had to ungzip it, and rename it.
Secondly, I'm running amarok 1.4.1, and it complains that I need amarok 1.4 upwards, and so it won't work. - Aug 10 2006
meltdown(n1, n2, n3, n4, n5)
There is no API documentation, and the delay function (at least) is broken.
To the author: this is a good thing to practice with, but it's not much use to others. Your delay() function will not work at the correct speed on any computer that is faster or slower than yours. Also, it is highly inefficient.
The reason for both of these issues is that you can't just run a loop for a long time as a way of waiting on a multitasking computer, or a computer that's capabilities aren't fully known. Instead, you have to use higher-level computer parts, like the built in clock and alarm system, to wait for a specified period of time. Look up the sleep() function, which does what you want delay() to do. - Jul 19 2006
p.s.: I'm not sure, but I think you meant the GNOME Desktop Environment (or GNOME Desktop, or simply GNOME). The GNOME Window Manager is a very specific single program (which isn't a strong selling point for GNOME either ;) - Jul 17 2006
If you read the included documentation (README.txt file, and the click on the help button in KatchTV), you'll find more details on this, and how to use kaffiene (or other KDE-compatible players, if you have some). - Jun 04 2006
mv ~/.KatchTV /newpath/KatchTV_Data
ln -s /newpath/KatchTV_Data ~/.KatchTV
I think this should work fine, but it's untested, so let me know if you have any problems with it :) - Jun 01 2006
There is a way to get more screen space, though I realise it's not always an ideal solution: when you shrink the side panel normally, it'll stop after a little while. However, it's just resisting because there is a minimum size set; if you keep trying to shrink, towards the left edge, the panel will be hidden. Note that for videos, you should resize before starting playback right now. - May 30 2006
On the error messages... yes, you're right. It's really not supposed to show those errors at all; the latest version catches most of them and displays nice messages, but I'll handle any other ones as soon as I can too :) - May 23 2006
Sorry, I was looking at the wrong error before. The socket.error line is the important one here; I fixed a problem like that in a recent release though. Can you download the latest version, and tell me if you still have problems with it?
You should check that your DNS functions normally (especially if you normally use a non-kde browser, like firefox); that might have been the cause of the delays. Also, make sure your computer isn't doing other things when you test.
I'm not (quite) as busy right now, so if you can get back to me soon, and there are still issues, I'll try to get them sorted out quickly for you :) - May 23 2006