ChromeClock
Karamba
Score 65%
Description:

A clock based on the analog clock by Idoa01 (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12072).
Last changelog:

13 years ago

-fixed initial load issues, thanks Idoa01.

paulcooke

11 years ago

57% processor on a 2.4 GHz system??? that's ridiculous... come on... there's got to be a simple fix

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wenmusic

11 years ago

I just resize the images from 267 (original) to 150 (for example) and change the values on the theme and the pyton script (where appears 267 I put 150) ;-) Simply but effective.

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opensas

11 years ago

Count me on

It's way too big, and the resize applet doesn't seem to work

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LhRt

11 years ago

It's very nice. I like very much... the problem, the clock is too big. And more, impossible to change the size : the "Resize applet" and "resize applet - percentage" don't work.

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philippecmartin

11 years ago

Hi,

I'd love to use it but I get my time from the network is set to "GMT+0" while I'm at "GMT+6"

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philippecmartin

11 years ago

Hi,

I'd love to use it but I get my time from the network is set to GMT + 0 while I'm at GMT + 6

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Simonlbell

12 years ago

"Resize applet" and "resize applet - percentage" dont seem to do anything.

Can anyone help with this? I need to make it smaller.

Thanks

Simon

Ps. Love the clock, just what I wanted. There arn't enough analogue ones!

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qeldroma

12 years ago

I've got the same...

Seems that the Kdialog doesn't appear...

Another tihng is, that sometimes, after some "configure theme"s, the clock doesn't appear any more, just invisible but on the desktop.

Then only deleting ~/.superkaramba/chromclockrc does help....

Hope that will help for bugfix ;-)

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AndreSomers

12 years ago

I really like the clock, but I was very much taken aback by it's huge CPU usage. On my system, it takes about 5% (Athlon XP1600+). Frankly, I think that is way to much for such a simple application.

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chalupny

12 years ago

I installed the chrome clock time and like it very much, but how can I resize the clock. The applets in the context menu do not respond. Just nothing happens.

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Simonlbell

12 years ago

Me too.

"Resize applet" and "resize applet - percentage" dont seem to do anything.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks

Simon

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nuka

13 years ago

maybe you shuold use three layers of rotating png images as dials and have them update every second to display the time. this should work, right?

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kaaleppi

13 years ago

This one is great!

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phonetic

13 years ago

I hate having to ask for help but I just can't get this working. My problem is that I can't see it! I know where it is on my screen, I can edit the config file, I can right click on it but it doesn't show up. I am running Mandrake 10 with KDE 3.2, I have the lastest Karamba as well. Thanks for any help.
Andy

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ntesa

13 years ago

I think this is a problem inherited from the analogClock theme that I've used the python code from. The first time you load the theme it doesn't show the clock, but if you close and open the theme again it should show up. I think it might be related to the fact that the first time you run it there's not config file for it or it could be a SuperKaramba bug.

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Idoa01

13 years ago

hey :)
the bug is on line 179 - it reads "classicTheme" and should read "chromeTheme".

when creating a new configuration file the deafults on my theme was to choose "classicTheme" as the clock theme.

Nice graphics btw. :)

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ntesa

13 years ago

Thanks :) I've changed that line and uploaded a new archive with the fix.

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bas

13 years ago


Mandrake 10 uses python 2.3 instead of 2.2 you can download a patch from the superkaramba website or use the newest superkaramba (.0.33) wich includes this patch.

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EThitop

13 years ago

Maybe you could look at the code for all of the OSX dock bars that have "smooth zoom" and base your antialiasing around that idea, probably the same or similar concept.

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ntesa

13 years ago

Zooming is kinda different, it's resizing the images (usually to a smaller size, which helps), and SuperKaramba has a resizeImageSmooth method, but the clock is rotating the dial images instead. Maybe using something like ImageMagick from Python to rotate or blur/smooth the images would make a difference, I'll give it a try.

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alfrenovsky

13 years ago

Antialiasing consist in composing the things in higher resolution and then resize de whole picture.
Maybe you can use 400% zoomed images, put the clock, put the dials, and then resize to 25%.

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ntesa

13 years ago

Well, then you could just resize the clock to a smaller size, the analogClock code that I've used supports resizing, there are a few options for that. You should also disable "Use fast image scaling" for this theme to make it look smoother. I've tried it at a smaller size and it looks nicer, but I also disabled the seconds dial and I've changed the update interval in the theme file to 5 seconds, the resizing would probably kill your cpu otherwise.

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SlipStreamScapes

13 years ago

Very nice!

Is there a way to make dials antialiased so that they do not have jagged edges? I think Qt should allow for that but I am not too familiar with the Karamba framework.

Alternately, perhaps you could use .png images of dials that are then rotated as needed.

Keep up the good work!

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ntesa

13 years ago

The dials are png images, but the Karamba rotate (which is just calling the QT rotate) isn't doing any antialiasing. If QT allows for something like that, than it'd very easy to implement in SuperKaramba, but I don't think it does.

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13 years ago

-fixed initial load issues, thanks Idoa01.

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