Bioramba

Karamba & Superkaramba

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Description:

Remake of the bioramba by arutkowski (http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=23437)

Remade so you don't have to touch any text file :)

All you've got to do is click on the config button, enter your birth date (as shown in the config window, DD/MM/YYYY)

Tabs will allow you to look at the stats of your friends :)

Withs tooltips, you'll know your exact stats (useless, uh ?)

With the small skin, Bioramba won't take too much place on your desktop :)
Right-click -> configure theme -> small [big] size

You may now press 'enter' when you just entered dates or opacity level.
WARNING : this may cause superkaramba to crash (but why the hell, i don't know)

Packed in a single skz file, so very simple of use !

Some limitations :

v1.2 Breaks backwards compatibility, if you want to revert to an old version, you'll have to delete ~/.superkaramba/Bior.txt

You can't have multiple instances of it (they have the same config file)
And you can't have an instance of v1.2 and one of the v1.1

I WILL read what you have to say about this theme
I MAY modify it in consequence :)
I updated the theme a lot recently because a friend of mine asked for features, more and more, and i felt in a development frenzy...
Sorry if i made you download the theme 3 or 4 times :p

(if someone can do better skins, send to packadal@gmail.com ; i'm not an artist ^^)
Last changelog:

13 years ago

* 1.4 : Added a config menu to configure the opacity of inactive tabs (new icon left of the Bioramba name)
Modified so you can't click on the tabs and the config button while configuring the theme
changed the icon for date config
You may now press 'enter' when you just entered dates or opacity level.

* 1.3 : support for utf-8 names
show the names in the tabs
bug fix for the no-tab version
make the inactive tabs more opaque

* 1.2.1 : bugfixes for the people who use the theme big and without tabs

* 1.2 : Added tabs (up to 4)
Added tooltips so you'll know your exact stats

* 1.1 : Added the 'small size' option

* 1.0 : Made things dynamic so noone have to touch the text files, little superkaramba-made config window to get the birth date, and so on...

Khan

13 years ago

The only request I can think of making is a "transparency" option. Other than that, I really like it a lot. Thanks.

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packadal

13 years ago

I've worked a bit on this.
As it isn't the first time i'm trying to mess around with transparency with python (i've done it for HDD monitor) i know there are problems to let the corners that are originally transparent unchanged.
So i'll have to ask this question :
Do you mind having a dependency ?
(most likely imagemagick or python-imaging, also known as PIL)
Wich one would annoy you less ?
How woulpd you like to set the transparency ?
(Percentage in a textBox, or some pre-defined values in the right-click menu, ...)

Anyome may answer this, i need a bit of feedback to go on :)

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packadal

13 years ago

Yeeehaa, it's on the To-Do list :)

Comments like this are keeping me working on superkaramba themes, thanks a lot :)
Make me soooo happy to see some people loves my job :)

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Khan

13 years ago

I'm always happy to give kudos where it's deserved. Looking forward to the transparency ;-)

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yagami

14 years ago

hi

thanx for the cool superkaramba theme

with version 1.1 ( at least , with the latest download link ) i dont get the configure theme -> big or small option !

where is it ?

thanx

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packadal

14 years ago

looks like something went wrong during the upload, this was v1.0 -_-;
sorry

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shanodyn

14 years ago

But I think the widget is a bit too big for the amount of informations it provides (and people with 25" screens are still rare ;) )
So, maybe it would be useful to create a smaller one. Or, better option, to integrate this in aero-aio. (I think that all the cool widgets should have an aero-aio version).
By the way, the design is really nice.

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packadal

14 years ago

HI !!
Looks like you're filling my to-do list :)
The first thing i may do is multiple BirthDates, as it is something i'll have to code, not to design (i'm not an artist, and *really* bad at designing things).
If someone can make a smaller skin, i'll let the user the choice to change skins...
How would you like to switch between BirthDates ? Something like tabs ?
And in each Tab a configure button, or a global one ?
And how to set the number of tabs ?
This bit of programation would be quite complex, because superkaramba wasn't designed for complex things.
Maybe i'll do it ;)
P.S. : the design is not by me, i just modified the original theme's code :p

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shanodyn

14 years ago

Yes, tabs are a good idea and in each tab a configure button.
Determining the number of tabs is a bit more complicated. Maybe you should start with 2 or 3 tabs by default and see if people need more tabs, try to find a way to make this variable.
Sorry for the complicated ideas I'm not a coder so I write feedback and let the real coders see what is possible and forget the impossible suggestions ;)

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packadal

14 years ago

Hi !
I've done the small theme (just have to post it, should be done in the week) and am asking myself a question : Is there really any use of such a complicated thing like tab ? I think it will eat space with a near-useless feature. If you want to know the sts of a friend, just change the date temporarily, or launch another theme (wich will be easy with the small skin)
So an alternative i am thinking about is : Juste name the themes. Showing a name is a *lot* simpler and nearly as efficient (if it isn't more) than tabs, beacause :
- you don't have to click
-you know (and anyone esle can) which person got wich stats
I think with tabs one can quick forget wich tab represents wich person, and having to check is nearly as long as changing the date 'thanks to the TAB touch)

P.S. i thank you for giving this feedback, this is what makes the linux community live : persons who develop, and persons who give those ideas.

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shanodyn

14 years ago

It would also be fun to add the possibility to view the results for several different birth dates.

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13 years ago

* 1.4 : Added a config menu to configure the opacity of inactive tabs (new icon left of the Bioramba name)
Modified so you can't click on the tabs and the config button while configuring the theme
changed the icon for date config
You may now press 'enter' when you just entered dates or opacity level.

* 1.3 : support for utf-8 names
show the names in the tabs
bug fix for the no-tab version
make the inactive tabs more opaque

* 1.2.1 : bugfixes for the people who use the theme big and without tabs

* 1.2 : Added tabs (up to 4)
Added tooltips so you'll know your exact stats

* 1.1 : Added the 'small size' option

* 1.0 : Made things dynamic so noone have to touch the text files, little superkaramba-made config window to get the birth date, and so on...

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