Plasmoid for ebay item

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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

Plasmoid for ebay item
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Plasmoid shows ebay item's info on your desktop. Shipping price calculates according to
your country. The info, which shown by plasmoid, automatically refreshes. Plasmoid will alert you, when auction will be near the end. Plasmoid has shortcut button to item's page on the eBay site. Plasmoid don't requires registration or user credentials on ebay. To use the plasmoid just drag and drop item's number or item's url on the plasmoid. Also you can
to copy item's number or item's url to clipboard and to paste in plasmoid by using the "Paste..." button on right-down part of plasmoid.

Video tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMWb7UV_nFs

-- Build and install instructions --

You need KDE 4.4

cd /where/you/ungzip/sources
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
make

(next command requires root privileges)
make install

You might need to run kbuildsycoca4
in order to get the .desktop file recognized.

-- Uninstall instructions --
(with root privileges)

cd build
make uninstall

Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.1.7
proxy support was improved
0.1.6
proxy support added
plasmoid loads localized site
0.1.5
settings autosaving was improved
0.1.4
high bidder id added
autorefresh interval changed from 24h to 1h when "Time left" > 1d
0.1.3
manual update by F5 added
0.1.2
shows price in the original listing currency

roctheme

6 years ago

I have build your plasmoid from source again in 12.04 Kubuntu, but now I receive an error: Error web service.

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roctheme

6 years ago

Sorry, I had have a network problem!

Your plasma-widget works well in Kubuntu 12.04!

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roctheme

8 years ago

Works very well without proxy, but the KDE and environment proxy settings were ignored from this plasmoid.

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nms

8 years ago

In version 0.1.6 I added proxy support. Now plasmoid supports enviroment variable http_proxy and KDE proxy settings.

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roctheme

8 years ago

Some more Information:
I switch the proxy in kioslaverc and environment on/off via script during startup in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90environment.

In ~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc I just change the phrase "ProxyType=0" to "ProxyType=1" during switch proxy on.

~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc:

...
[Proxy Settings]
AuthMode=0
NoProxyFor=charite.de
Proxy Config Script=
ProxyType=0
ReversedException=false
ftpProxy=http://proxy.charite.de:888
httpProxy=http://proxy.charite.de:888
httpsProxy=http://proxy.charite.de:888

So perhaps you readout the proxy from kioslaverc, but the proxy is off, if "ProxyType=0" is set?

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nms

8 years ago

Thank you for additional info. I made changes in version 0.1.7. Now plasmoid will work fine.

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roctheme

8 years ago

Now it load again at once, if proxy is switch off. Thank you.

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roctheme

8 years ago

Some more Information:
I switch the proxy in kioslaverc and environment on/off via script during startup in /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90environment.

In ~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc I just change the phrase "ProxyType=0" to "ProxyType=1" during switch proxy on.

~/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc:

...
[Proxy Settings]
AuthMode=0
NoProxyFor=charite.de
Proxy Config Script=
ProxyType=0
ReversedException=false
ftpProxy=http://proxy.charite.de:888
httpProxy=http://proxy.charite.de:888
httpsProxy=http://proxy.charite.de:888

So perhaps you readout the proxy from kioslaverc, but the proxy is off, if "ProxyType=0" is set?

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roctheme

8 years ago

Thanks, but now the plasmoid cannot connect if proxy is off.

With proxy on I test it tomorrow at work.

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roctheme

8 years ago

Sorry, it connect without proxy, but the connection process takes 4 min, if proxy is off, now.

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roctheme

8 years ago

It takes 4 min after reboot. After this, changing the ebay item, it connect at once.

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buschmann23

8 years ago

After a restart of plasma or the whole machine, the configured items are gone and the plasmoid is in the initial mode and hints to place the item id on it.

This is on KDE 4.7 Beta 1 on Qt 4.7.3 running on openSUSE 11.4.

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nms

8 years ago

In version 0.1.5 I fixed some problems with the autosave. Try new version.

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buschmann23

8 years ago

Yes, now it works. :)

Another thing: When I click on "Place Bid" it always loads ebay.com with the appropriate item. It would be nicer if it would load the localized site, in my case the german one. The currency is shown correct. Or has the plasmoid to be localized for that?

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nms

8 years ago

Version 0.1.6 loads the localized version of the site.

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buschmann23

8 years ago

Thanks, works perfectly. :)

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Foul

8 years ago

No Autorefresh ?

I must press F5 sometimes to refresh the plasma window

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nms

8 years ago

Thank you for your comment. I changed interval of autorefresh from 24 hours to 1 hour when "Time left" > 1 day in version 0.1.4.

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Foul

8 years ago

The must would be the ability to choose the refresh rate ;)

Thank you :)

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oOSplashOo

8 years ago

Thanks but I would be great if you add the name of the current user who bid the most and an option to put those informations in another langage like french^^.
Enven if it's very good.

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dkarnout

8 years ago

Great plasmoid!

- it could be very interesting if user could add more items which could be scrolling like RSSNOW news do (arrows or mouse scrolling)

- what you said about currency is the most significant i believe. i think that krunner uses real-time values from ECB, so this should be easy for you.
Thanks again for your plasmoid

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felmur

8 years ago

Very good job.

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Phobeus

8 years ago

Very nice that finally someone realize this idea. It is actually that there is a lot of plasmoids that does not have a real benefit, however I think something like this has a very big potencial. Maybe some more generic using Plugins ... I could imagine that now only ebay would be interesting, but also something to watch amazon prices etc.

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Kirilo

8 years ago

Thanks for this plasmoid!

Is there any way for you to enable a localization? I mean the item I follow in the German ebay is shown with in US Dollars instead of Euros.

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nms

8 years ago

Thank your for your question.
I have plans to show price in the currency of the site on which the item was listed and make possible to choice currency by user.

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8 years ago

0.1.7
proxy support was improved
0.1.6
proxy support added
plasmoid loads localized site
0.1.5
settings autosaving was improved
0.1.4
high bidder id added
autorefresh interval changed from 24h to 1h when "Time left" > 1d
0.1.3
manual update by F5 added
0.1.2
shows price in the original listing currency

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