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Francois Aucamp Pretoria, South Africa
Amarok 1.x Scripts
AmarokFS Startup Script

Amarok 1.x Scripts 19 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 29 2007
You just missed it - it was actually submitted to the Fedora buildsystem on the 29th of March. (the script is also in the new package)

By now it should have made its way to your favourite mirror, so just try again. :-) - Apr 02 2007
Oh, and thanks! Glad you like the script. - Mar 29 2007
As far as I know, this is sadly not currently possible using an amarok script. :-( - Mar 29 2007
Ok, version 1.1 of the script uses amarokFS's own "configure" menu, allowing you to configure the theme, among other things.

Thanks Martin Kossler for the patch! :-) - Mar 29 2007
Hmm... nice idea, but I'm not sure that this script is the right place in which to put it. For example, the Fedora version of AmarokFS (the program, not the script) already does something similar to what you want - it starts up/shuts down Amarok for you if it wasn't running already, i.e. you just run "amarokFS" (without running "amarok" first) and it Just Works. :-)

So if you're running Fedora, try binding the "amarokFS" command to klirc instead of just "amarok". If you're not running Fedora, you can download the required patch for this functionality from:

(the "amarokFS-0.5-start_amarok.patch" file)

Since AmarokFS itself is now hosted on SourceForge, I will try and merge this patch upstream.

Does this help, or have I misunderstood what you meant? - Mar 29 2007
This script is now available via the Fedora "amarokFS" package.
If you are a Fedora user, type:

yum install amarokFS

to install the AmarokFS application and this script. - Feb 21 2007
You're welcome! :-) - Feb 15 2007
Very good idea! I will look into this. - Feb 13 2007
Hmm... didn't notice that script :-).
After some inspection, I can say the following:
- this script handles Amarok crash situations gracefully; it does not have the CPU usage hogging bug that is present in the other script
- this script does not *require* you to specify the location of AmarokFS (as long as it is in your path) (so it's easier/faster to start it for the first time)
- this script allows you to configure it after running (if you want to run a different amarokFS executable, for instance)
- this script handles internal errors gracefully, for instance, it will prompt you again for the amarokFS executable if it gets deleted

So, overally, these two scripts do pretty much the same thing. With all due respect to Kaisermart, I'd say this one is just a bit more polished and robust. :-) - Feb 13 2007

Amarok 1.x Scripts 19 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 02 2007
I actually made something similar to this a while back, but sadly the amusement wore off and I never polished it up/submitted it...

It didn't use .lrc files (I just hacked together a simple text-timing file layout thingy), but it had the ability to load the lyrics of the currently-playing song from the Amarok database, and then the user could add the timing information by pressing space at the correct times while listening to the song. Worked like a charm. ;-) Oh, and it could output the lyrics through Amor, if you were _really_ bored... :-)

Aaaanyway, maybe I could hack together what I had and what you have now... would you be interested in the described functionality?

Thanks for submitting this - I'm sure with a motivated maintainer this script will be great. - Mar 29 2007
Amarok Full Screen

Audioplayers 272 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 20 2007
I was surprised to find a slightly modified copy of my amarokFS amarok script in the Amarok Full Screen 0.5 distribution, with all references to the original copyright deleted. May I kindly remind you of section 2 of the GPL:

a) You must cause the modified files to carry prominent notices
stating that you changed the files and the date of any change.

Would you please restore the original copyright messages, and _then_ add your contributions/modifications? You should _at least_ state clearly that this is a modified version of the original script, when it was modified, etc.

You are welcome to submit your patches/modifications upstream, and you will be acknowledged for them. But don't plagiarize. - Mar 20 2007
Just as a clarification; the Fedora patches can be downloaded using cvs (see for an explanation), or via HTTP from: - Feb 28 2007
Firstly, great work on the Ubuntu package! I like your patches, and am planning to include some of them in the next Fedora package as well (acknowledging you, of course :-) ).

However, I see we are duplicating some of the efforts here (e.g. the "large cd cover"-fix); care to work together? All the sources (including the patches) for the Fedora package can be downloaded from:

Also, if there is something you would like to add to/modify in the program and would like some help, feel free to mail me:
faucamp ..AT.. fedoraproject ..DOT.. org

-Francois - Feb 28 2007
This package is now in the Fedora repositories, bundled with an Amarok integration script (

So if you are a Fedora user, simply do:

yum install amarokFS

to get the application. Alternatively, you can download the RPM directly from:

comar961, we have furthermore created several patches for amarokFS to fix some minor issues and add a few needed features (these are part of the Fedora package). Could we mail these patches to you so that you can take a look at them and possibly include them in the next release, so that everyone may benefit from them?

Thank you for this great application. - Feb 21 2007
Great app! I created a little Amarok startup script for this, so that AmarokFS can be started from Amarok itself. Check it out at: - Feb 12 2007
Great app! I created a little Amarok startup script for this, so that AmarokFS can be started from Amarok itself. Check it out at: - Feb 12 2007

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 383 comments

by motyR
Score 50.0%
Feb 20 2006
This package is available for Fedora users from the official repositories. Fedora users, enter:
yum install dekorator
to get it.

Also, we have added several usability-related patches to the package. Please consider adding these patches to future versions of dekorator, so that everyone can benefit from them?
Patches are available here: - Mar 08 2007
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 453 comments

Score 76.7%
Nov 03 2011
Sorry, it's been awhile :-)
I doubt it's encoding (I use en/us mostly).
Here's a gdb dump of the "firefox-bin" process when recreating the problem:

(gdb) continue
[New Thread -1231856752 (LWP 15114)]
[Thread -1231856752 (LWP 15114) exited]
[New Thread -1329382512 (LWP 15125)]

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1208383792 (LWP 14505)]
0x02479326 in gtk_file_chooser_button_new () from /usr/lib/

(gdb) bt
#0 0x02479326 in gtk_file_chooser_button_new () from /usr/lib/
#1 0x02613e19 in gtk_file_system_unix_new () from /usr/lib/
#2 0x02613f38 in gtk_file_system_unix_new () from /usr/lib/
#3 0x008b26e1 in g_source_is_destroyed () from /lib/
#4 0x008b4442 in g_main_context_dispatch () from /lib/
#5 0x008b741f in g_main_context_check () from /lib/
#6 0x008b77c9 in g_main_loop_run () from /lib/
#7 0x024d74b4 in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/
#8 0x00753f0f in ?? () from /usr/lib/firefox-
#9 0x009a0e96 in ?? () from /usr/lib/firefox-
#10 0x0804f67e in __cxa_pure_virtual ()
#11 0x0804ab90 in __cxa_pure_virtual ()
#12 0x00367f2c in __libc_start_main () from /lib/
#13 0x0804aae1 in __cxa_pure_virtual ()

Some extra info:
GTK version: 2.10.8
Qt version: 3.3.7
glib version: 2.12.9
kdelibs: 3.5.6

Running on Fedora Core 6.
And again, thanks for this great application! - Feb 19 2007
I can confirm this.
After a bit of testing, I've come up with some more detailed information, though:

- firefox crashes, not kdialogd (kdialogd is also still functional after the crash, e.g. other programs can still use it)

- the crash almost ALWAYS happen when trying to overwrite an existing file, HOWEVER:

- the crash seems to be limited to binary files only (e.g. .gif, .jpeg, .tar) - for instance, saving a web page (overwriting an existing .html file) works fine. To test:
1. Go to, save the google logo as logo.gif and save the page as google.html
2. Now save the page again, overwriting the google.html - this will work
3. Now save the logo again, overwriting the logo.gif file - this will crash firefox

- this was tested on firefox using kdialogd 0.8 - Jan 29 2007
This package is now included in Fedora (should be available on all mirrors in a day or so)

So if you are a Fedora user, simply type :

yum install kgtk

to install it.
Thank you very much for this great utility! - Jan 26 2007