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#51 2008-03-27 15:11:25

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

One day too late I'm afraid, just did a fresh install. If you would like, all you have to do is open the theme file and look for every instance of the blue and change it to green. Takes a good two seconds.

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#52 2008-03-27 16:55:32

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

I'm wondering whether any of you could share a working rss pipemenu with me. I badly need one. smile

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#53 2008-03-27 17:56:04

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

hi

here's one:
www.nakamura-gebiet.de/feeder.py
it also supports audio and video podcasts, but i would separate them (audio and video).

enjoy,
vlad

Usage:
    First you need the python-feedparser and python-elementtree modules (ubuntu/ archlinux (AUR)),
    place this script in ~/.config/openbox/scripts, make it executable, insert the urls of the feeds
    you want to read in the rss_urls list below, then add following to your ~/.config/openbox/menu.xml:
    "<menu id="feeder-menu" label="rss-feeds" execute="~/.config/openbox/scripts/feeder.py" />...
    <menu id="root-menu" label="Openbox3">...<menu id="feeder-menu" />...</menu>"
    and reconfigure openbox.
    you can use >> feeder.py --update << to only update the cache file (useful as cronjob); faster when opening.

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#54 2008-03-27 18:20:24

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

I have been using the C RSS pipe menu that's featured on the Openbox wiki, but that thing needs recompiling every time you add a feed sad. It's also picky about which feeds you feed to it tongue.

Gonna try this one!


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#55 2008-03-27 19:19:53

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

Hey all you openbox dudes, I have a question. I'm using Fluxbox right now, but I like a lot of the behaviors in OpenBox a lot more, and the only thing really keeping me from returning to OB is the Fluxbox Panel, which is awesome. Do any of you know of a good alternative panel I could use with OpenBox, that can be configured to resemble the FB panel?

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#56 2008-03-27 20:09:21

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

Kyle Carter wrote:

Hey all you openbox dudes, I have a question. I'm using Fluxbox right now, but I like a lot of the behaviors in OpenBox a lot more, and the only thing really keeping me from returning to OB is the Fluxbox Panel, which is awesome. Do any of you know of a good alternative panel I could use with OpenBox, that can be configured to resemble the FB panel?

I don't really know what the FB panel looks like, but pypanel - which I use - Can be configured fairly heavily by just editing .pypanelrc, which is very easy and self explanatory. There are other panels, such as bmpanel that may be better for looking like the FB panel. I would check the arch wiki page - http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ope … and_Pagers . Good luck!

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#57 2008-03-28 00:14:24

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

B wrote:

I have been using the C RSS pipe menu that's featured on the Openbox wiki, but that thing needs recompiling every time you add a feed sad. It's also picky about which feeds you feed to it tongue.

Gonna try this one!

btw: feedback is welcome!

vlad

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#58 2008-03-28 02:55:03

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

Oh. Are you the author?

I did something like this:

## your rss feeds:
rss_urls = [
            #('name to be shown', 'url of rss'),
            ('Arch updates', 'http://archlinux.org/feeds/packages/'),
            #('', ''),
            #('', ''),
         ]

but the Openbox menu just shows the RSS menu entry, it expands into a new field with a line and 'Refresh cache' underneath. The link works when I put it into my browser. What am I doing wrong?


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#59 2008-03-28 03:06:08

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

B wrote:

... but the Openbox menu just shows the RSS menu entry, it expands into a new field with a line and 'Refresh cache' underneath. The link works when I put it into my browser. What am I doing wrong?

the script is intended to be run as a cronjob, so getting and reading the rss-feeds don´t take so much time.
if you don´t want to use this w/ cron then set

## use cache (1 enabled, 0 disabled)
cache = 0

uinder User set variables.
w/ cache = 1 you need a cronjob like (in "crontab -e")

* */4 * * *  ~/.config/openbox/scripts/feeder.py --update

that updates the feeds every 4 hours and stores them in a temp-file under /tmp/.feeder.[your_uid].cache.
so access through pipe menu is faster.

vlad

ps: i think i´ll make another thread or post this in ob wiki.

Last edited by DonVla (2008-03-28 03:10:11)

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#60 2008-03-28 11:51:21

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

DonVla wrote:

ps: i think i´ll make another thread or post this in ob wiki.

Do them both! smile

Thanks for the RSS script, got them working. However, when I put too much feeds in it, it fails with the following output:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "feeder.py", line 197, in <module>
    generateXml(gettingTitles(rss_urls), cache_file)
  File "feeder.py", line 104, in gettingTitles
    [append((rss.entries[num].title, rss.entries[num].link, rss.entries[num].enclosures[0].href)) for num in xrange(rss_feeds_count)]
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/feedparser.py", line 236, in __getattr__
    raise AttributeError, "object has no attribute '%s'" % key
AttributeError: object has no attribute 'enclosures'

Additionally:
Is there a script as well to check my gmail messages? I tried the one in openbox wiki but didn't work well. Might be outdated I guess.

Last edited by yettenet (2008-03-28 17:52:20)

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#61 2008-03-28 21:18:28

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

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#62 2008-03-29 14:42:53

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

hi all,
i've made another thread: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=347863
there are two more scripts, one also checks mails through imap.
since gmail also supports imap it could be interesting for more people.

@ yettenet:
i get this sometimes too. i think not all rss-feeds are well-formated. the script tries to detect if there are some podcast links in the feeds. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. when i have more time i'll try to correct this...
as a workaround i separate the video, audio podcasts and the "normal" rss-feeds. read more in link above.

vlad

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#63 2008-04-06 18:20:23

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

It seems wrong posting a screenshot from my Zenwalk box here... but oh well smile .  I never dreamed that I'd find a nicer DE/WM than Xfce, until I discovered Openbox.
Here's my desktop (clean):

screenshotwnb.png

Dirty:

screenshot-2mrp.png

Theme: A weird mix of a theme found on this forum (sorry that I don't remember which one, if it's yours, then I owe you for my menu theme) and the blue theme here.
Wallpaper: http://www.box-look.org/content/show.ph … tent=64973
.conkyrc (upper right clock): http://crayon.pastebin.org/27880
.pypanelrc: http://crayon.pastebin.org/27876
menu.xml: http://crayon.pastebin.org/27879
rc.xml: http://crayon.pastebin.org/27884

Last edited by cardinals_fan (2008-04-06 18:21:44)


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#64 2008-04-06 20:34:38

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

Where/how did you get your school grades? A script to download them from a web, text file?


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#65 2008-04-06 21:35:39

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

@Bonzodog: do you mind posting where I could find the wallpaper in your screenshot? Thanks!

Last edited by xaw (2008-04-06 21:36:23)


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#66 2008-04-07 22:23:04

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

cardinals_fan wrote:

It seems wrong posting a screenshot from my Zenwalk box here... but oh well smile .  I never dreamed that I'd find a nicer DE/WM than Xfce, until I discovered Openbox.
[...]

God damn I should flame you! You don't see me doing that on Zenwalk's forum either with my Arch setups, do you? roll


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#67 2008-04-07 23:42:47

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

pyther wrote:

Where/how did you get your school grades? A script to download them from a web, text file?

It's a little Perl script - it parses the html, sticks it in a text file, and matches the 'Overall Grade' heading.  A sad little thing, but it works.

B wrote:

God damn I should flame you! You don't see me doing that on Zenwalk's forum either with my Arch setups, do you? roll

You probably should... BAD me! BAD! BAD! wink


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#68 2008-04-08 23:58:38

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

ECUS2.png

edit: could you please tell me if you also have a very bad quality in the screenshot?

Last edited by koch (2008-04-09 00:01:36)

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#69 2008-04-09 01:09:17

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

koch wrote:

edit: could you please tell me if you also have a very bad quality in the screenshot?

The screenshot is acceptable quality for me, abload.de is a good hosting site.


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#70 2008-04-09 01:21:10

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

cardinals_fan wrote:
koch wrote:

edit: could you please tell me if you also have a very bad quality in the screenshot?

The screenshot is acceptable quality for me, abload.de is a good hosting site.

thanks, will try it.

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#71 2008-04-09 15:48:25

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

That is my Arch with OpenBox + bmpanel + conky + urxvt-unicode:

2368097886_bb20d57b71_m.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kessiapinheiro/2368097886/

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#72 2008-04-28 14:53:04

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

xaw wrote:

@Bonzodog: do you mind posting where I could find the wallpaper in your screenshot? Thanks!

Sorry it took so long to get back to you, here it is:
http://www.box-look.org/content/show.ph … tent=76911

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#73 2008-04-28 14:56:26

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

Heres my latest version; Thanks to cardinals_fan for the conkyrc, which I have hacked a tiny bit, to shrink it slightly - he posted it in the ubuntu forums.
openarch4236.png.xs.jpg
The wallpaper is on box-look.org

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#74 2008-04-28 22:55:09

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

Bonzodog wrote:

Heres my latest version; Thanks to cardinals_fan for the conkyrc, which I have hacked a tiny bit, to shrink it slightly - he posted it in the ubuntu forums.
http://xs226.xs.to/xs226/08170/openarch4236.png.xs.jpg
The wallpaper is on box-look.org

what is the theme and the font you are using in the menu? looks great.

here is my desktop on my brand new ThinkPad T61.

screenshotxl2.th.png

that is the xfce4-panel at the bottom with a text button i threw together for the menu.

Last edited by thelastknowngod (2008-04-28 22:59:04)

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#75 2008-04-30 18:31:53

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Re: Share your Openbox Desktop ! :)

Since the colour and icon scheme are probably gonna give me away anyway, I might as well own up: this is an ubuntobox setup (or whatever some distro director wannabe might fancy calling it - openbox on ubuntu). But since I'd gleaned so much here, I figured I might as well give a bit back. Now you can go ahead and trash my choice of distro wink

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The openbox theme is a 'human'ized Clearlooks-flat. The edited themerc file is here.

The gtk theme is Sterile - again with some minor colour changes (less blue, more brown).  The edited gtkrc file is here.

The Conky setup has been stolen from something I found here (forget which, sorry).  The edited conkyrc file is here.

The semi-transparent terminal is xfce4-terminal which has been 'windowmatched' in the 'applications' sections of rc.xml, to give it attributes like omnipresent, below, skip pager etc (you'll need to set geometry settings in the terminal's rc file or pass it as an argument: --geometry=etc.), like this:

    <application name="xfce4-terminal">
    <decor>no</decor>
    <shade>no</shade>
    <focus>yes</focus>
    <desktop>all</desktop>
    <head>0</head>
    # specifies xinerama head
    <layer>below</layer>
    <iconic>no</iconic>
    <skip_pager>yes</skip_pager>
    <skip_taskbar>yes</skip_taskbar>
    <position>
      <x>center</x>
      <y>center</y>
    </position>
    <fullscreen>no</fullscreen>
    <maximized>false</maximized>
  </application>

The pager-like thingy is visibility, an apparently abandoned project (got a package from a thread on ubuntu forums - probably of no interest here; a somewhat old build makes an appearance in the arch package listings here). Set up a minimal shell script to toggle it with a keyboard shortcut - pretty much saves me having to have a panel running. The edited config file is here.

The wallpaper is 'joyful' that's been through the GImp and Inkscape and back. I've put up the SVG here.

And the autostart.sh for completeness sake:

# Run the system-wide support stuff
# . $GLOBALAUTOSTART &
(sleep 1 && hotkeys -t sk2500 -Z) &
(sleep 1 && feh --bg-scale /home/mads/.mydesktop/wallpaper/saeta_1280.png) &
(sleep 1 && conky) &
(sleep 1 && xfce4-terminal --hide-menubar --hide-borders --hide-toolbars --title="defcon") &

Last edited by chochem (2008-04-30 22:34:40)

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