Ponies Everywhere

Plasma 4 Widgets

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:

Using Javascript Ponies, I packaged it into a web plasmoid. Now you can have the ponies from MLP:FiM on your desktop.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

1.1: updated to latest Browser Ponies

old 1.0 here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1gf22jdm3q24hdr

DAsianFatass

6 years ago

I don't know how to install this. Care to tell me how?

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eyecreate

6 years ago

I have written out instructions to maygodbeless earlier in the comments list. Try using that and see if it works.

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MeanGreanHare

7 years ago

Is there a way to choose the ponies, and is there a way to let them roam free on the desktop? I hate to keep them locked up in that small box.

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eyecreate

7 years ago

By default, there isn't a good way to add/remove ponies. In order to save space, I removed those options from the webpage I based the widget off of. I could add back that functionailty, but some people may want it cleaner.

Your second point comes down to knowing what this widget is and what you may be askin for. This widget is a web widget that is basically just a webpage wrapped in a widget. This makes it hard to add config options and also means the roaming "Screen" is constrained to the widget borders.(which you can resize) If you'd rather them wander your whole screen and on top your programs, you might want to try something like this:
https://github.com/myszha/qt-ponies

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maygodbeless

7 years ago

I made an account on this site just to ask... What the hell do I do with this file? I've never found a plasmoid that didn't just install through the installer.

Got the toolkit your other comment said this needed, but there are absolutely no instructions appertaining to these things.

How the hell do you expect 4 year old Vietnamese immigrant girls like me to figure out how to install this thing? Google isn't even helping.

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eyecreate

7 years ago

I'm sorry you've had trouble installing this. The fact is I had issues installing it myself(must be a bug in the package installer or my own incompetence), so maybe my more manual instructions will help.

Extract the download to whatever folder you like(maybe downloads or desktop). Copy the contents of that folder to this location:
~/.kde/share/apps/plasma/applets

Make sure it's in it's own folder inside of applets
ex. ~/.kde/share/apps/plasma/applets/PoniesEverywhere
and that you see a .desktop file directly inside there.
Then, to be safe, run this command:
kbuildsycoca4

Hopefully it will show up to be used after that.

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maygodbeless

7 years ago

Thank you so much. Of all the plasmoids, this one is now my favorite.

Great job (except for KDE's buggy installer).

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lapsio

7 years ago

It's just... beatiful. I don't know what can I say - it's amazing - but quite heavy - it takes ~8% cpu on i7-2600K when its 2x default size and i think that it's quite much, because all other widgets takes just 6% (on 4 desktops :P ~40 widgets)

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panzi

7 years ago

I thought about doing this myself (I wrote Browser Ponies), but I still use Fedora 14 and KDE 4.6 and the WebKit included with this is too slow for Browser Ponies.

Is it at all possible to make the WebKit widgets background transparent and the widget frame less? I think this would be great.

Also you do not need to include the copyright notice right in the widget if you don't want to. Just credit me and also Desktop Ponies in a readme file or about dialog. Ah and I just updated Browser Ponies to the resources of Desktop Ponies 1.38, so you might want to make a new package. :)

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eyecreate

7 years ago

Glad you took notice of this! In truth, using the webkit widget framework was me taking the easy way out since it only involved me writing a manifest file to get working (and modifiying the .html to remove extra clutter)

On transparency, not sure if I'm using the webkit widget if that is possible, but it is if using a native plasma widget. The frame is configured by the theme you are using, not widget by widget basis.

I left the stop and start buttons there just for the reasons you stated, performance. On my laptop were it sits, I sometimes have to stop it if doing lots of things at once and start it again after finished since it uses about 20% cpu for me. If there was an easy way, I'd try and turn it into a native widget to increase performance along with removing some of the rendering glitches. I haven't looked far into you code, but is it abstracted enough(or can be written if needed) to run the javascript for the logic and rendering but not onto a webpage, but drawing calls able to be taken to a different canvas? If so, I can whip up a better version of this widget.

None the less, I will make an update to the new Browser Ponies version.

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linkstat

7 years ago

Hello.
I tried to run Ponies everywhere, but the plasmoid says that it can't create the object, and the cause is:
not been able to create a webkit script engine for the graphical element Ponies-Everywere

Can you help me, please?
Thks!!!!

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eyecreate

7 years ago

Sorry, I should have mentioned you need the plasma-scriptengine-webkit package.(at least what it's called in (k)ubuntu)
This is the same engine used to run the Mac osx dashboard widgets.

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linkstat

7 years ago

Now, it Worked perfectly.

Thanks!!!!

PD: was for my girlfriend that loves ponies :p

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overmind88

7 years ago

Friendship is a magic! :)

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7 years ago

1.1: updated to latest Browser Ponies

old 1.0 here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?1gf22jdm3q24hdr

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