Bitcoin Rate

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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Score 75.5%
Description:

Gives the current exchange rate for Bitcoins on Mt. Gox.

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Installation:

Download the zip file, unzip it, and type:

plasmapkg -u btcRate

if that doesn't work, try

plasmapkg -i btcRate

Then the plasmoid should be available when you select "Add new widgets" from the desktop or the panel. Let me know if it works!

About bitcoins

Bitcoins are a decentralized electronic currency designed for easy exchange of money between individuals over the internet. They can be very useful for people who want to develop simple payment solutions without depending on big players like PayPal. They can also be extremely efficient as a micropayment scheme.

More info: http://www.bitcoin.org/
Last changelog:

6 years ago

Version 0.9 is a polishing and bugfixing release. It fixes the URL and a couple other problems.

Version 0.8 fetches the data in the background to avoid freezing the desktop. A new algorithm for computing the rate is also introduced, which should still be robust but respond faster to changes in the market.

Version 0.7 improves icon placement on big screens.

Version 0.6 adds a daily volume estimate, which gives a more long-term vision of what is happening.

Version 0.5 displays the time of the last update and handle network errors more gracefully.

Version 0.4 adds a tooltip that displays current volume and the last trade price

Version 0.3 improves display and refresh rate.

dusoft

5 years ago

New bitcoin plasmoid is here: http://www.ambience.sk/bitcoin-price-widget-plasmoid-for-kde-plasma/

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dil

6 years ago

Very nice applet, thank you!

Would it be possible to add an option for setting the source address of trading history? For example, I'd like to watch prices on https://bitcash.cz/market/index.php (history list https://bitcash.cz/market/api/BTCCZK/trades.json) rather than MtGox.

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piit79

6 years ago

Seeing the previous comment that the plasmoid doesn't work correctly I had a quick look into the code and tried loading the API URL manually. I got a message that the address needs to be updated.
The address on line 51 of btcRate/contents/code/main.py needs to be changed from
https://mtgox.com/code/data/getTrades.php
to
https://data.mtgox.com/code/data/getTrades.php
With this URL the widget works correctly.

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AndrewPotter

6 years ago

Thanks for the URL change. Works for me as well.

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lnxusr

6 years ago

It no longer displays the bitcoin rate. It started off randomly showing $0.00 every now and then, now it's just blank for the past two days.

Also, there is no file in the .zip newer than June 14, 2011. I even downloaded again, but still nothing newer than that. Did the 0.9 update not get uploaded or something? Why the sudden quit working? Why no comments on here since 2011 as well??

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GDR

8 years ago

This is a historical screenshot now, when was the last time you could get a bitcoin for $0.88 :)

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joelthelion

8 years ago

It was only 3 months ago :)

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Self-Perfection

8 years ago

It seems to me you forgot to update X-KDE-PluginInfo-Version field in btcRate/metadata.desktop.

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joelthelion

8 years ago

Should be fixed now.

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psymin

8 years ago

I've never installed a non-standard plasmoid before so it is quite likely user error on my part.

This plasmoid is great! Except when I assume it is fetching new data from MtGox. Then my panel sits there 'frozen' for a few minutes. Afterwards the new data is displayed and everything is fine again.

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joelthelion

8 years ago

The new version should solve your problems. Could you test it and tell me if it works better?

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psymin

8 years ago

Looks like the URL you are fetching says '301 Moved Permanently' now :(

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joelthelion

8 years ago

Should be fixed in the new version I just uploaded.

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psymin

8 years ago

Appears to work again :)

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psymin

8 years ago

Seems to work better so far, thanks!

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joelthelion

8 years ago

I'm having the same problem lately. I guess the solution is to run the update in a separate thread.

If someone wants to send me a patch, it's more than welcome!

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supportfsf

8 years ago

thanks a lot. I will join the network because bitcoins is a decentralized monetary system which can save the people. We need system like this for the period of time before monetary system, money itself, are abolished once and for all. Untill then, bankers literally own the people.
Will research more then maybe post more, for now thanks for this new project, im for it

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supportfsf

8 years ago

Some explanation on what are the Bitcoins on Mt. Gox are, would be nice ;)

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joelthelion

8 years ago

Good point! I added an explanation.

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XandarKablandar

8 years ago

Neat plasmoid. I couldn't get it to install with the -u switch, but the -i switch does the trick.

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6 years ago

Version 0.9 is a polishing and bugfixing release. It fixes the URL and a couple other problems.

Version 0.8 fetches the data in the background to avoid freezing the desktop. A new algorithm for computing the rate is also introduced, which should still be robust but respond faster to changes in the market.

Version 0.7 improves icon placement on big screens.

Version 0.6 adds a daily volume estimate, which gives a more long-term vision of what is happening.

Version 0.5 displays the time of the last update and handle network errors more gracefully.

Version 0.4 adds a tooltip that displays current volume and the last trade price

Version 0.3 improves display and refresh rate.

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product-maker GDR Mar 01 2013 9 excellent
product-maker hunterthomson May 22 2011 9 excellent
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product-maker fyzix Mar 02 2011 9 excellent
product-maker kem Feb 26 2011 9 excellent
product-maker supportfsf Feb 24 2011 9 excellent
product-maker dreamsoul Feb 20 2011 9 excellent
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