kio_resources

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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kio_resources provides the "resources" protocol for KDE. It allows you to browse all installed files in the standard search paths (generally .kde and /usr). The general format of a resources URL is resources:/resource-type[/relative-path]. Thus, to view all wallpapers installed on your system, both in your home directory and in the KDE installation path, you type resources:/wallpaper. If you simply want to look through all the available resource types, use resources:/.

A nice feature of kio_resources is that it always saves resources to the local directory (under your home). That means that, for instance, new wallpapers can be installed under your home dir by simply copying them into resources:/wallpapers. This makes it unnecessary to be acquainted with the standard paths used by KDE, and it also allows you to edit a system file and save it locally, so that the system version remain unchanged but the edited version is visible to KDE apps.
Last changelog:

13 years ago

Version 0.2

- Direct moving/renaming is now implemented.
- Miscellaneous bugs fixed.
- Cleaned up the code somewhat.

And most importantly, the download link works once again ;-)

roderick

12 years ago

This is definitely a worthwhile KIO slave, and is even better than the locate:/ slave currently in Gentoo portage (at least for my purposes).

I have added this package to the xeffects overlay (see www.gentoo-xeffects.org for details) so more Gentoo users can enjoy.

Cheers.

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Clunixchit

12 years ago

This package will be available for Fedora Extras as from tomorrow :) Or perhaps as you read this, it is already in the repositories.

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Linuster

12 years ago

Nice!

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Clunixchit

13 years ago

An error occurred while loading resources:/:
Could not start process Unable to create io-slave:
klauncher said: Error loading 'kio_resources'.

any solution ?

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paulatz

13 years ago

This improvement in cleary one of the best I have seen since now.

You could make it even better using different icons for different subfolders of the kioslave root.

e.g. the "wallpapers" folder could use the "folder_image" icon. It would be enough to place some .desktop virtual files in the folders; I don't know if it's easy feasible.

bye and thanks for your great work

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franzf

13 years ago

So here you are:

kde-misc/kio-resources-0.2.ebuild

# ----------------
# Copyright 1999-2006 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header:

inherit kde

KLV=26521
NAME=${PN/-/_}
S=${WORKDIR}/${NAME}-${PV}

DESCRIPTION="KIO-Slave for simple browsing all installed files in the standard search paths"
HOMEPAGE="http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=${KLV}"
SRC_URI="http://www.kde-look.org/content/files/${KLV}-${NAME}-${PV}.tar.bz2"
RESTRICT="nomirror"

LICENSE="GPL-2"

SLOT="0"
KEYWORDS="~amd64 ~ppc ~x86"
IUSE=""

need-kde 3.5
# ---------------------


Greez
Franz

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franzf

13 years ago

And i wanted to say that i RELLY love this!

THX A LOT!!

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dmiceman

13 years ago

And i really think this should be a standard part of kde!

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jackiebrown

13 years ago

When running ./configure
I get
fast creating src/kdedmodule/Makefile
can't open ./src/kdedmodule/Makefile.in: No such file or directory

I checked in that directory and the only file in there is a Makefile a 0 bytes

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jackiebrown

13 years ago

nevermind - had to use a different automake

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jackiebrown

13 years ago

nevermind again - I get the same error no matter which version of automake

I am running Debian Sid on the amd64 branch

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Linuster

13 years ago

Sorry, that shouldn't have happened. I posted a new version of the source (bz2) and that should hopefully now be fixed :-)

This is why autotools needs to DIE!

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jackiebrown

13 years ago

That did it - thanks

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Ekardnam

13 years ago

The download link for the source seems to be dead. :(

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ssokolow

13 years ago

At least an SRPM is provided. Just pipe the output of rpm2cpio through cpio and then grab the source tarball from inside.

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kundor

14 years ago

That's a really good idea, and if were integrated into the Wallpaper browser and things like that, that would be really nice (As it is, if you switch to a different dir in the wallpaper browser, you have to know KDE paths to get back...not good.)

I think this would be great for inclusion in KDE itself, to allow it to be used for wallpaper browser and things like that. I bet they'd be willing to put it in too - ask them!

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striker

14 years ago

This kio-app is very useful. Thank you very much.

But I have some wishes:
* Rename exe in bin - that makes it more UNIXish :)
* Rename icon in icons, because the real folder is also 'icons' and the same is with wallpaper, sound and so on...

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Linuster

14 years ago

Alright, you've broken me. You can look forward to folder renaming in 0.2. Which, knowing me, could take awhile...

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spookster

14 years ago

You might want to think how this will integrate with internationalisation of the folder names. I think that providing good translations of these folder names to sensible words in different languages would be better than allowing renaming.

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Linuster

14 years ago

I'm sorry, but I have no control over what those folders are named. The kioslave is simply a front end to the KDE resource system (KStandardDirs), and those are the names it chooses to use. To change those names in the kioslave would require special cases and would break the abstraction. Unfortunately, KStandardDirs is really not meant to be accessed directly by the user, and if those names were to change all of KDE would stop working.

The one thing I COULD possibly do would be to allow the user to "rename" the folders as they appear in the ioslave. But that would be a lot of work for just an "s".

You could possibly complain to the maintainer of KStandardDirs to make it "bin" instead of "exe". That would sure make more sense. As for "wallpapers" vs. "wallpaper", it is sort of inconistent. On the one hand they have "wallpaper" and "icon" but on the other hand they have "templates" and "services". You could complain on the basis consistency, though I suspect the developers would prefer "wallpaper" over "wallpapers". Got all that?

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loki

14 years ago

SUSE RPMs here:
http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-navigation.php?cat=Utilities/kio-resources

(if not there yet, please check back later, the nightly sync is at 04:00 AM GMT+1 ;))

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Linuster

14 years ago

Awesome, though I plan to release an 0.2 as soon as I get a chance to fix some of the minor bugs.

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loki

14 years ago

That's for SUSE 9.3, 9.2, 9.1 and 9.1+KDE3.3.

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lastnico

14 years ago

Can you ask for join the official KDE SVN repository ?

This tool is really useful for poor newbie (and other) who search for their wallpapers or other resources...

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Linuster

14 years ago

Maybe in extragear or playground... I don't think they would want it in the SVN trunk, yet.

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13 years ago

Version 0.2

- Direct moving/renaming is now implemented.
- Miscellaneous bugs fixed.
- Cleaned up the code somewhat.

And most importantly, the download link works once again ;-)

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