Glas News 'Universal RDF'

Karamba & Superkaramba

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Description:

The Glas-News theme lets you display any news list as long as it's available in rdf format. No external scrits needed.
DoubleClicking a line in the news window will start your favorite webbrowser to show you the full article, or just click the title line to open the news website.

Requirements:
- SuperKaramba 0.25 or higher
- wget

There are a lot of other great news themes out there but most of them seem to need plugins for every list to import. I don't want to install lots of additional scripts, thar's why a tried it this way.
And it also fits perfectly to the Glas-Bar ;-)
Last changelog:

17 years ago

0.2 - moved the news list selection into the configure menu. no need to change the .py file if your prefered list is already available
- added a lot new lists (complete 29)
- too long lines are now cut smoothly (Thanks to pelleas1022 for the patch)
- some minor bug fixes
0.1 - nothing changed, first version :-D

Twiggy794

17 years ago

I was unhappy with the colors, so I changed the backgrounds to match my liquid weather and system monitor, but I can't seem to get rid of the title for every news site. I'm displaying the logo instead. Any ideas on how I can get the code to skip the title in the RDF or not to display it?

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dmarien

17 years ago

i've tried the others, but they are bloated.

one thing, can you make the colors a little better? I'm using a blue and white background, and you're theme is just a dark gray box... wha t about adopting the style of liquid weather?

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GeniusR13

17 years ago

Have you tried to change the text color ?
For the next version I'll add a textcolor option but until it's out you will have to change it in the .py file.
Look for line with "karamba.changeTextColor(widget,this_thing,0,0,0)", the last 3 parameters are the text color in RGB format. For white text you should use "255,255,255" instead of "0,0,0" (the default).

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devries101

17 years ago

When you're thinking about multiple feeds (or easier switching) use karamba weather liquid style for the weather feed. It's beautifull.

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wwrafter1

17 years ago

how about multiple feeds, perhaps with a line between them. I usually only hit a couple of things on my desktop anyway, so the ability to have news from multiple sources in one window would save some space.

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GeniusR13

17 years ago

easier switching is implemented in v0.2 but multi-feeds together with a user friendly interface is a problem since the "configure theme" stuff in superkaramba doesn't work as expected (at least for me) or I'm too stupid to figure out how to do that. Maybe I'll give it a try with the next sk version.

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pelleas1052

17 years ago

so first of all, i've started working with GeniusR13 to get glas-news more user-friendly. the idea of multiple feeds and feed switching are definitely in the works. you'll see em in the next couple releases. the karamba weather liquid style is somehting i'd personally like to pattern this off of, and i've noticed that devries101 mentioned the same. perhaps i shall have a look around that code this evening...

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devries101

17 years ago

However, can you make it easier to switch between rss feeds?. Now you have to edit the script everytime you want a different feed. Good luck and keep up the good work.

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GeniusR13

17 years ago

glad you like it.
and .... done ;-)

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Matti

17 years ago

Have a look at the multi-news theme. It switches between feeds using a popup menu, and you can add and remove feeds with a gui. Its also lean and fast.

Matt

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Matti

17 years ago

If you're looking for multiple feeds, have a look at the multi-news theme (shameless plug), which allows you to switch between feeds using a popup menu, and also has a gui for adding and deleting feeds. It is also lean and fast.

Matt

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pelleas1052

17 years ago

I've been working at modding out PNM3 all day long. Then I came up here to post a request to the thread for PNM3, only to see this new theme. Downloaded it, Installed it, Uninstalled PNM3, did a happy dance. Holy God. This is the kind of ease of use we need to see in a theme. Just enter then url of the rdf file and it's done. No making your own graphics files like with PNM, and no dealing with tons of scripts. Plain and simple. And it's pretty to boot! It looks great with my DynBar, as if they were meant to work together!

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maciunio

17 years ago

OK. Everything is fine as long as u get the RDF file :)
But problems come with no-RDF sites like on many pages from Eastern Europe.
But in general - i like the idea :)

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GeniusR13

17 years ago

That's why it's called "universal RDF". There are a lot of news themes out there supporting non-rdf news. The problem is that the formats are different for every feed and I don't plan to build thousands of filters, sorry.

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maciunio

17 years ago

sure, this is your right :)
i just wanted to say that you do not give the users of your theme the possibility to use EVERY site they want.
PNM3 does.
greets :)

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17 years ago

0.2 - moved the news list selection into the configure menu. no need to change the .py file if your prefered list is already available
- added a lot new lists (complete 29)
- too long lines are now cut smoothly (Thanks to pelleas1022 for the patch)
- some minor bug fixes
0.1 - nothing changed, first version :-D

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