MacSlow\'s Cairo-Clock

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It’s an analog clock displaying the system-time. “So what?”, you might say, “There are about 1.023.493 of those already out there!”. Indeed there are and probably some more, but this one is a bit different. It leverages the new visual features offered by Xorg 6.9/7.0 in combination with a compositing-manager (e.g. like xcompmgr), gtk+ 2.8.x and cairo 1.0.2 to produce a time-display with pretty-pixels.
Last changelog:

14 years ago

New feautures are for release 0.3.2 are...

- 24h-mode added
- many new themes

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moonhyunjin@gmail.com recently sent me a FC5test3 source- and binary-RPM of the 0.3.1 release. Added them to the available download-links.

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I just added a gentoo-overlay for the 0.3.1 release kindly provided to me by sasuomin@uusikaupunki.fi

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New feautures are for release 0.3.1 are...

- added four new themes (zen, antique, - radium, funky)
- fixed desktop-menu entry
- added man-page
- shaped input via XShape 1.1 added
- more robust command-line handling
- sticky-option added

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New feautures are for release 0.3 are...

- persistence (all settings are remembered)
- performance-tuning (uses surface buffering)
- desktop menu-entry (see Applications/Accessories)
- preferences dialog (quite HIG-compliant)
- on-the-fly theme-switching
- four themes (default, fdo, glassy, simple)
- more command-line arguments (try --help)
- binary- and source-rpms (for FC5test2)
- deb for Ubuntu (Dapper Drake)
- overlay/ebuild for Gentoo

h48b80

12 years ago

hi all

i need help to install this clock themes in my gnome desktop.
i am using fedora 7
i tried with fc4 but could not get it right
how to use the forum to submit new posts

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simplistic

13 years ago

It would appear that the clock doesn't like AIXGL. If you use that as a renderer then you get a grey box instead of the clock. This happens with Beryl.

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FastZ

13 years ago

I installed the Cairo-clock program from the Ubuntu archive but I cant get the darn thing to work! I run cairo-clock from Alt+F2 and a white box will show up for where the clock should be, I right click it and choose a theme but no clock will show up. I use beryl and have it running, I dont know if that has anything to do with it.

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hokum

13 years ago

Try to launch it, for example, with such command: "cairo-clock -w 300 -g 300 -s -t glassy -d -x 200 -y 200"
It seems like with Beryl not all sizes drawed correctly

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rgavril

13 years ago

I usually have lots of windows maximized when working. The quickest way to see what is on my desktop is to use the 'Show Destop' button (gnome+metacity) that minimizes all windows. It would be cool if the clock window wouldn't minimize too when doing that, but i guess this is window manager's fault :( , can it be tricked somehow to never send to tray the clock window ?

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TIMO901

13 years ago

Wont work here i have 64 Bit, It looks good thou

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dbeltr1

13 years ago

Works great. Nice looking themes. Any thoughts on making it transparent? It looks as if the clock is inserted in a black box. Looks great when I black solid color for desktop background.

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permafrost91

13 years ago

I have this problem under Edgy too. I tried compiling the latest cairo from source but that didn't help either ...

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j-billy

13 years ago

does it work on Fedora 5-gnome? and how may I install it...

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musicmaker

13 years ago

Please make package for SuSE linux///
I can't build this :(

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rniella

13 years ago

Hi, does anyone know how to make the clock round and not having the square border around it ?? thanks ! great app !!!

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Enhancer

13 years ago

Could anyone tell me how to run this clock on dapper drake?
I've installed 2 display managers (xcompmgr and compiz) but I don't know how to run it (can't find display error). What should I write for default in console?
in etc/X11/xorg.conf where should I add Composite, and what should I write?

Thx for help

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malcolm

14 years ago

can someone pls tell me how to use the MacSlow\'s Cairo-Clock on gnome?
I can't do it from preferences-->theme.
thanks in advence

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MacSlow

14 years ago

When you started cairo-clock right-click on it and be surprised :)

There's also a man-page installed with it. So just do a:

man cairo-clock

and read a bit about it.

Best regards...

MacSlow

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tigrux

14 years ago

Any chance to get this working with AIGLX?

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MacSlow

14 years ago

I don't run AIGLX myself, but heard from people who use AIGLX that it works. That's all I can say about it at the moment.

Best regards...

MacSlow

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priyank

14 years ago

Hey,
im running xcompmgr on Xorg7.0 but still i get a black square around the clock. any idea why ?
even the composite extension is enabled in the xorg's config.

heres a screenshot of how it looks : http://priyank.one09.net/cairoclock.png

Anyways, great work man :-)

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linmain

14 years ago

you have to enable ARGB windows with xcompmgr, see if there is a commandline option for this, i'm not sure...

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MacSlow

14 years ago

Ehm... not sure. Aside from double-checking that you are really running on X11 with enabled "Composite":

xdpyinfo | grep Composite

I would try to run xcompmgr with different parameters. I tend to call it like this:

xcompmgr -cCfF -r15 -o.75 -l-20 -t-17 -D6

Best regards...

MacSlow

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FforFragging

14 years ago

I love this, it's beautiful :) Great work.

One problem though, the clock doesn't seem to have transparency on my box, the clock is displayed on top of a black square.

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FforFragging

14 years ago

Sorry, I missed it. Maybe it would help if you'd place a separate paragraph in description, with a list of the dependencies?

Currently it says "It leverages the new visual features offered by " in the description, if you would write "requirements" in capital letters it would be harder to miss.

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MacSlow

14 years ago

*cough.cough*

http://macslow.thepimp.net/?page_id=23#mark_5

*cough.cough*

:)

Best regards...

MacSlow

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MacSlow

14 years ago

Oh please people... do read the requirements on the project-page. You need Composite enabled in your xorg.conf and a running compositing-manager like xcompmgr or compiz. Folks running it under KDE/kwin also reported that kwin's compositing-manager works too.

Best regards...

MacSlow

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linmain

14 years ago

indeed, it worked just fine. see this screenshot:

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3908/screeny303jz.jpg

i posted this message twice, since the original message was too deep into the another thread :)

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kiddo

14 years ago

This is awesome. It just works! Even with Compiz on Dapper Drake! Thanks

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14 years ago

New feautures are for release 0.3.2 are...

- 24h-mode added
- many new themes

------

moonhyunjin@gmail.com recently sent me a FC5test3 source- and binary-RPM of the 0.3.1 release. Added them to the available download-links.

------

I just added a gentoo-overlay for the 0.3.1 release kindly provided to me by sasuomin@uusikaupunki.fi

------

New feautures are for release 0.3.1 are...

- added four new themes (zen, antique, - radium, funky)
- fixed desktop-menu entry
- added man-page
- shaped input via XShape 1.1 added
- more robust command-line handling
- sticky-option added

------

New feautures are for release 0.3 are...

- persistence (all settings are remembered)
- performance-tuning (uses surface buffering)
- desktop menu-entry (see Applications/Accessories)
- preferences dialog (quite HIG-compliant)
- on-the-fly theme-switching
- four themes (default, fdo, glassy, simple)
- more command-line arguments (try --help)
- binary- and source-rpms (for FC5test2)
- deb for Ubuntu (Dapper Drake)
- overlay/ebuild for Gentoo

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