Package Details: kdeplasma-applets-stdin-svn r57-1

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Package Base: kdeplasma-applets-stdin-svn
Description: This plasmoid executes a process and captures its stdout or stderr output stream
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: ilpianista
Maintainer: arcanis
Last Packager: arcanis
Votes: 13
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-07-28 07:52
Last Updated: 2015-06-08 16:56

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arcanis commented on 2014-09-30 23:24

update to use workarounds. Thanks to @Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros commented on 2014-09-11 00:43

Thanks. I just double-checked, and the plasmoid that works in panels is the package from the upstream link (0.2-beta1.tar.bz2). The dev mentions that is based on "trunk + workarounds", whereas this AUR package is sourced from the basic "trunk" svn.

I can also confirm that while "trunk + workarounds" works in panels, it loses colour support. It's not clear to me which to package in AUR, or if there should be a separate AUR package sourcing "trunk + workarounds". In the meantime, I've manually installed both on my system. FWIW to install the "trunk + workarounds" concurrently, follow the installation instructions upstream, but after extracting the archive, cd into the main directory and change the name with:

$ find . -execdir sed -i 's/plasma_applet_stdin/plasma_applet_stdin_panel_fix/g' {} \;
$ find . -execdir sed -i 's/plasma-applet-stdin/plasma-applet-stdin_panel_fix/g' {} \;
$ mv 0.2/plasma-applet-stdin{,_panel_fix}.desktop
$ sed -i 's/Stdin/Stdin_panel_fix/' plasma-applet-stdin_panel_fix.desktop

arcanis commented on 2014-09-10 17:46

thank you for the report. I'll look at it later (as I will have more time, hope at holidays)

arcanis commented on 2014-09-10 17:46

thank you for the report. I
ll look at it later (as I will have more time, hope at holidays)

Rhinoceros commented on 2014-09-10 00:56

Ah, I think I've found the reason for the differences. This PKGBUILD sources the svn at (e.g.) . This code is different to that from the main link upstream, at
The latter includes what appears to be a few fixes/workarounds. However, one thing that I've found missing is colour support. I'm not sure why this would have been removed.

Rhinoceros commented on 2014-09-10 00:34

So I finally tried building and installing from source, following the commands listed upstream, and it actually works fine now; the plasmoid displays as expected. Hence, I assume that there's something wrong in this PKGBUILD.

Rhinoceros commented on 2014-08-01 07:22

The broken icon in my panel finally bugged me too much, and I had a look in the source. I don't understand much of it, but I came across a possibly relevant section at the end of stdin.cpp.
If you search for "Let's have a minimum size", this seems to apply only to in-panel widgets, although I'm not sure if it's only talking about font size (and transitions? i.e. moving existing panels from side to side?).

Also, I've tested with creating a really wide panel, and adding this widget. In this case, the text *is* shown properly. I can then shrink the panel back down to a "normal" size, and the text is still okay, but when KDE is restarted, it reverts to the broken icon.

Rhinoceros commented on 2014-06-08 01:53

FWIW here is the plasmoid working fine in Kubuntu:
And again, failing in Arch KDE:

Rhinoceros commented on 2014-06-07 10:58

Thanks for that. I had some trouble with Py Text Monitor, and I've posted on the AUR page for it.

arcanis commented on 2014-06-06 07:49

hm, I can confirm that. On panel it shows only icon, but on desktop it shows text correctly. I'll look into source ode at leisure

BTW if you use it for display the usual information on panel, I may suggest you to try this [1] (I've started work on my plasmoid because I did not find this plasmoid earlier).


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