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Wallpaper Plugin "Fly Mode"

   0.8  

KDE Wallpaper KDE 4

Score 65%
Wallpaper Plugin "Fly Mode"
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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  259
Submitted:  Jan 26 2010

Description:

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The wallpaper plugin moves a seamless wallpaper picture endlessly over the desktop, making you feel like flying.
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Watch out the plugin consumes some cpu time. It's not advisable for weak pc's. I was told that there is no way to improve performance at the moment, due to limitations of the graphics system.

It looks particularly nice with close-ups or pattern.
I couldn't package any samples here because the file size would be to large.


try :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4312718312/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4312718320/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4312718306/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4312872764/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4312718286/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4312718282/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4312718292/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/46811114@N07/4313087449/

Note : These sample pics are taken from kde-look.org, KDE 4.4, user mirzaD and others
Thanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1tdGnxXK7o


to make an image seamless you can use gimp : Filters->Map->"Make Seamless"

It installs 2 files which can be easily deleted :

/usr/li/kde4/plasma_wallpaper_FlyMode.so
/usr/share/kde4/services/plasma-wallpaper-FlyMode.desktop



installation instruction :

prerequisites : the kdebase-workspace-dev package must be installed



1. unpack archive to any location

2. start konsole and goto build subdirectory of the plasma-wallpaper-FlyMode folder

3. type in konsole :

cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`

make

sudo make install


4. it might be necessary to lock out and back in before you can select the FlyMode wallpaper mode

right click desktop -> choose "Desktop Settings" -> select Wallpaper Type : "Fly Mode"


in case you make changes to the project and want to recompile it, just delete all files inside the build directory first




Changelog:

version 0.8 :

- minor changes, fixes and improvements
- supports drag'n drop of pictures on desktop (KDE 4.4)


version 0.7 :

- controls actually work
- better performance
- greater speed range selection
- preview fixed




LicenseGPL
Source(plasma-wallpaper-FlyMode)
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 High CPU load ?

 
 by srog on: Jan 26 2010
 
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With the Kubuntu 9.10 (KDE 4.3) the wallpaper is scrolling fine though the CPU load is high.

Thank you !


PPA plasma wallpapers:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas?name_filter=plasma-wallpaper

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 Re: High CPU load ?

 
 by optimusKDE on: Jan 26 2010
 
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Right
On my 4 core 3 GHZ pc it uses 15% cpu.
I'm not sure if there is a way to reduce that, because it's an animation that basically repaints the entire screen at least 10 times per second.
But maybe a kde developer can tell me if there is a better way to do the painting.


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 Re: High CPU load ?

 
 by PhilippeP on: Feb 11 2010
 
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Just upgraded to KDE 4.4 SC , and now Fly Mode crashes plasma ...
Still using 0.5 from PPA, do you plan to put 0.8 on it ??


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 Horizontal ... not

 
 by PhilippeP on: Jan 26 2010
 
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I installed it using your PPA and it runs fine (CPU load Ok) but it only scrolls vertically ... (does not want to change to horizontal)


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 Re: Horizontal ... not

 
 by optimusKDE on: Jan 26 2010
 
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Unfortunately yes, that spoils the fun a bit.
As i explained above the controls don't work in the desktop setting dialog, but they do work in the plasmawallpaperviewer.
I don't know why, but possibly it's fixed in the upcoming KDE 4.4 version.
I'll see if i need to fix something on my side.


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 Cool

 
 by gooler on: Jan 26 2010
 
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This is a cool idea, hope you keep working on it to correct this small problems and improve its performance.


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 Re: Cool

 
 by gooler on: Jan 26 2010
 
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Also, if you could somehow make this work with the weather wallpaper it would be awesome.


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 Reall great but..

 
 by mirzaD on: Jan 26 2010
 
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This is really great and it looks awesome, but cpu usage is really high.
I hope you find i way to improve that.

BTW here is one great picture for this plugin that i made using your instructions:
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9806/circlesq.jpg


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 Nice Start

 
 by envalin on: Feb 11 2010
 
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How about checking out the "Snow" plugin? Maybe this would help you get the animation down so it doesn't eat up the CPU, seeing as the snow plugin is rendering a whole bunch of tiny images to fall at different speeds. Although I know its harder with large images.

If this was fixed up enough, I would love to see this just flat out incorporated into the normal image and slideshow modes. You could also *possibly* add a little "direction and speed" circle, rather than choosing just vertical and a 1-10 setting on a slider. It would be similar to this in Photoshop:

http://www.foundation-flash.com/tutorials/blendingoptions2/shadowsettings1.PNG

Also, maybe a random direction and speed box would be cool if you got it working with slideshows too! Ambitious ideas, I know, but I love it so far.


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 Debian package

 
 by ingalex on: Feb 17 2010
 
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I don't know if it can be useful, but I have packaged in debian this
version (0.8) of plasma-wallpaper-flymode and I have inserted it into my repository. I hope it can be
useful. I don't know if you can put the link in the description.
bye! alex.
http://www.sourceslist.eu/guide/plasma-wallpaper-flymode-versione-0-8-pacchettizzato-per-ubuntu-karmic-koala-9-10/


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