.. and the nominees are
Here, along with a description by the authors, are the competing Plasmoids in alphabetical order:
Alarm Clock, by Drake Justice
An alarm clock widget with configurable alarms and a snooze function.
Aquarium, by Ontje Lünsdorf
This applet tries to simulate the behavior of fish swarms. It's based on the Boid algorithm from Craig Reynolds. The algorithm has been enhanced with feeding and mating behaviors. A very simple form of evolution is also modelled. So feed your fishes properly and see what the sea holds in store for you! Who knows, maybe you will even spot the famous jaguar shark!
Dice, by Petri Damstén
A Plasmoid that lets you roll dice, toss a coin, etc. Basically any simple random thing you can make an SVG for.
Filtered Reddit, by Petras Zdanavičius
A Plasmoid for Reddit lurkers. It lets you re-filer Reddits even more:
- Listing Order
- Min score required for link
- One plasmoid for each reddit
- To show or not to show self.reddit kind of links
Googly Eyes, by Jaldhar H. Vyas
This is a port of the eyesapplet which was in kdetoys in KDE 3.x but sadly never made it to 4.x. You can change the color of the eyeballs.
Guitar Tuner, by Andrew Stromme
A Plasmoid to tune your guitar with!
"Heroes of Newerth" Stats, by Henning Fleddermann
A Plasmoid that retrieves and displays statistics of Heroes of Newerth players, including the online-status. Its purpose is to always know when your (HoN-)friends are online and ready for a little game, and to show you yours and you friend's statistics, so you know who's the best, what you need to improve on, and so on.
Instant CSI, by Matej Repinc
Keystate, by Martin
A plasmoid that displays the status of some keys (for example 'Num Lock' and/or 'Meta pressed'). It is highly configurable:
- you can choose between 4 different layouts
- it can display the status of 9 keys
- you can configure a color for each key
- you can set the font for the text
- you can enable the advanced layout settings which give you even more control over the layout of the plasmoid
The code is quite heavy as the total lines count is at 1379 (in 19 files - which makes ~73 lines per file)
Make Progress!, by Nikita Melnichenko
Track your progress in various tasks with this powerful and flexible Plasmoid. The Make Progress DataEngine, written in Python, is an optional though recommended add-on for this Plasmoid.
Shortlog, by Manuel Unglaub
Shortlog saves small information snippets for quick retrieval later on. The information snippets or notes get a timestamp to make it easier to find them again. The idea is to store information you have no good place for or might not need again in a simple way. But if you need them again, you can simply look them up.
How to use it:
- Add a new note: insert it and hit "enter" or click "OK"
- Search for a note: the first character needs to be "/", then just input your search pattern (regex possible) and click "OK"
- Delete something: search for it and then click "Delete Selected" to delete all search results
More Than Just A Competition
Software Compilation version 4.5.
You Be The Judge
Hey, is there any way for me to update the blurb about the Guitar Tuner Plasmoid? It's really more than it appears to be, you have the choice of a ton of preset tunings or you can create your own. I wanted to keep the visual interface really simple, so the access to tuning settings is in the settings. You can also switch between real guitar sounds (for standard tuning) and generated tones (for any tuning).
KDE Look.org entry:
I've been looking for something like this. Thanks for creating it! Let me know if you could use some banjo samples to add to the guitar one.
Of course the next step for this already awesome plasmoid would be taking input from a microphone (Phonon FTW!) to tell you what note you're currently tuned to... Hint! Hint! :P
I would love to have more samples. I'm not sure if I will include them in the default package or if I can have some kind of fetching (similar to GHNS) built in, but I'll surely use them in some form.
Anyways, thanks for the ideas and offer. Feel free to email me, we can figure out how to get those banjo samples.
almost all features of my plasmoid are described on the homepage:
Take a look! There are screenshots and examples for controlling plasmoid via DBus. I would love to receive your suggestions for further improvement!
As for the choices above, Shortlog and GuitarTuner look useful and will definitely give them a look this week.
Kudos on the prizes and for the 5th voter idea.
Both are nice touches that people will appreciate.