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Redshift Gui Light Alternative (portable)
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fredx181


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 04:42    Post subject:  

Thanks for the explanation Mike ! Oh, that good old Cornelius Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 08:43    Post subject:  

@ Fred:-

Just to put the 'lie' to all this, guess what?

I've just 'installed' it into Raring.....and the geo-locate has actually found me, correctly, in King's Lynn, at the first attempt. Co-ordinates are fractionally out, perhaps, but they're close enough to do the job without needing to edit ~/.rshift/geo-info.

See what I mean about unpredictable? Laughing Anyroad, I don't think there's very much wrong with that particular piece of it.....

Here's one you can use to pinpoint exact GPS co-ordinates to 6 decimal places:-

http://www.whatsmygps.com/

Very simple to use, too. Zoom in to the location of your choice, right-click on it (to place a 'marker').....and the exact co-ordinates come up in the field to the left. Easy-peasy.

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I'm trying really hard to think of any suggestions for 'improvements'.....but I honestly feel you've covered all the bases! This is very sweet; a blend of the manually-operated Bright/Tint control I thought of, and a GTK/YAD-based home-brew 'front-end' for the CLI version of Redshift itself......using, moreover, auto-locate. Which is an improvement on basic Redshift itself...

And this seems more reliable than Redshift's own GUI. On occasion, I've clicked the icon to bring the GUI up.....and it's suddenly expanded to more than 5 times the dimensions of my screen..! Lots of Alt-dragging , with the four-way arrow, to find any of the actual controls.....

Weird.


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 09:50    Post subject:  

Weird indeed Mike !

I can think of only two reasons:
- England has been moved 60 miles to the south-west since yesterday.
- One of your ministers read your post and finally decided to take the necessary steps for solving this.
Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Here's one you can use to pinpoint exact GPS co-ordinates to 6 decimal places:-

http://www.whatsmygps.com/


Nice, thanks, well for me the auto-locate is not exact, just around a mile away, which is ok of course.

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And this seems more reliable than Redshift's own GUI. On occasion, I've clicked the icon to bring the GUI up.....and it's suddenly expanded to more than 5 times the dimensions of my screen..! Lots of Alt-dragging , with the four-way arrow, to find any of the actual controls.....


Yes, I also had that a couple of times, really annoying.

P.S. I tested now on Racy 5.5 with the "normal" rshift-portable-32 and works fine, so no need for the special Wary version.

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:16    Post subject:  

Hi, Fred.

Well, all three versions are mirrored here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MvOptp7BrFa8W94PIvwx762LbUNRiBmc?usp=sharing

I'll make sure the community doesn't lose access to these, at any rate!


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2018, 07:47    Post subject:  

*** Updated to v2 ***

See first post for new attachments.
Unfortunately the provider to get the geo location from (used in the older version) requires a API key now.
(EDIT: Well, at least for me, could also be that there's a limitation on the number of times you use it)
EDIT: No, I see now that it's discontinued:
https://github.com/nekudocom/shiny_geoip/blob/master/README.md#readme
So "auto-locate" didn't work anymore.
Changed in v2 now to "ipinfo.io"
Running for the first time will remove the older geo-info (if exists) (and will be re-configured again when selecting "Auto mode")

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 13:45    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
Hi, Fred.

Well, all three versions are mirrored here:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MvOptp7BrFa8W94PIvwx762LbUNRiBmc?usp=sharing

I'll make sure the community doesn't lose access to these, at any rate!


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Thanks for that Mike, but would you mind updating these to the new v2 ?
(the ones you provide won't work anymore with the "auto-locate", so offering these is rather useless IMHO)

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2018, 16:28    Post subject:  

Hi, Fred.

Already ahead of you there. The available versions for download are all v2 releases (uploaded 3 or 4 days ago).....and I've just re-named the folder to v2 to make it clearer.


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Oct 2018, 03:47    Post subject:  

Ah, you did already, thanks Mike !

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2018, 10:32    Post subject:  

*** Redshift-Portable Update (v3) ***

See new attachments v3 at first post.

Changes:
- Bug fixed that it didn't correctly set longitude and latitude (geo-location) at start when auto-mode enabled.
(worked only once adjusted the color temp. and clicked Save, now should work ok when e.g. loaded at boot from /root/Startup)

- Some cosmetic changes, e.g. different looking info splash dialog (using box_splash) . (with display of .gif image, see pic below Smile )

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2018, 18:19    Post subject:  

Fred:-

New version (v3) mirrored here at my G-Drive:-

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MvOptp7BrFa8W94PIvwx762LbUNRiBmc?usp=sharing

Neat splash screen..! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Nov 2018, 19:02    Post subject:  

Thanks Mike for the mirrors Smile

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Neat splash screen..!


Yes, thanks to Argolance for pointing at the issues/bugs concerning "box_splash" (formerly named "gtkdialog-splash" and before that "yaf-splash"), MochiMoppel made some major fixes and I tried to continue working a little further on improvements.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=114446

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PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov 2019, 09:08    Post subject:  

Hi, Fred.

I've been playing around with Darry's 're-jig' of 4.3.1 (4.3.11 'Phoenix') - he's remastered it with an upgraded glibc, and quite a number of other upgrades - and been having a lot of fun generally. It's still remarkably usable as a daily driver, albeit with various workarounds, naturally.

(Even running a recent version of Iron, and FF68esr via a Tahrpup 'jail', after watchdog showed the way. Which is about the only way you'd get modern browsers running in such an elderly Pup.)

I've had one problem with it right from the start, though. The display has always been far too bright & 'washed-out' looking; even the monitor's brightness/contrast controls could never really get a 'handle' on it. Perhaps it's just the combination of 431's X-server/Xorg stuff and my specific graphics hardware; I really wouldn't like to say. The monitor calibration tools built-into Puppy have never done anything for me, and I've been meaning to explore all the variations on brightness controls we cooked up between us (I still have every version we put together, even those that were superseded by improved versions!)

Anyway; to cut a long story shorter, the first thing I decided to try was the Wary version of RShift-lite (v3). It's cured it, mate. Works perfectly.....so the brightness issue is sorted, and I've got my night-time red tint back, too. (And the geo-locate got down to just 2 miles away, so.....that's close enough).

So we now know it works fine in Puppy 4.3.1, as well. Just wanted to let you know.


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PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 16:32    Post subject: Redshift
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It's great !!!
thanks fredx181

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