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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2005, 16:39    Post subject:  Ticker.app - news from BBC, CNN, Time...  

Ticker.app

If you want a simple news ticker, this is what you want.
Thanks Klhrev for finding the ticker. I've borrowed some idea from welcome.pup too. Thanks Lobster.

You can specify the color, font, and what news to show, etc, if you're a smart puppy Very Happy

A very good place to find RSS feed is www.2rss.com

Enjoy!

[Edit ver 0.0.4]
- New interface

[Edit ver 0.0.3]
- To add news: click the dog button next to My News, add the url and you're done. Click the dog button also to change color, font, etc.
- If you want the first RSS be closed when a second one is launched, click the dog buttons and uncomment the line "killall ticker.app".
- If you have Icedock installed, Ticker can use it to scroll news. You can have multiple RSS scrolling at the same time, which IMO looks very nice. Icedock is also available as DotPup.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2005, 17:05    Post subject: great  

great job puppian!!!
I'm glad someone else was looking!!
Sometimes others can help simply by directing.
For the newsreader's.
Puppian took Barry's frame from wizard wizard. Which Lobster also used in his
wonderful welcome.pup. And applied that to a dockapp news ticker
and created his own version of a news ticker!
Now the question stands, what other useful apps can come from Barry K's
wizard wizard?
Also, do you think the welcome.pup should come preinstalled into puppy?
I for one do. What do you all think?

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug 2005, 18:53    Post subject: Re: Ticker.app - news from BBC, CNN, Time...  

puppian wrote:
Ticker.app
If you want a simple news ticker, this is what you want.


Wonderful app, thanks!

How may we customize the ticker selection, please?

Thanks! doc

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2005, 05:04    Post subject:  

It's easy to change the color. For example, to change the color when
showing 'Wiki Recent Changes' click the dog button next to it and change
"-fg red -bg lightyellow" in the last line to whatever color you want.
See the readme file for more optioins.

To show other news:

1. Click the dog button next to My News

2. Change the URL

URL=http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml

3. This step is optional. You can change the word after "-v" if there's anything you don't want to be scrolled. You may want to change 'title' to other things like descriptions too. The script read the url from the web (using wget in Puppy). The 'grep' command search for headlines in the url and save them in a text file. The -v means 'invert-match', i.e, select non-matching lines.

$COMMAND $URL | grep "\<title\>" | grep -v "xml" | \
sed 's/.*<title>//g' | sed 's/<\/title>.*//g' > $OUTPUT


4. Save it.

The author mentioned in readme that ticker has I18N support, but "the LANG environment should be set to your locale". I haven't done that as I don't have Vector and so can't copy files from it. With the new 1.0.5a perhaps we'll have the needed files?

Btw, if anyone has find any rss feed that's really good, please post it!
Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2005, 06:10    Post subject:  

Can any of that be automated - added to a txt read me file?

see pic for how the program looks without mods

PS. glad my prog (based on an original Barry Wizard was useful)
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2005, 13:52    Post subject:  

Just to tell you that I've made a new version of Ticker which make configuration easier...but...I've deleted the whole thing accidentally!!! I didn't like some of the changes I made so I used the uninstall function...but I forgot that I hadn't dotpuped it (for a backup) yet!

So, please be patient before I'm able to make a new one from scratch Sad
Don't expect too much from it though, as I'm only a novice in scripting...

PS. thanks Barry and Lobster for the frame, and thanks Barry for such a great distro!!
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Aug 2005, 13:58    Post subject:  

And I think welcome.pup is great.

If more improvements are made in Puppy XUL (it's still in alpha stage, right?), it can come preinstalled into puppy Very Happy

"what other useful apps can come from Barry K's wizard wizard?"
hmmm...perhaps an app launcher of similar programs?
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Aug 2005, 01:46    Post subject:  

Uploaded Ticker.app new version 0.04
Lastest screenshot

Much easier to customize the ticker selection, add news, change color...

PS. edoc, glad that you like the ticker, check this new version too! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2005, 08:47    Post subject:  

Add these to /root/.icewm/winoptions will remove extra items on taskbar and put ticker to the tray:

ticker.app.ignoreTaskBar: 1
gtkdialog.tray: Exclusive

And here are more RSS feeds,

zdnet: http://news.zdnet.com/html/z/xml.html
npr.org: www.npr.org/rss

Go to the sites, copy the url of the rss you want, and paste it (click the dog button in Ticker). Enjoy!

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Sep 2005, 10:18    Post subject: Hey! ticker can go in 1.0.5!  

Hi puppian. According to BarryK, ticker004 can possibly go into the
main Puppy 1.0.5 if you can relocate from my-roxapps...

See suggestions - Puppy 1.0.5 - BarryK's reponse!!

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Sep 2005, 16:59    Post subject:  

Thanks Peter!!
I almost miss that post.

Have just uploaded the new version which installs into /usr/local/apps/Ticker Smile

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