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puppian


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 02:37    Post subject:  

Take a look at this site:

http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=ticker&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all

I guess what you need would be 'Package scripts4ticker' (Small scripts to download headlines for use by ticker.app) and 'Package ticker.app'. I downloaded them and have downloaded the headlines from freshmeat.net (just type ./freshmeat.sh) but I don't know what it says in the readme of scripts4ticker:
-----------------------------------------------------
These are the small scripts to download the headlines of the web page into a
file.

- freshmeat.sh
For http://freshmeat.net. Output file is : ~/.freshmeat

e.g.)

1. Edit crontab.

$ contab -e

2. Add entry as below.

0 * * * * /home/seiichi/bin/freshmeat.sh > /dev/null 2>&1

3. Run Ticker.app with "-f, --file" option.

ticker.app -f ~/.freshmeat
-----------------------------------------------------
What's 'crontab' and where should I add that '0 * * *...' entry? It must be something very simple that I don't know...
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 03:07    Post subject:  

Just discovered that it's working even without editing the 'crontab...' (I still don't know what it is...) I don't know it's working as I don't have Icedock enabled on startup (I use icewm). Once I start Icedock it seems to work!

Put ticker.app, freshmeat.sh and slashdot.sh in the same directory
In that directory type in the shell:

./freshmeat.sh
./ticker.app -f /root/.freshmeat -fn -*-*-bold-r-normal-*-14-*,*

Look nice...would anyone edit the script so that we can have more news?
Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 04:25    Post subject: wow  

WOW!!!
I am amazed at the responses that have resulted from this post, and the effort
that you pups have given. I will have to look into a lot of these, Walt H.
I think tweaking one of those tk/tcl applications would be the best way to go.
Reason, all it requires is tk/tcl!!!

Puppian I have got it working, but it displays no news, it just scrolls
ticker.app version 0.5.0
nothing more nothing less???
were you able to get news???

maybe G2 or somebody will help us out??
as it seems this is now a reality, for puppy!!!

Also, who was the guest that posted if you find free news feed you have more news ticker than you can shake a stick at????

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 05:17    Post subject:  

I think you got to edit freashmeat.sh, something that I'm not good at
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 14:59    Post subject: bbc  

I checked into the bbc ticker and it works great!!!
It sits on top of my browser and does'nt get in the way or nothing!!!
I wonder why people say it's not complete?
It is just like kticker

oh, man you all gotta try this I will try making a dotpup later,
but hope someone else does you all know why!!!

it is not a part of my browser, it just sits at the top of my browser, any browser can be used, I have not seen how to add more feeds to it, but BBC
does a pretty good job on this one, maybe we can tweak it???
I dunno but I suggest you try it!!!

I will be messing with it so we will see!!

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 15:16    Post subject: Re: bbc  

klhrevolutionist wrote:
I checked into the bbc ticker and it works great!!!
It sits on top of my browser and does'nt get in the way or nothing!!!
I wonder why people say it's not complete?


I think on the website it says it only supports Netscape and, presumably by extension, Mozilla and Firefox. No work was ever done to make work with other browsers, such as Opera.

Plus, I don't think you can add other news feeds to it, something I'd like the option of doing.

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 15:26    Post subject:  

How did you try it out klhrevolutionist, on what platform?

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A//www.bbc.co.uk/newsline/&ei=rtoEQ7zvJKW2YZ-fjI4K

From Website:
Quote:
Newsline is available to download in 4 versions - for Windows 95/NT, for Windows 3.1 and now for Mac Power PCs and Mac 68K. Click on the button below that matches your operating system.


Am I missing something? It doesn't appear to be officially ported to Linux at this point, unless I have the completely wrong program.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Aug 2005, 15:30    Post subject: BBC  

Go to extra dotpups to download bbcticker.pup
You don't need any specific web browser to use it it is stand alone
like kticker

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2005, 23:52    Post subject:  

Walt H wrote:

1) Snownews - http://kiza.kcore.de/software/snownews/ Offers a binary package for download that supposedly has no additional dependencies. Source code is also available. Binary is 735K download, source is 158K. [console-based]


http://www.unixreview.com/documents/s=8925/ur0312d/ has an interesting review of snownews as well as what may be some helpful tips and tricks.

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2005, 02:11    Post subject: anyone else tried the BBC Ticker?  

I downloaded the BBC News ticker dotpup, and it seems to work fine. But there are a couple of tweaks I think would be useful if they are possible. The first and perhaps most possible would be to have the browser go to the text-only BBC News site (useful for those of us on dialup and more in keeping, I think, with the idea of a ticker) instead of the standard site, as it now does.

The other tweak, perhaps not possible, would be to figure out a way to either add to or change the default feed to allow other feeds. Seems to me this would be a nice expansion of the ticker's capabilities. Has anyone else looked at the code and noticed whether this would, in fact, be possible. I looked but couldn't really tell anything due to my lack of programming skills.

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Aug 2005, 23:00    Post subject: snownews  

This is snownews, I have yet to make a dotpup of it.
This is for those who want something "simpler"
it works straight out of the box, no need to move anything anywhere unless
you know what your doing!
WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD THIS RENAME IT TO snownews.tgz
just extract and open rxvt and cd to directory
and type ./snownews

if people like this I will dotpup it unless somebody wants to make a roxapp!!
Now that I noticed I posted it in the wrong area this is an rss newsthingy!!!

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug 2005, 12:47    Post subject: Re: snownews  

klhrevolutionist wrote:

if people like this I will dotpup it unless somebody wants to make a roxapp!!
Now that I noticed I posted it in the wrong area this is an rss newsthingy!!!


Have you looked at Liferea?

http://www.icewalkers.com/linux/Software/522120/liferea.html

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Aug 2005, 15:03    Post subject: Re: snownews  

edoc wrote:
Have you looked at Liferea?

http://www.icewalkers.com/linux/Software/522120/liferea.html


The possible problem is that Liferea bills itself as being designed for Gnome. At one time, I thought I saw that some of the Gnome libraries were required.

This is what is listed at http://www.gnomefiles.org :
Quote:
Requirements
This application requires GTK+ version 2.4.x. Other dependencies include:
libxml2, mozilla or gtkhtml2, and gconf2. DBUS is optional.


Don't know if that clears anything up, though, as to whether it is a suitable or possible application for Puppy.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 00:02    Post subject: snownews didn't work for me  

I downloaded Snownews and extracted it, but it doesn't run, at least not with the instructions as posted. What I had to do was cd into /snownews/usr/bin, then type
./snownews at the command prompt, then it works. It is a bit basic and doesn't give as much detail as I might have wanted when I select a headline, but it does work, and it doesn't require Java. For that, thanks!

EDIT: I take it back! By changing the default browser from lynx to Opera, I can get the full story if I want it. Great! Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2005, 00:53    Post subject: Re: snownews didn't work for me  

Walt H wrote:

EDIT: I take it back! By changing the default browser from lynx to Opera, I can get the full story if I want it. Great! Thanks again.


What happens if you change the default browser to Mozilla?

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