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Link:  http://konch.kdex.org/
Downloads:  1465
Submitted:  Apr 14 2007
Updated:  May 14 2007


Konch is a versatile utility that allows you to create system tray applets using standard scripting languages such as bash, Perl, or Python.

You control Konch via command-line parameters, DCOP, or your script's STDOUT. You can use standard or animated icons; apply a variety of effects; display pop-up messages in several ways; and create menus with nested submenus and checked, disabled, and invisible items. Your script can even accept DCOP calls, use the clipboard, and provide a drag-and-drop interface with or without a floating drop target.

Konch relays events such as clicks, drops, or DCOP calls to your script via command-line parameters (in Standard mode) or STDIN (in Hosted mode). Your script responds by simply printing out appropriate lines (such as a menu listing), or executing a certain function or program.

Please visit the homepage for the Handbook containing complete information, as well as to download other formats. The Handbook is also available as help:/konch/ once installed.

Thanks to Toni for the SuSE RPMs on PackMan!


14-May-2007 - Release 1.00 ("...the kitchen sink")
- Add DCOP publishing
- Add clipboard/selection support
- Add Drag-and-Drop and drop target support
- Add "balloon" command
- Add various environment variables
- Fix miscellaneous bugs

18-Apr-2007 - Release 0.90 ("Everything but...")
- Add nested submenus and check/uncheck, enable/disable, showitem/hideitem
- Add effects: fade, grayscale, monochrome, desaturate, gamma, and overlay
- Add DCOP queries: isBlinking, isChanged, isMovie
- Add restoreIcon command
- Add "set" command for semi-persistent variables in Standard mode
- Add "mclick" and "quit" events
- Add system tray quit confirmations per script
- Handle many startup and runtime errors
- Fix possible hang and crash on large menus

14-Apr-2007 - Initial release (v0.80)

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 by suslik on: Apr 15 2007
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This is like a superkaramba for system tray. Very cool.

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 Re: Cool

 by dirge on: Apr 15 2007
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What a neat description! :) Thanks!

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 Very cool!

 by Rodion on: Apr 15 2007
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This is a fantastic idea! What plans do you have for future releases?

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 Re: Very cool!

 by dirge on: Apr 15 2007
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I'm currently working on checkable items. For the list of features, etc. that I recently added, please see http://konch.kdex.org/svn/commits/ -- Revision 27 and higher.


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 Runs on SuSe 10.2

 by thudfoo on: Apr 17 2007
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I downloaded the source tarball and built it on SuSE 10.2. It installed without incident and the main examples ran okay. I coded python equivalents of the demo-standard and hosted-demo examples and they run. One should check that their script runs without errors before asking konch to run it.
Great application.

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 Re: Runs on SuSe 10.

 by dirge on: Apr 18 2007
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Hi thudfoo,

Thanks! Also, the latest SVN commit (#40; see reply to Rodion) has the things we discussed over email, and more.

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 Oooohhhhh yeaaaaaahh

 by federicolox on: May 3 2007
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Great! I was just in need of something like this.


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 Re: Oooohhhhh yeaaaaaahh

 by dirge on: May 3 2007
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Comments like yours really make my day. :) Thanks!

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