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Currency Converter


Plasmoid Script

Score 76%
Currency Converter

Currency Converter

Currency Converter

Homepage:  Link
other:  Link
Version Control:  Link
Issue Tacker:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  610
Submitted:  Oct 16 2009
Updated:  Nov 8 2013


Convert currencies using data from Yahoo! Financial.

A simple Plasmoid created using PyQt and PyKDE4.


- Select to and/or from the dropdown list and the converted amount will be updated.

- Change the amount to be converted and TAB or click outside the Amount field
and the result will be updated.

- Selected currencies and amount is saved between sessions.

- Refreshing selected convertion when no activity for a user defined period of time.

- Current/last conversion result is shown in the tool tip when docked in the panel.

Install the Plasmoid:

plasmapkg -i ./currency-converter.plasmoid

Update the Plasmoid:

plasmapkg -u ./currency-converter.plasmoid

or add it from "Add Widgets"=>"Install New Widgets"=>"Download New Plasma Widgets"


- Translations. Currently only Danish translations.

- Check version upgrade process: Is the config persistent?

- Credits label link doesn't launch web site.

- Dates aren't localized.

- Send notifications instead of showMessage.

- Better error detection on web service query.

- Create a Currency Converter Data Engine.

- Connect/emit settingsChanged in Settings.

- Show the most used currencies at top of list.

IDEAS (comments are welcome):

- Monitor currencies and notify on (...)

- Offer other services than Yahoo! Finance.


- 0.6.1
- Use QDoubleValidator instead of KDoubleValidator which has been removed from pykde.
- 0.6
- The Plasmoid now finally docks in the panel using Plasma.PopupApplet.
- New icon! (cut'n'paste from other icons - hmmm).
- Only import required parts of the used modules. The functionalities such
as System Notifications and Network monitoring are now separate classes
which makes them reusable in my other Plasmoids.
- Fail gracefully on wrong KDE SC version.
- Fix for not detecting network on some distributions.
- Current/last conversion result is now shown in the tool tip when docked in the panel.
- Removed collapse/expand because it didn't work properly and current result can be seen in tooltip.
- Added context menu for updating current conversion.
- Added configuration for refresh/update interval.
- Improved KIO handling.
- Notification on network errors.
- Much improved error handling when no network connection using Solid. The Plasmoid
is now disabled until a connection is established instead of just giving up and dying ;-)
- Now using the KDE Currency classes (Only works from KDE SC 4.4.4).
- Showing Currency name first instead of currency code to make the easier to find in the list.

Changelog for earlier versions at https://github.com/tanghus/currency-converter-plasmoid/blob/master/Changelog

NOTE: If the download link doesn't work here's a direct link: https://github.com/tanghus/currency-converter-plasmoid/releases/download/v0.6.1/currency-converter-0.6.1.plasmoid

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 other sources

 by osinclair on: Nov 9 2013
Score 50%

I would love to see this plasmoid use www.oanda.com , a site that is used "as default" by many organisations as they have almost all currencies on Earth

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 Re: other sources

 by tanghus on: Nov 9 2013
Score 50%

IANAL but the tos seems rather strict http://www.oanda.com/site/terms-of-use

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 stopped working

 by maxkaspar on: Jun 25 2014
Score 50%

I'm on Arch Linux. Since the latest pyqt4 update (v4.11-2) it stopped working. It displays the message 'script initialization failed'.

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 Re: stopped working

 by tanghus on: Jun 25 2014
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Are you sure you have the python plasmoid script engine installed?
On Kubuntu it's called plasma-scriptengine-python.
Also try to test from CLI by running:

plasmoidviewer currency-converter

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