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KDE Logging/Monitoring

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Link:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 3.2.x
Downloads:  3044
Submitted:  Jan 25 2004
Updated:  Oct 29 2005


EventWatcher is a KDE application which notifies you
about various events.
"Events" are pieces of information about, for example,
news ticker or blog updates, new emails, user logons,
system warnings, hardware events etc.
They get collected by EventWatcher plugins and sent
to the main application which lives in the KDE system
tray for most of the time and displays this information.

Available plugins:
- DCOP: Receives "events" via KDE's desktop communication protocol, for example from other KDE applications or scripts.
- Log File Monitor: Reports changes in log files.
- RSS Feed Monitor: Watches RSS feeds provided by many news sites and blogs.


- Event expiring:
- Remove events based on the time they were received
- Configuable behaviour: Expire agetime, Expire only unread events, Auto-expire
- KNotify support (Patch by Paul Eggleton)
- Hide plusminus button when list is empty.

- Added keep button to events
- DCOP plugin registers without a PID
- Log plugin includes log filename in title to help grouping

- The delete button for each event is back - optional, enabled by default.
- Url drag support for event action buttons.
- Option for a more compact event view: "action" buttons can also be placed
alongside the event text in form of a launch icon.
- Slightly improved event view scrolling performance for large event items.
- added EventWatcher 0.4.1 Debian SID package by Sergio Rodriguez.

- Big UI improvement:
� A new event view which makes it much easier to
manage events.
� Similar events (same icon and title) are now grouped together by
default. The old, ungrouped, mode is still supported.
- API addidtion for a short text to be displayed in the popup. Also
affects the DCOP event interface.
- Some work on the popup:
� Now displays the number of new events (since the last popup announcement)
instead of just the number of all "old new" events. ;)
� Remove the close button and make the popup close on clicks on
empty areas.
� Add an optional label which displays a short description of new events.
� Can be disabled in the settings dialog.
- Small change of the event history file format (which will make old
loaded events forget the title...).
- Ported the RSS plugin to use KDE 3.2's dcop rssservice as backend instead
of librss directly.
- Many minor changes...

- Patch by Teemu Rytilahti <teemu.rytilahti@kde-fi.org>:
� Use local8Bit() in the event view. Might solve umlaut problems for
some users...
� Don't quit the entire app by clicking the main window's close
button; minimize to system tray instead.
� Don't create popups if the main window is visible.
- Overlay the number of unread events over the system tray icon.
- plugin API
� Added a (very) basic API documentation.
� Small plugin API addition.
- RSS plugin:
� Changed the way how feed information is stored in the configuration
file. Old Settings will get lost.
� Added some default news feeds.
- Added a plugin for monitoring log files.
- Compile fix.
- (Hopefully) fixed some compiling problems (link to the right qt
library, .ui file fix).
- System tray icon can now indicate if there are new events or not.
- Events are now displayed in the main window (the pop-up now only
shows up to announce that there are new events).
- Initial event history and session management support.

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 Updated gentoo ebuil

 by Flameeyes on: Apr 13 2004
Score 50%
Gentoo Linux

The updated gentoo ebuild can be download in my ebuild pack from http://flameeyes.web.ctonet.it/ebuilds.html as usual.
The ebuild was also submitted to Gentoo's Bugs Tracker.

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 Updated ebuild

 by Flameeyes on: May 8 2004
Score 50%
Gentoo Linux

At http://flameeyes.web.ctonet.it/ I have updated the ebuildpack with the version 0.4.1.

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 How does it work?

 by iPaqTux on: May 9 2004
Score 50%

I compiled successfully but I can't get it to do anything. How do you use it?

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 Re: How does it work?

 by iPaqTux on: May 9 2004
Score 50%

aw shit never mind. i should've checked the homepage before asking.

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 Good Work

 by kharkoma on: May 13 2004
Score 50%
GNU/Linux :)

This is the app, that i need for scan the apache log :) and work.

If you want a Debian package only you must say it ;)

Good Work.

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 Re: Good Work

 by ceebx on: May 13 2004
Score 50%

Thank you.

Packages are always nice. :) I don't need a deb myself, but if you would like to create one I would love to link/publish it on the site.

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 This program rocks.

 by inquis on: Sep 17 2004
Score 50%


Your program is amazing. I forsee myself using it every day. However, might I suggest some small changes?

- I like the delete buttons attached to each event. It'd be nice to have a store button on each event, too. As it is, it only takes one click to delete an event, but two clicks to store one. (Highlight the event, click the toolbar.)

- It'd be nice to be able to expand a category in your tree view by clicking anywhere in the tree header rather than clicking on the little "expand" box. This would make it lots easier to navigate your app, especially on a laptop.

Thanks for your great program! Best damn newsreader, ever.

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 Great app!

 by japc on: Sep 29 2005
Score 50%

Very very good. Using it for RSS right now.

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