|Minimum required KDE 4.x|
|Submitted: Jun 3 2009|
Updated: Jan 17 2013
This is a Plasma data engine, applet and runner for public transport timetable data. The applet shows a departure/arrival board for a given stop. It can also show journeys to or from the given "home stop". It displays additional information like delays, news about journeys, routes, vehicle types (with icons). Timetable data is available for trams, buses, subway, trains, ferries and planes (using flightstats.com). You can set alarms for departures and filter departures (by type of vehicle, target/origin, delay, transport line string/number, intermediate stops). Filters can also be combined.
Timetable data gets received from provider plugins. Since version 0.11 there are two types of plugins: GTFS and script providers. Script providers need a network connection and can be used to read timetable data from any document type, eg. XML, binary or HTML. GTFS providers only need to import the GTFS feed once and can then be used offline (but a network connection can be used for GTFS-realtime).
My Blog: http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.com/
PublicTransport on UserBase: http://userbase.kde.org/Plasma/Public_Transport
PublicTransport on KDE projects: https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/base/publictransport
PublicTransport on ohloh.net: https://www.ohloh.net/p/publicTransport
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17.01.2013: Version 0.11 beta released
30.12.2012: Version 0.11 alpha 2 released
04.12.2012: Version 0.11 alpha released
To install PublicTransport download a package for your distribution. If there is no such package you can ask the appropriate packagers for your distribution to create one. Please leave a comment if a new package is created or if you use a package not mentioned in the download list here, so that I can add it.
If you want to install PublicTransport, but there are no packages available for you (yet?) or you want to try the newest version with no new package yet, you can use the installer script (install.sh) included in the Sources download.
But note that software installed with that installer script isn't managed by your package manager in any way and may produce conflicts with installed packages, eg. if PublicTransport is already installed via the package manager. The script should be quite easy to use and also lets you uninstall the software again. You need GIT to use the installer, because the sources are actually downloaded using GIT by the script (from git://anongit.kde.org/publictransport).
There's also a script for packagers, that can download tarballs for all PublicTransport components for a specific version.
You can clone the GIT repository from git://anongit.kde.org/publictransport (read only), which also clones all history. From your local clone of the repository you can checkout all tagged versions (see the HINTS_FOR_PACKAGE_MAINTAINERS file).
If you want to contribute code, you need a KDE account and you can clone the repository with SSH from this URL: email@example.com:publictransport (read + write). You can of course also send me patches via email.
Note: The Sources tarball does not contain the sources, but a script to download them from it's GIT repository and the translations from KDE's SVN. The script asks for the version to compile and install.
Adding a Service Provider Plugin
- Install TimetableMate, maybe not included in the packages, but in the source archive.
- The filenames start with the country code, followed by "_" and an abbreviation of the service provider, e.g. "ch_sbb" for switzerland, service provider "SBB".
- You can test your script and the URLs with TimetableMate. It also offers syntax completion with documentation and templates for the parser functions, that get called by the data engine.
- Also works for GTFS providers
- After installation of your plugin you can open the configuration dialog of the public transport applet and the new provider should be in there.
- You can also open/edit existing providers by simply clicking "Open in TimetableMate..." in the provider data dialog (accessible from the configuration dialog).
- Checkout the documentation of the data engine, it contains much information about the data sources of the engine and how to create new provider plugins.
You are welcome to optimize the scripts in the existing providers in the "serviceProviders" directory in the data engine source directory.
Comments are appreciated.
(version 0.11 beta)
Many crash/bug fixes, visual polishing, see http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/. (The install.sh script is actually unchanged, just select the new version)
(version 0.11 alpha 2)
Providers are now hosted on openDesktop.org, download via GHNS, many fixes etc. See http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/. (The install.sh script is actually unchanged, just select the new version)
(version 0.11 alpha)
Many improvements, new features, GTFS support, etc. See http://fpuelz-kde.blogspot.de/.
Update: Improved install script, automatically select latest version for installation, show available versions sorted by date, allow switching to another version when starting the script again with the repository already cloned
Update 2: Allow selecting git HEAD for installation again (the script shows Current_Development_Version for it), HEAD contains a fix for building with GTFS support but without protocol buffers installed
(version 0.10 RC2)
- Fix link errors
- Fix memory leaks
- Fix applet collapsing to popup icon in desktop
- Drawing performance improvements
- Use of KPixmapCache for vehicle type icons
- New monochrome icons, shown in the popup icon
- Add possibility to put the applet into the notification area
- Better layout adjustments for small sizes
- Change applet tooltip according to current departure group in popup icon
- Shorter alarm names, alarm names in notifications
- Nicer alarm background
- Fix color groups and route time display for arrivals
- Fix for missing KWebKitPart include file, it now uses KWebView directly
- Fix a crash with GraphicalTimetableLine (missing null pointer check)