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Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://cgit.kde.org/yakuake.git/

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Description:

Yakuake is a drop-down terminal emulator made by KDE.

--- What's new ---

3.0.5:
Yakuake v3.0.5 is a maintenance release improving Wayland and D-Bus support.

v3.0.5 download: http://download.kde.org/stable/yakuake/3.0.5/src/

Full changelog at: https://cgit.kde.org/yakuake.git/tree/ChangeLog


--- Essential links ---

Yakuake's website: http://yakuake.kde.org/
Report bugs and wishes at: https://bugs.kde.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=yakuake
Older releases: http://developer.berlios.de/project/showfiles.php?group_id=7376
Last changelog:

Changes in 3.0.5: 8 months ago

* Improved Wayland support.
* Yakuake's window title now always matches what's shown in its title bar.
* Fixed button icons in the 'Appearance' settings page.
* Yakuake now installs a D-Bus service file. This allows calling its D-Bus methods even when Yakuake is not running yet- it will then be started implicitly.
* Fixed a crash due to a missing bounds check in the 'sessionAtTab' D-Bus method.
* Fixed a type marshalling issue with the 'addSession' D-Bus method that caused a noisy warning when using it via qdbus.
* Yakuake now depends on KDE Frameworks 5.29 or higher.

shevy

2 months ago

+A really great application. It even sort of integrated the older quadkonsole e. g. by being able to split screens, which is really great. I use quadkonsole as my "background rescue terminal" sort of; in the foreground I usually run default konsole or mate-terminal. With F12 I fetch yakuake. Perfect! There is only one improvement I'd like to suggest and this would be the ability to easily customize things such as font size, terminal size, row/width from within yakukae itself rather than through a KDE konsole option-widget. We currently can customize a lot of things already via right-click, but I'd like some additional dialogue widget. On a side note, will yakuake become officially integrated into KDE Apps? Because I think it should. Perhaps under the KDE Konsole umbrella since the two have a lot of related functionality - and probably share or re-use a lot of code.

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Sho

2 months ago

Thanks for your comment!

Yakuake is an official KDE application for many years, but it's released on its own schedule independent of the KDE Apps package.

Yakuake loads the Konsole component as a plugin, so there's no code copied. This is also why the options are provided by the Konsole component - it's part of that codebase.

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matafleur

1 year ago

most useful console emulator that i ever seen!

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malevolent666

2 years ago

Great app, undoubtedly a must have! But in 3.0.2 it seems to have troubles with multiple screens... it cannot stick at the monitor we specify (arch linux), sometimes it changes from screen A to screen B.
Also sometimes, it cannot stay over other windows, and is sent to back...

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themage

2 years ago

Thanks for continuing to offering yakuake.

One question is it possible to set full screen mode as permanent?


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avi9526

2 years ago

ctrl+ins not working, you can make it work in konsole 15.12.2, but not in yakuake 3.0.2

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flipwise

2 years ago

Greetings,

the latest Yakuake version (3.0.2) has broken the bash code for a blurry background effect.

The error thrown out is: "xprop: error: No window with name Yakuake exists!"

Has there been any change that leads back to this (window name)?

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SlyDeath

2 years ago

Yet another fix. You neeed to install "xdotool" from official repositories and change code for blurring like this:

active_wpid=`xdotool getactivewindow`
if [ `xdotool getwindowname $active_wpid | grep Yakuake` ]; then
xprop -f _KDE_NET_WM_BLUR_BEHIND_REGION 32c -set _KDE_NET_WM_BLUR_BEHIND_REGION 0 -id $active_wpid;
fi

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Rojo

2 years ago

I'm having the same problem.
My system running yakauke 3.0.2 doesn't blur, but the system running yakuake 2.9.9 does.
On the system with 2.9.9, xprop shows WM_NAME(STRING) = "Yakuake". But on the system running 3.0.2, WM_NAME(STRING) = is blank.

Below is the code I'm using. It still works for Konsole, just not Yakuake 3.0.2.
konsolex=$(qdbus | grep konsole | cut -f 2 -d\ )
if [ -n konsolex ]; then
for konsole in $konsolex
do
for (( c=1; ; c++ ))
do
konsolewindows=$(qdbus org.kde.konsole | grep MainWindow_$c )
if [ -n "$konsolewindows" ]; then
xprop -f _KDE_NET_WM_BLUR_BEHIND_REGION 32c -set _KDE_NET_WM_BLUR_BEHIND_REGION 0 -id `qdbus $konsole /konsole/MainWindow_$c winId`;
else
break;
fi
done
done
fi
if [ `qdbus | grep yakuake` ]; then
xprop -f _KDE_NET_WM_BLUR_BEHIND_REGION 32c -set _KDE_NET_WM_BLUR_BEHIND_REGION 0 -name Yakuake;
fi

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slester

2 years ago

I noticed while using Powerline-patched fonts that Yakuake has weird spacing/clipping issues with the fonts, whereas they render perfectly in Konsole. They're using the exact same configuration as far as I can tell as well.

Compare the two: http://imgur.com/a/D2mJ1

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Sho

2 years ago

Probably Qt 4 vs Qt 5

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slester

2 years ago

Ah, okay, I didn't know they were using different things. Is there a timeline for Yakuake to start using Qt 5?

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Sho

2 years ago

It's been ported for a while, but I need to make a release still.

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flyingsheep

2 years ago

seems like you did, yay!

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C

Sho

2 years ago

Yeah finally! Sorry for the long long wait.

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sipovac

3 years ago

Just to say thanks for this great app.
Keep up the good work!

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C

Sho

3 years ago

Thanks!

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jospoortvliet_deactivated

2 years ago

Yes, yakuake continues to rock ;-)

The only thing I miss is session management so it remembers all the tabs I have to open each time... But I don't restart that often ;-)

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rkrell

3 years ago

It would be nice to have a KDE Frameworks for this nice application.

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flyingsheep

3 years ago

There is!

https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/utils/yakuake/repository/show?rev=frameworks

it not released yet but you can build it. Using it every day.

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kaliif

3 years ago

I tried a skin with no titlebar and lost the buttons it contained. How can I access yakuake menu without the titlebar button, if only to revert the change?

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jucato

3 years ago

Not sure this is the official way, but one method is to edit the config file. Close yakuake, navigate to the ~/.kde/share/config/ folder and open up the yakuakerc file. In there you will see the lines:

[Appearance]
Skin=[name of your current skin]

You can delete those two to revert to the default skin.

Hope that helps.

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kaliif

4 years ago

Hi,

I can run a process in yakuake terminal like this:
qdbus org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.runCommand "emacsclient smth". Is there a way to keep an eye on the process once it's started? What I need to do is to wait until the emacsclient in the terminal is closed and then do some cleanup. But there are some intermediate steps which mean the started process is not a child process anymore and the script where I run it from does not wait for it to end. Is there some built-in way to do this or at least get the pid of a process? Atm I have solved it by finding the pid and then using the while.. sleep loop but that's not particularly elegant solution.

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kaliif

4 years ago

Hi,

I can run a process in yakuake terminal like this:
qdbus org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.runCommand "emacsclient smth". Is there a way to keep an eye on the process once it's started? What I need to do is to wait until the emacsclient in the terminal is closed and then do some cleanup. But there are some intermediate steps which mean the started process is not a child process anymore and the script where I run it from does not wait for it to end. Is there some built-in way to do this or at least get the pid of a process? Atm I have solved it by finding the pid and then using the while.. sleep loop but that's not particularly elegant solution.

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kaliif

4 years ago

Hi,

I can run a process in yakuake terminal like this:
qdbus org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions org.kde.yakuake.runCommand "emacsclient smth". Is there a way to keep an eye on the process once it's started? What I need to do is to wait until the emacsclient in the terminal is closed and then do some cleanup. But there are some intermediate steps which mean the started process is not a child process anymore and the script where I run it from does not wait for it to end. Is there some built-in way to do this or at least get the pid of a process? Atm I have solved it by finding the pid and then using the while.. sleep loop but that's not particularly elegant solution.

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Changes in 3.0.5: 8 months ago

* Improved Wayland support.
* Yakuake's window title now always matches what's shown in its title bar.
* Fixed button icons in the 'Appearance' settings page.
* Yakuake now installs a D-Bus service file. This allows calling its D-Bus methods even when Yakuake is not running yet- it will then be started implicitly.
* Fixed a crash due to a missing bounds check in the 'sessionAtTab' D-Bus method.
* Fixed a type marshalling issue with the 'addSession' D-Bus method that caused a noisy warning when using it via qdbus.
* Yakuake now depends on KDE Frameworks 5.29 or higher.

Changes in 3.0.4: 1 year ago

* Fixed build on Qt 5.7.

Changes in 3.0.3: 1 year ago

* Fixed Yakuake sometimes showing up in the Task Manager.
* Much improved Wayland support on Plasma 5.
* Added a security warning when using the runCommand DBus API (as recently added to KDE Konsole as well).
* Switched to a different API for getting the user home path to avoid blocking on network logins.
* The bell notification event now uses the correct Plasma 5 sound file name instead of an old KDE 4 one that may not be present.
* Fixed standard CLI arguments like --help and --version.
* Code cleanups, e.g. porting away from deprecated API.
* Updated AppStream metadata.

13 years ago

Changes in 3.0.2:
* Added back a description file implementing the freedesktop.org AppData specification.

Changes in 3.0.1:
* Fixed installation and integratin of hicolor application icon.

Changes in 3.0:
* Yakuake was ported to KDE Frameworks 5 and Qt 5.
* A new default skin follows the Plasma 5 Breeze design.
* Terminal focus is now preserved more reliably when closing and reopening Yakuake.
* Config changes made via the title bar menu are now synced to disk immediately, and thus preserved if Yakuake is killed instead of quit gracefully.
* The option to auto-update tab titles with the title bar contents no longer interferes with manually setting a tab title. To return to auto-updating just clear the title.
* Performance improvements in the compositor-unassisted animation code path.
* Fixed bug causing incorrect window height calculation in multi-monitor systems.

Changes in older releases: https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/utils/yakuake/repository/revisions/master/entry/ChangeLog

product-maker shevy Sep 22 2018

+A really great application. It even sort of integrated the older quadkonsole e. g. by being able to split screens, which is really great. I use quadkonsole as my "background rescue terminal" sort of; in the foreground I usually run default konsole or mate-terminal. With F12 I fetch yakuake. Perfect! There is only one improvement I'd like to suggest and this would be the ability to easily customize things such as font size, terminal size, row/width from within yakukae itself rather than through a KDE konsole option-widget. We currently can customize a lot of things already via right-click, but I'd like some additional dialogue widget. On a side note, will yakuake become officially integrated into KDE Apps? Because I think it should. Perhaps under the KDE Konsole umbrella since the two have a lot of related functionality - and probably share or re-use a lot of code.

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