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Peter Lamm Minneapolis, United States of America
Mandriva 2008

Wallpapers Mandriva 1 comment

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Sep 23 2007
Fresh, intriguing, modern, geeky, beautiful, interesting even when viewed at different angles on an LCD monitor. Great job! - Sep 24 2007
KTrafficAnalyzer

Network 122 comments

by Viras
Score 85%
85 Likes
15 Dislikes
Jul 31 2010
Compiling on cutting edge Mandriva Cooker -- see console trace below:

]# make install
if test "`kde-config --prefix`" = ""; then echo KDEDIR not set!; exit 1; fi;
cp KTrafficAnalyzer `kde-config --prefix`/bin/
ln -s `kde-config --prefix`/bin/KTrafficAnalyzer `kde-config --prefix`/bin/ktrafficanalyzer
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/bin/ktrafficanalyzer' to `/usr/bin/KTrafficAnalyzer': File exists
make: *** [install] Error 1 - Apr 11 2007
KLetterWizard - The Unicoded version

Text Editors 5 comments

by trueg
Score 69%
69 Likes
31 Dislikes
Feb 15 2007
I downloaded the tarball and seeing a kdevelop project file in, opened it in KDevelop 3.4 to build.

The build failed with this trace:

*** YOU'RE USING autoconf (GNU Autoconf) 2.60.
*** KDE requires autoconf 2.53 or newer
gmake[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1
gmake: *** [all] Error 2
*** Exited with status: 2 ***

./configure, make, make install, works great in a terminal. - Feb 18 2007
atomic_kernel

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

by cpufx
Score 59%
59 Likes
41 Dislikes
Dec 09 2006
Its very beautiful, but I think this needs a little more... think you meant to mimic the look of an atom but it looks like fused glass balls and the 'orbital paths' have strange breaks in them. One ball seems to have like a globe as well. Thing is I think you are mixing several metaphors - Dec 10 2006
KReal

Individual Icons/-sets 8 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Aug 23 2006
1. The HD icon is not intuitive enough, most people would know it as a simple blinking LED on their PC, not as a stack of disk platters.
2. 'Flash Drive' wont translate in other locales, better to use the USB logo/s
3. The fine details on the camera, mime-type images, photo folders will not be discernible at 16x16 sizes.

I think its great art work but needs a lot of work. Now I am not saying this because I have any artistic talent myself, kudos to you for a grreat job! - Aug 24 2006
kX Generator

System Software 79 comments

Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Jan 02 2007
The Binary crashes at start for me... here is the backtrace, though it may not be helpful:

(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/i686/libthread_db.so.1".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1233484080 (LWP 5955)]
[KCrash handler]
#9 0xffffe410 in ?? ()
#10 0xbfaaf308 in ?? ()
#11 0x00000006 in ?? ()
#12 0x00001743 in ?? ()
#13 0xb6aadfa1 in raise () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#14 0xb6aaf868 in abort () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#15 0xb6aa753c in __assert_fail () from /lib/i686/libc.so.6
#16 0xb769e27e in KCmdLineArgs::addCmdLineOptions (options=)
at kcmdlineargs.cpp:231
#17 0x0804e920 in main () - Jul 01 2006
./configure failed with the tail of the trace:

...
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for X... configure: error: Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!

I think this is because I am using Mandriva Cooker with xorg 7.1 which no longer uses the old /usr/X11 paths.

Can someone tell me please how I can fix this to make it build? - Jul 01 2006
looooong - looong Bug, get a killerspray in Mandi

Plasma/KDE Screenshots 12 comments

Score 32%
32 Likes
68 Dislikes
May 28 2006
is wide open to all for download, its free, it has many of the latest KDE and other apps, its very powerfully configurable, comes with all the productiity, internet and development tools you may ever need. Therein lies a great a strength and a great weakness.

Cooker is really for development and testing and not a support forum. Sometimes the Panel wont work for Cooker or xorg even wont start but that is exactly what Cooker is for -- to fix and stabilize bleeding-edge apps; welcome to the game if you dont mind a few knee scrapes.

Mandriva hires a large and talented group of people to develop and produce its distro and no one bank-rolls them, but these people have families and bills too. It is no disprespect asking you to buy support, go to community forums, submit patches, search the knowledgebase etc.

If -- if you had paid for Mandriva Cooker and were not getting support it would be understandable if that made you angry but making a public display here is really not helpful to you or anyone else. - May 28 2006
Kicker Idear

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 4 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
May 26 2006
I am not sure what you did yourself from what you borrowed from someone else -- I guess you meant to create new desktop wallpapers not kickers... - May 26 2006
long nites

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

Score 45%
45 Likes
55 Dislikes
May 14 2006
but the basic issue here is the photo seems a little blurry, you may need to take it again, then it will be easier to work with - May 15 2006
reason for voting down

Various Stuff 13 comments

Score 49%
49 Likes
51 Dislikes
May 13 2006
but people may not _want_ to comment or in a hurry, you would _force_ them?

Eg. I may think something is crock but dont want to say so in writing and possibly invite a flame from an irate contributor/fan. I think its good enough to let people vote anonymously. - May 13 2006
Dragon Player

Video Players 277 comments

by eean
Score 79%
79 Likes
21 Dislikes
Feb 26 2008
Here it is...
/usr/bin/xine - May 12 2006
Problem installing Codeine today from the KDE-Apps.org site, to Mandriva
Cooker on an IBM Thinkpad T22. Here's the console trace:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
]$ ./configure && make && su -c "make install"

Unpacking mini-scons...done

Configuring Codeine 1.0.1...

Checking for kde-config           :  kde-config was found
Checking for kde version          :  3.5.2
Checking for the qt library       :  qt is in /usr/lib/qt3/
Checking for uic                  :  uic was found as /usr/lib/qt3//bin/uic
Checking for moc                  :  moc was found as /usr/lib/qt3//bin/moc
Checking for the qt includes      :  ok /usr/lib/qt3//include/
Checking for the kde includes     :  ok /usr/include/
Checking for KDElibs 3.3...ok
Checking for main() in C++ library xine... no

Configure could not find either the xine library or header on your system. You
should ammend the relevant paths. If you know which ones please email me so I
can update this message! - May 11 2006
Intrigue Icon Set

Icon Themes 55 comments

Score 77%
77 Likes
23 Dislikes
Apr 20 2008
icons do not seem very different; that aside great work! - May 03 2006
Kde Menu Style (Idea)

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

Score 39%
39 Likes
61 Dislikes
Apr 18 2006
Most start menus look a bit like Windows menus because windows menus are based in turn upon older ideas about HCI. So get over it.

I like the way a lot of recently used apps fit in the upper panel, for me the one I want to use is usually the one that just fell off the list! :)

The 'More Applications' button is actually a big improvement over WinXP where hitting the 'All Programs' can cause a monstrous multi-column menu that fills the screen from top to bottom and left to right to fly out and cause a mental shock :)

My critique is the lack of a 'Run...' tool, no search tool and I cant guess what the green L-arrow means - Apr 28 2006
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 613 comments

Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Mar 05 2008
granted. And I did not say thanx... I can now honestly say from the bottom of my heart you guys did a great job, I think kbfx is a great app and makes KDE so much more enjoyable to use. I definitely could not do myself what you have done with kbfx. Congratulations on a great release.

You know its because I love this application and admire your guts why I even commented. My remarks were not meant to hurt feelings but to express my personal disappointment. I wanted you to succeed so much, do you understand?

Peter - Apr 26 2006
Bad. Its beautiful and all but the eye-candy seems to have being too tempting or distracting and the result is a kbfxspinx that does not work for me or I guess a good many others.

Because kbfxspinx does not populate the kbfx menu I had to resort to letting it use KMenu menus. Why did I bother to install if I then have to partially disable it?

The install was unconventional and in bad form, installing stuff on /usr root. Why did they not use kdevelop for eg. so ./configure, make, make install would work right away?

The kbfx configurator uses an unusual window that departs from norm by not having a close button... that may look cute but its an annoying departure from norm.

By releasing an essentially broken package I think you have hurt your credibility... I wont immediately install your future releases as I used to, as I recall kbfx used to just work but not kbfxspinx. - Apr 26 2006
I followed Nookies comments exactly and re-installed kbfxspinx -- this time it works (yeah!) and I added this new applet to my taskbar on Mandriva Cooker.

However, there is not a single menu item to be found, each category prompts me to add/edit items. Clicking on that takes me to kmenuedit but I still dont see how to add my dozens of menu entries.

Can someone toss me a clue please?

:) - Apr 16 2006
on my Mandriva Cooker box -- followed above directions exactly and it completed without errors.

But it cant be run... Its not in the Applets list and typing kbfxspinx into the root console says 'command not found'

Any tips please? - Apr 16 2006
Your www.kbfx.org site is presently down.

I downloaded, compiled and installed kbfx v0.4.8.2 but he he, how do I configure and get it on my panel?

I am running an earlier version right now as a panel applet. - Mar 12 2006
Compiles and installs here (lots of compiler warnings).

Issues:
- Kbfxvista still behaves like kbfx or kmenu -- not like shown on kde-apps
- the right-click menu for configure kbfxvista does nothing
- there is nothing for kbfx in kcontrol->Look and Feel

I love the promise and looks of what I saw on: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=24898
and right now I use kbfx, I really like this product

But choice of vista in name is unfortunate; if you're coming from linux you're thinking I dont want to copy MS Windows and if youre coming from a Windows background you may be expecting something really similar to Vista, so I dont think you will really please your consituency - Jan 29 2006
Compiles and installs here (lots of compiler warnings).

Issues:
- Kbfxvista still behaves like kbfx or kmenu -- not like shown on kde-apps
- the right-click menu for configure kbfxvista does nothing
- there is nothing for kbfx in kcontrol->Look and Feel

I love the promise and looks of what I saw on: http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=24898
and right now I use kbfx, I really like this product

But choice of vista in name is unfortunate; if you're coming from linux you're thinking I dont want to copy MS Windows and if youre coming from a Windows background you may be expecting something really similar to Vista, so I dont think you will really please your consituency - Jan 29 2006
Klik interface mockup

UI Concepts 13 comments

Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Apr 14 2006
Also I looked on the HTML and it is tres bien. You are a talented coder.

I dont think you should wait for an invitation -- email the project contacts/maintainers right away and get started soon

:) - Apr 08 2006
Botao

Kbfx Startmenu 5 comments

Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Mar 01 2006
and very original! - Feb 24 2006
KScope

Developer Tools 46 comments

Score 80%
80 Likes
20 Dislikes
Jan 09 2009
the licenses it seems are mutually incompatible; I quote from the following IBM Developer Works site:

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/os-cplfaq.html


(Q) Does the CPL allow me to take the Source Code for a Program licensed under it and include all or part of it in another program licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) license or other Open Source license?
(A) No. Only the owner of software can decide whether and how to license it to others. Contributors to a Program licensed under the CPL understand that source code for the Program will be made available under the terms of the CPL. Unless you are the owner of the software or have received permission from the owner, you are not authorized to apply the terms of another license to the Program by including it in a program licensed under another Open Source license. By the way, the same answer applies if you want to include source code licensed under another Open Source license in a program licensed under the CPL.


The solution seems to be -- stop using graphviz.

May I suggest you investigate kdissert [http://freehackers.org/~tnagy/kdissert/index.html] for similar graphic capabilities? - Feb 17 2006
More wallpaper providers (idea)

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 8 comments

Score 57%
57 Likes
43 Dislikes
Feb 12 2006
Have you considered developing this yourself as it 'should be pretty easy'?

One of the hardest things about development is to keep the motivation going, but you already have one in a great sounding idea for KDE Improvement ((c),TM) and most of functionality you want is already there -- albeit in different parts of KDE. And rightly speaking only you know your vision and can best realise it.

I think you can do it, even though you may not think you can. - Feb 13 2006
"Borealis" sound theme

System Sounds 107 comments

Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Nov 14 2004
sounds have an ugly sound like echos on my system, dunno if its just me? - Jan 29 2006
Contacts applet for Kicker

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 39 comments

Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Jan 21 2007
Keep up the good work - Jan 28 2006
KDE Reloaded

Kbfx Startmenu 7 comments

Score 37%
37 Likes
63 Dislikes
Jan 24 2006
and not very ugly either.

I would not want this on my desktop but it does have some potential... find a way to make the text balanced/more symetrical, use the orange as a sort of highlight, break the orange into two vertical bars at both ends of the button. etc? etc? - Jan 25 2006
iswitchwin

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 8 comments

Score 38%
38 Likes
62 Dislikes
Jan 18 2006
Alt + tab,

but Alt + tab is going to be much faster and convenient, you dont have to take your hands off the keyboard to go mousing.

So I am sure newbies and the GUI people would like this but it should not take away from the convenience of hot key use

:0 - Jan 18 2006
sunbeam and moonshine

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 29 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Feb 13 2006
Its hard to understand -- but it does look very nice :) - Jan 12 2006
Info-centric browser (mockup)

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

Score 57%
57 Likes
43 Dislikes
Dec 20 2005
Tagging is a great new idea... works very well in for eg. delicioso when multiple contributors can imput but likely laborious for a single user.

There are in fact several universal viewers available in both Gnome and KDE and the combination of MIME types and file name ext mostly succeeds today so the user dont have to remember which app to use to open.

I think the idea of virtual folders is a winner, and we started down that path already with things like media://, settings:// and devices:// so it would be a logical progression to allow users to arbitraily create their own and also dynamically generate a basic set (today, yesterday, etc) - Dec 14 2005
New Interface for KCall

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 19 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Jan 12 2006
I think the Delete contact button:
X Contact
V Contact

is misplaced; it should either stay in the main toolbar or be located just below the main list of contacts.

Its not clear how the Numpad is got to, but the overall layout is very nice... what is that, a dash or underline beneath the 0 key?

A customizable image for the contact is very nice, even nicer if it could be shared that is I may want to transmit my image with my contact info to someone else? - Dec 07 2005
I read your proposal and it seems very well-considered and quite strong. I would love to support your work!

In my experience and for good reason, devs can be touchy. I think you should be very careful to communicate early with the kcall developers and talk to them first before releasing anything major.

I like to suggest one strength of the Open Source model is the openess that promotes utter transparency. For example a public mailing list for KCall that would help track discussions and show how certain decisions were arrived at and implemented... - Oct 15 2005
Biel_WaterFalls_1024x768

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes
Dec 05 2005
Very very beautiful! - Dec 05 2005
KBasic

Developer Tools 6 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Jan 16 2009
That someone wants to make KDE part of their business model.

Frankly until industry begins taking a serious business interest and invest in the Linux desktop, it will only play second or third fiddle.

Starting your own business let alone your own project is not easy, lets recognize this. - Dec 05 2005
IDEA: Alt-Tab Task and Desktop Switcher

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 23 comments

Score 76%
76 Likes
24 Dislikes
Dec 03 2005
Would you be showing all four desktops at the same time? thats confusing! - Dec 01 2005
Kbfx - Menu Improvement (Mockup) Opinion

Kbfx Startmenu 43 comments

Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
May 05 2006
Is this web only a forum? I dont want to join yet another forum.

I just want a place where I can get downloads, get news and learn more about kbfx plans, technology, people, code etc. Can you do this without forcing me to join your forum, please? - Nov 18 2005
KDE menu save button idea

Individual Icons/-sets 1 comment

by dummy
Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes
Oct 30 2005

...are good buttons to have consistently.

but for KControl usability this may be a mistake.

These dialogs are meant I think for multiple changes. Many changes are saved automatically, so there is no need to click OK or Apply every time you switch modules - Nov 07 2005

move mouse to default button

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 18 comments

Score 42%
42 Likes
58 Dislikes
Oct 23 2005

I've had accidental clicks too but very very few. The convenience is just great, its even better with keyboards because you dont have to find the mouse -- just press enter and off you go!

I vote positive, if this was available (and worked with my mouse) I would be one of the first to install. - Nov 07 2005

aKregator mockup Idea

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Oct 10 2005
But I dont quite get the organization yet -- you say its the main viwer part but it really looks like a feedlist. In my Akregator v1.01 with only 12 feedss, the lower portion of the left-side bar is wasted. It should be split horizontally to list titles of the selected feed. Then ALL of the right-side could be devoted to content for reading. See Firefox/Sage extension for an example of this layout/design. - Oct 10 2005
Krita

Graphics & Photography 37 comments

by boud
Score 82%
82 Likes
18 Dislikes
Sep 21 2005
I got the klik client -- even installed and used Skype with it, but... your krita download link does not work the same way, I get a download instead of an install. What am I supposed to do with this krita.cmg? klik://krita.cmg does nothing, and double-clicking it does nothing either. [Mandriva 2005 LE] - Sep 22 2005
I got the klik client -- even installed and used Skype with it, but... your krita download link does not work the same way, I get a download instead of an install. What am I supposed to do with this krita.cmg? klik://krita.cmg does nothing, and double-clicking it does nothing either. [Mandriva 2005 LE] - Sep 21 2005
I got the klik client -- even installed and used Skype with it, but... your krita download link does not work the same way, I get a download instead of an install. What am I supposed to do with this krita.cmg? klik://krita.cmg does nothing, and double-clicking it does nothing either. [Mandriva 2005 LE] - Sep 21 2005
I got the klik client -- even installed and used Skype with it, but... your krita download link does not work the same way, I get a download instead of an install. What am I supposed to do with this krita.cmg? klik://krita.cmg does nothing, and double-clicking it does nothing either. [Mandriva 2005 LE] - Sep 21 2005
Kicker Pager

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 103 comments

by epoch
Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Apr 08 2004
Kicker Pager panels are squares, but most screens are oblongs. So when I select to view windows in my Pager, they have odd layouts or are not in true proportion to the real windows on my desktop. The solution I feel would be to reserve an area of each kicker panel for painting, that is proportional to the screen being used? - Sep 15 2005
Kicker Pager panels are squares, but most screens are oblongs. So when I select to view windows in my Pager, they have odd layouts or are not in true proportion to the real windows on my desktop. The solution I feel would be to reserve an area of each kicker panel for painting, that is proportional to the screen being used? Thanks, Peter - Sep 15 2005
gambas

Developer Tools 25 comments

Score 81%
81 Likes
19 Dislikes
Jul 16 2007
Is the given version number correct? it seems to be a smaller number than your previous release - Aug 31 2005
K Menu Idea

KDE 1.-4. Improvements 10 comments

Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Aug 27 2005
but dont like how it is presented. It still looks at first glance like a massively overgrown and cluttered menu, takes some studying to get the idea. Ideally a menu should be showing no more than about 8 items in a list, beyond that strains most minds (ha-ha but its true). Thats what makes the whole idea of a menu so difficult -- there is so much KDE goodness. You mentioned also the idea of building a logical ¨representation¨ of menu items. In other words a Model-Controller-View pattern... this is already the case I believe. :) - Aug 25 2005
Amarok

Audioplayers 574 comments

Score 85%
85 Likes
15 Dislikes
Aug 01 2011
I am running Mandriva 2005 LE and cant get Amarok 1.3: - compile from source completes successfully but no command exists named amarok - URPMI from custom URL (http://www.gkmweb.com/amarok/2005LE/) fails due to problems with CURL - download/install from custom RPMs fail because of unsatisfied dependencies Help! I am getting music withdrawal jitters owing to prolonged lack of amarok music! :) - Aug 18 2005