KoverArtist

Utilities

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on git.opendesktop.org

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Description:

KoverArtist is a program for the fast creation of covers for
cd/dvd cases and boxes. The main idea behind it is to be able
to create decent looking covers with some mouseclicks.

The project started from my need for some decent covers for the
films I record from television and then often burn on dvd for
archiving.

With series I usually start with one or two dvds, and add more as
more episodes are available. So the program - KoverArtist - had
to be flexible enough to handle that. This also requires changing
covers on the fly to use cases that can house more discs.


Last changelog:

12 years ago

Version 0.7.6
* Fixed a segfault when opening a project with an existing project open and a disc tab active
(thanks to filochard for reporting).
* (Re)activated help menu.

Version 0.7.5
* Fixed a bug around cddb lookup (thanks to filochard for reporting)

Version 0.7.4
* Added missing "Hide title text on front side" option. Thanks to filochard for reporting!
* Allow program start even if no case definitions are found.
* Use the default case if a loaded project uses an unknown case.
* Added debug and trace log-output commandline options. Default log output level is now info.
* Fixed switching to the new disc's tab page when a new disc is added.
* Fixed disc tabs handling when the number of discs is changed in the project page.
* Fixed a crash when loading a project when a current project exists.
* Fixed image file names in saved projects.

Version 0.7.2 and 0.7.3
* Fixed Debian / Launchpad package build

Version 0.7.1
* Added Czech translation (thanks to Pavel Fric).
* Added Netherland translation (thanks to Roger Gabriels).
* Added Debian package structure.

Version 0.7
* KDE 4 port. Finally.
* Current limitations: Drag&drop is not implemented, and the help/manual is missing

Please see the included ChangeLog file for older changes.

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StefanT

12 years ago

Yes, this could be added.

Where would one select that labels shall be printed? Probably global in the settings, and then per project, or per disc?

Hmm... maybe extra "Print Label" and "Print all Labels" menu entries would be suffient, as one needs special paper for that anyways.

Thanks for the offer of a donation. I would rather prefer if you would help testing the label printing - send me an email if you like to!

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Marshalle

12 years ago

The printer actually prints straight on the disk these days, and they come out really really nice, no stick on labels needed. I should also mention most of it's handled by the printer driver, one of which is already available in the gutenprint project. Definately happy to help with testing, as far as I know there is absolutely no program out there that will do this. I could send you the epson tool to have a look at if you like (you can't download it) but it only runs on windows obviously.

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StefanT

12 years ago

I can only feed the printer with data.

And I can preset some settings that the KDE/QT printer object allows. Like page size, color mode, paper source (tray), resolution, and some more. Basically the standard stuff that one sees in the printing dialog.

Anything beyond that would be hard to do and is probably something that should be solved in the printing layer before applications can support it.

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Marshalle

12 years ago

OK, the main thing is that it can print in the correct area, I presume with the link I posted above that would be possible? If not, (as I am certainly no developer) where would we go about maybe starting a project for this?

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StefanT

12 years ago

I can print into a specific area on a paper. Can you select CD/DVD printing in Linux with your printer?

You could, for example, try if you can print a simple "Hello World" text with any KDE application on a disc. If that works I will have no problems.

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Animatrix30

12 years ago

A suSE rpm is avaible :

- Website >> http://www.animweb-fr.com/SuSE

- Direct link >> http://www.animweb-fr.com/SuSE/rpm/KoverArtist-0.3-1.i386.rpm


Enjoy it !

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StefanT

12 years ago

Thanks, I added the link to the announcement. I did link to your website, to make it easier when new versions of KoverArtist arrive. Hope that is ok for you.

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mattepiu

12 years ago

just committed in gentoo bugzilla for
insertion in gentoo portage.
Package name (version) was a bit strange,
please consider to use a more usual name
format for next release ( koverartist-0.3.2.tar.bz2 or koverartist-0.4.tar.bz2 ).

Thank you very much again

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StefanT

12 years ago

Just strip off the -1, I thought it is a smart idea to have an extra counter there (which it was not, probably)

I will omit that number on the next release :)

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mattepiu

12 years ago

I used the package name and appended
_0.3-1.tar.bz2 , also I changed the main
directory from "standard"
koverartist-0.3.1 format (may be -0.3 if 1
isn't version) to plain koverartist, then
it worked fine =)

I was really missing such app, kover was
badly displayed and too limited here, I already printed 2 dvd covers.....

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mattepiu

12 years ago

new release with gcc-4.1 fix, new ebuild submitted in gentoo bugzilla for insertion in portage (my suggestion is also to remove kover which seems to be buggy and unmantained).

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Khan

12 years ago

Such a simple yet powerful application. Keep up the great work.

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watzke

12 years ago

Very nice! Keep up great work! :)

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StefanT

12 years ago

Thank you!

Actually I have several ideas that I would like to add in future versions -- the TODO list is already quite feature-rich ;)

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watzke

12 years ago

I've got one feature request ;) What about printing preview? :)

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Animatrix30

12 years ago

I have compiled your app.
But what do to do in order to open it ? (because koverartist doesn't work)

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StefanT

12 years ago

You need to install Kde applications to use them properly (su - make install).

If you cannot start it from the shell after installing: hash -r

Or maybe I did not understand your problem, then please explain somewhat more what you did/try.

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Animatrix30

12 years ago

I compile your app (./configure + make + make install). After this step, when i want to start koverartist >> command not found

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StefanT

12 years ago

Try "hash -r" in the shell, that reloads the shell's path cache.

If that does not work, and you did not "configure --prefix=/your/kde/dir" then the program is installed in /usr/local/bin (that is the default for configure). Maybe that directory is not in your $PATH ?

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watzke

12 years ago

Try ./configure --prefix=$(kde-config --prefix)

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Animatrix30

12 years ago

Thanks, it works now

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mattepiu

12 years ago

GCC-4.1 , glibc-2.4 :
rendereffect.cpp:367: error: declaration of '~KoverArtist::RenderEffectGlow' as member of 'KoverArtist::RenderEffectShadow'
rendereffect.cpp:393: error: declaration of '~KoverArtist::RenderEffectGlow' as member of 'KoverArtist::RenderEffectOutline'
make[2]: *** [rendereffect.o] Error 1

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StefanT

12 years ago

Ah, two classical copy&paste typos.
Intersting that my gcc-4.0.2 did not complain. Thanks for reporting!

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mattepiu

12 years ago

Changed the above lines to :
RenderEffectShadow::~RenderEffectShadow()

and

RenderEffectOutline::~RenderEffectOutline()

Now compiles fine and seems to work....

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mattepiu

12 years ago

Wonderful! a good substitute for kover
(unmantained since 2003), and with dvd
cover support too!

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12 years ago

Version 0.7.6
* Fixed a segfault when opening a project with an existing project open and a disc tab active
(thanks to filochard for reporting).
* (Re)activated help menu.

Version 0.7.5
* Fixed a bug around cddb lookup (thanks to filochard for reporting)

Version 0.7.4
* Added missing "Hide title text on front side" option. Thanks to filochard for reporting!
* Allow program start even if no case definitions are found.
* Use the default case if a loaded project uses an unknown case.
* Added debug and trace log-output commandline options. Default log output level is now info.
* Fixed switching to the new disc's tab page when a new disc is added.
* Fixed disc tabs handling when the number of discs is changed in the project page.
* Fixed a crash when loading a project when a current project exists.
* Fixed image file names in saved projects.

Version 0.7.2 and 0.7.3
* Fixed Debian / Launchpad package build

Version 0.7.1
* Added Czech translation (thanks to Pavel Fric).
* Added Netherland translation (thanks to Roger Gabriels).
* Added Debian package structure.

Version 0.7
* KDE 4 port. Finally.
* Current limitations: Drag&drop is not implemented, and the help/manual is missing

Please see the included ChangeLog file for older changes.

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