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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: 1 year 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.

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Sho

10 years ago

Please note that I did not claim that SVN would solve your hiding problem. I still believe this is a setup issue in your desktop environment, and related to Yakuake being run again when you use the keyboard shortcuts.

Yakuake presently does not support automatic session saving and restore, as the Konsole KPart component which it embeds presently lacks some of the APIs required to implement this well, such as a way to get the current working directory out of a terminal. Implementing automatic session saving and restore is planned for the future, once the requirements are in place. I am in talks with the Konsole developer(s) about this.

And no, the D-Bus API currently does not include a call that relates terminal IDs to session IDs.

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samentu

10 years ago

Yes, I know .... but I had hoped that building from SVN might help me on the hiding matter :)
Anyway, looking forward for the improved KPart from the Konsole guys.
Thank you very much for all your replies

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samentu

10 years ago

Number 1: I have Yakuake open. When I press the key shortcuts to open a new tab or split the existing terminal it says: "Yakuake is already running! Opening window ..." and then opens the new tab or splits accordingly but it hides the whole window. This is really annoying. Is this a bug or a feature? How can I get around this?

Number 2: yakuake 2.9.4 seems to be buggy when splitting a terminal ... I get no delimiters between splitted terminals. Is there a fix somewhere for this?

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fabiomargarido

10 years ago

Hi there,

would it be possible to include Konsole's new (in KDE 4) inline search (Ctrl+Shift+F) directly in Yakuake? I think it's a killer feature in Konsole and the only thing I miss when using Yakuake.
Thanks!

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Sho

10 years ago

Hi Fabio,

for this to be possible, the Konsole KPart component needs to offer a way to the KPart host (e.g. Yakuake, or other apps using it) to trigger the search, or at least it needs to offer it via its context menu (the terminal context menu is owned by the Konsole KPart, not Yakuake). So this is more a wish for Konsole rather than Yakuake for now. Once the required changes have been made in Konsole, Yakuake can do its part.

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kronophage

10 years ago

Is there a way to make yakuake start automatically in split screen mode to get a tiling WM feeling ?
I'm thinking of a .yakuakerc file or something...
Or would that happen in the konsolerc ?

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Sho

10 years ago

Yakuake has a D-Bus interface (or DCOP for older KDE 3 versions) that can be used to script it to some degree, e.g.:

qdbus org.kde.yakuake /yakuake/sessions addSessionTwoHorizontal

You can make use of this in an autostart script that first starts Yakuake and then runs dbus commands to manipulate it (say, add a splitted tab and remove the default non-splitted one).

Have a look at the available interfaces using qdbusviewer (for the KDE 3 version, read up on DCOP and kdcop instead).

In the future, there will be session management UI that allows setting up a default splitted session.

As for Yakuake's config file, it's ~/.kde/share/config/yakuakerc on most systems, but that is not relevant to your quest here at the moment.

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kronophage

10 years ago

I'll look into that, thanks for your reply :)
And keep up the good work with Yakuake it is really a killer app !

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cRoMo

11 years ago

Please please try to bring some better overall look to yakuake - an Oxygen insipred theme would be great!

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hellblade

10 years ago

I made a nice skin resembling the oxygen plasma theme.
Enjoy here http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/?content=92457

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Sho

10 years ago

Nice work! Would you be interested in having your skin included with Yakuake? (Credited to you, of course.)

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hellblade

10 years ago

You don't even have to ask mate:)
Of course I would love that!

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Sho

10 years ago

Ok, I'll look into including it with the next release then. Thanks :-).

I'll get in touch with you once it's in, so we can figure out how to handle any future updates, etc.

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hellblade

10 years ago

ok. I am updating right now but I'm not sure when it will be done.

I will keep posting updates in my page though and use versioning.

ty

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Sho

11 years ago

I've already asked the Oxygen artists once, but they were too busy at the time. I'll try again.

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kadrach

11 years ago

Is it possible to automatically open Yakuake in fullscreen mode?

And please give me a way to get rid of the window borders and the title bar :)

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Sho

11 years ago

You can use the window-/application-specific rules capability of KDE's window manager, kwin, to open Yakuake - or any other application - automatically in fullscreen mode, or the kstart wrapper executable to similar effect.

The left-hand and right-hand border width is controlled by the skin definition file and thus changable. Disabling the window title bar is presently not an option; an in-the-works improved skinning engine may change that in the future.

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alrua

11 years ago

In the KDE3 version of Yakuake, it is possible to bind multiple keys to the global show/hide action. In the KDE4 system settings module (where I finally tracked the global config down to), it is only possible to assign one global shortcut key.

I miss the ability to bind two keys (I bind one in each end of the keyboard, depending on which hand is free). Could this be made possible in the KDE4 version as well?

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th3doctor

11 years ago

Hi,

First off, thanks for developing yakuake... it's the best!

I have a small problem in KDE 4, though. Every time I log in, the whole window opens and I have to manually close it before doing anything else. It used to just display the popup notification and stay hidden in KDE 3. Is there any way to get the old behavior back as is? Is it a bug?

Thanks!

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Sho

11 years ago

Starting with Yakuake 2.9.1, Yakuake can now be opened/closed by rerunning its executable (so you can e.g. put it on your panel both to start it, and to open/close it).

My assumption is that on login, "yakuake" is for some reason run twice in your system, so the first time starts it and the second time opens it. Perhaps it's both being restarted by KDE session management and you put it manually in your Autostart folder as well. Try to find and eliminate a second run of the executable during login.

Hope it helps.

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th3doctor

11 years ago

Ah, that's most likely it. Thanks!

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DanaKil

11 years ago

Thank you again ! I think I can't live without Yakuake now :)

don't know if this is possible but it could be great if Yakuake include a special skin which is automatically created from the plasma theme (at least the default panel or plasmoid background)

Should be doable (maybe ?) but dont know if an app can catch when plasma change his theme

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Sho

11 years ago

I have a new skinning engine planned that will make theming more flexible (the current format is somewhat limited, especially with regard to element positions and the tab bar). Once that's in place, I can look into whether it's possible to derive from the active Plasma theme without being a Plasmoid. Maybe in the future, when the Plasma library moves to kdelibs (planned for 4.2, iirc), I can just use the library anyway. Then again, Yakuake already kind of depends on kdebase anyway (the Konsole KPart is a runtime, not build time dependency, however) ... anyhow, I'll look into it when the time comes.

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TeeAhr1

11 years ago

How would I drop down a running instance of Yakuake with a specified command, in this case emacs? I want to use this to specify my default text editor. With Konsole, I can call "konsole -e emacs", but Yakuake doesn't seem to support the -e option.

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Sho

11 years ago

You can write a shell script that does the following things in aggregate:
1. Create a new session (tab).
2. Run a command in it.
3. Open the Yakuake window.

The KDE 3 version (anything older than 2.9.0) has a DCOP interface with the respective calls; the KDE 4 version (2.9.0 and newer) has a D-Bus interface instead.

I might add an -e argument in a future version (it's not quite the same as what the above does, since unlike running a command in an existing shell, it requires duplicating some parsing code for argument handling etc. from Konsole to properly start the desired non-shell process in the spawning terminal), but for now, DCOP/D-Bus will do.

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Changes in 3.0.5: 1 year 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: 2 years ago

* Fixed build on Qt 5.7.

Changes in 3.0.3: 2 years 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.

3 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

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+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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