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Steampunk Orrery Plasmoid Widget for Linux Kubuntu 0.5.1
Licence GNU
Language English
Size 2.21 MB
System Linux
Created 2013-07-17
Downloads 846

This is the Steampunk Orrery widget - it provides an orrery function via a truly steampunk interface. Select a date via the calendar ring and click the date shown and it will allow you to view the planetary movements of the moon and the earth. You can use the ring to select the future or past and whilst you are doing so the orrery will allow you to reflect on the passage of time and the true nature of this force that controls our lives. Well, it might...

The calendar ring rotates by mouse control, the date displays according to ring position. The inner earth and moon rotate, the moon around the earth. The earth rotates around the central glow, roughly following the track of the window circular frame. The developer known as 'joker' has used my original graphics and my design but simply enhanced the functionality in respect of the planetary movement and the co-ordination of the various components. A very good job I say... calendar.png

The Steampunk Orrery requires the Plasmoids widget engine and the Marble Virtual Globe plugin is also required for the widget to function.  There are full instructions to be found here: bookbrownishjournal.png

This widget works with Kubuntu Linux 13.04 with KDE4.x.
Installing: plasmapkg -i timekeeper-#.#.#.plasmoid

Dependencies :
KDE (Plasmoids) kdebase-workspace
Marble Virtual Globe plugin (kdeedu-marble)

for Gentoo: emerge marble
for Arch Linux: pacman -S kdeedu-marble
for Kubuntu 13.04:
sudo apt-get install marble marble-plugins
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/qt4/imports/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/kde4/plugins/marble/15/org /usr/lib/qt4/imports/org

Please let me know what you think of the orrery/calendar. If you like it, then feel free to leave a comment below.


 There are full instructions to be found here:

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