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#21
Originally Posted by TomJ View Post
One thing springs to mind as being necessary for this: display of alt/title text. this is often half the joy of xkcd, and I have yet to persuade the n900 browser to do it.
That's a good point. xkcd without the alt text is just not the same.

Here's another good serial strip i've been meaning to follow since i discovered it, and probably actually would if i could put it in a widget:
http://www.darthsanddroids.net

It's a spoof strip that takes place in a universe without Star Wars, where a group of role-playing gamers is doing a "Star Wars" campaign. It's brilliant.

It was inspired by The Dungeon Master of the Rings, a similar take on The Lord of the Rings. That one is finished, however, while Darths and Droids goes on...
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#22
Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
I sure don't want to spoil the party here, but my virtual keyboard doesn't pop up anymore, despite being checked in the text input settings. I only remember installing comic-widget recently, could it be related?

Just asking, not implying anything.

Thanks.
might be. I've never used my on screen keyboard, so I wouldn't know. Did your keyboard come back after you uninstalled comic widget?
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http://www.gpf-comics.com/ (General Protection Fault) would be cool! ^^
 
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Originally Posted by mece View Post
might be. I've never used my on screen keyboard, so I wouldn't know. Did your keyboard come back after you uninstalled comic widget?
Well, I didn't try that yet. When I first installed the widget, I couldn't find it anywhere. So I uninstalled it, but then suddenly I noticed an entry in the add widget menu on the desktop. This didn't make sense to me. I re-enabled the extras-devel, reinstalled the widget, then sure enough it appeared on the desktop. I have it installed right now.
I normally have extras-devel disabled, but if I really want something, I enable it temporarily just to do the installation.
 
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#25
Is it possible to make this an app as well as the widget? I might not want the widget taking up a lot of space on my desktop, but an app that I could run manually might be useful. It would have the advantages that it could give more screen space to the comic, and allow swipe gestures and menus and so on.
 

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Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
Well, I didn't try that yet. When I first installed the widget, I couldn't find it anywhere. So I uninstalled it, but then suddenly I noticed an entry in the add widget menu on the desktop. This didn't make sense to me. I re-enabled the extras-devel, reinstalled the widget, then sure enough it appeared on the desktop. I have it installed right now.
I normally have extras-devel disabled, but if I really want something, I enable it temporarily just to do the installation.
There is some caching or tracking or whatnot that scans for new wigets, and it doesn't always notice changes apparently. Will ask the pymaemo people if this is normal behaviour.

I'm flattered thay you wanted the widget enough to enable devel, but please be careful when upgrading and such. due to rapid(ish) development, havoc-causing bugs may appear between versions...
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#27
Hmm how about making an app to read them/zoom/etc... and have the widget just show the latest... you can select the one you want then and when you tap the widget it would open up a fullscreen app so you can read through it and other big ones as well.

On a side note some more to add:
http://www.garfield.com/
http://www.dungeond.com/
http://www.megatokyo.com/
http://www.thenoobcomic.com/
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Originally Posted by ruskie View Post
Hmm how about making an app to read them/zoom/etc... and have the widget just show the latest... you can select the one you want then and when you tap the widget it would open up a fullscreen app so you can read through it and other big ones as well.
Heh actually we were talking about this on #maemo. Hukka said he wanted an app like that, and I wanted a widget, so I said I'll make the widget and he'll make the app. Don't know if he actually did though.

Either once I decide the widget is done, I could make an app to read them more closely. I'm kinda hoping someone else will do it though, as I'm pretty happy with the widget and the browser for closer inspection.
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#29
there's a new version in the autobuilder. It has some new, albeit crude features. You can now disable or enable comics from the configuration menu. The dialog will have to change when I add more comics, but the functionality is there for testing.
The other new thing is you can now change the size of the widget. There's currently no gui method for resizing, but it's really easy to do from command line. Here's how:
launch xterm
assuming you haven't hacked it to death, you emerg:e in /home/user/
from there type:
Code:
echo "600,320" > .comic-widget/size.cfg
then remove the widget from the desktop, and add it again. It should now be 600x320px instead of the default 480x230

don't put anything other than width,height in the size.cfg or the widget will (perhaps) not work.

max width is 798px and min width is 400px
max height is 420px and min height is 200px.
values outside these will automagically be read as the nearest extreme.

I still haven't fixed the disappearing widget bug, but I have managed to introduce a new one: Cyanide and Happiness occasional alpha channel makes some strips unreadable. There are probably heaps of bugs lurking under there, so let me know if you find any.

Once I get the comic picker dialog changed to acommodate more comics, I will be adding more comics. wulffmorgenthaler next
the latest version is 0.3.3-1 btw.
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#30
version 0.3.4-2 is in the oven. This one seems rather stable on my phone. I also managed to implement a proper list (TreeView) to choose which comics you want to rotate.
oh I also added Wulffmorgenthaler, which offers some of the most hilarious strips you can find.
I'll focus on cleaning up the code and adding more comics for a while now.

known issues v 0.3.4-2:
- widget becomes invisible after reboot.
- alpha channel makes some comics unreadable (only on Cyanide and Happiness)
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