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Old 11-28-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can find sources for "swisswatch"?


It's a nice simple little desktop display clock application that I'd like to use with Slackware/Fluxbox.

There's a *.deb for it (I'm using it on my Mint and Debian machines), but I couldn't find any web presence, an *.rpm (for rpm2tgz), or sources after about half an hour so searching today.
 
Old 11-28-2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Can't you use this source package? Use src2pkg to build?

http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool....6.orig.tar.gz

http://packages.debian.org/sid/swisswatch
 
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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Never used src2pkg, but I can always learn. Thanks!
 
Old 11-29-2012, 06:00 AM   #4
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I found the sources here:
ftp://ftp.x.org/R5contrib/swisswatch-0.06.tar.Z
It doesn't look very "modern", though, but if you like old fashioned desktops...
 
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #5
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No, it's not very "modern," but then again neither am I.

It's small, unobstrusive, highly configurable, uses minimal resources, and works.

Thanks for hunting it down. I'll try it out tomorrow.

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:33 AM   #6
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No, it's not very "modern," but then again neither am I.
:-) I don't qualify as modern too; I feel more at home with fvwm than with KDE.

I made a SlackBuild for swisswatch. You can download it with:
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wget "http://www.mclink.it/personal/MG2508/swisswatch/swisswatch_sb.tar.gz"
 
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:29 AM   #7
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Hey, I still use xclock! Modern is over-rated.
 
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #8
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/me looks right at spring powered chiming mantle clock and agrees that modern is over-rated!
 
Old 11-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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Thanks for the Slackbuild, fgcl2k. I tried compiling sources today and ran into a dependency problem for "shape.gc" and didn't have the time to devote to it.

I'll give your Slackbuild a whirl after the weekend.

Edit: I got to test your Slackbuild on one of my Slackware boxes today. Worked perfectly, fgcl2k. Thanks.

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #10
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It may or may not be interesting for you that swisswatch appearance is based on the design of the clock made in 1944 by Hans Hilfiker for the Swiss Federal Railway service (SBB). In 2012 Apple ripped off that timeless design using it for the clock in iOS6:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...n-flap-report/
 
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #11
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Finally Apple paid 20 million CHF to SBB for using this design.
 
Old 12-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #12
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Actually, I use the plain vanilla interface. The railroad watch is pretty, but I want something that looks a little more "backgroundy."

Nice to hear someone made Apple pay up for once.
 
  


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