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Old 09-06-2007, 06:08 AM   #1
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Location: Germany; next to Baltic Sea
Device: 1st gen iRex iLiad with 2nd ed. battery/case
project: clock for iLiad

Who wants to have a digital clock for iLiad Screen?

Right now, you can choose between top left and top right position.

In ipdf the clock disappears when you switch page, but comes back when a new minute starts. ipdf is the only app which behaves like this.
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Originally Posted by readme file
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A simple digital clock for iLiad
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Preparation:
[1] Extract directory "gtkclock.install" from zip-file to CF/MMC/SD
Please dont' use iLiad's Main Memory.
[2] Insert memory card into iLiad, if you used one in previous step

Installation:
[1] Search for "Install Simple Digital Clock" in Contentlister
[2] Click on this entry to install app
[3] This takes a while. Blinking of LED stops when finished, you will get a "Installed message"

Usage:
[1 ] Go to the progams folder
[2] Load the clock with the entry "Simple Digital Clock"
you can choose between top left and top right position
[2] Click with stylus on the "Quit Simple Digital Clock" to exit programm

In most cases iLiad's time is not correct local time.
You can set time with shell command date [not for Average Joe please],
or wait for firmware 2.11, this offers time-zone-switching I heard on MR. Is this true?
scotty1024 posted a time zone switcher. Still working?

Optional:
You can install cover images & manifest.files for the programs folder with the included dir "icons.install".
preparation/installation as above described. It's just a visual gimmick, have a look at screenshot programs.png
for reference.
Ok, 2.11 with time zone switcher is nearly out.

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Originally Posted by older version of this post
Ok, one of GTK+ clocks I have tried so far is running. It's the digital clock gtkclock. 120 lines of source code or so.

The main crux I have noticed iLiad's pdf viewer ipdf lays above all windowed apps therefore they get "invisible". I have to click on the last known position of gtkclock then it get's "visible" again. Interesting the "dialog-hint bar" with x-button is gone.

This 1-update-per-second makes me nervous. But tweaking
Code:
g_timeout_add(1000, (GSourceFunc) clock_update, (gpointer) &d);
should solve this. Still some work to do. I'm working on port of an analogue clock, too.

Another problem: iLiad's time zone from iDS isn't the correct local time. It's not fair to say to Average Joe: set time with command date. Scotty1024 has posted a time zone switcher long time ago.
You can find scr here. The tar.gz file is src file.

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Application Options:
-F, --font=FN font (fontconfig) to be used
-f, --foreground=FG foreground color
-b, --background=BG background color
-t, --format=FORMAT time format (strftime format string)
You can tweak the file CF-Card/Programs/gtkclock.tr/run.sh.

Information about this code are welcome:
Code:
gtk_window_set_gravity(GTK_WINDOW(d.window), GDK_GRAVITY_SOUTH_WEST);
I didn't get it to work. It is needed for bottom position.

explanation of screenshots:
#1: gtkclock/mobipocket viewer
#2: gtkclock/ipdf
#3: gtkclock/GNU Chess
#4: gtkclock [first version, never published here, moved with stylus to bottom left]/mobipocket viewer
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Last edited by yokos; 09-22-2007 at 08:29 AM. Reason: screenshot of an older version
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