If you want to follow your reputation points in the KDE system tray, you might want to take a look at the BitBucket page of the StackOverflow KDE System Tray:

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  • KDE4
  • PyKDE
  • Python

You just need to set USER_PAGE to your StackOverflow profile page and start it.

And because it was not a question up to this point: What do you suggest how the program could be optimized? So far it definitely does not support Jon Skeet's rep points because of the size limitations.

EDIT: With unicode support and dynamic font scaling (Jon Skeet support)


The best optimization would be an alert saying "You are going nuts to follow your rep in real time, shut this down and take some big fat holidays with your girl...".

Or make a GTK GUI so GNOME people can enjoy it too.

  • Yeah, I voting for the first option. :) – TwistedAphid May 14 '09 at 12:49
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    You think anybody who wants to track their rep in real time has a girl? – Fred Larson May 14 '09 at 14:34
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    Or just wants to experiment with PyKDE/KSystemTray ;-) – wr May 15 '09 at 10:18
  • @Fred : life amazes me every day, so I stay opened :-) – e-satis May 15 '09 at 10:29
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    Since both PyQt and PyKDE follow the systray protocol, the app works in KDE, Gnome, XFCE, ... – Bluebird75 May 17 '09 at 15:53
  • yes, but most of the gtk addicts will not be confortable with qt dependancies. – e-satis May 17 '09 at 16:13

First improvement might be to show both the stackoverflow + serverfault rep points?


Pretty cool, how often do you refresh your information?

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    3k rep and doesn't know what's an answer? – André Neves May 14 '09 at 12:50
  • It is set as millisceonds in UPDATE_INTERVAL. – wr May 14 '09 at 13:01

What's the license? I'd like to write a GNOME equivalent and your Zip provides no COPYING or LICENSE file - nor does the source have a license at the top.

  • coming tomorrow with some refactorings that will ease your work – wr May 14 '09 at 19:56
  • Great, waiting eagerly :) – atc May 14 '09 at 20:42
  • Done. Maybe you merge you stuff into the current source so that the same file works both on GTK and KDE? – wr May 15 '09 at 9:18
  • Great, will let you know what I've managed to do. A couple of pointers - don't use import *, you'll get cyclic dependency issues which can be a real pain to debug. It's also better for code readability if you define what's being imported explicitly. I'll email you with any further updates (and post here once I've gotten something concrete). – atc May 15 '09 at 9:30
  • I have edited my initial question to now link to the according BitBucket page for that project. Feel free to contribute to that place. – wr May 15 '09 at 10:33

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