Spices Update

UUID: SpicesUpdate@claudiux
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1 day ago 2019-11-20, 07:03 UTC
Last commit: [daa7871c] [Spices Update] v5.1.3: Now fully compatible with Python 3.8 (Arch) and Cinnamon 4.4 - Closes #2693 (#2694)

Warns you when installed Spices (applets, desklets, extensions, themes) require an update or new Spices are available.

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Spices Update

Important!

In order to be sure to download the latest version of Spices Update, use this link rather than the Download button at the top of this page, or use Spices Update v4.1.0 or greater.

Summary

Cinnamon Spices are Applets, Desklets, Extensions and Themes.

You usually check updates for the Spices using Cinnamon Settings. But, like me, you do it too seldom.

The Spices Update applet, highly configurable, plays these roles:

  • It warns you when the Spices you have installed need updates.
  • Optional: It can also warn you when new Spices are available.
  • It gives you direct access to Cinnamon Settings for Applets, Desklets, Extensions and Themes.
  • Only with Cinnamon 3.8 or greater:
    • It allows you to renew the download of the latest version of a Spice.
    • It guarantees you to always download the latest version of a Spice when an update needs to be done.
    • It allows you to ignore the available updates for spices that you do not want to upgrade.
    • By a middle-click on its icon, it allows you to force refresh the data about new Spices and available updates, or open all system settings useful to perform the available updates.

Status

Usable from Cinnamon 2.8 to Cinnamon 4.4. Compatible with Python 3.8.

Fully supported by the author, under continuing development and in continuous use on several machines, running with Linux Mint, Fedora, Archlinux or Debian 10.

From version v3.0.0 ~ 20190808:

  • Spices Update is compatible with Cinnamon 2.8 -> 4.4 (Mint 17.3 -> 19.3).
  • From Cinnamon 3.8 to 4.4 (Mint 19 -> 19.3): Perfectly functional, as usual.
  • From Cinnamon 2.8 to 3.6 (Mint 17.3 -> 18.3): Some features are reduced:
    • The Spices configuration window does not open on the second tab, but on the first one. You will need to click on the second tab and select the sort by date yourself.
    • The Settings window of this applet does not contain any tabs.
    • In the settings of this applet, you can not access Spices lists to disable their monitoring. Therefore, all installed Spices are monitored.
    • The script generate_mo.sh (in the scripts folder) allows you to install all available translations. Restart Cinnamon after execution.
    • If the Symbola_Hinted font can not be automatically installed, then place you into the fonts/symbola folder and double-click on the Symbola_Hinted.ttf file. Install it with the just opened gnome-font-viewer.
    • Cinnamon 2.8: The number of changes does not appear next to the Spices Update icon.

Requirements

The Spices Update requires the notify-send tool and the symbola TrueType font.

This applet helps you to install these dependencies, if needed.

To install them manually:

  • Fedora: sudo dnf install libnotify gdouros-symbola-fonts
  • Arch:
    • sudo pacman -Syu libnotify
    • yay -S ttf-symbola or pamac build ttf-symbola
  • Linux Mint, Ubuntu: sudo apt install libnotify-bin fonts-symbola
  • Debian (without sudo):
    • su
    • apt install libnotify-bin fonts-symbola

Settings

There are five tabs in settings.

The first, General, allows you to:

  • Select the Time interval between two checks (in hours). Please note that the first check will take place one minute after starting this applet.
  • Select the ways to warn you : changing the appearance (by color changing) of the icon of this applet and/or displaying messages in the notification zone. You can also choose the type of notification: Minimal or With a button to open the Download tab in System Settings. If desired, the notification may contain the description of each update or new Spice.
  • Select the Type of display of the icon: with or without text?
  • Hide the icon applet while nothing is to report. Please note that Spices Update settings are only accessible when the applet icon is visible or by opening the Cinnamon Settings-> Applets.

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For the content of the other tabs (Applets, Desklets, etc), please look at the screenshot bellow and note that the list of installed Spices is automatically filled at startup; a Refresh button allows you to refill it and refresh data about updates.

Set to FALSE (or uncheck the first box of) all the Spices you do not want to check updates. There are two reasons to do this:

  • A spice is OK for you, and you do not want to be notified of any changes to it.
  • You are a developer working on a Spice and you want to protect it during development.

From Cinnamon 3.8, you can request to renew the download of the latest version of a Spice checking both boxes (or setting both switches to TRUE) then clicking the Refresh button.

SpicesUpdate-settings_applets

Menu

In the menu of this applet:

  • a Refresh button allows you to force checking the availability of updates for your Spices;
  • a dot appears in front of each type of Spice when at least one update is available;
  • a click on a type of Spice (Applets, Desklets, etc) opens the Download tab of the corresponding page in Cinnamon Settings, with Spices sorted by date;
  • when new Spices are available:
    • an option Forget new Spices appears; clicking it will clear these notifications of new spices, until others arrive;
  • when updates or new Spices are available:
    • an option Open useful Cinnamon Settings (to perform updates) appears;
  • a Configure... button opens the Spices Update Settings.

Icon

The color of the icon changes when at least one of your Spices needs an update.

From Cinnamon 3.8, the icon rotates and its color darkens while data are being refreshed.

A Middle-Click on applet icon:

  • Performs a Refresh while no available updates are reported.
  • Opens all useful Cinnamon Settings, when Spices updates are available, to allow the user to perform these updates.

Its tooltip (the message displayed hovering over the icon) contains the list of Spices to update, if any.

hovering_icon

Notifications

There are two types of notifications: Minimal or With buttons. Each of them may or may not contain details: the reason for an update or the description of a new spice.

Minimal notifications

Here with the reason for update:

notif_simple_with_details

Notifications with buttons

Two buttons: firstly a button to open the System Settings page to download updates; secondly a button to refresh notifications.

notif_with_details

Translations

Any translation is welcome. Thank you for contributing to translate the applet's messages into new languages, or to improve or supplement existing translations.

Available translations and their authors

  • Croatian (hr): muzena
  • Dutch (nl): Jurien (French77)
  • Finnish (fi): MahtiAnkka
  • French (fr): claudiux
  • German (de): Mintulix
  • Italian (it): Dragone2
  • Spanish (es): claudiux
  • Swedish (sv): Åke Engelbrektson (eson57)

Many thanks to them!

How to offer a translation

  1. Create an account on Github.
  2. Fork the cinnamon-spices-applets repository.
  3. In your fork, create a branch (named like SpicesUpdate-YOUR_LANGUAGE_CODE) from the master one.
  4. On your computer, install git and poedit.
  5. Clone your branch on your computer:

    git clone -b SpicesUpdate-YOUR_LANGUAGE_CODE --single-branch https://github.com/YOUR_GITHUB_ACCOUNT/cinnamon-spices-applets.git SpicesUpdate-YOUR_LANGUAGE_CODE

  6. Open the SpicesUpdate@claudiux.pot file (which is in the po directory) with poedit and create your translation. You obtain a YOUR_LANGUAGE_CODE.po file.
  7. On Github, upload this YOUR_LANGUAGE_CODE.po file at the right place into your branch then go to the root of your branch and make a Pull Request.

Installation

Automatic Installation

Use the Applets menu in Cinnamon Settings, or Add Applets to Panel in the context menu (right-click) of your desktop panel. Then go on the Download tab to install this Spices Update applet.

Manual Installation:

  • Install the additional programs required.
  • Download the latest version of Spices Update from the Spices Web Site.
  • Unzip and extract the folder SpicesUpdate@claudiux into ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/
  • Enable this applet in System Settings -> Applets.
  • You can also access the Settings Screen from System Settings -> Applets, or from the context menu of this applet (right-clicking on its icon).

A Star to thank the author

If you like this Spices Update applet, please do not offer money or coffee, but log in and click on the Star at the top of this page.

Many Thanks.

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80 Comments

claudiux
claudiux-5 days ago
Spices Update v5.1.1 is here and is now compatible with Python 3.8 (used on Arch).
claudiux
claudiux-1 week ago
If Spices Update v5.0.0 does not work, please enter these commands: cd ~/.themes touch */metadata.json Then restart Cinnamon.
claudiux
claudiux-1 week ago
Rather than execute the commands above, run this in a terminal: wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/claudiux/docs/master/SpicesUpdate/patch_su_500.sh sh patch_su_500.sh Sorry for the inconvenience.
claudiux
claudiux-5 days ago
This patch has become useless since Spices Update v5.1.0. All works fine, now.
fluntelion
fluntelion-2 days ago
Unfortunately, nothing works. As with the two previous versions, a notification shows up saying that "an applet could not be loaded by Cinnamon. Plus: The Settings of the applet can no longer be opened.
fluntelion
fluntelion-1 day ago
Here are the details: Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.867: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Installing settings for SpicesUpdate@claudiux Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.869: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/error] Settings key general_next_check_date is missing property default Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.869: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/error] Could not set up binding - settings object was not initialized successfully for SpicesUpdate@claudiux Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.872: JS WARNING: [/usr/share/cinnamon/js/misc/fileUtils.js line 210 > Function 629]: reference to undefined property "general_hide" Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.879: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/error] [SpicesUpdate@claudiux]: this.unprotected_applets is undefined [SpicesUpdate@claudiux]: Failed to evaluate 'main' function on applet: SpicesUpdate@claudiux/57 Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.879: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/trace] <---------------- populateSettingsUnprotectedApplets@/home/name/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/SpicesUpdate@claudiux/4.2/applet.js:780:21 SpicesUpdate@/home/name/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/SpicesUpdate@claudiux/4.2/applet.js:452:5 main@/home/name/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/SpicesUpdate@claudiux/4.2/applet.js:1946:10 ----------------&gt; Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.880: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/error] [SpicesUpdate@claudiux]: Applet SpicesUpdate@claudiux: Could not create applet object. [SpicesUpdate@claudiux]: Error importing applet.js from SpicesUpdate@claudiux Cjs-Message: 22:12:05.880: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/trace]
claudiux
claudiux-1 day ago
Please, try that: Open Settings -> Applets and Uninstall Spices Update (not only Remove; all your Spices Update settings will be lost, sorry). Close this window. Open a terminal and copy/paste using right-click: cd ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/ wget https://github.com/claudiux/docs/blob/master/SpicesUpdate/downloads/SpicesUpdate@claudiux.zip?raw=true -O SpicesUpdate@claudiux.zip unzip SpicesUpdate@claudiux.zip rm SpicesUpdate@claudiux.zip The, open Settings -> Applets and install Spices Update. Close this window. In your ~/.xsession-errors file must appear the two lines: Cjs-Message: xxxxxxxxxxx: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Installing settings for SpicesUpdate@claudiux Cjs-Message: xxxxxxxxxxx: JS LOG: [LookingGlass/info] Settings successfully installed for SpicesUpdate@claudiux Tell me if this has solved your problem, please. Kind regards. Claudiux
fluntelion
fluntelion-2 weeks ago
Euh... l'actuelle : Cinnamon 4.2.4 dans LM 19.2
claudiux
claudiux-1 week ago
I tried updating (or doing a fresh install of) Spices Update on multiple computers. Everything is OK. What theme do you use?
fluntelion
fluntelion-1 week ago
Thank you for your reaction, claudiux. Here are some more pieces of information. Having read your answer, I uninstalled Spices Update, installed it anew, rebooted the computer - and got the notification that "a desklet, an applet ... could not be started". Melange said it was Spices Update. I changed the theme from Numix (which I have used for nearly a year now without any issues whatsoever) to LM default, rebooted - and got the notification that ... I deactivated Spices Update, rebooted, and everything is fine. Could the problem have to do with the updates of several packages the last few days? Or, as I thought two days ago, with the latest changes you applied to your applet? What about annulling them and going back to the next-to-last version?
claudiux
claudiux-1 week ago
Thank you for your answer. Can you open an issue on Github, mentioning SpicesUpdate in the title and me (@claudiux) in the text, using the button at the top of this page, please? Please provide the contents of your ~/.xsession-errors file. Kind regards. Claudiux
fluntelion
fluntelion-2 weeks ago
Good morning, claudiux, Yesterday night there was an update of Spices Update. This morning, after starting the computer, a notification appears saying that an applet, desklet or extension could not be loaded, and recommends to de-activate it. The LookingGlass protocol says it is Spices Update, malheureusement. :-(
claudiux
claudiux-2 weeks ago
Hello fluntelion, What is your version of Cinnamon? I'll retry Spices Update on a virtual box with the same version of Cinnamon. Have a good day.
LinuxOnTheDesktop
LinuxOnTheDesktop-2 weeks ago
Hello! On my (HiDPI system), the panel icon for your applet is the right size but the icon shown when a 'refresh' is happening is too small. Screenshot here (see the tiny icon to the immediate right of the wifi applet and the mouse pointer): https://i.postimg.cc/Hs4f9g4j/image.png Applet version 4.5.0.
claudiux
claudiux-2 weeks ago
OK, I found the solution. This issue will be fixed in the next version.
claudiux
claudiux-2 weeks ago
What is your version of Cinnamon? Please type in a terminal: cinnamon --version
claudiux
claudiux-4 weeks ago
Spices Update v4.4.0 is here! Now, a Middle-Click on its icon: - refreshes all data if no update is yet reported; - opens all useful system settings for Spices requiring updates, if at least one update is reported. This saves a lot of clicks!
claudiux
claudiux-1 month ago
Many thanks to Dragone2 for the new Italian translation!
Marcel Schlegel
Marcel Schlegel-1 month ago
Thank you for this great plugin which addresses an issue which always bothered me. It would be great if this update check mechanism could be directly integrated in the mintUpdate tool which also checks the system wide packages :)
Phil995511
Phil995511-1 month ago
Applet very convenient. Allows the easy update of alls applets, desklets, extensions and themes instaled. This app offers a basic feature that is missing cruelly at Cinnamon. I hope that Clem integrates it by default in Cinnamon in the future !!!
Martin W
Martin W-1 month ago
claudiux, could you please consider changing so that the "the interval between two checks (hours)" can be increased? Right now the maximum is 24. Would be nice to be able to set it between 0-336 at least.. thanks!
claudiux
claudiux-1 month ago
Now, you can increase it up to 720 hours (30 days).
Martin W
Martin W-1 month ago
I really like this plugin, but is it really necessary to update the plugin itself almost every day? Please consider updating the plugin on a weekly basis instead and include more changes per update. Thanks!
Hultan (SoftTeam AB)
I don't know if I agree, thanks to this fantastic applet, it only takes a few seconds to update the applets instead of minutes. Without this applets we would have to download it from Git to the right folder (or to be honest I barely even know how I would update the applets without this applet, so I probably wouldn't). So for me, keep on keeping my plugins up-to-date :-)
momo42
momo42-1 month ago
Oh, Updating itself is very easy also without this Applet (just 4 clicks instead of 3 - 'MintMenu / System Settings / Applets / Update Button' instead of 'Spices Button / Applets / Update Button') So no need to download anything from Git(hub) or so. What this Applet does is informing you about pending updates - and after that it saves one click. I have to say that while I like the idea of being informed about updates (and having those shortcuts to the existing menus), I'm very annoyed about this applet by now. In the last ~8 months over 95% of the update alarms were for the "Spices Update Applet" itself. In other words: The only purpose for this Update Applet is nagging me to update it. Please don't get me wrong, claudiux! I respect your work and this sort of update notification functionality was indeed missing but you're really overdoing it with your constant updates. Please(!) restrict yourself to one or two larger updates a month to protect the nerves of your users! :-)
Martin W
Martin W-1 month ago
How is this related to what I wrote?
fluntelion
fluntelion-1 month ago
Good morning / afternoon / evening, claudiux, How many updates has this applet of yours had in the last two months or so? Ten? Twelve? I'm mightily impressed. It must be close to perfect by now, mustn't it? J'apprécie ton travail et ton engagement et je t'en remercie beaucoup. [www.deepl.com; avec toutes les conséquences possibles, erreurs incluses :-)) ] Best wishes!
Jurien
Jurien-1 month ago
Hello claudiux, I have adjusted the Dutch translation but now the new translation has been placed as nl in the po file, while there is also a po.nl file in it.Because (A file with the same name already exists. Please choose a different name and try again.) Could you delete the po.nl file or modify the existing nl.po so that the new updated nl file is seen as an updated translation file. The nl file is the newest and must replace the nl.po file ![Screenshot](https://i.imgur.com/slmmL4Q.png"Screenshot")
MarcoB-0049
MarcoB-0049-2 months ago
Hello claudiux, Max Buchholz writes what I can only emphasize and underline! Great work, great tool and many, many thanks for it! Max Buchholz schreibt das, was ich nur betonen und unterstreichen kann! Tolle Arbeit, super Tool und vielen, vielen Dank dafür!
claudiux
claudiux-2 months ago
Thank you! You encourage me to always do better.
claudiux
claudiux-2 months ago
The version 4.0.0 of Spices Update is here! This applet ensures you to get the latest versions of all the Spices, if you use its menu (clicking on the icon of Spices Update) to update them (only for Cinnamon 3.8 and followings, for the moment). After updating Spices Update, please verify the version number (that must be at least 4.0.0) hovering its icon. If the version number is lesser than 4.0.0, then: 1. Download this zip file https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/files/applets/SpicesUpdate@claudiux.zip?4fe20058-6c66-4046-9fc2-2ccd14008e55 and save it into your ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/ directory. 2. Delete entirely the SpicesUpdate@claudiux folder. 3. Unzip the downloaded zip file. The folder SpicesUpdate@claudiux appears. Delete the zip file. Restart Cinnamon (ctrl-alt-esc) before to use Spices Update. 4. From now, you'll get the latest version of each Spice with Spices Update! Enjoy it!
claudiux
claudiux-2 months ago
Having forgotten some of the code in version 4.0.0, I created version 4.0.1 which fixes this. Please repeat the procedure above with this zip file: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/files/applets/SpicesUpdate@claudiux.zip?84e821c1-7ff5-4fd8-a833-f8d399a51582. Restart Cinnamon after doing it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Max Buchholz
Max Buchholz-2 months ago
This Tool is amazing! It's Open Source, it does what it declares to do, it is well documented, it's well integrated into Cinnamon, allows the user to control s lot of settings and is in continuous development. I wish more software would be like this.
claudiux
claudiux-2 months ago
Thank you very much for this great comment!
LinuxOnTheDesktop
LinuxOnTheDesktop-2 months ago
Hello! Perhaps I miss something, but I find it difficult to see what is about to be, and subsequently has been, update. For, I see a '1' on the applet's icon, I use the icon to tell Cinnamon to update, a message flashes by about which applet is at issue - flashes past too fast for me to read - and then the update has been installed, seemingly with no record. Also, getting to this page, as against to the inbuilt help text, is harder than is ideal
claudiux
claudiux-2 months ago
Hello! The description of any change is given by the author of the Spice to update. You can read it using the notification applet, or hovering the Spices Update applet icon. If this object is not shown, then click on the Spices Update icon and select 'Refresh'. Sometimes, a Spice needs to be updated only because its author has modified the README.md file to modify the README section like this one on this page. But the author is not responsible for the management of this web site. You give me the idea to log the descriptions of all the updates...
VandenBergh
VandenBergh-2 months ago
Great little tool to keep all your favorite spices up to date. Works well on Linux Mint 19.1 & 19.2. A big thank you to "claudiux" the developer.
claudiux
claudiux-3 months ago
Available translations: Dutch, Finnish, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Spanish and Swedish. A big thank to all the translators! Any new translation is welcome!
claudiux
claudiux-3 months ago
Spices Update v3.0.0 is here! Now, you can also use Spices Update on Cinnamon 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4 and 3.6! (Mint from 17.3 to 18.3.) Look at CHANGELOG for more details. Enjoy it!
Dragoş
Dragoş-3 months ago
Hello, Claude. Thank you very much for this applet, it's useful and works fine. You got your star up there (at least one from me, at the top of the page :-D ) There are a couple minor issues that you may wanna look into when possible - nothing serious, just aesthetics. 1. When manually restarting Cinnamon, the icon shows up and remains visible although it's set to hide if no updates are available. Maybe you can hook a Cinnamon restart event (or whatever it's called) and review applet's behavior upon that (perform a refresh). Dunno if it's possible - just saying. 2. When an updated (and/or new?) applet/desklet/extension/theme has single quotes in its description, the tooltip in the tray displays those escaped with a backslash. (see here: https://postimg.cc/mPZM9RtM ) No other issues noticed so far. Keep up the good work! :-)
claudiux
claudiux-3 months ago
Hello Dragoş. Many thanks for encouragements and for the star! I can't reproduce the first issue. What is your version of Cinnamon? The version 2.3.1 of SpicesUpdate is coming soon. (I just made the pull request.) It solves the second issue. Regards.
claudiux
claudiux-3 months ago
Now, with Spices Update, you can update all xlets, even if you have installed them using the Download button at the top of their page.
claudiux
claudiux-3 months ago
Using Spices Update is the only one way to do this!
claudiux
claudiux-3 months ago
(to do it, sorry)
claudiux
claudiux-8 months ago
Available translations: Dutch, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Spanish and Swedish. A big thank to all the translators! Any new translation is welcome!
Footbath666
Footbath666-9 months ago
Running Cinnamon 3.2.7 on Mint 18.1. I've never gotten this to work. Appear to have all dependencies and have also tried installing manually. Any suggestions? glass.log: [Applet "SpicesUpdate@claudiux"]: Error importing applet.js from SpicesUpdate@claudiux .xsession-errors: (soffice:32663): Gdk-WARNING **: gdk_window_set_icon_list: icons too large :1: parser error : Document is empty /* Spices Update (SpicesUpdate@claudiux) ^ :1: parser error : Document is empty /* Spices Update (SpicesUpdate@claudiux)
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
It's normal, for the moment. This applet is intended to work with Cinnamon 3.8 or 4.0 (Linux Mint 19 or 19.1). Now that the development is finished, I will make a multi-version (which is more complicated to maintain for me).
GoodGuy98
GoodGuy98-7 months ago
May I suggest you add a comment near the top that this applet only work with Cinnamon 3.8 or 4.0 (Linux Mint 19 or 19.1) at this point in time. How will we know when the multi-version you are working on is available for Linux Mint 18.3 etc?
fluntelion
fluntelion-9 months ago
The last 2 or 3 updates of Spices Update caused a crash of Cinnamon. The message read: "You are now in the recovery mode. Do you want to restart Cinnamon?" Well, I wanted to, and after a few seconds, everything was fine again. - Is this crash 'normal' in the sense of: is it necessary to restart Cinnamon in order to make the updated applet work? Or is it a bug? If so, you may want to know it.
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
This occurs sometimes for all applets, when the translation files to update are too big or too numerous.
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Can you open an issue and give me the contents of your ~/.xsession-errors.old file &#40;if you do not have restarted Cinnamon again&#41;, please?
fluntelion
fluntelion-9 months ago
Unfortunately I can't. I use BleachBit to have all kinds of crap cleaned. .xsession-errors files belong to what I consider crap (BLUSH), so they're all gone. Sorry. But as you say that such crashes can occur sometimes, I'll take them with equanimity from now on. :-)
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
The latest update to Spices Update, which did not contain any .po files, was made without Cinnamon crash.
Draconicrose
Draconicrose-9 months ago
Thank you for adding the ability to hide the icon when there's nothing to update!
fluntelion
fluntelion-9 months ago
Maintenant que je sais que tu es Français, je comprends beaucoup mieux certaines choses: ta gentilesse, ta courtoisie, ta compréhension, ton engagement et la qualité de l'applet - tout cela me fait penser à Clément Lefebvre. ;-) Ce savoir-vivre, célèbre dans le monde entier, c'est bien plus qu'un repas délicieux, non? :-) I did my best to say it in French, but I doubt that 'compréhension' is a good translation of 'obligingness', and I'm afraid that I'm not writing 'Le bon Français'. But you'll understand me nonetheless, won't you?
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Merci pour ce message qui me va droit au cœur ! Et ton français est excellent, bien meilleur que mon anglais ! Tu m'as fait découvrir 'obligingness', qui se traduit plutôt par 'obligeance' ou 'serviabilité'. There are good guys in every country. You prove it, as well as all those here who encourage me and participate by giving me good ideas, by translating this applet, by participating in its improvement. Thank you very much!
fluntelion
fluntelion-9 months ago
I had been waiting for such an applet for years, and here it is. Great! And it works perfectly well. Thank you for your commitment and your work. :-) Let me propose something. Could you give us the choice to have the symbol hidden when there's nothing to be updated? Like the symbol of the Update Manager? That would be even greater.
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Thank you for your compliments! Your wish has been granted. Take a look at https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-spices-applets/pull/2254 ;-)
Jurien
Jurien-9 months ago
Maybe as extra information on this Website tell how Hide the Icon can be undone.(When icon is hidden, this can only be reversed by doing this in the Applet settings. [img]https://i.imgur.com/FhwhQqm.png[/img]
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Good idea. I am going to modify the README.md file to explain that.
fluntelion
fluntelion-9 months ago
Now the applet is greater, but you're the greatest. Thank you very, very much. Here are two translations of "Hide the icon as long as nothing is to report" to German. Both are correct and idomatic, but (1) is a little bit shorter than (2) - just in case. ;-) (1) Icon nur anzeigen, wenn Updates verfügbar sind. (2) Icon verbergen, wenn keine Updates angeboten werden.
Mintulix
Mintulix-9 months ago
Great! I always wanted the download tab to be sorted by date as default (or that the chosen sort order would be saved). Thanks, claudiux!
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Version 1.2.0 is here! Now a click on a type of Spice (Applets, Desklets, etc) in the menu opens the Download tab of the corresponding page in Cinnamon Settings, with Spices sorted by date.
Jurien
Jurien-10 months ago
Very useful applet. Translated by me in Dutch (nl.po) What I wonder is who makes sure that translations of Applets are integrated.
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Thank you Jurien (@French77) for your Dutch translation! All the translations are integrated by a member of the Cinnamon team: Jason Hicks (@jaszhix).
yochananmarqos
yochananmarqos-10 months ago
FYI, ttf-symbola is in the AUR and cannot be installed by pacman. An AUR helper like yay is needed or it can be installed with pamac: yay -S ttf-symbola or pamac build ttf-symbola
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Thank you for the information. Neither yay nor pamac are installed by default in Arch. I will do otherwise by integrating the Symbola-Hinted font into the Spices Update package.
Bundy01
Bundy01-9 months ago
Hi, just one question: why a dependency on a font? I modified the .js to not have the terminal open. Wouldn't it be possible to use the system font? Thank you again for this aplet.
claudiux
claudiux-9 months ago
Hi, The Symbola font contains the \u23FF character (eye), which is displayed in the menu when new Spices are available. https://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/23ff/index.htm
mockturtl
mockturtl-10 months ago
Nice!
MarcoB-0049
MarcoB-0049-10 months ago
EU/D Super praktisch, das Applet! Vielen Dank für die gute Arbeit! UK/Brexit --↓ Super handy, the Applet! Many thanks for the good work!
Bundy01
Bundy01-10 months ago
Very useful applet. Thank you.
claudiux
claudiux-10 months ago
Thank you for all your wonderful messages! This encourages me to continue developing this applet.
SvenRieke
SvenRieke-10 months ago
This functionality should always have been native by Cinnamon. One of the most important applets, a must have.
claudiux
claudiux-10 months ago
German translation is now available. Thanks to @Mintulix!
MrNanook
MrNanook-10 months ago
Great applet, much needed. :-)
Mintulix
Mintulix-10 months ago
This one gets "5 stars" for the well thought out implementation. Great! Missed this since spices have been implemented in the four sections.
claudiux
claudiux-10 months ago
Thanks to @muzena for the Croatian translation!