Gloobus-Preview 0.03.2 (NOW IN DEB)

If the key combo doesn’t run, just run these two command from a terminal:

gconftool-2 -s --type string /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_1 "gloobus-preview"
gconftool-2 -s --type string /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_1 "<Control>space"

Hey Guys!
I’ve released a new version of gloobus-preview, now in deb package so it’s very easy to install. And it adds the keybinding too!

Too run it: ctrl+c, then ctrl+space

– Polymorphism in Interface and plugins
– added “make plugins” in makefile so they all can be compiled with one line (For changes in interface.cpp/ interface.h)
– Launch the default application with “enter” key
– Added Subtitles (.srt) preview
– Added Close Button
– Added iMovie Plugin !!
– Create GloobusWin class so now its easy to create windows
– Menu added (Blog, Donate, Report Bug, Quit)
– Seek Bars in both iMusic and iMovie

And you can download it from here:

32 comentarios el “Gloobus-Preview 0.03.2 (NOW IN DEB)

  1. Nice to have a .deb. 🙂
    But ctrl+space doesn’t work, I have to run gloobus-preview after having copied a file.
    If there are non-ascii characters in the path of a file, it will segfault. 😦

  2. Oaphs dice:

    What do you mean with “Polymorphism”?

  3. Guillermo dice:

    Hi! Congratulations for your great job, this is an amazing app!
    Is there any site showing how to get the keybindings working?
    After installing the last DEB package on Ubuntu 9.04, I can’t get it working with the keys combination, only running it from a command line…

    • Yes.. I found it, hen you install it from the deb package, the configurations scripts are launched as root, so the key combo is setted up for root…

      Launch this command from a terminal and it should work!

      Let me know if it is not working!

      gconftool-2 -s –type string /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_1 “gloobus-preview”
      gconftool-2 -s –type string /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_1 “space”

      • Guillermo dice:

        Hola Jordi, muchas gracias por la contestación, efectivamente las combinaciones no estaban activas para el usuario, las he activado como dices y no termino de pillar muy bien cómo funciona.

        Teóricamente al seleccionar un archivo en Nautilus y pulsar Ctrl+Espacio debería previsualizarse con Gloobus, ¿no?. He probado con Espacio, Ctrl+Espacio, Alt+Espacio… y no hay manera. Al ejecutarlo desde terminal, no tengo ningún problema, por lo que el fallo es conseguir lanzarlo de forma “usable”, con una combinación de teclas desde el gestor de archivos.

        PD1: ¿cómo podría ponerme en contacto contigo por mail?
        PD2: el editor de WordPress creo que te ha cambiado los “–” por “–” en los comandos del comentario. Suele hacerlo, 🙂

      • De echo, hasta que los de nautilus no le den soporte DBUS se tiene que hacer primero un ctrl+c (Copia la ruta del archivo) i luego ctrl+spacio

        Para mi correo, hay la direccion en launchpad 😉

  4. Bob C dice:

    Hey Jordi, great little piece of software, but I’m having a similar problem as the others – no keybindings! I looked at your top solution above with gconf, but idk if I’m missing a level or something because it goes like this for me:

    gconf-editor->apps->metacity-> and then it is different from the paths you specified. My options are: general, global_keybindings, keybinding_commands, window_keybinds, and workspace_names. Same for the second gconf path. I could not find any of the values you specified in any of these folders.

    Would love to get this software up and running – I’m currently on Jaunty 9.04 32 bit. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

  5. Bob C dice:

    I should add that it does indeed run if I invoke it from the command line.

  6. eduardo dice:

    un problema me manda un error fallo de segmentacion que puedo hacer

    • Hola Eduardo, si lo haces desde consola, prueba de añadir el ./ al principio del fichero

      gloobus-preview ./

      Si no es asi, rellena un bug en launchpad con la salida del terminal aver si lo solucionamos! 😉

  7. fcojav dice:

    hola a todos. Estimado jordi, te felicito por ésta aplicación. Se nota que haz trabajado muchisimo.
    Por otra parte, para los que tienen problemas con la activación de la combinación de teclas de command (control c/ control space), una solución es activando los command desde el administrador de opciones de compiz.
    En la opción General – Command – comandos – linea de comandos 0 poner space, en la opción linea de comandos 1 poner gloobus-preview.

    Con eso tendrán funcionando a la perfección gloobus.

    Saludos a todos.

  8. eduardo dice:

    ya esta arreglado gracias jordi

  9. bluebyt dice:

    Does the DEB is working with intrepid?
    I have an error : Dependency is not satisfiable: libpoppler-glib4


    • I know, this happens becouse in Jaunty the ipdf it’s compiled with lipoppler-glib4, in intrepid there is libpoppler-glib2.

      A solution is to compile the iPdf plugin in intrepid and then, create a new deb (just for intrepid) with the depenence lipoppler-glib2

      I won’t do all that compilations, but I’ll be happy to include them if you wanna do it!!

  10. Schorb dice:

    Hi Jordi,
    I’ve double, triple, and quadruple checked my gconf settings. I made sure that the keybindings read:
    /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/run_command_1 = space
    /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/command_1 = gloobus-preview

    However, it still refuses to accept that as working. I’m not sure why; I can open up Gloobus from CLI.

  11. What the hell… how can I write the great and less simbol here?

  12. HBR dice:

    Hola, Gloobus funciona en ubuntu 8.10? Intente instalarlo pero no cumplo con las dependencias…

  13. James Carr dice:

    This is one of the best examples of software design I have seen in a long time, on ANY platform. This blows me away, along with gloobus-coverflow.

    Unfortunately, the key bindings you have specified, and i’m sure i’m doing it correctly, don’t function. It must be a bug with gconf, because the key bindings I entered simply don’t launch preview. screenshots:

    With utmost gratitude.

    James Carr.

    • You’re right, you configuration is OK… but if doesn’t work.. you can try to add the keybinding via compiz settings manager, there is a similar interface to achieve the same result.

      Anyway, can you try to launch gloobus-preview /path/to/file from terminal and see if it runs?

  14. HBR dice:

    Seria perfecto, por favor pasame el link, aun no me quiero mudar a ubuntu 9.04, esperare al koala…

  15. James Carr dice:

    Hi Jordi,
    Thanks for your quick response. I forgot to mention that it did work when i ran it from alt+F2 after copying it to the clipboard.

    Fortunately, I did fix the problem by simply enabling the “commands” plugin in compiz. Thanks for your time in developing this project!

    James Carr.

  16. Max dice:

    Hi, I just installed gloobus and I think it’s cool, although I did have one problem.

    luckily I read the comments and saw that the binding was meant to be ctrl + space not just space and managed to change it.

    However at first I just set it for space (had to manually set it) which meant that that the space bar no longer worked in any other app which for a moment left me quite confused.

    Perhaps you need to clarify the key bindings a bit more on your blog or include a readme with your deb.

    keep up the good work.

  17. Fibonacci dice:

    Folks don’t forget to press [b]CTRL+C[/b] before dr CTRL+space combination!!!

  18. Fibonacci dice:

    Better yet! Make files preview with Gloobus


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