- A Kicker applet that keeps an eye on pop/imap servers -
MailKount is an applet for Kicker that regularly checks the number of mails on one ore two pop servers and sends
notifications on new messages. It's available in English (more or less... my English is not perfect at all) and
This tool is mainly useful for people who are using webmail and not a mail client
such as the very good KMail.
This program is my first C++ program in more or less 3 years and is also my first Qt/KDE application (yeah ok,
Add IMAP support.
Decrease timeout from 60 to 30 seconds.
Add the ability to choose the color of the font, as requested.
And much more important, a complete rewrite of the network part using only Qt stuff.
This was suggested by people from #kde-dev, who again helped me a lot.
The result is now that querying DNS and Socket connection are asynchronous and don't block kicker when connection is down, which was a huge bug of version 0.1.
0.1 : initial release.
I would like to personnally thank some people that gave me a hand :
Anne-Marie Mahfouf (annma) in : "To see changes, you have to restart kicker ... or use appletproxy";
Frerich in : "I fear the layout is broken, but it's easy to fix" and
"KPanelApplet::positionChange() is called". He also helped me for version 0.2;
Aaron J. Seigo (aseigo) in : "Ok, get ready to groan... you named all your widgets kfcg_<name>
in the .ui file... it's kcfg_<name>" (NB: half a day lost for two f***ing letters inverted!!);
Pino Toscano (pinotree) in : "Yep - or this with layout->invalidate();".
These people helped me on #kde-devel (freenode), they are all very nice and very available for help ;).
Some other people gave me hand for version 0.2 too, thanks guys.
A global thank to people that are working on KDE and all Free Softwares, whether it is professionally or
on personnal free time.
Just had the applet to Kicker and use a right click to open the context menu
and choose "Configure";
Then, add the informations regarding your server(s);
The number of mails should now be displayed just like on the first picture.
With right click, you can now force an immediate check of the box(es) and also launch
the program of your choice to read your mails.
When new messages are detected (by automatic or manual refresh), a passive popup appears
for 5 seconds to inform you.
Here are the sources :
For Gentoo users, I've made an ebuild :