plasma-emergelog plasmoid

April 20, 2009 · Posted in Gentoo · 36 Comments 

Usually I use yakuake whenever I need to do terminal job. But having to press the shortcut key again and again in order to hide  and unhide yakuake is not that handy , especially when somebody wants to monitor the emerge progress :). So , two days ago, I decided to write a simple kde4 plasmoid to monitor emerge progress for me :) .  The plasmoid monitors /var/log/emerge.log file, so make sure that you have at least ‘read’ access before you use it.

There is no tarball for this yet, but you can install it using two different ways

1) Cloning git repo

git clone git://

cd plasma-emergelog



make install ( as root )

2) Using the ebuild from kde-testing overlay

I did push an ebuild for this plasmoid on kde-testing overlay. Feel free to try it :)

Credits: Filewatcher plasmoid helped me a lot to create this plasmoid :)

You can browse the git repository here

Update 02-05-2009

Version 0.0.1 released on



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