Equake Xfce panel plugin v1.03.3 released

The highlight of this release is the migration to the new data feed the USGS site provides. The older data feed has been depracated by the USGS and may be phased out soon. When that happens the old versions of equake will stop working. Therefore it’s strongly suggested to update to the newest version. Please read the Changelog for more information about this release.

You can download it here: Equake Xfce panel plugin v1.03.3

6 thoughts on “Equake Xfce panel plugin v1.03.3 released

  1. Gerald Brown

    When I tried to install your widget I get the following error message: “*** The required package libxfce4util-1.0 was not found on your system.
    *** Please install libxfce4util-1.0 (atleast version or adjust
    *** the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    *** installed the package in a nonstandard prefix so that
    *** pkg-config is able to find it.”

    When I use apt-get install it, it cannot be found.

    I live in the Philippines now and currently we are haveing quite a few earthquakes so would like to use your application.


    1. equake Post author

      The package you will need to install is called: libxfce4util-dev
      On Debian wheezy it’s version 4.8.2-1 which is available, but even the old stable should have at least

      Let me know if it’s still not working for you.

  2. Henning Tousted

    I am currently using Mint14 XFCE and after installing the following dependancies:
    I managed to compile v1.03.3 and get the plugin installed, but Equake is not found in XFCE panel.
    I used checkinstall installer which created this .deb package:
    I am curious about amd64 in the package name since my processor is an Intel i5-3230M .
    I also tried with V1.03.2 with the same result. How do I solve my problem? Thanks

  3. equake Post author

    If you compiled from source the default install location will be /usr/local. It appears the xfce panel doesn’t automatically detect plugins installed there. if you run the following before compiling and installing it should go in the right place:

    ./configure –prefix=/usr

    The reason of the package name is because in Debian and Ubuntu the 64 bits version of x86 packages get an “amd64” addition to reflect the fact the software runs on an x86 64 bits architecture. This is because of hsitorical reasons. Since AMD was the first to have an x86 compatible 64 bits chip and Intel is using this technology as well for their x86 compatible 64 bits chips (their own 64 bits solution, itanium, was not so successful).

    1. Henning Tousted

      Compiling the source with
      ./configure/ –prefix=/usr
      as advised creates the equake plugin in this folder
      which already exists for another plugin on my system.

      However the xfce4-equake-plugin.desktop entry in the
      /usr/share/xfce4/panel-plugins folder is still pointing to the wrong /usr/local folder:

      [Xfce Panel]
      Comment=XFCE Panel plugin to monitor earthquakes

      Removing “local” in line 7 persuade the xfce panel to find the equake plugin.

      1. equake Post author

        Glad you got it working. It’s probably an artifact from the previous install to /usr/local. Doing a “make uninstall” before re-compiling and re-installing might have prevented that. I’ll do some tests before the next release to see if there is a problem in the installation procedure.


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