View Full Version : Discordian date on top panel?

November 4th, 2010, 02:33 PM
On my top panel the date is displayed, as according to the Gregorian calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar) (ie Thu 4 Nov).

As I prefer Eris to Greg, I'd like to have the Discordian calendar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordian_calendar) date displayed (as can be discovered through the use of the ddate command):

t0p@deimos:~$ ddate
Today is Pungenday, the 16th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3176

As I have to live in Greg's world, I'd like the Discordian date to appear alongside the Gregorian date.

So how do I do that then?

November 4th, 2010, 02:59 PM
Can you add a second date applet to the top panel and modify it the way you want?

November 4th, 2010, 10:49 PM
according to this ; http://people.gnome.org/~tvachon/doc/tutorial.html
it shouldn't be too hard to create one - a panel applet is apparently just a piece of python script that's been processed with gebb
So if you can get a py script to run ddate (through some sort of system object probably), your practically there.

November 5th, 2010, 02:20 AM
Hi this article will help:

Go to - GConf-Editor:

Go to Apps > Panel > Applets > clock_screen_* > prefs:

Change the 'format' key to 'custom'.
In the 'custom_format' key type 'ddate'.

If 'ddate' doesn't work you could try other variations, like having a script output the 'ddate' command to the clock applet.