Latest Release: 0.3.4 (02.06.2003):
- All bugfixes by Sebastian Muszynski
- different client/datapath works now
- better error messages
This is the home of KSetiSaver, a KDE screensaver frontend for
the Linux seti@home client. You'll find more information about seti@home on the
What is KSetiSaver?
The seti@home project offers two different types of clients: A client with a
graphical GUI and a pure command line client.
Unfortunately for Linux there's only a command client available. The command
line client is quite fast compared to the Windows GUI version, but in my
opinion WU crunching is much more fun when you can look on some cool graphics
from time to time to really "see" what you are doing. Ok, this is the point
where KSetiSaver kicks in: It acts as a normal screensaver for KDE. When
it is launched it starts monitoring a seti@home client.
KSetiSaver is also able to launch
setiathome. That means seti@home is only active, when the screensaver is. This
way you get the same behaviour like you would with the Windows GUI client!
Please note: This feature was quite broken in the 0.2x series of KSetiSaver.
This may only work in the most recent 0.3 versions
I need people, who are able to build RPM distributions of KSetiSaver
for their favourite distribution.
Compiling and installing KSetiSaver will ever be a tricky part because of the
KSeitSaver.desktop issue (see FAQ). This can only be handled by experienced
users. RPMs would be the only chance for less experienced users to get
If you made a RPM package, which has not already be done mail it to email@example.com and I will
put it for download on this page!
Special thanks go to Gordon Machel. He developed KSetiWatch a KDE monitoring
program for seti@home. He helped me a lot with the parsing of the .sah files and
I ripped some functions from the KSetiwatch code.
Furthermore I would like to thank all KDevelop developers for making such a great IDE.
Last but not least: KSetiSaver would not have been possible without KDE. I always liked KDE as a user, but
when I started programming I also learned to love the clever and powerful APIs.
Download latest KSetiSaver
If you like KSetiSaver, it would be nice if you leave me a small note in my
KSetiSaver needs KDE3, but you can download older (=more bugs) versions
which work with KDE2.
KSetiSaver RPM packages for Mandrake
These packages were done by Cyril Bosselut. You find them on Cyrils
KSetiSaver 0.3.4 RPM package for S.u.S.E. 9.0
This package was done by Harry Auschner
Binary i386 RPM for Suse 9.0
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