K-Blueproximity 1.2.2

K-Blueproximity is a KDE frontend to the original Blueproximity application with a gtk frontend by Lars Friedrichs.

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Z. Mastala and A. Schnautigel
ROOT \ Security
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K-Blueproximity is a KDE frontend to the original Blueproximity application with a gtk frontend by Lars Friedrichs.

Blueproximity is a security application. It can lock your computer if you leave your room, and can unlock it if you come back. Alternatively, you can also define other "proximity" actions. (See the third picture!) You only need a configured bluetooth device and a compatible mobile phone.

I think, you will not have problems on debian based systems as the dependecies are correct.

If you have the original gnome version of Blueproximity, uninstall it before! (If you need the GTK version, install the enclosed blueproximity-gtk package!

It also works on debian ETCH, an egg.statusicon support module was added to the gtk based version.) For KDE, install only the blueproximity and blueproximity-kde packages!

On non-debian based systems, convert the blueproximity packages to rpm/tgz format, e.g.: alien --scripts blueproximity_version_all.deb

Dependencies for the KDE frontend: package bluez-utils, PyQt/PyKDE (python-qt3, python-kde3), ConfigObj (python-configobj) and Bluetooth (python-bluez or pybluez) extensions for python.

On my SuSE 10.2, the following packages are installed as dependencies:

bluez-libs 3.7-14
bluez-utils 3.7-29
gnome-bluetooth 0.8.0-26
kdebluetooth 0.99svn576598-38
libbtctl 0.8.0-26
(yast2-bluetooth 2.14.0-33)
pybluez 0.9.2-47, I enclosed the source for this package.

Compile it with the command rpmbuild --rebuild pybluez-0.9.2-47.src.rpm, then install the package /usr/src/packages/RPMS/pybluez-0.9.2-47.i586.rpm!

You also need to download the package python-configobj from the packman site (http://packman.links2linux.de). I used the python-configobj-4.4.0-0.pm.1.i586.rpm (you can find it enclosed).

OpenSuSE 10.3:

Similarly, but python-configobj must be compiled from the source:
http://packman.links2linux.de/downloadsource/23295/python-configobj-4.4.0-0.pm.1.src.rpm and you need not compile pybluez. It is on the installation DVD.

Start K-Blueproximity from the KDE menu, and read the "KDE specific issues" section from the Help first!



What's New in This Release:

localization for the KDE user interface

Last updated on October 25th, 2007

#lock computer #bluetooth remote #secure computer #Blueproximity #KDE #GUI #interface

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