Tray bar app to temporarily inhibit screensaver and sleep mode.
Caffeine is a little daemon that sits in your systray, and prevents the screensaver from showing up, or the system from going to sleep. It does so when an application is fullscreened (eg: youtube), or when you click on the systray icon (which you can do, when, eg: reading).
The intention of this fork is to also evolve on its own, not only fixing issues, but also implemented missing features, when relevant.
Caffeine-ng was shortly know as Taurine, a play on its successor’s name, since taurine is a known stimulant, commonly found in energy drinks. However, this name did not last, since the artwork would not match adequately, and changing it was undesirable.
- Python 3.6 to 3.9 is required.
- caffeine-ng works with the following screensavers / screenlockers:
- Anything that implements the org.freedesktop.ScreenSaver API (this includes KDE, amongst others)
- Xorg + DPMS
See setup.py for required python packages
To install Caffeine-ng please follow steps from appropriate chapter below
To manually install caffeine-ng, run:
python setup.py build sudo python setup.py install sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas
Debian and derivatives
First install all the required packages:
apt install python-docopt python-ewmh python-setproctitle python-wheel python-xdg
And mark them auto if you wish:
apt-mark auto python-docopt python-ewmh python-setproctitle python-wheel python-xdg
Then you need to build sources with:
make clean make build
Create a package for your distribution:
checkinstall --pkgname=caffeine-ng --pkgversion=3.4 --requires="python-docopt \(\>=0.6.2\),python-ewmh \(\>=0.1.4\),python-setproctitle \(\>=1.1.10\),python-wheel \(\>=0.29.0\),python-xdg \(\>=0.25\)" --conflicts="caffeine" --nodoc python ./setup.py install --install-layout=deb
Replace version string with correct version and append this command with --install=no should you wish to inspect created package before installing it Replace python with python3 in package names above if you wish to build caffeine-ng with python 3
Replace python with python3 or python27 in checkinstall invocation to use specific python version to build caffeine-ng with
checkinstall is available for various distributions, so you may follow these steps adapting them to your distribution
On ArchLinux, caffeine-ng is available at the AUR.
To have Caffeine-ng run on startup, add it to your System Settings => Startup Programs list.
Copyright (C) 2009 The Caffeine Developers Copyright (C) 2014-2018 Hugo Osvaldo Barrera <email@example.com>
Caffeine-ng is distributed under the GNU General Public License, either version 3, or (at your option) any later version. See LICENCE for details.
The Caffeine-ng status icons are Copyright (C) 2014 mildmojo (http://github.com/mildmojo), and distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, either version 3, or (at your option) any later version. See LGPL.
The Caffeien-ng SVG shortcut icons are Copyright (C) 2009 Tommy Brunn (http://www.blastfromthepast.se/blabbermouth), and distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, either version 3, or (at your option) any later version. See LGPL.
- To run: ./bin/caffeine
- To compile translations: ./update_translations
If you want to test out a translation without changing the language for the whole session: “LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8 ./bin/caffeine” (Replace ru_RU.UTF-8 with whatever language you want to use. You will need to a language pack for the specific language) Be aware that some stock items will not be translated unless you log in with a given language.
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