Showing posts with label gnome-clocks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gnome-clocks. Show all posts

Sunday, November 9, 2014

gnome-clocks alternative to gnome2 world timezone map

During gnome2 time, I like the world map where it show the earth timezone information. Take a look at the below screenshot. It shown the part of earth on day and part of earth on night. Then you can see the countries weather information like temperature, wind speed, sunrise and sunset.


In gnome3, however, all these information are lost. I don't know why upgrade to gnome3, it became a detrimental step. A lot of useful information applets get lost. Not only a lot of useful applets got lost, the window animation constantly keep the cpu busy and application response sometime get slow. Something to ponder if I should choose different window manager.

Anyway, in the meantime, let's take a look at alternative to gnome2 world timezone country information. I google and found out gnome-clocks.

Simple GNOME app with stopwatch, timer, and world clock support GNOME Clocks is a simple application to show the time and date in multiple locations and set alarms or timers. A stopwatch is also included.
user@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-clocks
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 691 not upgraded.
Need to get 326 kB of archives.
After this operation, 1,193 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 unstable/main gnome-clocks amd64 3.14.0-1 [326 kB]
Fetched 326 kB in 4s (66.8 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package gnome-clocks.
(Reading database ... 320953 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../gnome-clocks_3.14.0-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking gnome-clocks (3.14.0-1) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 (2.42.0-2) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.42.0-2) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.57) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1) ...
Setting up gnome-clocks (3.14.0-1) ...

So all goods, let's launch it. You can either launch gnome-clocks using command line or you can launch it from date/time panel. See screenshot below and click on Open Clocks.


As seen below, I have configure a few countries. How to add time for a country is left as an exercise for you and I promise it will not that difficult ;). Unfortunately it does not show information other that just clock. It was a pity anyway. Anyway, better than none until sometime generous enough to develop additional information like weather and graphical earth day and night.


That's it people, I hope you get some nice replacement when you transition into gnome3 environment.