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Package Details: kazam 1.4.5-6

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/kazam.git (read-only)
Package Base: kazam
Description: A screencasting program with design in mind
Upstream URL: https://launchpad.net/kazam
Keywords: screencast
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: kazam-bzr, kazam-stable-bzr
Submitter: Maxwel
Maintainer: nicepack
Last Packager: FredBezies
Votes: 90
Popularity: 5.643283
First Submitted: 2012-05-21 21:04
Last Updated: 2016-05-19 17:13

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FredBezies commented on 2017-01-25 20:28

Disowning Kazam. Seems to be kinda dead upstream :(

dewyatt commented on 2016-10-26 22:11

For anyone else looking for screencast software with webcam overlay support, take a look at the community/obs-studio package.

quenyen commented on 2016-10-10 16:54

I am still working on this FredBezies.....right now I am getting only this output...
INFO Indicator - Unable to import Keybinder, hotkeys not available.
../kazam/app.py:169: Warning: value "((GtkIconSize) 32)" of type 'GtkIconSize' is invalid or out of range for property 'icon-size' of type 'GtkIconSize'
self.builder.add_from_file(os.path.join(prefs.datadir, "ui", "kazam.ui"))

(kazam:5303): Gtk-WARNING **: Can't set a parent on widget which has a parent

(kazam:5303): Gtk-WARNING **: Can't set a parent on widget which has a parent
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "../kazam/app.py", line 677, in cb_record_clicked
File "../kazam/app.py", line 1010, in run_counter
self.countdown = CountdownWindow(self.indicator, show_window=prefs.countdown_splash)
File "../kazam/frontend/window_countdown.py", line 92, in __init__
rect = cairo.RectangleInt(0, 0, 1, 1)
AttributeError: module 'cairo' has no attribute 'RectangleInt'

This seems to indicate cairo hasn't got the RectangleInt attribute anymore. I do not think that is the case, I ran a test program where I used RectangleInt and it seems to work on my manjaro linux system (using python3)

I will keep working on it...I really want this thing to work.

quenyen commented on 2016-10-08 21:46

Okay...I think I have something that will work. I have fixed the main issues to at least get it running. I can at least run it locally on my Manjaro box. I would make a new one called "kazam-git" but I haven't done any packages yet and don't think this should be my first one. Here is the git repository where I have it working at least on my box.


So give that a go and see if we can get a working 1.5.4 version. I guess I will begin developing this since it looks like the original has lost support. At the very least I can fork it and begin debugging.

FredBezies commented on 2016-10-08 07:42

Or a least if you can provide a patch... It could be great :D

quenyen commented on 2016-10-07 19:22

I was afraid you were going to say that....I agree I am getting the same thing when I try to run the program from the downloaded tar ball, or from the bzr most recent branch. I am thinking about forking it on my git hub account then try to fix the issue because I REALLY want/need this fixed.

FredBezies commented on 2016-10-04 11:38

I will look at this version as soon as possible.

Cannot get kazam 1.5.3 - which is a development version - to run using desktop file.

With command line :

[fred@fredo-arch ~]$ /usr/bin/kazam:32: PyGIWarning: Gtk was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0') before import to ensure that the right version gets loaded.
from gi.repository import Gtk
/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/kazam/backend/webcam.py:24: PyGIWarning: GUdev was imported without specifying a version first. Use gi.require_version('GUdev', '1.0') before import to ensure that the right version gets loaded.
from gi.repository import GObject, GUdev
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/kazam", line 147, in <module>
from kazam.app import KazamApp
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/kazam/app.py", line 36, in <module>
from kazam.backend.prefs import *
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/kazam/backend/prefs.py", line 566, in <module>
prefs = Prefs()
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/kazam/backend/prefs.py", line 144, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/kazam/backend/prefs.py", line 224, in read_config
self.audio_source = int(self.config.get("main", "audio_source"))
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/kazam/backend/config.py", line 114, in get
ret = ConfigParser.get(self, section, key)
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/configparser.py", line 797, in get
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/configparser.py", line 393, in before_get
self._interpolate_some(parser, option, L, value, section, defaults, 1)
File "/usr/lib/python3.5/configparser.py", line 406, in _interpolate_some
rawval = parser.get(section, option, raw=True, fallback=rest)
TypeError: get() got an unexpected keyword argument 'raw'

Will try to get a bzr version running and usable asap.

quenyen commented on 2016-10-04 11:34

Any chance that Kazam could be updated to the 1.53 version? That version makes it an excellent replacement for cheese which is just awful.

FredBezies commented on 2016-01-13 09:01

@zenolijo : missing depend added. Thanks for your feedback.

zenolijo commented on 2016-01-13 08:12

There's a missing dependency, gst-plugins-base.
Most people probably already have this installed because it's a pretty common package, but if you come from a fresh Arch install the program will fail to fetch the audio decoder with Gst.ElementFactory.make, and refuse to record anything.

After this, it worked flawlessly. Very nice application.