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Earth Clock Portable 1.4 Development Test 2

Application: Earth Clock
Category: Utilities
Description: Earth Clock Portable is a handy little gadget that displays a clock on your desktop in analog form. Skin-able ( I have even included extra skins) and has options to allow you to view the earth from many different angles. Ability to set on top or behind as well as transparency settings are also included.
-Download Earth Clock Portable 1.4 Development Test 2 [4.50MB download / 8.94 MB installed]
(MD5: 8f63d439eb824ec2d334a0a62f62ada1)

Release Notes:
Version 1.4 Development Test 2 (2010-06-04):

  • Corrected version Number
  • Created appropriate help file
  • Corrected left behind registry entry
  • Packaged with PA Launcher 2.0 and PA Installer 2.0

Development Test 1 (2010-04-03):
Requires some updating on help file

updated the forum category and title as I had them both incorrect, sorry about that. (2010-04-10)

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it works fine

in windows 2000 and windows 7 but in win7 I get this warning :

http://i41.tinypic.com/2q0rjx3.png

seems to be ok after i click thst off

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"The operation complete

"The operation completed successfully." is a funny error.

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Hmm

not sure what that is all about will check Was this in regards to changing the skin by any chance?

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Was this in regards to changing the skin by any chance?

nope

I installed in the usual manner and started up the program.

that warning window came up before i had a chance to do anything.

I haven't had a chance to try this with XP, but I'll bet this is only a win 7 problem.

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hmmm

To be honest I only have XP available to test it on will look into the compatibility in Win 7 though thanks for the input. Couple of quick questions? Are you on a broadband always connected system? It appears that it grabs it's pics from online? Perhaps behind a firewall?

It may be an issue that I can not fix so may have to pull this one.

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Help?

I am confused you seem to having similar issues with this app as well as the World clock app?

Both giving you very similar errors?

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earth clock works for me,

earth clock works for me, even if a window pops up on win7

on win7 world clock doesn't even start

I'm not a programmer so I have no idea how similar the errors may be.

and please understand I am using two different laptops so it can't be the hardware.

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No, the two apps are giving

No, the two apps are giving very different errors.
WorldClock is giving an error because it can't register one of its components with Windows; Earth Clock is giving an error because it can't read an image file.

Hope that helps you a bit!

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how did I miss that question? :)

"Are you on a broadband always connected system?"

yes, my win7 is connected via WiFi (FIOS)

and I don't think there is a firewall as such. I mean I am not running ZoneAlarm or anything like that.

I don't really know where it's looking for this image, but the program works anyway. and it looks beautiful.

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icl file

Apparently there was an error of some sort in intial read of the icl file (Icon Library File). After the first error did it occur with subsequent loadings?

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the error window comes up

the error window comes up every time I start the program. and after I click it off, the program runs. this ONLY happens in win7.

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91 Dowbloads

Was surprised to see today that this has hit over 90 downloads yet no issues? Any chance for a little feedback? Should I put it up for the beta page? Is it worth the effort?

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aside from the error message that only comes up in Windows 7

it works fine. And in my other OS I get no error. AT least nothing that registers

I love the skins....it's very beautiful. And the various views are fun.

if you need help solving the Windows 7 issue, I'll try to help. But I'm not a programmer.

and, yes, this is nice enough to be put up for all to enjoy

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Link to Earth Clock's

Link to Earth Clock's website?

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Impressive

132 plus downloads and you were the first to catch my faux pas

It is corrected now...interested in a job as my secretary lol

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what?

If I click on the About menu and then on the lower right the button that says, "Website" that brings me to the EarthClock page. I just tried it now to make sure.

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Format

He was referring to my format of this post. Portable Apps has a specified format, something I was not doing properly when I first posted this. I have correccted it here and have a few other apps to do as well Smile

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AH!

my bad Smile

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I like this app

Though it is not really portable. It still makes entries in the windows registry. But I kind of have a sollution to that. By using the latest launcher from this site.
I added the following lines in the PortableApps.comLauncher.ini file (removing all the others first)

[Launch]
ProgramExecutable=EarthClock\EarthClock.exe

[Activate]
Registry=true

[RegistryKeys]
EarthClockPortable=HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EarthClock

I also got the funny error in Windows 7, and I do not get it in XP. However it looks like it has got something to do with loading the tray icon. Since the icon is displayed normally in XP, but in 7 I do not see a tray icon at all (however the tray menu does work). But I cannot fix that, since I would probably have to change the EarthClock code, which is written in python. And I do not have python programming software. Maybe someone else could fix that, that would be great.

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Thanks

I will look at he registry issue later today, I guess I missed it, not sure about Win 7 compatibility as I do not have 7 Sad I can look at the code as well. Unfortunately there have been no updates to this from the programmer. Thanks for the feedback and will most definitely look into the registry issue.

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Updated

Updated and registry issues dealt with see release notes

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