Cdemu Tray


Cdemu Tray is a GUI for cdemu-daemon written in Gtkmm, that resides in the system tray. Basicaly, it aims to provide an intuitive and easy-in-use way for managing your ISOs in DAEMON Tools style on your Linux box.

NOTE: Don't be misled by the screenshots - the application is english by default. I noticed, that I had made screenshots in polish after I had made them and I was kind of too lazy to fix it - sorry.

NOTE 2: Remeber, that cdemu-daemon and cdemu-tray are separate applications. Furthermore, you need to have cdemu-daemon installed and run in order to cdemu-tray work properly. For more info read the "How to get cdemu-daemon" down this section.


For now there are two packages available - debian/ubuntu and tar: DOWNLOAD

NOTE: If you're going to install Cdemu Tray from tar package, you can find all necesary and usefull info in Readme file.

How to get cdemu-daemon

Ubuntu 9.10+:
Just execute this command in your terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cdemu/ppa && sudo apt-get update

Debian and other Debian based disros:
Add this repository manually:

Find your way here: Cdemu Deamon homepage

IMPORTANT: You need to launch cdemu-daemon after its installation. The easiest way to achieve this is to relog yourself. The other way is to execute the /usr/lib/cdemu-daemon/cdemu-daemon.session script.


How to use

Well, this application doesn't really need any sophisticated tutorials, but just in case:


If you want this application to speak your language, here's what you need to do:

Step 1: Go to transifex and get a free account there.
Step 2: Find Cdemu Tray.
Step 3: Translate the application! (it will take 30 minutes, if you don't count in the time you need to wait for my approval (approx. 1 day))

Known bugs

[Ubuntu Unity] We currently don't support Unity's AppIndicator system. To get Cdemu Tray running in this environment, you need to white-list it. Execute this command in your terminal:
gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist "$(gsettings get com.canonical.Unity.Panel systray-whitelist | sed -e "s:\[:\['cdemu-tray' ,:")"
(Thanks J├╝rgen Kreileder)

If you don't have icons in the application's menu, execute this command in your terminal:
gconftool-2 --type Boolean --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons True

The application starts with 5 seconds delay, when configured to start with user logon. It's a dirty way to make sure, that cdemu-daemon starts first. If you have an idea, how to achieve this in more decent way, please e-mail me, report a bug in the bug tracker or reimplement it yourself.

Future plans

If you ask me, I've done everything I wanted to do with this application, so don't expect new version anytime soon. I think, that the next grand release will be, when dbus-glibmm bindings become available (if you happen to see the, than you'll find, that it's quite a mess right now).

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