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This application sits in your system tray and periodically checks Stack Overflow for any new badges or reputation. It also displays your current reputation, allows for manual updates, and automatically opens a new tab in your browser and brings you to your user/reputation overview page.


BSD License.


No direct download at the moment. Can be cloned via GitHub.


Was written and tested on Debian Unstable.

It should theoretically work anywhere Python 2.6 and PyQt 4 is installed (and working). I don't have the ability to test this on other operating systems.


The easiest way would be to post in this thread or open an issue on GitHub.


This project was written in a few hours the night the Stack Overflow API was announced. There are probably plenty of bugs or bizarre things in the code. Be kind :-)

The code can be seen and cloned from here:

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So is this for KDE? –  Nathan Osman May 21 '10 at 7:15
I suppose you could run this in a Gnome environment, but yeah, mostly for KDE. –  Nick Presta May 21 '10 at 10:41
Then I guess it goes hand-in-hand with my Gnome applet. –  Nathan Osman May 21 '10 at 15:50
Indeed. You "inspired" me to write this. –  Nick Presta May 21 '10 at 18:40
Thanks for letting me know that my work is inspirational! –  Nathan Osman May 22 '10 at 5:51
Please relink the screenshots –  LifeH2O Aug 4 '11 at 13:10

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A config thing in the GUI to set your ID would be nice.

And as far as packaging goes, why not upload to so we can grab it with Get Hot New Stuff on the Plasmoid picker?


I tried putting in my ID for into lib/ and s/stackoverflow/ubuntu.stackexchange/ on lib/ but the text hover only ever says "Text" and I get

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/maco/code/StackTray/lib/", line 71, in run
    "You have %d reputation!" % self.rep, msecs=5000)
TypeError: %d format: a number is required, not NoneType

On the shell

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Has this been packaged anywhere? I know from the information above it says get it from git, but just wondered if it has been updated?

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I'm not sure how you would want this packaged? If you explain what would work well for you, I may be able to release an egg or something. –  Nick Presta Aug 1 '10 at 7:14

Nice idea. Add orange envelope-style updates and Windows compatibility and you've got a solid app. :)

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Windows compatibility...? –  Nathan Osman May 21 '10 at 16:14
That OS they call Microsoft Windows. ;) –  KTC May 21 '10 at 16:21
@KTC: What's it like? Is it that new thing Google was talking about? Where can I see a demo? –  Nathan Osman May 21 '10 at 17:31
Is there exists such windows ideas? –  mosg Jul 5 '10 at 17:29

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