Qlouds

QtCurve

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Description:

The main points of this style is transparency and flexibillity. It is a good way to see the new arthur painting framework in QT4 in action. The style can be configured in a number of ways and colours in the boundled controll center.

The style is very slow with unaccelrated XAA Xrender. For more info about that see comments.

Check the homepage for info more info & screenshots.

Feel free to make constructive comments, especially on what that could make the style better.

PS! This style is not for KDE 4 directy, but for Qt 4 which KDE 4 will be based on.
Last changelog:

15 years ago

Progress (2006-02-06)
Features in work:
* Configuration gradient editor (made from scratch) for customizeable gradients.
* Qt 4.0.x is not supported anymore, use Qt 4.1.0 or better.
* Editable comboboxes and spinboxes has a new layout
* Group boxes/frames etc. has a partly transparent background, which is combined when multiple boxes are nested.
* Some gradient colour editing options.
* Button corner size option
* Small fixes to the codebase done in the last 4 months.


Qlouds v 0.0.0.6a "Glossy tint" released:(2005-08-24)
New features:
* Glossy widget gradient, which also makes the buttons more round, and gives the border colour an alpha of 110 .
Thanks to Zammi for the idea, and Tomasu which created the mocup which it is based on.

PS! Because this is a minor release please download it (and the screenshot) from the website.

Qlouds version 0.0.6 "Animation madness" released:
Features:
* Animated widgets. Buttons & scrollbars in KDE4&QT4. Progress bars in QT4 only.
The button fades on keybord focus, and when the mouse is over it. The scrollbar & progressbar gradients is shifted gradually.
* Fuzzy edge drawing (including cosmetic errors, disabled by default).
* Crom gradient mode, for everybody who wants their buttons to look like they have been taken from the last Vista/Tiger screen shots.
* Conservative drawing mode, for those who wants their widgets to look more like Luna/Plastik/Clearlooks.
* The style demo program has been obsoleted by the configuration program, it is removed.
Fixed some small random drawing bugs.

See homepage for more and older changes.

Kadano1

12 years ago

Well, I can't use KDE 4 yet (not enough downloading capacity :-( ), but this style is what I've always been missing when using domino and experiencing it's (very strong) limits.
Just from what I can see in these screenshots, it really is what I've been dreaming of.
Thank you a lot, as soon as I use KDE 4 I will use this and only this.
It's amazing how awesome the next releases will have to be (as even 4.0, which is very unstable and unfinished, is just great). You are making it even better.

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vkhaitan

14 years ago

It is one of the best layouts I have ever seen!
You did a mistake of posting ugly screenshots there. Most of the people judged based upon those screenshots, that's why its ratings are poor.
You have done an amazing work to best utilize qt4 architecture! May be its source code would be a learning point for many of developers!

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shayka

14 years ago

good work release the kde 4 now with all the bug
i dont care

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cies

14 years ago

why release it with bugs?
you can dl it from SVN, and build it, and have all the bugs you want...

it is good to experiment with the new features in Qt4.

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zammi

15 years ago

Hi, Here is a nice mockup I found in kde-artists.org. I like if you could follow something like this.

Mockup: http://kde-artists.org/main/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,48/expv,0/topic,403.0

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zammi

15 years ago

Forgot to mention that you can contact the author: spidernik84@hotmail.com and hope he will like to help you with some more mockups.

Further here is the email address for tomasu: innovati@innovatived.ca as well.

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freqmodn

15 years ago

I am unfortunatly unable to implement a QT style using normal Arthur drawing routines because of some limitations of the Arthur drawing system and the styling system. It may be possible to draw the style with external drawing routines like the native WinXp style, but I am not good enough to do that.

Worst limitations:
http://freqmod.dyndns.org/upload/i9.1.png (no transparency between widgets)

http://freqmod.dyndns.org/upload/i10.1.png (garbage on screen with transparent top widgets)

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x-a-n-a-x

15 years ago

KDE 4.0 ?!

I don't like big numbering jumps like this one.. Why not releasing KDE 3.5 then KDE 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 ... before the KDE 4.0 !

I don't think anything worths moving to a big version number. To me it's a bit silly.

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sirtalon

15 years ago

Part of the reason for the 'big jump' is because the KDE developers are changing the API which they only do once in every long while.

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mastapete

15 years ago

Its because kde4 will use qt4. kde 3.5 is useing qt3x. so i think the big version jump is realy good do point out that qt4 gets used.

lg
pete

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zammi

15 years ago

Hi, I like to have glossy tint with option to control the gloss. This is a good example (But I prefer it without such translucency): http://fs5.deviantart.com/i/2004/294/a/0/BLiNK_inetrface_concept_by_Tomasu.png

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freqmodn

15 years ago

I am currently in my first week at school, so it may take a little while to find time to implement the tinting. I didn't really understand what the "glossy tint" is. Is it the shadows of the widgets, the gradient on the widgets or the white border around the widgets, or am I totally lost and it is something else? (May you do a quick mocup/sketch in inkscape showing just what it is, then it hopefully, is simple for me to convert it to (QT 4) vector code)

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zammi

15 years ago

I'm talking about gradient on widgets. Sorry, using the word "glossy" I meant gloss finish widgets.

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freqmodn

15 years ago

I have uploaded a version to my Qlouds home page, please check it and tell me if (and how) you think i could have made the gradient better. I think it is a litte diffecult to make it since it is only the surface, and not the shadow. (but the shadow is *much* more work, which i won't do now).

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tseliot

15 years ago

Thanks for the answer. I can't wait for KDE 4.0 to come.

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tseliot

15 years ago

Is KDE 4.0 out??? Or is it just some alpha? I'm a bit confused.

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freqmodn

15 years ago

The screenshots are from kde 4.0 SVN.

The style is not (nativly) made for KDE, but Qt 4 (as stated in the depends on field). Unfortunatly there are no Qt 4 themes/styles section, so I decided that KDE 4.0 fits better than other/theme style, and putted it here. It is possible to use this style in KDE 4 SVN.

The current kde 4 code is very unstable and not useable for coding or other "real" work.

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stic

15 years ago

How about making a screenshot with Mac OS X -like "scan lines" -pattern? The ones in existing screenshots are a bit too restless for me. At least I wouldn't consider it as a rip-off.

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bijjiclarrk

6 years ago

o7ggjq http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

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freqmodn

15 years ago

Good idea.

Here is a (LGPL)'ed aqua background pattern, made in gimp. ((95%) white each 4rd point):
http://freqmod.dyndns.org/qklouds/img/stripedbg.png

Here is a screenshot using it:
http://freqmod.dyndns.org/qklouds/screens/Qlouds.0.0.35.jpg

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maryayiala

6 years ago

bth2xi http://www.QS3PE5ZGdxC9IoVKTAPT2DBYpPkMKqfz.com

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lenooh

15 years ago

I did't install this theme, but i don't see any transparancy on the screenshots.

Where is it supposed to be?

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freqmodn

15 years ago

It is transparency in the widgets. Buttons, tabs etc. If you look at the tab bar in the secound scrrenshot, then you are able to see the brushed metal texture trough the tabs. It is also working in konqueror where you are able to see the web page trough the form controls (buttons etc.).

This is not so easy to see when the grey background is used.

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173739034

15 years ago

This is going to be the most beautiful KDE-widget-style ever ;)

But I dont like the transparency. It makes the Theme to grey. :/

(sorry for my really really bad english :( )

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freqmodn

15 years ago

It is possible to adjust the colours (RGBA), and turn off the transparency in the configuration. Just set the alpha component to 254 (255 gives default transparency).

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15 years ago

Progress (2006-02-06)
Features in work:
* Configuration gradient editor (made from scratch) for customizeable gradients.
* Qt 4.0.x is not supported anymore, use Qt 4.1.0 or better.
* Editable comboboxes and spinboxes has a new layout
* Group boxes/frames etc. has a partly transparent background, which is combined when multiple boxes are nested.
* Some gradient colour editing options.
* Button corner size option
* Small fixes to the codebase done in the last 4 months.


Qlouds v 0.0.0.6a "Glossy tint" released:(2005-08-24)
New features:
* Glossy widget gradient, which also makes the buttons more round, and gives the border colour an alpha of 110 .
Thanks to Zammi for the idea, and Tomasu which created the mocup which it is based on.

PS! Because this is a minor release please download it (and the screenshot) from the website.

Qlouds version 0.0.6 "Animation madness" released:
Features:
* Animated widgets. Buttons & scrollbars in KDE4&QT4. Progress bars in QT4 only.
The button fades on keybord focus, and when the mouse is over it. The scrollbar & progressbar gradients is shifted gradually.
* Fuzzy edge drawing (including cosmetic errors, disabled by default).
* Crom gradient mode, for everybody who wants their buttons to look like they have been taken from the last Vista/Tiger screen shots.
* Conservative drawing mode, for those who wants their widgets to look more like Luna/Plastik/Clearlooks.
* The style demo program has been obsoleted by the configuration program, it is removed.
Fixed some small random drawing bugs.

See homepage for more and older changes.

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