Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes

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Description:

Widget style + kwin decoration both aimed to be a good balance between eye candy and simplicity
Last changelog:

11 years ago

2.0
-some fixes in build files, links less stuff
-fixed icons on tabbars
-fixed a bug in kcalc

2.0 beta2
-built with cmake is a kstyle, built with qmake is a plain qt style
-some fixes here and there
-corrected a crash with qt webkit
-corrected a graphical glitch with textboxes in Plasma

Polyester 1.0.5:
-compiles with gcc 4.3

Polyester 1.0.4:
-Corrected some visual glitches in ksnapshot

Polyester 2.0 Beta1:
-some graphics fixes
-some build system fixes
-translations should be ported

Polyester 1.0.3:
-Polish translation by Tomek Argasiński
-Italian translation

Polyester 1.95:
The widget set it's more or less complete, there are still some issues and i didn't tried all the combinations of configuration options, so some of these can still be broken :)

Polyester 1.90:
This is the first public releases of the qt4/kde4 port of polyester, some important notes:
-First of all it must be considered a very early alpha quality code not intended for everyday use, it could blow up your computer or eat your cat, use at your own risk :P
-as i said is not very stable and probably not all configuration option works
-at the moment there is only the style, i don't know if or when i will port the window decoration
-it can be compiled with cmake (and you will need a kde4 snapshot o do so) typing
cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=whathever you want
make
make install
-or with qmake (you will need only qt4 with devel package, but you won't get the configuration dialog)
in order to use qmake you must go in the style subfolder and type:
qmake qmake.pro
make
make install
-probably i won't release another release tarball for quite some time, but if you're curious there is a bazaar repository at http://launchpad.net/polyester

Polyester 1.0.2:
-corrected a bug in the configuration dialog (centered tabbars)

Polyester 1.0.1:
mostly a bugfix release
-corrected a build problem with automake 2.6+
widget:
-better management of the menu stripe width
-another hack for gtk-qt: the menu stripe is always off (yeah, it's a broken solution but it was managed too bad...)
-when both toolbar separators and menubar emphasis with border are turned on don't draw an extra line under the menubar
deco:
-when the focus policy is set to "focus follows mouse" the bad flickering should be done (need some testing)
-corrected a bug that caused the windows not being completely painted when kcompmgr is activated

Polyester 1.0:
This will be more or less the final version for Qt3/KDE3, apart some fixes for the garzillions of terrible bugs I'm sure that are still there :)
widget:
-With colored scrollbars option turned off, the scrollbar handle has colored extremities on mouse over (similar to the Ubuntu theme)
-In the configuration dialog "Menus and toolbars" was misleading, now it's "Advanced"
-nice circles instead of asterisks in password lineedits. Idea from Daniel Molkentin http://daniel.molkentin.de/blog/index.php?/archives/59-Password-shadowing-Pimp-My-Plastique.html (will probably be the default in KDE 3.6 btw)
-default button highlight when animations are disabled
-alphablending (yes, fake of course:)) at the corners of the popup menus
-corrected a bug in the sliders aspect
deco:
-titlebar buttons icons have a cleaner aspect

Polyester 1.0_rc1:
widget:
-less (and bigger) dots on QSplitters
-button like menuitems works with transparent menus
-menu stripe works with transparent menus
-entirely redesigned the configuration dialog (should be more usable)
-a lot of code cleanups in the configuration code
-light gradient in the progressbar blank area
-corrected an ugly rendering bug in the QGridView headers
-corrected a rendering bug in the slider with reverse layout
-minor cosmetic changes to the following widgets:
-scrollbars
-sliders
-default buttons contour
-spinboxes
-inactive tabs
-better mouse over highlight with checkboxes and radiobuttons
-border of buttons and other 3d widgets

deco:
-option to make rectangular titlebar buttons (at the moment is the default)
-antialiased titlebar buttons border
-redesigned the configuration dialog to be similar to the style configuration
-added svg sources of the titlebar buttons icons so it's easier to make modifications
-some code cleanups
-drawing of titlebar buttons follows the global contrast settings

Polyester 1.0_beta2:
-Now Gentoo ebuild should work
widget:
-Nicer animation on buttons when the mouse cursor leaves them
-Shadowed text of buttons and menubar configurable separately
-Fixed a bug in the rendering of scrollbar handles
-Don't render dots on scrollbar handle when the handle is too little
-Optimization: lot useless loops in the animation code (i.e. deactivating the QTimer when is not needed :))

deco:
-More Fitts' law friendly: titlebar buttons works also when the mouse cursor is at the top edge of the screen
-No longer draws the round border if the window is maximized
-Uses 16x16 icons in titlebar where available instead of scaling down bigger icons

floppy

15 years ago

Hey, this Emphasis-thing is really cool. But could you do this also for the toolbars, like in Keramik? this would look even cooler I think :)
And please make the menu-highlights as they were in previous versions, the new ones don't look very good with glass-style.

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CARTMAN

15 years ago

How do I get rid of black borders? Those show up in kmix for example. Screenshot is at http://cekirdek.uludag.org.tr/~ismail/border.png

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mart

14 years ago

the black border says you that the tabbar is selected, so if you press the left/right arrow key it will change the active tab.
i am not sure if removing it would be a good thing, maybe it has only an incorrect size...

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CARTMAN

14 years ago

Ah it really looks bad though. Maybe it could be drawn to be less intrusive? Also its not just for tabs. I see it in listviews too (like kopete chatwindow). Other than that really nice work!

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bahsurman

15 years ago

Hello!
Could you do it variable the option "active menu item more button-like", please? I think, it was more pretty before, in a plain style.

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xarafaxz

15 years ago

I think "menubar emphasis" look bad without toolbar emphasis

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musicmaker

15 years ago

SUBJ. please build it

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mart

15 years ago

did it :-)

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permafrost91

15 years ago

This is the best thing to happen to KDE since Plastik! Terrific job!

I do have two feature requests though, if this is at all possible:

1) the latest lipstick has tick-mark checkboxes which I find to be a nice touch and would, in my opinion, give Polyester a nice extra feature

2) being able to customize what color the buttons change to when highlighted.

But hey, these are mere trifles compared to what you have already done with this! I'm eagerly expecting your next release.

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rodgerSan

15 years ago

My favourite style!!

I'm using it with smoothblend and nuvola icons, it's really nice!!


Thanks!

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Superstoned

15 years ago

love what you did :D

it's great, menu selection looks MUCH better!

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Diablo82

15 years ago

Great style as always :D
But a menubar color chooser, like in the latest vistesque patch, would be a nice addition :)

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SvenArcher

15 years ago

Thanks!

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Superstoned

15 years ago

it sure does!

thanx from me too!

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protoman

15 years ago

what are those icons used in the screenshot?
they look very good

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nareshv

15 years ago

the theme is very good. but when i open the kde-menu it is somewhat bigger than the one with lipstik/plastik.

can u provide an enhancement for u`r theme?

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6thpink

15 years ago

The ebuild fails to fetch the file thou it seems to be correct.

Just download the tarball and put it into distfiles before doing the "ebuild polyester.whatever digest".

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matrix1977

15 years ago

hi,
I can move the tarball to /usr/portage/distfiles, OK, but where can I get an ebuild file ?
polyester.ebuild is not in portage.

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matrix1977

15 years ago

Hi,
configure gives me this error:

checking for KDE... configure: error:
in the prefix, you've chosen, are no KDE headers installed. This will fail.
So, check this please and use another prefix!

I've installed KDE Split ebuilds on my Gentoo machine, no monolithic KDE packages, everything else works fine, so what can I do ? It's definitely not difficult, I'm sure, but I'm no expert, so can you help me please ?

regards
matrix1977

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6thpink

15 years ago

Are you making by ebuild or by hand? If making by hand you have to

./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`

instead of just

./configure

If you are doing it with the ebuild it should just work.

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startprogger

15 years ago

I get the same error message but with
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
it won´t work. What to do now?

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matrix1977

15 years ago

ups, sorry, my KDE version is 3.5.0

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poison

15 years ago

Could you eventually add a option to disable the text shadow ?
It's really hard to read for me with the shadow =/
Otherwise: great style =)

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mart

15 years ago

did it :-)
now it's configurable (the "use shadowed text" checkbox)

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poison

15 years ago

Thank you =D

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11 years ago

2.0
-some fixes in build files, links less stuff
-fixed icons on tabbars
-fixed a bug in kcalc

2.0 beta2
-built with cmake is a kstyle, built with qmake is a plain qt style
-some fixes here and there
-corrected a crash with qt webkit
-corrected a graphical glitch with textboxes in Plasma

Polyester 1.0.5:
-compiles with gcc 4.3

Polyester 1.0.4:
-Corrected some visual glitches in ksnapshot

Polyester 2.0 Beta1:
-some graphics fixes
-some build system fixes
-translations should be ported

Polyester 1.0.3:
-Polish translation by Tomek Argasiński
-Italian translation

Polyester 1.95:
The widget set it's more or less complete, there are still some issues and i didn't tried all the combinations of configuration options, so some of these can still be broken :)

Polyester 1.90:
This is the first public releases of the qt4/kde4 port of polyester, some important notes:
-First of all it must be considered a very early alpha quality code not intended for everyday use, it could blow up your computer or eat your cat, use at your own risk :P
-as i said is not very stable and probably not all configuration option works
-at the moment there is only the style, i don't know if or when i will port the window decoration
-it can be compiled with cmake (and you will need a kde4 snapshot o do so) typing
cmake . -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=whathever you want
make
make install
-or with qmake (you will need only qt4 with devel package, but you won't get the configuration dialog)
in order to use qmake you must go in the style subfolder and type:
qmake qmake.pro
make
make install
-probably i won't release another release tarball for quite some time, but if you're curious there is a bazaar repository at http://launchpad.net/polyester

Polyester 1.0.2:
-corrected a bug in the configuration dialog (centered tabbars)

Polyester 1.0.1:
mostly a bugfix release
-corrected a build problem with automake 2.6+
widget:
-better management of the menu stripe width
-another hack for gtk-qt: the menu stripe is always off (yeah, it's a broken solution but it was managed too bad...)
-when both toolbar separators and menubar emphasis with border are turned on don't draw an extra line under the menubar
deco:
-when the focus policy is set to "focus follows mouse" the bad flickering should be done (need some testing)
-corrected a bug that caused the windows not being completely painted when kcompmgr is activated

Polyester 1.0:
This will be more or less the final version for Qt3/KDE3, apart some fixes for the garzillions of terrible bugs I'm sure that are still there :)
widget:
-With colored scrollbars option turned off, the scrollbar handle has colored extremities on mouse over (similar to the Ubuntu theme)
-In the configuration dialog "Menus and toolbars" was misleading, now it's "Advanced"
-nice circles instead of asterisks in password lineedits. Idea from Daniel Molkentin http://daniel.molkentin.de/blog/index.php?/archives/59-Password-shadowing-Pimp-My-Plastique.html (will probably be the default in KDE 3.6 btw)
-default button highlight when animations are disabled
-alphablending (yes, fake of course:)) at the corners of the popup menus
-corrected a bug in the sliders aspect
deco:
-titlebar buttons icons have a cleaner aspect

Polyester 1.0_rc1:
widget:
-less (and bigger) dots on QSplitters
-button like menuitems works with transparent menus
-menu stripe works with transparent menus
-entirely redesigned the configuration dialog (should be more usable)
-a lot of code cleanups in the configuration code
-light gradient in the progressbar blank area
-corrected an ugly rendering bug in the QGridView headers
-corrected a rendering bug in the slider with reverse layout
-minor cosmetic changes to the following widgets:
-scrollbars
-sliders
-default buttons contour
-spinboxes
-inactive tabs
-better mouse over highlight with checkboxes and radiobuttons
-border of buttons and other 3d widgets

deco:
-option to make rectangular titlebar buttons (at the moment is the default)
-antialiased titlebar buttons border
-redesigned the configuration dialog to be similar to the style configuration
-added svg sources of the titlebar buttons icons so it's easier to make modifications
-some code cleanups
-drawing of titlebar buttons follows the global contrast settings

Polyester 1.0_beta2:
-Now Gentoo ebuild should work
widget:
-Nicer animation on buttons when the mouse cursor leaves them
-Shadowed text of buttons and menubar configurable separately
-Fixed a bug in the rendering of scrollbar handles
-Don't render dots on scrollbar handle when the handle is too little
-Optimization: lot useless loops in the animation code (i.e. deactivating the QTimer when is not needed :))

deco:
-More Fitts' law friendly: titlebar buttons works also when the mouse cursor is at the top edge of the screen
-No longer draws the round border if the window is maximized
-Uses 16x16 icons in titlebar where available instead of scaling down bigger icons

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