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

5er

13 years ago

How did you upload more than one file?

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mart

13 years ago

can be uploaded only one file, the others are external links

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ChL

13 years ago

When I navigate through a menue I get the following lines in the console:
"Qt: Warning: QImage::setPixel: x=.. out of range"

(my system: Gentoo, KDElibs 3.5.7-r2, Qt 3.3.8-r3)

PS: polyester is the best style I know! :-)

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xaimus

13 years ago

Disable the "Menu stripe" option (found in the "Advanced" tab of the Polyester configuration dialog).

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ChL

13 years ago

Thank you for that hint. :-)

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nana

13 years ago

i have mandriva do you have any rpm for my
2007.1 spring???????
i don't now how to install from source

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incredibleMrT

13 years ago

Hi,
I'm using kde3.5 on a gentoo system. I've downloaded the gentoo ebuild of polyester and emerged it in the usual manner.
How do I actually select the theme? I assumed it, after emerging, appear in the list of available themes within "control centre" but it does not.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

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incredibleMrT

13 years ago

Hi,
I'm using kde3.5 on a gentoo system. I've downloaded the gentoo ebuild of polyester and emerged it in the usual manner.
How do I actually select the theme? I assumed it, after emerging, appear in the list of available themes within "control centre" but it does not.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

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incredibleMrT

13 years ago

Hi,
I'm using kde3.5 on a gentoo system. I've downloaded the gentoo ebuild of polyester and emerged it in the usual manner.
How do I actually select the theme? I assumed it, after emerging, appear in the list of available themes within "control centre" but it does not.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

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Prince-of-Maine

13 years ago

Hi,

I'm running Kubuntu and Debian Etch. Often the "glossy-effect" disappears and I'm unable to reactivate it. I think this happens after changing fonts.

Sorry for my bad english.

Screenshot:
http://img411.imageshack.us/my.php?image=polyestermc8.png

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mart

13 years ago

from the screenshot it seems that the contrast (in the colors settings) is turned to minimum and with little contrast the effect is barely noticeable

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Prince-of-Maine

13 years ago

I think that's it. Thank You.

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Prince-of-Maine

13 years ago

Only in dialogue-boxes the buttons remain glossy.

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5er

13 years ago

I'd love to see a different hover effect for buttons (not just two stripes), more like the default button hover effect.

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beroarklinux

13 years ago

We've just added this to Ark Linux -- simply apt-get install theme-polyester

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vip

13 years ago

Quote:
"-nice circles instead of asterisks in password lineedits. Idea from Daniel Molkentin"

Would be great having possibility (such configuration option) to choose custom password masking char instead of "nice" circles
E.g. hearts, notes, or any other utf char

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kahlil88

13 years ago

There is a newer Fedora rpm available, which you might want to link to instead. It's on this page: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/extras/6/i386/repoview/polyester.html

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mart

13 years ago

done :)

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chareos

13 years ago

...but the most desiderable thing to me is the chance to disable toolbars grips.

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mamieyannick

13 years ago

Hi folks,

Quote:no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
This is what i get when i try to configure.
Is anyone who could give me the name of an ACCEPTABLE C compiler ?
I got Mandriva 2007 and this on the config.log :
Quote:uname -m = i686
uname -r = 2.6.17-5mdv
uname -s = Linux
uname -v = #1 SMP Wed Sep 13 14:32:31 EDT 2006
Thanks !

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pepeq

13 years ago

GCC

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savri

13 years ago

Hey guys, I was wondering if you could help me figure out the problem here. When i try and install from the console i first do the ./configure and everything goes great. Then I go ahead with make and i get this:

Makefile:854: warning: overriding commands for target `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:817: warning: ignoring old commands for target `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:859: warning: overriding commands for target `bcheck-am'
Makefile:822: warning: ignoring old commands for target `bcheck-am'
make all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0'
Makefile:854: warning: overriding commands for target `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:817: warning: ignoring old commands for target `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:859: warning: overriding commands for target `bcheck-am'
Makefile:822: warning: ignoring old commands for target `bcheck-am'
Making all in client
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client'
Making all in config
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client/config'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client/config'
Making all in images
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client/images'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client/images'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all-am'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/client'
Making all in color-schemes
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/color-schemes'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/color-schemes'
Making all in style
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/style'
Making all in config
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/style/config'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/style/config'
make[3]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/style'
make[3]: Nothing to be done for `all-am'.
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/style'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0/style'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0'
Makefile:854: warning: overriding commands for target `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:817: warning: ignoring old commands for target `clean-bcheck'
Makefile:859: warning: overriding commands for target `bcheck-am'
Makefile:822: warning: ignoring old commands for target `bcheck-am'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ted/Desktop/polyester-1.0'

any ideas?

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ForrestHong

13 years ago

I encounterd this problem as you despcripted, Anybody can help us???My OS is FC5

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shadowm2006

13 years ago

Wonderful! I've been looking for the perfect KDE style/windeco for a long time, and this is definitively the best! My favorite since last Sunday!

The only problem is that I compiled the windeco and it crashes KWin (note: it's the deco... the style works fine).

Well, I think a re-compile should solve it. And your icon theme is also wonderful, it definitevly fits the polyester style.

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NuKaEm

13 years ago

Hi to everyone i'm so nu using linux and i wanna know how to install the themes/ styles i donwloaded like this polyester...thx

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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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