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

janet

14 years ago

Sounds great :)

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vlatko27

14 years ago

how do i use this theme in mandriva? i've done the configure-make-make install but i can't see the theme in the theme manager. which prefix should i have used when using ./configure?

please help,
vlatko

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beli0135

14 years ago

Hi

Installed rpm for SuSE 10.1 and?
What with it? Polyester doesn't appear in themes.
Sorry for being stupid, but how to use it?

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mart

14 years ago

It's due to a version mismatch between the installed kde version and the one on which the theme was builth
(see http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/#kde35)

I fear you will have to build it yourself :-(

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beli0135

14 years ago

I have compiled, built and installed as instructed in Install file.
OK.. everything passed OK.

However, I still do not know how to use it. How to change my theme to it, as there is nothing in theme manager.

Please explain. Some documentation would be nice also.
Thanks

Emil

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mart

14 years ago

did you have installed the theme to the right prefix? (in suse do ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3)

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petar

14 years ago

Same here. Good to see I'm not the only one around...

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liviopl

14 years ago

I wonder, if you add option "use tick checkbox".

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dentharg

14 years ago

The ebuild doesn't work. It's name is wrong and does not conform to Gentoo standards.

It should be polyester-1.0_beta1.ebuild

Otherwise you can't create digest and emerge it.

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mart

14 years ago

it will be corrected in the next release

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sbenitezb

14 years ago

I wonder if you can implement toolbar buttons borders like those in some Mac OS X applications or Office 2007, that are joined together when they are related (i.e. no separator between them).

An Office 2007 screenshot. I like the way those buttons look.

http://blogs.msdn.com/photos/jensenh/images/547376/original.aspx

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Lethe

14 years ago

With so many great styles/themes around now (Serenity, Domino et al) - this one is excellent and slightly pips them.

I really like the way scrollbar/menu spacing etc. is adjustable - I hate big widgets :-)

One small bug... in the [configure...] of the style, if you only adjust a spin box or color and [OK] the apply button doesn't become active. I found I had to toggle a checkbox to get it to happen.

Other than that - perfect (even more perfect with the colour scheme 'coffee' gotten from here)! This is the style/theme I have been looking for.

Thanks,

Nick

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cabbitgrrrl

14 years ago

Hi I am trying to use the new Beta on KDE 3.5.4 and like the window deco doesnt seem to want to work on it

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angrykeyboarder

14 years ago

As of this writing the links for the Fedora Core 4 and 5 packages went nowhere.

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HessiJames

14 years ago

hi,

i don't know, who's 'fault' this is, but when i set the header of a list view to 'not clickable', polyester still colors the first column like a sorting column.

btw. thanks for this great style. greetings hessi

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PARENA

14 years ago

Hmmm, everything went fine at home (KDE 3.5.2 on AMD64), but it didn't go too well here at work (also KDE 3.5.2). The Style is working, but the Windec is broken. When I select it in the Control center, kcontrol crashes:

QPainter::setPen: Will be reset by begin()
KCrash: Application 'kcontrol' crashing...
KCrash cannot reach kdeinit, launching directly.

Very weird. I'm using GCC 3.4.5 here (3.4.6 at home).

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mart

14 years ago

I fear this is an issue that pops only on amd64, since I don't have one will be a blind hunt, but I will search for that bug

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PARENA

14 years ago

Actually, you understood wrong: on my home PC (the AMD64) everything is fine. It's my work machine (P4) that has the bug.

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PARENA

14 years ago

FYI: I tried compiling myself as well as through Gentoo Portage

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PARENA

14 years ago

Hi, great windec and style. I'm trying them out for a while.

Anyway, there's a small bug when you have maximized windows and rounded corners. The corners are a bit broken. You can see the rounded corners as well as the non-rounded once. Try it out. You can see it especially well when you only have a window maximized vertically.

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mart

14 years ago

uhm, I see, yeah, ugly indeed. I will see what i can do

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screemo

14 years ago

Hi mart,

Could you possibly make an option to move the close button more to the upper right corner, so that when windows are maximized, you can close them by moving the mousepointer all the way to the last pixel of the upper right corner and still hit the button ?

Now there's like 1-2pixels, and you have to move back to click the close button.

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suslik

14 years ago

Title-bar items are not part of this style. They are controlled by "Window Decoration" module, not "Style"

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screemo

14 years ago

Thsts just great - and let me enlighten you...

This is indeed both a kwin and widget-style, maybe you should take a look at the descripton. Or maybe even try it before commenting ?

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suslik

14 years ago

This is indeed both a kwin and widget-style,

Widget style is awesome, but
who in a right mind would call that abomination 'win deco'?

That is what I meant - for all intents and purposes, Polyester is only a widget style. But, a demn good one!

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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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