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

C

mart

14 years ago

it's
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=33225
but at the moment it's utterly broken :-)

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CARTMAN

14 years ago

FWIW 0.9.2 also broke colored tabs in Konversation.

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CondorDes

14 years ago

I'm also having this problem (colored tabs in Konversation aren't colored) with 0.9.2. It would be great if this could be fixed for the next release.

Thanks!

-- Des

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mart

14 years ago

uhm, what is the problem? here it seems to work, can you put a screenshot of it somewhere?

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CARTMAN

14 years ago

I don't think a screenshot will help. Did you enabled tab coloring when someone says your nick or someone messages in a channel etc? Those times tab color doesn't change. But going back to 0.9.0 tab color changes as expected.

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mart

14 years ago

ok, I think i've understood what went wrong, it shouldn't be hard to fix.

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CARTMAN

14 years ago

Looks bad in 0.9.2 compared to 0.9. I hate the new look of it :(

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cabbitgrrrl

14 years ago

Hey I love the theme, one thing that I think would be nice is if the double click to close function could detect faster doubleclicks, I usually click alot faster than it wants me to click when i double click on the icon to close the window. Another suggestion, I think it would be neat to have an option where the titlebar has the same softer glassy look as the buttons, scrollbars and highlights have.

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mart

14 years ago

>faster doubleclicks
try to tweak the "doubleclick interval" setting on the peripherals->mouse->advanced kcontrol module

>titlebar has the same softer glassy look as the buttons

maybe i haven't understood what you have asked, but doesn't the "titlebar style" option do what you want?

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cabbitgrrrl

14 years ago

nevermind the doubleclicking, it seems that is a kde issue rather than a theme issue

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bverwilst

14 years ago

what font are you using in the screenshots? It's way clearer and more sharp than my dejavu's :)

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mart

14 years ago

It's standard Bitstream Vera Sans, but with freetype recompiled with the hinting bytecode interpeter enabled (in some countries illegal due to a patent issue)

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absorbb

14 years ago

There are bugs with your window style and composite extension:
1. Often draws only little square part of window.

2. Window doesn't redraw when maximizing if shadowed text in titlebar enabled.

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mart

14 years ago

oh my god! i tought it was my videocard drivers' fault, instead it's my fault :-)
LOL
(the problòem should be in paintEvent() )

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gnumdk

14 years ago

Thanx for your theme but the window decoration painting is really slow when hidding/showing windows... (kopete, konversation, amaroK)

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mart

14 years ago

uhm, strange, here doesn't seem to have problems..
maybe it's the time i must finally decide to learn how to use a profiler? :-D

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gnumdk

14 years ago

Launche amarok
Set your background to black

hide amarok in systray
unhide it
etc...

Windec buttons are painted first and then windec bar is painted.

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Superstoned

14 years ago

i'd love to see a progress indicator like this one:
http://madpenguin.org/cms/index.php/?m=show&id=6699&page=1

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Superstoned

14 years ago

better screenshot
http://madpenguin.org/images/reviews/ubuntu604/ubuntulooks.jpg

forgot to say thanx
Thank you for this style, love it ;-)

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mart

14 years ago

yes, that is a very nice theme indeed.
maybe i should experiment a little bit around those ideas (without creating an exact copy eh :-))

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jcurry

14 years ago

I think a progress-bar something like http://www.gnome-look.org/content/pre1/31128-1.jpg
would be really cool.

Sweet style, by the way. Thanks!

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RedHyena

14 years ago

I like them all! I can't decide!

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Superstoned

14 years ago

exactly what i was thinkin' :D

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logixoul

14 years ago

When the tabs are in the bottom of the tabview (as in Konsole with default settings), the active tab is drawn flat, even though I have configured Polyester's style to Glass.

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mart

14 years ago

yeah, i know. i tried to add the glass effect on the bottom tabbar, but it didn't look very good, i should do more experiments..

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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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