Keramik style on KDE3

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After drooling over the Keramik stuff in here - I searched the Internet hopelessly trying to find the source or an RPM.

I deceided to force myself to learn CVS and try to compile it myself (and I'm NO programmer!) - after fumbling around and trying several things - I got it to work!

I only wish I knew how to package it as an RPM and share it with you all!! Enjoy!

dilbert

18 years ago

I have tried and I have managed to get the smaller menu but I can't seem to get it to the center of the screen like you have done in the screenshot. Do you have any ideas on this ?

Also when I installed KDE 3 from the Texstar RPMS it installs fine but I don't have any apps in the menus and the control center has no configuration options..I still can't use it :(

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VrtlCybr2000

18 years ago

In the Settings(I right-clicked on the pannel) Set it to center align, make sure "expand to fit all" is selected, the lower the percent of screen filled(I set it to 30%, it doesn't matter....) That's it, now your pannel; is in the middle... ;-)

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kdm

18 years ago

I had the *EXACT* same problem when I insalled via the command line(I usaully install via Kpackage), I had no programs or configuration utilities. While logged into KDE3 I reinstalled all the RPMs using Kpackage and everything went fine.

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antialias

18 years ago

This style is ugly on your screenshots. You mix things too much. Slick icons don't go well with Keramik.

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spanky

18 years ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess . . . I was so thrilled that I got the keramik style to work (seeing as I'm no developer) - and I couldn't figure out where the keramik windows decoration is, so I settled for the Liquid one.

Beggers can't be choosy.

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pablorg

18 years ago

there are very varied tastes among kde types. so, percentages etc, on this site mean little.

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spanky

18 years ago

Using this page as starters:
http://www.kde.org/anoncvs.html

I downloaded only the three main modules to a directory I called kdecvs:
$cvs co kde-common arts kdelibs

Then I did: $make -f Makefile.cvs
from the kdelibs directory

Make sure you have the latest autoconf package (2.5 or greater) and set the following environment variable:

$export WANT_AUTOCONF_2_5=1

Now comes the fun part - I did the following:
$./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3/

(I have Mandrake 8.2 as basis and Texstars KDE3 RPMS - www.pclinuxonline.com)

During the configure script it may complain about missing libraries (devel packages) - these have to be installed to make it work. Keep running the above configure script and install the missing devel packages until it doesn't complain anymore about missing libraries.

After the configure script runs well (without errors) then I went to the following directories and performed the following:

from this directory as root (/home/robert/kdecvs/kdelibs/kdefx)

#make install

then I did the same thing from this directory /home/robert/kdecvs/kdelibs/kstyles/keramik

#make install

Then I went to the KDE control center and under Look and Feel -> Style I found the Keramik style there!!

I hope this makes sense - again I'm not a programmer and I fiddled with it until I got it to work . . .

Good luck!

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Matti

18 years ago

Download kdelibs from the latest kde cvs snapshot.

Unzip and untar it to a temporary directory.

In the kdelibs directory, do:

./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3/

you may need to install some development libraries or disable features to fix errors.

Once you get a clean configure, then you need to run make in each of the following directories:

/dcop
/libltdl
/kdecore
/kdefx
/kdeui

Once you've run make in those directories, go to the /kstyles directory and run make there.

Then su to root and run make install.

It seems that the standard make file run the make file in the keramik directory, so cd to the keramik directory, and run make and then make install in that directory.

Then you should have keramik in kcontrol centre.

Good Luck!

Matt

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tawesley

18 years ago

Does anyone else think that this style is SLOW!!?

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qwertz

18 years ago


guess why it isnt released yet?

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spanky

18 years ago

I have an AMD K7 850 TB with 768 MB memory and a GForce 256DDR card with the latest NVidia drivers.

I'm running Mandrake 8.2 with Texstars optimized KDE3 RPMS.

There are many factors which determine the performance of a style or WM.

Cheers

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ViRgiLiO

18 years ago

Please, I've tried several times to download kermik style, but I see I need to download ALL the KDE sources to compile. How did you do it?

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mpunkt

18 years ago

keramik was part of the kde3 release cadidate 3 (rc3), but unfortunately not included in kde 3.0.
i missed it desperately after i installed 3.0 final, so i successfully tried the following:

- get the binaries of kdelibs3-3.0rc3 _and_ kdelibs3-3.0 for your distribution from the kde ftp-server (i used rpm's for suse 7.3)

- install the rc3-version

- copy keramik.la & keramik.so from $KDEDIR/lib/kde3/plugins/styles/
to a temp-dir of your choice

- install the final version of kdelibs3 again

- copy the two keramik files back to $KDEDIR/lib/kde3/plugins/styles/

- choose keramik in the control center style dialog

that's it - for those who don't want to compile anything.
_but_ as stated before: there must be reasons this style didn't make it into the final release, so don't expect this way to be safe.

have fun -

m., klein

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