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Ian Eure
Too bad.

I suggest that you make sure KLibido contains a superset of KNode functionality, so we can avoid using two newsreaders. - Mar 03 2005
I've been waiting for a KDE app that handles usenet binaries for ages.

Any chance that this can get folded into KNode? It's got several wishlist bugs asking for this functionality, 20363, 22447 etc.

In the mean time, thanks! - Mar 03 2005
Magpi in boots

Wallpaper Other by photodharma 30 comments

i don't want to make a bigger deal out of this, but i want to say that i enjoy your photography, and i enjoy the beauty of the human body. - Dec 08 2004

QtCurve by Brandybuck 34 comments

Nice, but it has a few things I dislike:

- The slider nub is a bit chunky. Perhaps if you replaced the vertical black line with a rotated rectangle (like the ones on comboboxes). Or if it looked like the scrollbar control, with the three squares and reverse gradient. Or something.

- While I don't care for the checkboxes, I really dislike the diamond-shaped radio buttons. I'm not sure what would be better, though. A circle seems somewhat out of place, since that style is so angular, but that's the only place there are 45' angles, so the diamonds don't fit in much better, either.

- The zero in the spinbox is only 1px away from the left inner edge. The other styles have a bit more space, and look better, imo. - Oct 14 2004
Kicker Improvements

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Bert 8 comments

It would be pretty neat if the Pager applet hid desktops with nothing on them. - Aug 16 2004

Network by blinkhacker 18 comments

I second this, there is no decent RSS aggregator for KDE. Kontact's is decent, but it seems really slow. After setting up 4 feeds, it pauses without redrawing every couple minutes. Or maybe it's blocking while KMail does it's mail check, I don't know.

It would be great if I could add a Web Sidebar to the Universal Sidebar, but that option is missing. - Apr 19 2004

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

bin/cue is a format for storing the raw contents of a CD.

I believe that the poster is asking for the ability to play CDDA tracks directly from a bin/cue image of an audio CD. - Apr 13 2004

Audio Apps by mkalkbrenner 21 comments

Looks nice, I can't wait for the compile to finish. :^)

The dependency on MySQL is somewhat irritating. Have you considered something like SQLite instead? I'm not bashing MySQL here, but it could be a serious barrier to new users getting this installed.

Nice taste in music, too. - Jan 22 2004
Changing permissions if you own the File

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by belze 14 comments

"The Open With and changing permission don't have anything to do with each other."
Actually, they do; when you click on a file which doesn't have an associated application (such as a script or ELF binary), you get an "open with" dialog.

"If you have Read permissions the dialog won't aperar."
Then it will be completely useless, as you are almost certain to have read permission on a file you execute. Unless you're installing from a CD, I guess.

I believe that the real problem here is that you clicked a file, and nothing happened; no error, no launch, nothing. That is bad behavior, and should be fixed, but changing permissions in the way you describe is /not/ a good thing to be doing. - Dec 21 2003

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by moty66 1 comment

thank you for providing a version unsullied by gears, logos, and other crap.

the 'conquer your desktop' text is nice and unobtrusive, and more subtle as well.

thanks again. - Dec 12 2003
Simple face

Wallpaper Other by init-0 8 comments

Before anyone jumps down you throat complaining that this doesn't have anything to do with KDE, just let me say thanks. Thanks for not plastering some ugly-ass gear or text or what-have-you all over these wallpapers. - Nov 25 2003
Crystal SVG

Full Icon Themes by everaldo 132 comments

* I think the "Home" icon is a big step backwards. It doesn't seem to fit in with the look of the other icons. I prefer the one from 0.9.
* The Unmounted CD-RW icon is quite different than the Mounted CD-RW icon, and the CD and DVD icons as well.
* There's no icon for a mobile phone.
* There are no icons for flash media, like USB fobs or flash card readers
* There's no "Mail Folder" icon.

Nice, other than that. I'm not yet sure if I prefer it over Crystal 0.9, but only time will tell. - Oct 15 2003

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by trotskyite 6 comments

coule we please, please, please get one with no logos whatsoever? - Sep 22 2003
klene icons preview

Icon Sub-Sets by jeek 14 comments

Good concept. I don't like the back/up/next/undo/redo/stop buttons at all. They're very very plain.

The minimal approach makes some icons inexplicable. What is that icon with the rounded rectangle with the off-center arrows on top and bottom? A compressed file? If so, why do you have the same motif with a border, and another icon which has a folder with the same arrows? .gz versus .tar.gz? It's not obvious at first glance.

Similarly, what's the box with the star for? Favorites? New? And why is that same star on the icon for "Paste?"

Also, the K-Menu and executable icons stand out in stark contrast to the other icons, with their myriad gear teeth. They look much more complicated than the other icons, and don't seem to quite fit. Now that I look over the image again, the Cut and Find icons seem a little off, because they are drawn with solid lines, whereas every other icon has a white (or colored) center with a black border.

I think that a little polish and thought could make this a great icon set. I agree with the other comments about making the colors consistent. Perhaps colors for actions, and b&w icons for mimetypes, or a similar color-coding scheme to make it very clear what any given icon will do. E.g. red icons are for devices, green icons are for actions, yellow icons are for folders, and white icons for files. - Jun 16 2003
Steel Icons

Icon Sub-Sets by Doches 48 comments

I don't like them. While they might look OK on a desktop, I think that the set is way too busy, and that they will look bad scaled down to 22x22 to fit on toolbars.

To each their own. - Jun 16 2003

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WinterWolf 18 comments

Open Konqueror, go to Settings->Configure Konqueror, click 'Behavior' icon, and check "Open links in new tab instead of in new window."

When you middle-click a link, it will open in a new tab. - May 28 2003
Bluecurve icons for KDE

Icon Sub-Sets by Myst 12 comments

Same here. Control Center doesn't install the theme (no error message - weird). Listing the archive by hand gives this:

tar: Skipping to next header

gzip: stdin: invalid compressed data--format violated
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors - Oct 22 2002

Wallpaper Other by trotskyite 2 comments

Why not just resize the image in Gimp? - Jun 29 2002
Logo2Icon Tutorial

Icon Sub-Sets by Markus 6 comments

One thing that you don't mention in your tutorial is how to defringe an image. If you just erase the background, you end up with an ugly fringe of color around the object you want.

With many images, you can simply use Filters->Colors->Color to Alpha. This works on most images.

For others, once you've erased the background with the wand, go to Layers->Alpha to Selection to get an exact selection of what you have on that layer, then Select->Shrink and Select->Feather to smooth it out, and finally Select->Invert and Edit->Clear.

Using veriations of those two techniques (Shrinking & Feathering) can make the end result look far better. - May 13 2002
big iron KDE (revised)

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by silcndrgn 6 comments

I prefer not to advertise what desktop i use too loud. I'd really like to see a nice high-res (1600x1200) version of the wallpaper sans kde logo - the gears look real nice, and it's much more subtle than slapping a KDE logo in the middle of the image. - Apr 10 2002
Nvidia cursor shadow

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by north 18 comments

I have a number of GeForce devices, I have a GeForce3 in my desktop, had a GeForce2 MX & a GeForce 256 prior to that, and I have a Dell laptop with a GeForce2 GO.

On my desktop, if I play a movie with XVideo, then play an OpenGL game, then try to use XVideo again, it freezes my system. Same with my laptop. Both systems occasionally have the X server or the whole system crash or freeze.

Despite what some other people in this thread say, neither system is an AMD, and neither has any sort of exotic configuration. Both systems use vanilla Linux 2.4.18 kernels. Neither system uses fbcon at all, they both run text consoles.

I've had excellent success with the non-nVidia drivers, but they don't do OpenGL, nor do they support the mobile chipsets.

While I appreciate nVidia supporting the Linux community, I think it would be far better if they just released all their hardware specs and let the community make the drivers. Right now, it's a lose-lose situation; neither the nVidia nor the XFree86 drivers have functionality and stability. But from what I've seen, the free drivers far surpass the nVidia drivers, and if it weren't for the fact that nVidia won't release the docs for the 3D engines, nobody would dream of using their software on Linux.

What's more frustrating is that I've played with some of the newer Radeon cards, and they suck rocks. Why, oh why can't we get just one decent video card manufacturer that will really listen to the Linux community? - Apr 09 2002