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Linux Unified Kernel

System Software by linooxlee 5 comments

This kernel, if it achieves its goal, will broaden the range of applications you can run natively on your desktop. It (or the effects it has) is most certainly a part of the desktop. - Dec 10 2008
Kopete buddy pownce

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by stevenjoseph 5 comments

Yeah but no one uses email any more (spam). This functionality was always very appreciated by me in ICQ. It would be nice to see something like it in other protocols, or a workaround at the app level. - Jun 16 2008

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

The border is generally dark, just not when highlighted with a light color. I like my yellow highlight :)

Would it be possible for that pixel to not belong to the scrollbar? If it must (scrollbar being a rectangular area or something) can the scrollbar have a transparent pixel? Or can the border draw over the top of the scrollbar? Seems to work along the edges.

I obviously have no idea how you've worked the unified borders. I just figured what worked along the edges might work in the corner, and only pointed it out in case you hadn't seen it. Hope there's a solution there, but it really doesn't look bad as is. - Dec 14 2007

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

qt4 version looks amazing. The unified borders are really awesome, and something a lot of people have been waiting for for a long time.

The only *minor* issue is with a light highlight color and the corners where there is a scrollbar. See image:

A bit of black border still shows through on the corners.

Also, with the bottom border of the scrollbar "erased" by the highlight color the scrollbar somehow looks really skinny :) That's not really an issue, just something to get used to with unified borders! - Dec 13 2007

System Software by dsvilko 44 comments

still hope: not really - Nov 17 2007
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments for something that was possible with 0.9.0 but is no longer - Oct 25 2007
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

-DKGTK_KDE3=true instructs CMake to create makefiles for the KDE3 version of KDialogD. ... Turning this on, sets ... -DKGTK_QT4=false

Why? This means I can no longer have KDE3 dialogs in Qt4 apps. This is something that was entirely possible with kgtk-0.9.0.

With that version I could get kde3 dialogs in gtk2, qt3 and qt4 apps. If this is not possible with cmake, then switching to cmake was IMHO a regression.

This is IMHO broken. Qt4 apps are becoming rather common, but most kde users are still with kde3. - Oct 25 2007

Dolphin Service Menus by koko2k 54 comments

Very nice. WinRAR (nonfree though it may be) is for more sane than ark or any of the other alternatives. Integration into KDE is fun :) - Oct 11 2007
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

"B. i. Create a symbolic link from the wrapper script to your application, e.g.
ln -s /usr/local/bin/kgtk-wrapper /usr/local/bin/gimp
ii. Make sure /usr/local/bin is before /usr/bin (or wherever gimp is installed) in your $PATH
iii. Now simply run 'gimp' - this should find the wrapper script first."

This no longer works. realApp=`which $app` returns /usr/local/bin/gimp, which is of course a link to kgtk-wrapper, so it goes into an infinite loop.

Older versions had code like

dir=`dirname $0`
PATH=`echo $PATH | sed s:$dir::g`
realApp=`which $app`

to temporarily remove /usr/local/bin from PATH to make sure $app is the actual gimp binary.

Editing the latest version to do the same thing gets it to work again.

ALSO (in better news) this works with qt4jambi (qt4's official java bindings) so one can write java programs with a qt4 GUI and KDE file dialogs. Great stuff :) - Sep 30 2007

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

Thanks a ton. I had Style.ini, Stylerc, and some other variants but I hadn't stumbled into Style.conf yet :) - Sep 26 2007

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

Qt4 version is working nicely. I don't have KDE4 at the moment, so no config dialog. Where is the config file stored, so i could perhaps edit it by hand? (I'd like my Qt4 apps to match me KDE3 apps).

As far as I can see, it should be in ~/.config/Polyester. Is that correct? If so, what is it named, and what does the structure look like? Could you post an example config file for the Qt4 version after having changed some values around in the config dialog or something? Would be much appreciated :) - Sep 24 2007
Crystal Project

Full Icon Themes by everaldo 127 comments

The icons give me nothing to complain about, but it is the widget style that really draws me to this shot. Hopefully someone could find a way to implement it. I find it more pleasing than any of the shots of KDE4's interface in progress. - Sep 07 2007

Various KDE Stuff by van4dium 13 comments

"Italian and French"

German too. - Aug 26 2007

Graphic Apps by sars 10 comments

Is this intended to fill the hole left by the removal of Kooka, or as a guide to someone who wants to code a replacement app?

I for one think it's not ideal to make people start Krita or Digikam or whatever to scan something and would welcome Kooka's successor - Jun 29 2007

Utilities by Fry26 74 comments

At any rate, it is slightly annoying to have to manually synchronize. Could that happen automatically when a file or a bunch of them are dropped into the Transfer directory?

Ideally it would happen automatically when the filesystem is unmounted (and perhaps periodically before then if there are any changes).

Does this project have any relation to fusepod? - Jun 13 2007

Utilities by giorgiotani 182 comments

Sounds great, I will look forward to that port. - Apr 12 2007

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by jazztyle 9 comments

true, but karbonite would be nothing but a misspelled version of carbonite, with the kutesy k. Karbonit on the other hand is german for carbonite ;) Spelling it that way gives an excuse for the k hehe - Nov 21 2006

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by djworld 5 comments

It's tough to emulate a theme with so many options. Even ignoring the color theming, there are lots of things that vary. For example, I don't use the colored scrollbars.

Unfortunately, using Firefox with GTK widgets and GTK-Qt theme gives me a closer approximation of the widgets in my other apps, though it isn't as polished as your theme (a problem I ran into when creating a keramik theme for Opera).

Hopefully someday there can be a Qt frontend for Firefox so all this could be avoided. That aside, good job on the theme and its faithfulness! - Aug 02 2006
XP Royale Makeover

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by jestersmurf 16 comments

I have to admit, I like the look of the Royale style. In trying to recreate it in KDE I happened to use the same KDE style you did: Polymer/Polyester (at least it looks like you're using it). I wouldn't go so far with KBFX and icon themes and the like, but you did quite a job copying the look. - Aug 02 2006
Konqueror pathbar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mart 29 comments

If such a bar is used together with a standard address bar, it could be useful I guess. I have to say though, I absolutely hate it in the gtk file selector. There is no (obvious) way to type in the address (useful in such situations where one wants to enter a hidden directory, but doesn't have them displayed, meaning one can't click on it).

The added functionality of being able to navigate upwards through the tree is pretty much already there with the up button though, so it doesn't seem to bring much? True, one might need a few extra clicks to use the up button. Or, one could simply use the file tree.. Anyway, it just wouldn't offset the loss of ability to type in an address, which I do all the time, hidden directories or not. - Jun 19 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

"Option to enable/disable colored menu sort order button."

quoted for truth

Still using 0.5.5, from before color was added to sliders, sort order buttons and selected toplevel menu (and I always disable scrollbar color). It just seems like it's drifting into too-colorful-land, with no way to turn it off. - Jun 19 2006
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

./configure --prefix=/usr fixes it for sure. Stupidly of me, that is exactly what I did a month or so ago to get it working the first time.

I think I forgot I did that because and are still in /usr/local/bin. Guess I saw them there and decided --prefix=/usr wasn't needed.

Why do those two files remain in /usr/local no matter what the prefix is? oh well, works great :)

Upgraded list of apps:
gtk-pod (add directory doesn't use the KDE version, but adding files does) - Jun 07 2006
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

Same problem here on Debian Testing.

Solved by moving everything kgtk related that was in /usr/local/kde to /usr

I could hopefully solve it by passing in --prefix= in configure, I'll try that out. - Jun 07 2006

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by asdex 22 comments

One thing I wish was possible was different size icons for web and file. Right now this isn't feasible, and with all the other things that need doing, I don't think it ever will be. (I've managed, but it took some doing, and a patch) - May 26 2006
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

You are surely correct I was not thinking, sorry :( GTK was complaining about the missing .la, and I am using GTK from debian testing, which has not been recompiled with the new Xorg yet. Had I used GTK from debian unstable, there would surely not have been a problem.

Thanks for the quick response! ignore my other reply, posted before I saw yours :) - May 08 2006
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

I restored the missing .la files from the old debian packages and it compiled (it will still need to be fixed to compile without, but I really wanted to see it in action).

Works great with gimp, firefox and eclipse here. Wish it worked with gtk1.2 (for xmms) ;) Great stuff, together with gtk-qt, those gtk apps look at home in KDE! The file dialogs were sorely missing, thanks for making them easy to use. - May 08 2006
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by CraigD 453 comments

grep: /usr/lib/ No such file or directory
/bin/sed: can't read /usr/lib/ No such file or directory
libtool: link: `/usr/lib/' is not a valid libtool archive
make[2]: *** [] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/jason/Apps/cvs/kgtk-0.5.1/gtk'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jason/Apps/cvs/kgtk-0.5.1'
make: *** [all] Error 2 no longer exists in debian unstable, and will soon disappear from debian testing (one modular Xorg gets there) - May 08 2006
KBFX Panic Button

Kbfx Startmenu by kristinstickle 9 comments

I don't know why I like the idea of a panic button so much. If one can have a start button to shut down with, we can have a panic button :) It's enough to make me finally install kbfx

Please share the wallpaper too! - Feb 27 2006
The K-style: Infinity [official]

deKorator Themes by The-Error 4 comments

That looks a lot like the windeco one gets when using compiz and gnome-window-decorator. I rather liek the look of it, though gtkmenus on right click wasn't so cool. nice to find a KDE windeco that looks similar :) Good work - Feb 23 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

Can't say I'm a big fan of wasting space in menus. After trying 0.6.5 I reverted to 0.5.5. I don't need my menus any bigger thanks.

Of course the fact that I went to the trouble to downgrade instead of uninstalling should tell you I like the theme. Just not the new menus ;)

Funny that the idea spread to Lipstik. Of course the next version of Lipstik had an option to make the menus smaller again (hint) - Dec 16 2005

Utilities by pek 8 comments

Any chance you could make it possible to specify which JRE was necessary? I don't mean which version, but who's. I have a prog using the qt-java bindings that is stable with IBM's JRE but not Sun's (would love to figure out why but haven't yet and am tired of it)

Don't think I'll ever distribute it, but if I did I would need to specify that IBM's JRE was necessary. - Nov 21 2005
Misfit Model 3D

Graphic Apps by kworces 9 comments

Vegastrike and or it's mods Privateer Remake etc use .obj natively, so wavefront is nice. .3ds would be the other format that could be of use, but .obj is better. I'll have to try this out sometime. - Nov 16 2005
Improved Preview Operation

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 26 comments

The bug is still new. I'll be somewhat disappointed if this doesn't make it into KDE 3.5 ;) - Nov 11 2005

Audioplayers by sideshow 36 comments

my comment doesn't look like it did when I wrote it (probably from the xml pasted from boombox's config file). The second bug (if you couldn't figure it out from my truncated post) was ~/boombox/config option key="LastDir" value="/dir/that/no/longer/exists" causes a crash when trying to add a file to the playlist. I see what you mean about making it easier to use with the keyboard. Does make it a tad harder to use with a mouse though, hope you can come up with something for that. One would imagine there is a way to specify certain widgets be skipped when tabbing through, I might have a look at that. - Nov 11 2005

Audio Apps by steunix 85 comments

glad to see this app still going, still prefer it to kmix. Haven't had it working since the etch abi transition though. .deb broke for me (on my mostly etch but all c++ packages from sid box). Installed alsa from experimental as recommended, no go. So built from source and it still dies. (no debugging symbols found) Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/". (no debugging symbols found) `system-supplied DSO at 0xffffe000' has disappeared; keeping its symbols. (no debugging symbols found) *** [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled] [New Thread -1238104384 (LWP 21750)] (no debugging symbols found) *** [KCrash handler] #3 0xb650ebce in __gnu_cxx::__pool::_M_reclaim_block () from /usr/lib/ #4 0xb7f7f632 in __gnu_cxx::__mt_alloc::deallocate () from /usr/lib/ #5 0xb77a8ba1 in Arts::readTypeSeq () from /usr/lib/ #6 0xb7773f7d in Arts::InterfaceDef::readType () from /usr/lib/ #7 0xb77744e7 in Arts::InterfaceDef::InterfaceDef () from /usr/lib/ #8 0xb77a9603 in Arts::readTypeSeq () from /usr/lib/ #9 0xb77748d9 in Arts::ModuleDef::readType () from /usr/lib/ #10 0xb7774b2f in Arts::ModuleDef::ModuleDef () from /usr/lib/ #11 0xb77757ee in Arts::IDLFileReg::startup () from /usr/lib/ #12 0xb77476ad in Arts::StartupManager::startup () from /usr/lib/ #13 0xb776e088 in Arts::Dispatcher::Dispatcher () from /usr/lib/ #14 0xb7f6de81 in KArtsDispatcher::KArtsDispatcher () from /usr/lib/ #15 0x080597c3 in QGList::count () #16 0x08075c9c in QBitmap::~QBitmap () #17 0xb732cf04 in KUniqueApplication::processDelayed () from /usr/lib/ #18 0xb732e849 in KUniqueApplication::qt_invoke () from /usr/lib/ #19 0x080759f7 in QBitmap::~QBitmap () #20 0xb6bfcc5f in QObject::activate_signal () from /usr/lib/ #21 0xb6f8d5a5 in QSignal::signal () from /usr/lib/ #22 0xb6c1ab30 in QSignal::activate () from /usr/lib/ #23 0xb6c22444 in QSingleShotTimer::event () from /usr/lib/ #24 0xb6b92778 in QApplication::internalNotify () from /usr/lib/ #25 0xb6b92996 in QApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/ #26 0xb731c9fc in KApplication::notify () from /usr/lib/ #27 0xb6b22665 in QApplication::sendEvent () from /usr/lib/ #28 0xb6b83a44 in QEventLoop::activateTimers () from /usr/lib/ #29 0xb6b363f8 in QEventLoop::processEvents () from /usr/lib/ #30 0xb6baaea2 in QEventLoop::enterLoop () from /usr/lib/ #31 0xb6baadcb in QEventLoop::exec () from /usr/lib/ #32 0xb6b91305 in QApplication::exec () from /usr/lib/ #33 0x080573ff in ?? () #34 0xbfbb67c8 in ?? () #35 0x00000001 in ?? () #36 0x00000001 in ?? () #37 0x00000000 in ?? () #38 0xb64991e0 in __malloc_initialize_hook () from /lib/tls/ #39 0x0000000c in ?? () #40 0x00000069 in ?? () #41 0xb659ecb8 in ?? () from /usr/lib/ #42 0x0000000c in ?? () #43 0x0810fec8 in ?? () #44 0xbfbb67d8 in ?? () #45 0xb6efdf61 in QAsciiBucket::QAsciiBucket () from /usr/lib/ #46 0xb6378ec0 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/ #47 0x080572a1 in ?? () Hope this can be resolved. I'd love to see this app be part of KDE, or at least Debian. - Nov 10 2005

Audioplayers by sideshow 36 comments

couple bugs: It is hard to write anything in the input boxes in the database browser. Clicking on one with the mouse won't let you write in it, you have to click on the list above it first. In other words, to type in the 'genre' text area, I have to first click on a genre in the 'genre' list. Boombox also crashed the first couple times I tried to add a song to the playlist. The last directory I had added a song from no longer existed. Had to edit ie: will make boombox crash when trying to add a file. Doesn't happen often I guess, but happened to me :) The equalizer certainly does something: it makes everything very quiet. Is normal volume at the top instead of in the middle? I like the new icon theme. Nothing like crystal and makes no bones about it. - Nov 10 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

I love the way this style can imitate lipstik and plastik (saves on packages that need to be installed!) but I like the glass buttons best. Very nice, fits well with royale style windecos (like Suse's) - Nov 10 2005

Audioplayers by sideshow 36 comments

Awesome, can't wait to try it out! From your changes listed, at least a couple of my points from a year ago are addressed :) Amarok is a but too much of a jumble for me, boombox is a great winamp/xmms replacement in Qt. - Nov 10 2005
Future of SimpleKDE -Raleigh-

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by nunogomez 11 comments

Wow great idea, have the start button not in the corner and, listen to, watch etc buttons not on the edge! Fitts law sucks anyway.. If you are going to have 2 bars (one with the buttons and one with the currently running apps (taskbar), consider having one on top and one on the bottom. - Oct 26 2005

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by jeffreym 34 comments

I tried something like this with windowblinds once, with a similar goal in mind.

It hasn't been quite as urgent with KDE since KDE can do the Mac style menus already (though gtk and plain Qt apps don't follow along. I guess with this they could). Which leads me to wonder, what happens with Fitz + Mac style menus? I guess the buttons get shoved into the top toolbar instead? Not that using both has much sense, just sayin :) - Sep 11 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by RedHyena 3 comments

You might also want to try out right click panel->Add to panel->Applet->Storage Media - Sep 03 2005

KDE Plasma Screenshots by gr3gg 2 comments

ever try using a different color theme with bitmap based decos? - Jul 29 2005
Improved Preview Operation

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 26 comments

huh? What exactly don't you like? Loading thumbnails? If so, your complaint is with KDE, not with this patch, which increases the perceived speed by loading the thumbnails for the files you are actually looking at instead of in alphabetical order from the beginning.

If thumbnails must be loaded, a patch like this simply has to go in. Bravo submitter. - Jun 17 2005
KDesktop Menu

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by rfujimoto 115 comments

"If somebody uses small kicker sizes, clicking on this button is not an easy task"

If the button is in the corner, it is not small, it is infinitely big. People can just throw the mouse to the corner: it's not possible to overshoot. - Apr 04 2005

Audio Apps by tommycw1 15 comments

Have a bit of mercy for them :) From the sounds of it they didn't really expect anyone but Lindows users to use it, and I bet it runs pretty well there. Who knows though.. - Jan 25 2005

System Software by pks 4 comments

What advantages does this app offer over ksensors? Being smaller? - Jan 02 2005
KDE CC/IC, Konqueror, KMail (IN CVS)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lokheed 128 comments

After stumping for Plastik (and thereby dogging keramik), he presents shots so dripping with eyecandy my teeth hurt.

Everyone loved keramik at first, and judging by the approval rating, everyone loves this. Give it time though, and just like everyone wants plastik now instead, people would be begging for something more subdued for the control center.

Remember how keramik turned out, don't go hog wild with some other part of KDE. - Dec 25 2004
Kaffeine Player

Video Apps by juergenk 179 comments

I don't plan on ever upgrading from 0.4.3. The new layout simply does not look good.

I regret saying this, as the new version adds some useful features, but the new layout is disagreeable enough to me that the new features aren't worth it. - Dec 24 2004
Improving KDE

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by andrunko 313 comments

I would hope the new sidebar is optional. It eats up a lot of space compared to the old one: it really reduces the vertical space available for the tree and I'm not a big fan of the tabs-in-front-of-and-behind-other-tabs look.

Also anything that *requires* renderaccel to perform well should definitely be optional.

So there is a choice between yet more options, or changing the default (imho, to a less sane default) .. bleh. Bear in mind, eye ecandy is cool until you have to stare at it forever. Remember how much everyone loved Keramik before they tried it in daily use? - Nov 28 2004
Improving KDE

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by andrunko 313 comments

- To improve the performance of the rubberband try to enable the option "RenderAccel" in your XF86Config file."

Fark.. why should something as simple as a rubberband be so crusted up that the user has to try to improve its performance? This could only really go in if it was optional. Hooray foreven more options in the control center :D I sure don't mind addming more options, but Eugenia et al will certainly complain. - Oct 27 2004