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Ryan Ryan Nickell

Karamba & Superkaramba 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 15 2008
There are some todo themes. Searching by filtering to 'karamba' and then using the description field, entering 'todo', should yield some results. - Oct 26 2006

Karamba & Superkaramba 3 comments

by dpu83
Score 50.0%
Oct 24 2006
"only when needed" ? That's the key. You can call widgetUpdated() in other functions of you python script when you need. If you are responding to events you can then call that to update things that normally get updated on an interval.

It really depends on what you are doing or what you need to happen. - Oct 24 2006

Karamba & Superkaramba 87 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
Mar 21 2006
there have been reports that it is now working with compiz. I am still unable to verify personally, but please feel free to post versions of x/compiz that are still causing problems. - Jul 12 2006
They're always on top for you? Strange. Does this happen for you if you don't run compiz as well? - Mar 25 2006
There has been at least one report of crashes on compiz. If anyone can verify this,comment on it, drop by IRC, send an email to me or post a bug on, that would be great.
I just want to verify that it is truly superkaramba causing a problem and not something else. - Mar 21 2006
You may want to view the config.log to see why it failed. The configure script is from the standard kde modules so there shouldn't be anything out of the ordinary.
My superkaramba is linked against /usr/X11R6/lib/
which is symlinked to /usr/X11R6/lib/ - Mar 21 2006
skz files are really zip archives. So you can do a unzip foo.skz. - Sep 21 2005
After testing some themes I've uploaded I've fixed a problem with downloading skz files from kdelook. I didn't see the problem you were having unfortunately. For anyone wanting the fix that allows you to get skz themes from the theme dialog and install them, you can check out the latest SVN in branches/KDE/3.5/kdeutils or just wait for the next beta release of KDE 3.5. Sorry about the mixup. - Aug 11 2005
[Idea] amarok with tabs

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 9 comments

by yll
Score 50.0%
Jul 11 2006
Recently the SVN version changed the layout somewhat. Here's a screenshot of a recent checkout:

Hop on IRC and talk to the devs in #amarok on or open a wishlist/bug on it from if you'd like to add input. - Jul 12 2006
Gray Desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots 4 comments

by gremo
Score 50.0%
May 19 2006
I believe that's Knifty window decoration. - May 19 2006
KDE Trash

Karamba & Superkaramba 35 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 27 2007
What would be convenient is if you had konqueror open up trash:/ upon clicking on the theme.

Just my 2 cents. - May 14 2006
Moodin Theme Creator Website

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 15 2006
I'm actually in the process of making a Web 2.0 creator for SK themes, once I get time. - Apr 15 2006
boo karamba theme

Karamba & Superkaramba 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 25 2006
It is b/c the interval in the .theme file is set to 100 milliseconds for the update to occur.
You could try changing that to be a little more forgiving, but then "boo" won't move around as fast.

Very unique theme by the way. Very cool! - Mar 25 2006
Smoothblend windec debian package

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 01 2005
When installing a windec that replaces the running windec, you simply have to call in a terminal:
kwin --replace &

That will reload it on all running windows. - Mar 08 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 28 2006
The corners are very sharp and rectangular. I don't see that pleasing to the eye personally. It shouldn't be hard using the dekorator windec schema if you wanted to do this on your own. - Feb 28 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes 395 comments

by mart
Score 50.0%
Feb 17 2009
Just saw that I was mentioned in the AUTHORS file. Thanks for the credit!
Keep up the good work. - Feb 10 2006

Karamba & Superkaramba 24 comments

by Matti
Score 50.0%
Dec 02 2006
Another fantastic theme from Matt. Keep on keepin on... - Feb 05 2006
Crystal Monitor

Plasma 4 Extensions 124 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 08 2010
The maindata.xml file pointed to a .theme file that only had three lines in it with the THEME directive. SK expects .theme files to have a KARAMBA line which is why it says it can't read the config file.

I'm working on a utility that will perform the skz packaging and validation for users and should be up shortly for download. - Feb 04 2006

Karamba & Superkaramba 156 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 03 2008
special characters should have been addressed in SVN SuperKaramba. 3.5.1 will have the fixes for it. If it isn't resolved, please post a bug for it at - Jan 13 2006
vSMP Monitor

Karamba & Superkaramba 15 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 25 2006
Verified that the problem is indeed b/c of the maindata.xml file missing. It probably worked locally for the author since the name of the file is vsmp.skz, but when uploading to kdelook the file name gets prepended with a number like 33011-vsmp.skz.
SK looks for a matching .theme file the same name as the package name if there is no maindata.xml file. So, to remedy this, just add a maindata.xml file to your skz package. The details are listed on our release notes page: - Jan 13 2006
I think the author has forgotten to add a maindata.xml file to the skz package. - Jan 13 2006
Aero AIO

Karamba & Superkaramba 342 comments

Score 50.0%
May 17 2006
--- 2006-01-10 13:02:45.395065474 -0500
+++ 2006-01-10 12:57:55.245626967 -0500
@@ -97,7 +97,10 @@
karamba.setTextSensor(widget, self.used_total, 'sensor=memory format="%us of %ts MB" interval=' + str(inter) + '000') = karamba.createBar(widget, x + 2, y + 14, 136, 6, theme + "bar_140.png")
self.border = karamba.createImage(widget, x, y + 12, theme + "border_140.png")
- karamba.setBarSensor(widget,, 'sensor=memory format="%u' + mem_type + 'b" interval=' + str(inter) + '000')
+ if ( mem_type == "m" ):
+ karamba.setBarSensor(widget,, 'sensor=memory format="%umb" interval=' + str(inter) + '000')
+ else:
+ karamba.setBarSensor(widget,, 'sensor=memory format="%us" interval=' + str(inter) + '000')

karamba.changeTextColor(widget,, color[0], color[1], color[2])
karamba.changeTextColor(widget, self.percent, color[0], color[1], color[2])

This addresses the Swap bar not being shown although the numbers are correct. - Jan 10 2006
Is this possibly related to this bug: - Nov 16 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 31 2005
Can you file a bug on this at listing any/all options you run with kompmgr? - Dec 31 2005

KDE Plasma Screenshots 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 16 2005
There are some command line options for compmgr that get rid of the drop shadows for SK themes.
I believe it is something like:
compmgr -Ff
But, check the man page for compmgr to find out for sure. - Dec 16 2005
superkaramba mockup

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

by hili
Score 50.0%
Dec 08 2005
At least one devel is listening on kdelook. ;)
Normally you can find a handful of people on #superkaramba that can talk about ideas in real time as well. is also a good place for us to keep track of wishlist items and feature requests. - Dec 09 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba 16 comments

by Matti
Score 50.0%
May 01 2007
That's totally up to you to have it that way. There may be a way to add another providers list to SK's new stuff. I'll have to look at that. - Dec 08 2005
It's not problem. Just keep making cool themes Matt. Oh, and btw, your download links to URL's breaks the New Stuff downloading, so people can't get your themes from the theme dialog. - Dec 08 2005

that's in the SK release package examples.
ord() gives a hex value of a char, and the enter key gives a 13. - Dec 06 2005
I believe you check for ord(char) == 13 in keyPressed().
One of the two example input themes uses it. - Dec 04 2005
I see you're making new themes! Nice graphics matt. And it just works.
One note, can you make your text field interpret 'enter' as the submit actuator? - Dec 04 2005

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 15 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
May 04 2005
I'll see what I can do about getting this updated in the next day or so. - Nov 27 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba 21 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
Nov 27 2005
Sorry about that. It should be fixed now. - Nov 27 2005 Search

Karamba & Superkaramba 29 comments

by sg1
Score 50.0%
Nov 22 2005
Btw, for anyone where the text is garbled b/c of your LANG setting, it is fixed and a new package of SK will be posted for those of you not using 3.5 yet. - Nov 22 2005
Actually there is a way to test for enter being pressed. In fact the example that comes with SK does this.

In keyPressed() callback do this:
if ord(char) == 13: # Enter - Nov 15 2005
It is self contained and easy for the New Stuff downloading dialog to manage. - Nov 02 2005
Plugins for Aero-AIO-0.8b

Karamba & Superkaramba 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 14 2005
Btw, you can allow click and drag of the audio slider bar instead of an up/down button. Be sure to check out the examples theme for SK called mouseDrag that is distributed with SK.
Just a thought. - Nov 14 2005
Smooth Blend

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 116 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
Jun 13 2005
Those signals are different between kde 3.1 and 3.2+. It is a warning and should be safely ignored for now. - Oct 18 2005
Although it isn't fixed in the download posted here on kdelook, this should be possible in the 3.5 alpha. Just make sure that you check the box located here: Control Center->Desktop->Window Behavior->Moving->Allow moving and resizing of maximized windows - Aug 14 2005

System Software 100 comments

Score 63.3%
Jun 09 2007

It will be the default clock for kde4 as it stands currently. - Oct 14 2005

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 74 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 31 2005
This is pretty nice and clean. One thing I think you're missing is a fade in to the glow instead of an instant state change as it is now.
Smooth Blend uses this so you can look at the code to do it. Plastik also has it.
Keep up the good work! - Oct 13 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 30 2005
So, have you tried the other qstat karamba theme that I wrote?

It supports all the games that are out there for qstat. ;) - Sep 20 2005

Wallpaper Other 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 19 2005
How about a green? - Sep 19 2005

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Sep 17 2005
It all looks so nice, and then you still have the old clock applet. The new clock in kde4 will be Style Clock. It is themeable, flexible and looks much better than the old clock applet. I personally use Centurion mode. ;) - Sep 17 2005
Window Decoration Generator (decgen)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 77 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 08 2006
Now are the colors hardcoded into the windec based on the png's used or does it still honor the kde colors specified that non generated windecs use? - Sep 14 2005

KDE Plasma Screenshots 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 08 2005
I see that you are using Smooth Blend. Nice choice. ;) Tecplot? I've never used it.. is that a modeling program of sorts? - Sep 09 2005
Throbber: KDE Logo [CCW]

Icon Sub-Sets 18 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 02 2007
Go view the in use screenshot at I originally thought this one was better, but after seeing it in use, I would like the other one.,com_smf/Itemid,48/expv,0/topic,441.0 - Sep 05 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba 63 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
Jul 24 2006
Actually I was testing this with Crystal Clear so I would suspect that it depends on if the icon theme you have selected has the icons for you apps or not. Glad you like it! - Sep 03 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba 3 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
Aug 11 2005
Thanks Holz. Long time no frag. Glad you like it! If you want to monitor Call of Duty, just select RTCW type, and enter the ip:port of the call of duty server and it works just fine. - Aug 15 2005
My best desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 14 2005
Have you tried the Baghira ALI yet in CVS? I bet Thomas would like some feedback on it. - Aug 15 2005