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Urs Roesch
shamaroK

Various KDE Stuff by synthetik 5 comments

Ok here we go:
- The window decoration is Plastik which comes with KDE 3.2
- The widgets are B3/KDE
- The font is Bitstream Vera Sans Mono (bold at 11pt). The font itself is free and you should be able to get it from http://www.gnome.org/fonts/

cheers,

--urs - Mar 16 2004
shamaroK

Various KDE Stuff by synthetik 5 comments

That would be great.

cheers,

--urs - Mar 12 2004
Kopete -> Cygwin style

Kopete Styles by synthetik 4 comments

Ok, I think I found the bug you were talking about. Should be fixed now. - Mar 08 2004
Kopete -> Cygwin style

Kopete Styles by synthetik 4 comments

errhhhh.... sorry don't quite get it...

Are you talking about the actual body text after the $-sign which does line up with the $-sign once the line breaks.

Maybe it's just a slip up in the logic. I'll have a look tonight. - Mar 08 2004
Kopete -> iChat Style

Various Stuff by Magus 53 comments

hint (and shameless plug): have a look at the Cygwin or Konsole style.... - Mar 08 2004
Kopete -> iChat Style

Various Stuff by Magus 53 comments

one suggestion instead of hardcoding the path to each picture use a xsl variable that way you have to type it only once :) - Mar 07 2004
Kopete -> Konsole style

Kopete Styles by synthetik 8 comments

this is the only style I have so far, but I was thinking of doing one called Cygwin which is using, surprise, surprise, the Cygwin command line as a template.

I'll post it once I got around actually implementing it ....

cheers,

--urs
- Mar 03 2004
Kopete -> Konsole style

Kopete Styles by synthetik 8 comments

Dunno since I don't speak or write any of the BiDi languages myself. I'd appreciate if you could let me know how well they will work.

Although the style was initially a copy & paste job of XChat, I considerably changed the layout in version 0.4. And testing is the only way to find out at this point.

Additionally if you can let me know a style that works well with BiDi I can try to factor it into the next release. - Feb 29 2004
Kopete -> Konsole style

Kopete Styles by synthetik 8 comments

I got a version which is using hard coded colors but I thought the one where you can fiddle a bit with the 'em is better. - Feb 26 2004
KPhotoAlbum

Graphic Apps by blackie 13 comments


...but there is a couple of things that I found rather disappointing, although still think this is the best tool to manage my photo collection on KDE so far.


Interface

I like the fact that the thumbnail size can be changed is a really cool, but the no matter what size I choose the result is really jaggy. Smooth thumbnails would really improve the overall look.
I think the single window interface is rather confusing and makes navigation hard. Splitting the window into a navigation part with categories in one and the thumbnail browser in the other would accelerate moving through the pictures.
Under Settings->Configure KimDaBa the Categories are called Option Groups but in the Member Groups dialog they are 'Category' which is rather confusing.

Features

The Categories could be more configurable to have options similar to the form designer in bookcase (KDE application). That way the form could be more compact and more options would fit on the screen at once.
Hirarchical Location structures would be a real boon. I'm lazy and want to setup my Location so that if I choose a place like Vancouver B.C. it would automatically inherit British Columbia & Canada & North America to name but one possibiliity. This might be already possible to some extend with the Member Groups but I haven't figured it out yet. A good example is fotoon (KDE graphic tool) that seems to have a feature like this.

Bugs

Trying to commit image descriptions while thumbnails are being created crashes the application (experienced it more than once).

Probably not a bug, but selecting multiple images and pressing Ctrl + 1 takes forever to bring up the dialog, while pressing Ctrl + 2 on the same pictures brings up the dialog real snappy. Is this because the thumbnails have to be created?



I'd like to help with coding the application but I don't know any C++ at all so I hope this feedback is helpful.
Anyway keep up the good work. - Feb 25 2004