Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

Thomas, could you update bespin.h to reflect changes made to Qt 4? The fact that bespin does not unpolish widgets is driving me crazy when switching styles :) Thanks, and happy hacking. - Dec 11 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Hi eagle, thanks for your comments.

The roundness error was fixed in the 0.1.3.2 snapshot, see http://www.pastebin.ca/1078018 for the patch. It was not applied to 0.2 because I had hoped to merge the new frame engine (which I did not).

Regarding your suggestions, I tried some grips on scrollbar/sliders, but either my attempts failed, or they just do not belong to this style. Configuring arrow placement may be addressed in an update, I use a pen PC and I would like to see them both placed at the top. - Dec 09 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Thanks for your feedback! You can change the size of the scrollbars using the Layout options in the configuration dialog. And I agree that the color schemes need some work; now that Skulpture respects more KDE colors, they should be updated. - Dec 09 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

It is Oxygen (default) from 4.2 beta on newer screenshot, and Aya on older screenshot. - Dec 04 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Thanks for the clarification, Thomas. My impression was that KPixmapCache and its huge files in /var/tmp/ were actually used for the scaled icons. - Nov 27 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Cool, thanks! Super fast delivery service :) - Nov 27 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Hi goona, always on the bleeding edge :)

Regarding the icons, the idea was to test which applications use hard coded sizes, and which allow truly scalable icons. I don't know for sure why, KDE 4 ships SVG icons, but for some reason it still uses the PNG bitmaps, so they look blurry when scaled.

You can replace line 5179 with "return 32;" (or value 22, 48, or 64) to get sharp icons. I will add a configuration option in an update, if KDE 4.2 still does not use the SVG files.

About the coloring of the disk space gauge: You should be alarmed when the color gets red :) Okey, fun aside, you can disable the coloring by replacing line 6821 with "return false;" in skulpture.cpp source.

Hope that helps to solve your issues. - Nov 27 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

The option should work again (0.1.9.23). - Nov 19 2008
Skulpture

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 36 comments

Thank you for your kind words :) - Nov 15 2008
deKorator

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 133 comments

You forgot one step: After selecting the theme from the list, you have to click "Apply Theme Paths". Check the Paths page if all paths for the theme are correctly applied. Only then you can click "Apply". - Nov 09 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Some versions of the GTK+ bridge cannot handle zero-sized scroll buttons, so you may need to disable the option in Skulpture that allows the scroll bar to cover the arrows. Disabling only works with 0.1.3, but not the 0.1.9 snapshots. - Nov 07 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Thanks kucrut, just remember that the version of the snapshot changes frequently, so your ebuild will soon fail to fetch the source. - Nov 06 2008
deKorator

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 133 comments

This works fine here, do you have a writable ~/.kde/share/apps/deKorator/themes directory? Are themes installed to this location? If installing a theme does not work (maybe because it has non-conforming format), you can extract it and set theme paths manually. I have seen some themes on this site that need such manual installation. - Nov 02 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

And this goal has been reached on 28-Oct-2008 ;) - Oct 30 2008
deKorator

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 133 comments

Happy porting :) If you miss any functionality in dekorator/KDE4, just bug me.

Regarding porting Domino themes: I hope to have some legacy domino_*rc settings import in Skulpture, at least for colors and gradients. - Oct 21 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Well, I also needed several iterations, and I am still not satisfied. Next Skulpture should have improved graphics for checkboxes and radiobuttons, which look a bit blurry and wired with some color schemes. The intention was to have a "glow effect", but I miserably failed at that :) - Oct 16 2008
deKorator

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 133 comments

Hi moty, the credit and fame goes back to you :) - Oct 09 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

SeaJey, there should be a style configuration dialog (the button next to the combobox in systemsettings, where you selected Skulpture style). If there is not, you did not compile with KDE extensions. - Oct 07 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

The style bridge engine probably has problems with scrollbars covering the arrows. Report that bug to the GTK-Qt4 authors, and in the meantime disable that option in the Skulpture configuration dialog. Disabling does not work in 0.1.9 snapshots, you need 0.1.3 stable version. - Oct 07 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

You are right, DonVla, there are currently two branches:

* 0.1 branch has 0.1.3.5 snapshot for an eventual 0.1.4 release,
* 0.2 branch has 0.1.9.16 snapshot, approaching a 0.2.0 release.

Since it will take some time until 0.2 is stable, I will keep maintaining a 0.1 stable branch. This development model may be confusing, but it has its advantages.

Both snapshots are provided without any testing, but you are free to try them and report bugs and/or suggestions. To the 0.1 branch only fixes (security, stability, usability) are applied, though. - Oct 06 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Reactions from people on IRC, and in forums. Ask frank to make a poll :) - Oct 06 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

I am very glad that you like Skulpture, sparxxxie, but the majority of users would like to keep Oxygen as default style. - Oct 06 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Cool, added it. No wonder I failed to build a Hardy package, looks like the needed magic for Intrepid is considerably simpler :) - Oct 04 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Thanks SeaJey! :) Yesterday I came up with an idea for a completely different style, but first I have to finish Skulpture. - Oct 04 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Sorry for the update noise, but I have good news for Kubuntu users that did not compile from source, but used the Debian package, and as such, did not get the window decorations due to some differences in KDE 4 paths.

Thanks to nixternal's awesome work, Skulpture is now in Kubuntu Hardy PPA repository. I am not really familiar with those repositories, but the download link should guide you to the address.

The packaged version is a 0.1.3.5 snapshot (you can download source from the Skulpture home page), so some feedback would be nice.

Thanks,
Christoph - Oct 02 2008
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

I get updates nearly every day, just "svn up" :) - Oct 01 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Hi Tail,

it is really unfortunate that different desktops use different theming engines, and theme bridges are not really usable yet. I have seen Skulpture on GTK+ using a GTK+/Qt bridge, and it just looked horrible.

If your goal is to copy the artwork of Skulpture, it would be a good idea to use the same (or derived) name for your theme, so people understand your aim.

Maybe provide a link to the Skulpture home page, so that people switching desktops would find the original theme. I would in return provide a link to your theme.

The GPL additionally protects the freedom of the code, so I strongly suggest that you release your code or theme files with a license that does the same. - Sep 30 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Hi ohcalcutta, nice to see that you are still using Skulpture :) Did you manage to get rounded buttons? If you like, you can try 0.1.9.x snaphots, I hope to make some progress in the next weeks. - Sep 28 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Thanks dimsuz, I am still a bit busy, but autumn holidays are nearing, and I plan to continue working on Skulpture then. - Sep 22 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Okey, I give up :) - Sep 05 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Thanks for the prompt feedback, nickkefi. Could you be so kind and test if the Kubuntu package http://skulpture.maxiom.de/playground/kde4-style-skulpture_0.1.3-2_i386.deb works? Please remove any copies of Skulpture (old package and your copied files) before testing. Thanks in advance! - Sep 05 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

I removed the Kubuntu download link.

The Debian package only works for the Qt 4 style, not for the KDE 4 additions (decoration etc.) because (as was my guess) Kubuntu has different KDE 4 paths as Debian.

We will have to wait until someone is able to create Kubuntu packages.

In the meantime, you could install the Debian package, and then copy some files as described by http://skulpture.maxiom.de/playground/skulpture-debian2kubuntu.sh

Please give feedback, if this fixes the installation. - Sep 04 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

(K)Ubuntu probably uses different paths for KDE 4 than Debian (for whatever reason), so if you cannot get the Debian package working, please install from source until this problem is resolved.

You need package kdebase-workspace-dev to build it from source, also see INSTALL file. - Sep 04 2008
deKorator

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 133 comments

Thanks Thailandian for the problem report, I was able to reproduce the effect you described.

Please try setting the "Show bottom border when window is shaded" option on the Misc tab until I have a fix, and let me now if this workaround helps. - Aug 30 2008
deKorator

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 133 comments

I forgot to add: During porting, I had to disable the "blend" and "solarize" modes, so these do not work. - Aug 26 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Thank you, skinwalker, for agreeing with Robert, but I don't understand why you say it is a complete theme, have a look at what Azenis includes!

Regarding "new themes": Since school started this week, there will be not much time left for hacking, so do not expect anything new for a while. I will try to improve Skulpture, as long as there are ideas for improving it. If you have ideas, please share :) - Aug 14 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Hi Robert, thank you for your comment! I am sorry for converting you to a square theme ;)

Anyway, for further customization (button roundness etc.) please download the "Skulpture Hacking Document". If you have more wishes/ideas for future versions, please let us know. - Aug 10 2008
Bespin

Be-Shell/Bespin by thomas12777 1663 comments

You are missing package "kdebase-workspace-dev" (or "kdebase4-workspace-devel" on openSUSE). - Aug 07 2008
PowerManager

System Software by f3lip3 7 comments

Thanks for creating a Qt 4 version of a power manager! KPowersave is one of the last applications that have not been ported to KDE 4 yet.

Btw, it is spelled "Dynamic", and the 40 percent icon is not used because of wrong icon name ("0040" vs. "040")

I am looking forward to your display brightness settings, it doesn't work with KPowersave, but works with echo command on my system. - Aug 05 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Sorry, I cannot help you with the .deb package, maybe someone else has run into the same problem and could help. But you could try installing from source, if everything else fails. - Aug 04 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

nickkefi, there is a Debian binary package (.deb) download on this page :) but it requires KDE 4.1.0, older versions are not sufficient. If you want to install from source, here are some hints:

You need packages "kdebase-workspace-dev", "cmake", and the C++ build environment. If you are missing the KDE 4 development packages, you will end up with a Skulpture version without window decoration and configuration page.
Type "PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib/kde4/bin sh install.sh" command inside skulpture-0.1.3 source directory. You get asked for your root password during the installation. Restart KDE. If everything works fine, you should have Skulpture style and window decoration. If not, please use http://pastebin.ca/ and post the output of the install.sh command here.
Type "sh uninstall.sh" from the recently installed source directory to remove Skulpture. - Aug 03 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Ah, nvidia's XRender performance again :) Konqueror shadows have been in Skulpture since 0.1.0 and on my system (Intel 855 integrated graphics) the difference in speed is marginal.

Anyway, if performance is unbearable on your system, you can disable KHTML shadows (see hacking document). - Jul 30 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Since the next version of Skulpture will not be available soon, I got a little "KDE 4.1 release present" for you:

If you are able to compile from source, you might be interested in the recently added "Skulpture Hacking Document" (download above). It contains hints about code lines to change for specific customizations. Line numbers refer to 0.1.3.x version.

Highlights include:
* enable smooth item scrolling and single-click activation
* customize shadow and frame contrast
* customize layout spacing and window margins
* customize button roundness and gradient
* customize progress and scrollbar appearance
* set global Qt style sheet for further customization (e.g. different colors for checkmark/progressbar etc.)

Read warnings. Otherwise: Happy Hacking! - Jul 29 2008
Skulpture

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 36 comments

http://skulpture.maxiom.de/playground/skulpture-hacking.txt
Only add comments about decoration here, otherwise use theme/style entry.
Read warnings, happy hacking! - Jul 29 2008
Skulpture

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 36 comments

goona, why the heck didn't you ask me earlier!? *snarl*

The progress bar is actually the oldest part of Skulpture (having its roots in ancient Qt 4.0 days), and no enhancement request has been made until today. What exactly don't you like about it? The coloring? The frame? The fill gradient? The text?

Anyway, the 0.1 branch is frozen (only fixes for show stoppers will be done), so you will have to wait for 0.2, which may or may not be released before KDE 4.2.

And yes, we are still at 0.1 version, not 1.3 :) - Jul 28 2008
Skulpture

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 36 comments

Added. I only created it for the preview, use at your own risk :) - Jul 28 2008
Skulpture

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 36 comments

Well, this decoration has been designed to fit Skulpture widget style, so no round edges for now, sorry. Future versions (0.2.x) are planned to have rewritten frame code, but I cannot give any ETA yet.

Could you try and test the binary package? I got no feedback if the Debian package actually works with Kubuntu/Ubuntu. You might need to wait for official KDE 4.1 packages in your KDE repositories, though. Should be out shortly.

Thanks,
Christoph - Jul 28 2008
Skulpture

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 36 comments

Hi mechanist, the answer is the same, see above :) Thanks for your comment! - Jul 28 2008
Skulpture

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by skulptor 36 comments

Hi goona, the disk space gauge is actually a new KDE 4.2 widget, I am running KDE from trunk. Sorry for publishing a screen shot even before the 4.1 release ;)

Also, the look is probably not final, as it has some problems with brighter color themes, but the commit is very young. - Jul 28 2008
Skulpture

Application Styles by skulptor 369 comments

Fixed. See comment below. Thanks for the screenshot. - Jul 20 2008