AKDC Beta3 preview 2(see changelog)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations

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Description:

AKDC means Advanced Kwin Decoration Client ;-)

with this im trying to make the life easier for graphical designers, giving them a efficient and optimized native kwin decoration code where they only need paste some pixmap and check some options.

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IMPORTANT README
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Today AKDC beta2 (will become ASSK(Advanced Skin Support for KDE)in a near future)is released
Project moved to berlios.de

credits---------------
thanks to alexandrie & treetog from pixstudio for their WB for windows between other for their awesome art work
Last changelog:

14 years ago

-alpha
1.automatic layout calculation based on pixmap size
2.fixed buttons events
3.custom border(not automatic but more readable)
4.change the 1 bit qbitmap buton decos for qpixmap.
5.some work over text shadows

-alpha2
1.buttondecos handle a custom pixmap for every events(over, normal pressed) in active and inactive mode
2.Square button and round button(square for max, mix,close round help, menu,etc) can now have diferent sizes(example round button 14x14 square button 19x19)
3.some speed fixes

-beta
1.A lot of speed improvements
2.Text Shadow color code implemented
3.App Icon Effects(colorize gamma gray transparent etc) implemented
4.right top corner adjust the size for number of buttons
5.Auto layout code implemented(you only have to paste the pixmap and the code do the rest)
6.Avatar code implemented(is just a name for a functional programable button in the decoration)
7.Code more readeable.
8.All graphic glitches fixed
9.text position code implemented
10.Some work in blending options(not functional until RC1)

-beta2
1.buttons drawing code rewrited from the scratch
2.auto layout calculation finished
3.a lot of bugfixes
4.some progress in very complex mask
5.optimized painter code for stretch pixmap(ported to drawPixmap)
6.finished disabled buttons code
7.begin the project of a new AKDC control center(maybe ready for test in rc2)
8.port image loader api to KPixmapIO(much faster)
9.finished code to handle themes with 2 different sizes(see second screenshots(is the same corona theme))
10. a lot of improvements on irregular size buttons

-beta3 Preview 1
1.change image engine to QPixmapCache
2.improvements in image's stretcher code
3.support for tool windows
4.begin the code to a new engine based on cairo(it seems to be faster than QPainter)
5.support xcomposite extensions for shadows and transparency
6. a lot of work done in blending engine
-beta 3 preview 2
1.new text and shadow api based on kdesktop shadow engine
2.icon app follow text position
3. auto truncate text when text is larger than window width
4.abort of qpixmapcache engine(is really unstable and hard to control)
5.support for kde 3.3 new buttons api
6.new control center that fit on any screen larger than 640x480
7.new theme based on alienmorph from alienware
8.speed improvements(is really fast now)

dutchglory

5 years ago

can't download...

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gabop

11 years ago

I've installed Luna with the following commands:
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix` --with-qt-dir=/usr/lib/qt3/lib64 --with-qt-includes=/usr/lib/qt3/include --with-qt-libraries=/usr/lib/qt3/lib64 --enable-libsuffix=64
make
sudo make install
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I can't find luna entry in kcontrol --> window decorations.
What's wrong? I'm using OpenSUSE 10.3 x86_64, KDE 3.5.8

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gabop

11 years ago

Now it works!
I've uninstalled kde_xp theme from k control, and then suddenly the entry appear in the windows decoration list.
I think that theme was making some kind of conflict with AKDC.
Catch ya!

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dunkelstern

12 years ago

Please upload either a project page to berlios or correct the link :)

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d4rkl0rd

12 years ago

I can't find this theme in kcontrol after I have instaleld it

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pvt14

12 years ago

The blue Luna decoration crashes KControl every time a go to Appearance & Themes > Window Decorations in order to get rid of it... The irony...

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Dapper

13 years ago

its the frickin' WinXP window decoration, why do you think I stopped using it?!?!

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angrykeyboarder

14 years ago

And the only ones I can find for this theme don't work with the latest Qt libraries. The one thing I dislike about KDE is you have to be a freakin programmer to install themes. In GNOME you can just drag and drop tarballs....

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schloob

13 years ago

all you need to do is:

extract
change to directory
./configure
make
make install

and you're done.

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angrykeyboarder

13 years ago

Like I said....

I need a .deb pkg.

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BCMM

14 years ago

Corrrect me if I'm wrong, but is that because Gnome WM themes don't have executable binaries in them? KDE has drag-and-drop archive installation for some things like icon themes.

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janet

14 years ago

I'm using the soft crystal theme. But I wish the aktive window wouldn't be blue but like the inaktive window (like icewm kristallklear). I would have changed the graphics myself but - I don't find any graphics in the package... How can I change the graphics?

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calande

14 years ago

Any one was able to edit the graphics of this theme?
Thanks,

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darkat

14 years ago

It's a set of themes I would definitely like to install on my machine.
However unfortunately they are ridden by bugs :-((

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r1a2w3

14 years ago

Aren't there already enough windecos that immitate winxp's out there? I really don't want my windeco to look like I'm using windows when I'm using linux. In my opinion the windows xp theme is very ugly and imitating it in a windeco is slightly unoriginal. (to all those planning windows immitation themes or windecos: can you please use your creative genius to come up with something original?) and for the other 3 themes, I like them alot, very slick and very nice work.

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angrykeyboarder

14 years ago

but mimicking any other OS is OK then?

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vdboor

14 years ago

Unfortunately I noticed three issues with this style:
- the control center crashes.. :-(
- the style does not display the "what is this button" well when it's moved to the right side.
- all new styles use a "configure" button as of kde 3.2 (or 3.3?) AKDC still displays all configuration options in the main dialog.

I hope you can fix these issues. But this doesn't stop me from using this style already.. because it looks awsome!! and gives my desktop a refreshing look!!



This is the crash backtrace:

Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread 1095872032 (LWP 32711)]
[KCrash handler]
#7 0x408495da in QImage::copy () from /usr/lib/qt3/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
#8 0x41ffcc64 in Corona::CoronaHandler::loadPixmap ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/kwin3_corona.so
#9 0x4200152e in Corona::CoronaHandler::createPixmaps ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/kwin3_corona.so
#10 0x41ffbbd7 in Corona::CoronaHandler::CoronaHandler ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/kwin3_corona.so
#11 0x41ffbc18 in create_factory () from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/kwin3_corona.so
#12 0x41fc6597 in KDecorationPlugins::loadPlugin ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/libkdecorations.so.1
#13 0x41f9e3db in KWinDecorationModule::resetPlugin ()
from /opt/kde3/lib/kde3/kcm_kwindecoration.so
#14 0x41fa01ab in KWinDecorationModule::KWinDecorationModule ()

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janet

14 years ago

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=24784

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janet

14 years ago

I love the corona theme, especially the huge size one. But there are three things I dislike and consider as bugs:

1. in the small (normal) view the help button is shown with a little square around it. That's ugly and doesn't fit the look of the other buttons. In the huge view it is ok.

2. using the huge size the upper side of the window isn't resize-sensitive. I can only grab and resize the window with the cursor where the stuck out part of the title bar ist :((

3. It is not possible to display the menu- and the sticky-button in the title bar :(

Or are those bugs of the debian package?

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dixiett

14 years ago

hi

i try to:
./configure
./make

./make install (as root)

and in the Control Panel don't appear this WD. why?

what I have to do?

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Ekardnam

14 years ago

try to add a prefix:

./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`

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nibbana

14 years ago

Hey, it lack of few things:
1) Luna should have an option If I want shadow under active and nonative title or just on active (like in XP).
2) Menu button is not working :(.
Great Job!
LD

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janet

14 years ago

I like this stylish decoration a lot! But I do miss two buttons: the help-button on the right and the sticky-button on the left. It is not possible to add these buttons via kcontrol. Can someone please tell me how to add them?

Sometimes there is a small round help button on the left in the middle between middle and left but it doesn't look good and it is not always there.

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viiron

14 years ago

Everything looks great, but after corona is compiled and installed, when I select in in kcontrol->Window Decorations it crashes. If you would like to see the crash output let me know.

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wolftone

14 years ago

i'd love to download some of these, but i'm asked for an ftp login/pass.

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14 years ago

-alpha
1.automatic layout calculation based on pixmap size
2.fixed buttons events
3.custom border(not automatic but more readable)
4.change the 1 bit qbitmap buton decos for qpixmap.
5.some work over text shadows

-alpha2
1.buttondecos handle a custom pixmap for every events(over, normal pressed) in active and inactive mode
2.Square button and round button(square for max, mix,close round help, menu,etc) can now have diferent sizes(example round button 14x14 square button 19x19)
3.some speed fixes

-beta
1.A lot of speed improvements
2.Text Shadow color code implemented
3.App Icon Effects(colorize gamma gray transparent etc) implemented
4.right top corner adjust the size for number of buttons
5.Auto layout code implemented(you only have to paste the pixmap and the code do the rest)
6.Avatar code implemented(is just a name for a functional programable button in the decoration)
7.Code more readeable.
8.All graphic glitches fixed
9.text position code implemented
10.Some work in blending options(not functional until RC1)

-beta2
1.buttons drawing code rewrited from the scratch
2.auto layout calculation finished
3.a lot of bugfixes
4.some progress in very complex mask
5.optimized painter code for stretch pixmap(ported to drawPixmap)
6.finished disabled buttons code
7.begin the project of a new AKDC control center(maybe ready for test in rc2)
8.port image loader api to KPixmapIO(much faster)
9.finished code to handle themes with 2 different sizes(see second screenshots(is the same corona theme))
10. a lot of improvements on irregular size buttons

-beta3 Preview 1
1.change image engine to QPixmapCache
2.improvements in image's stretcher code
3.support for tool windows
4.begin the code to a new engine based on cairo(it seems to be faster than QPainter)
5.support xcomposite extensions for shadows and transparency
6. a lot of work done in blending engine
-beta 3 preview 2
1.new text and shadow api based on kdesktop shadow engine
2.icon app follow text position
3. auto truncate text when text is larger than window width
4.abort of qpixmapcache engine(is really unstable and hard to control)
5.support for kde 3.3 new buttons api
6.new control center that fit on any screen larger than 640x480
7.new theme based on alienmorph from alienware
8.speed improvements(is really fast now)

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