asteroid

KDE 3.5 Themes

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This is a widget style that was designed to be a pixel-for-pixel clone of the Microsoft Windows 2000 user interface widgets. I implemented it entirely from scratch, using screenshots and xmag, as well as VMware back in the day. The widget style is licensed under the terms of the modified BSD license included in the LICENSE file.

Munjoy Linux (http://www.munjoylinux.org/) uses this style as the default in their distro. Many thanks to David Chester for dropping a patch on me that implements a few widgets that I never got around to.

-Chris Lee (clee@kde.org)
Last changelog:

15 years ago

Added a link to a Mandrake RPM of the style.

0.6
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Fixed the INSTALL file and removed the Redmond deco that I had forgotten was there. This version will just install the widget style, not overwrite your system-provided Redmond deco; please use it instead of 0.5.

0.5
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This version is the first one announced on kde-look.org - I had done a few internal releases that were only announced on my blog and such, but I figure this is a decent way to get some more feedback.

Yes, I'm evil. I don't care. If you don't like it, don't download it and don't bitch. If you do like it, great! Enjoy.

elgx

14 years ago

elena@elena-ubuntu:~/Desktop/asteroid_style-0.6$ make -f admin/Makefile.common
*** YOU'RE USING automake (GNU automake) 1.6.
*** KDE requires automake 1.6
make: *** [cvs] Error 1
elena@elena-ubuntu:~/Desktop/asteroid_style-0.6$

any idea?

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yggdrasil

14 years ago

The style works fine for me, but when I want to customize the style I get the following error message:
Libraryfile kstyle_asteroid_config.la cannot be found in your PATH.
Before the installation i executed KDEDIR=/usr.
Suggestions?

(running KDE 3.4 on Debian Sid)

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Ataraxis

15 years ago

Hi,
asteroid has a problem with the buttons of amaroK 1.0.
A picture says more than 1000 words, so here they are:
amaroK with asteroid (broken on the right):
http://www.kleinundgemein.de/~ataraxis/asteroid/asteroid.png

amaroK with dotNET (fine):
http://www.kleinundgemein.de/~ataraxis/asteroid/dotnet.png

amaroK with Keramik (fine):
http://www.kleinundgemein.de/~ataraxis/asteroid/keramik.png

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fischer

15 years ago

Could you please include a color style in asteroid's next release?

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Ataraxis

15 years ago

there is a color scheme in kde called redmond 2000. maybe that is what you are looking for.

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poloso

15 years ago

I cant compile it in gentoo:

$ make -f admin/Makefile.common
*** YOU'RE USING Autoconf version 2.13.
*** KDE requires autoconf 2.52, 2.53 or 2.54
make: *** [cvs] Error 1

The strange thing is that I do have Autoconf 2.59r3:

* sys-devel/autoconf
Latest version available: 2.59-r3
Latest version installed: 2.59-r3
Size of downloaded files: 1,336 kB
Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/autoconf.html
Description: Used to create autoconfiguration files
License: GPL-2

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poloso

15 years ago

I swear i clicked the button only once :s

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MaxAuthority

15 years ago

It installed on gentoo here, I think you need to do it the following way in your terminal:
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WANT_AUTOCONF=2.5 make -f admin/Makefile.common

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poloso

15 years ago

Thank you very much, that worked!

greetings

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poloso

15 years ago

I cant compile it in gentoo:

$ make -f admin/Makefile.common
*** YOU'RE USING Autoconf version 2.13.
*** KDE requires autoconf 2.52, 2.53 or 2.54
make: *** [cvs] Error 1

The strange thing is that I do have Autoconf 2.59r3:

* sys-devel/autoconf
Latest version available: 2.59-r3
Latest version installed: 2.59-r3
Size of downloaded files: 1,336 kB
Homepage: http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/autoconf.html
Description: Used to create autoconfiguration files
License: GPL-2

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vide

15 years ago

Sorry if i'm ironic but your style give me the right dimension about how ugly Win2k is :)

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slackdude

15 years ago

Sure, it's reminiscent of Windows, but so what? It's a clean interface. Some people don't mind that it looks like Windows, so long as the security and function isn't like Windows.

As for the creativity, I think this person has done a better job than most in reproducing the Windows style. There has to be some creativity in that...

Nice job. :-)

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elektroschock

15 years ago

don't clone, be creative.

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yf12s

15 years ago

I use Automake 1.8.x, but cvs.sh doesn't like it so I had to make some changes. You may want to fix that in the future for less-savvy users. Great style! I've been waiting for this for a while.

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MaxAuthority

15 years ago

Wow, that looks really good.

If you finished this style one month earlier I wouldn't have started Konx (newly submitted today to kde-look), which is based on your also great dotNET style :)

One improvement:
The background of a checked toolbar button should be in cg.midlight() or something and not the button color. It not only looks better IMHO, but it's also what MS Windows toolbars look like when an item is pressed.

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clee

15 years ago

Thanks for the compliments :)

If you're interested in cleaner code, you may want to port KONX to either this widget style or to my SkeletonStyle framework. dotNET is nifty, and I love it but it's got a few hairy code areas, and this codebase is a bit cleaner as I started fresh with it.

Also, thanks for the pointer about the toolbar buttons. I'll take a crack at that ASAP.

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MaxAuthority

15 years ago

Finally I downloaded your theme and did not judge it by screenshots alone. It's really terrific, since I think that Microsoft Windows 2000 (or XP classic) has a very nice style - even if I don't like the software.

I really know the Windows widgets very good, but I only came across 3-4 (very small) bugs:

-) Etched text on disabled buttons and menu items (checkboxes are drawn right).

-) When a top-level menu entry (File, Edit, View, ...) is opened, the text is offset by one pixel to the right and bottom until the popupmenu is closed

-) the Up/down button on spinwidgets is flat (like the button with the arrow in combo boxes) when pressed.

-) I think (this means, I am not totally sure), the topleft corner of a tab widget tab is rounded, but not as much as in your style.

BTW: I think porting my Konx style to the new 'engine' is too much work, but I will look for obvious changes which I will adept in my style.

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Flameeyes

15 years ago

I've wrote an ebuild for this style, can be downloaded among with other ebuilds in my ebuildpack at http://flameeyes.web.ctonet.it/

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clee

15 years ago

Thanks!

For any other packagers out there - if you would like to make a binary package for my style, please contact me via email; I will be happy to link to your packages from the official style page, so that we don't have to have "Asteroid for Debian" and "Asteroid for Mandrake" as separate pages here on looky. The database is already full enough, no need to go duplicating the same widget style six times over for different packages.

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Borszczuk

15 years ago

Not fully agreed. Projects like "Asteroid for Debian" (which I've founded even you don't like that - http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12499 ) does not distribube packages nor single binary file via kde-look.org. It rather points user to package repository that holds what it looks for. The major beneift of such approach (comparing to direct binary file distribution) is that user installs the package via native debian package manager which fetch recent version and (what's most important) keeps it always up to date whenever I (as recent maintainer) update it. If I'd send you a .deb file to include on your project page here, one could just download it and install with ease, but s/he would not benefit from automatic updates.

To sumarise - debian stuff is here http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12499 please redirect Debian users to this page

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PARENA

15 years ago

Not my taste, but looks nice. It's a clean, clear look which many people will want to use.

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Ataraxis

15 years ago

i was a huge fan of your dotNET style and I'm looking forward to use asteroid.

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clee

15 years ago

::grin::

Hope you enjoy it. I've got more stuff in the pipeline, as well, so stay tuned.

-clee

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peppelorum

15 years ago

Installed it just now but the style doesn't work quite right. Ran ./confgure --prefix=/usr (running Debian) and the compile went just fine. The style appear in Kcontrol, but when I choose it the preview of the theme is changed to .Net or something and when I hit apply the theme is changed to Keramik (standard theme for KDE?). Pretty odd.

A screenshot of it,
http://hemma.peppesbodega.nu/bilder/screenshots/knas90.png

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clee

15 years ago

There's a bug in KDE or maybe Qt - I'm not really sure which - which means that the style will only be available to newly-started applications. I've talked to SadEagle (Maksim Orlovich) and we should have this bug fixed by the time KDE 3.3 is released.

Until then, please restart your applications and let me know how you enjoy the style!

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15 years ago

Added a link to a Mandrake RPM of the style.

0.6
---
Fixed the INSTALL file and removed the Redmond deco that I had forgotten was there. This version will just install the widget style, not overwrite your system-provided Redmond deco; please use it instead of 0.5.

0.5
---
This version is the first one announced on kde-look.org - I had done a few internal releases that were only announced on my blog and such, but I figure this is a decent way to get some more feedback.

Yes, I'm evil. I don't care. If you don't like it, don't download it and don't bitch. If you do like it, great! Enjoy.

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