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Kwinshadow is back!

  

Window Decoration native KDE 3.2 +

Score 51%
Kwinshadow is back!
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Link:  http://
Downloads:  1990
Submitted:  Jun 18 2006
Updated:  Jan 25 2007

Description:

Do you know, that kwinshadow patch for kde 3.3 works fine in kde 3.5.2? Just unpack this archive to the root directory and it will replace your kwin libraries (assuming that you have kde installed in "/usr" prefix). This will break the integrity of kdebase package, but you'll get cool shadows after kde restart! So it features:
1. Shadows are calculated by CPU, but this will not slow down any system with a cpu clock higher than 1000 MHz.
2. This shadows don't make your X server crash. So this is a more stable replacement for xcompmgr and kompmgr
3. Kwinshadow is a temporary solution. It will be useless when Xcompmgr and xorg will both be more stable. But how long will it take to wait?...
4. Enjoy Kwinshadows. I didn't test it on kde 3.4, but it should work there.




Changelog:

If you encounter problems and no windeco, just reinstall kdebase and kdelibs packages of your kde installation.


Good Luck!




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 Windeco

 
 by blackknight on: Jun 19 2006
 
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Yes, this patch can not be applied to kdebase 3.5.x sources, unless you'll dig into source and modify the patch.

Surely, you'll need to backup your current kwin libraries before replacing them with modified ones. Do the following:
1. Open Konqueror as root and navigate to where your kde is installed (ex. /usr or /opt/kde3)
2. make a search for libkdeco* and *kdeinit*kwin*
3. Add all found results to an archive using Ark (or something) without any subfolders - just a list of files
4. Do the same with 'prefix'/lib/kde3 and kconf_update_bin folders. Then create another archive with your current kwin* files found in 'prefix'/bin - you'll get 4 acrhives in the end.
5. Now you are ready for kwinshadow. When you replace libkde* libraries windeco will crash - don't worry, this is normal.
6. Restart kde. Now everything should work and you'll get an extra tab in kde control center, under Windows Decorations section.

IF IT DOESN'T WORK, OPEN YOUR BACKUP ARCHIVES AS ROOT, ensure to set Ark to overwrite any existing files and simply unpack them to 'prefix/lib, 'prefix'/lib/kde3, 'prefix'/lib/kconf_update_bin and 'prefix'/bin respectively

This is completely safe!


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 Re: Windeco

 
 by jazztyle on: Jun 19 2006
 
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But you seem to have kdebase 3.5.x patched... So why dont you provide your modified patch instead of these binaries? Or do you use an older version (3.4.x) and copy the patched files over a newer version?


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 Binaries

 
 by blackknight on: Jun 19 2006
 
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Well, maybe I didn't say it clearly:
There are no patched binaries for kde 3.4.x or 3.5.x. We only have a patch for kde 3.2/3.3 (source) and patched binaries for kde 3.3 for debian 3.1. I just used this binaries and it turned out, that kwin 3.3 is compatible with kwin 3.4-3.5 and the latest qt3 - THIS was surprising!
So, if you'll modify the source patch for the latest kde version - this will be wonderful and more elegant way.


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 Bin bomb

 
 by 6thpink on: Aug 15 2006
 
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Gosh... Dont ever install those things without even knowing in which arch, with wich libs, and for what version this was built for!!

[quote]
1. Shadows are calculated by CPU, but this will not slow down any system with a cpu clock higher than 1000 MHz.
[/quote]

Of course, this is scientifically measured, and everyone knows that a duron running at 950mhz will drastically slow down the performance. Seriously... Shadows in cpu, and next thing will be real transparency, won't it? Mmmm, and no cpu time taken at all. But only if your cpu is above 1ghz. Ok... [/sarcasm]

[quote]
2. This shadows don't make your X server crash. So this is a more stable replacement for xcompmgr and kompmgr
[/quote]

Ok, so, you are telling us that this will work under all possible conditions when you cant even preditc which qt version do I have installed? or which kdelibs? or if I might have any of the tango, pertty of kdehiddenvisibility patchs applied? Damn! Dont ever install this thing. I dont like absolute statements wich are made out of nothing, like "This shadow dont make your X server crash".

If someone want to try, just use the source, or prepare for disaster. :P

[quote]
3. Kwinshadow is a temporary solution. It will be useless when Xcompmgr and xorg will both be more stable. But how long will it take to wait?...
[/quote]

Ok, and you suggest to substitute compositte that is the way to go with a cpu based thing. Whats the next thing? go with nv+mesa instead of nvidia for 3d rendering? :P

Damn! This could be misleading people to the catastrophe. Dont ever use this unless you know what you are doing or prepare to reinstall kdelibs and kdebase.

And, last, but not least... Is this an unmodified patched version with the original kwin shadows patch? If yes, then ok, if not, you should release the mods that you made to the code and provide a link to the sources, otherwise, you are violating the gpl license of the original project.

I rereaded teh thing, and still dont know where this binaries come from. Please, explain better from where did you take them.

Jesús.


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 Re: Bin bomb

 
 by blackknight on: Jan 25 2007
 
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Ok, and you suggest to substitute compositte that is the way to go with a cpu based thing. Whats the next thing? go with nv+mesa instead of nvidia for 3d rendering? :P
[/quote]

You are wrong. How would you play OpenGL games with composite? Or watch your tv-tuner? Or maybe just work without X crashes? You say that composite is better and more efficent - you're right here. But these are just useless words when we have no stability. Kwinshadow is great since it can be turned on by default with no trubles and worries.

Then you mentioned, that you are unsure about qt and kdelibs versions. Personally I tested kwinshadow on qt 3.3 and kdelibs 3.3.1 through 3.5.5. If you have old or modified version of qt and kwinshadow will kill your window manager — then just reinstall qt! What can be simpler!


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 Not worth it..

 
 by angrykeyboarder on: Oct 1 2006
 
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I'd rather leave the heart of KDE alone. Especially when I don't have a means to install via dpkg.


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 It works (sort of)

 
 by M3741 on: Apr 11 2007
 
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First I'd like to let you know that this binaries do work. My kde setup is kde 3.5.2 with qt 3.3.6 on Gentoo.

IMO Kwinshadows is not an alternative for xcompmgr or kcompmgr simply because it does not implement real-time shadows. This means that if you use kwinshadows and place a window over a gif banner for example the shadow area will not redraw as the banner image changes. Also when moving windows around the shadows will disappear and reappear when the window is in place.

This is why I say that this sort of works, because it does work just not how I expected it to. ;)

Anyways, thanks for making this binaries available. :D


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