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Dark Light. The native KDE windeco.

  

Window Decoration native KDE 3.2 +

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Dark Light. The native KDE windeco.
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Link:  Link
Downloads:  3434
Submitted:  Jul 14 2006
Updated:  Sep 12 2006

Description:

I played around with DecGen as yet another attempt at deco for The Dark Star OS.

HOWTO COMPILE:
1) untar the archive
2) cd to the new directory
3)./configure
4) make
5) `su' unless you are doing this as root
6) make install

KNOWN BUGS:
1) Compile may fail in older KDE/Qt versions:
A workaround is to comment lines 2041 and 2042 in kwin/darklight.cpp
2) FreeBSD: libtool may fail misteriously and make will install the files in the pretty wrong directory
A workaround for this:
-before doing ./configure; do `pkg_add -r libtool` unless you have it.
-CONFIGURE MUST BE DONE WITH --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`!!
-after ./configure; do `rm -f libtool && ln -s /usr/local/bin/libtool && cd kwin/config && uic darklightconfig.ui > darklightconfig.h && cd ../..`
-run make and all related stuff.


COMMENTS:
All of those anti-M$ trolls/free software freaks:
DON'T BOTHER RANTING HERE OR DIE.
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Sadly, I'm forced to use GPL. Argh.
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My first native window decoration! Hurray!
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Please, if you like this theme, you can support The Dark Star (based on FreeBSD), for which this theme was made.
http://thedarkstar.openfmi.net




Changelog:

2006/09/12
Fixed upload.

R4:
-Included in The Dark Star 4.0.
-Most things redone, using the Gnome theme Linsta.

R3plus:
-Included in The Dark Star 3.0, shoulda called this R4, oh, well...
-Made Close a little darker to make the colorize option still look good. I took care this not to be noticeable with the non-colorized buttons, though.
-Fixed the ugly borders.

2006/8/12:
-added more screenshots. Damn, this isn't bumping, what's wrong?

2006/8/10:
-added a notice about a workaround for FreeBSD users
-and also added a notice about The Dark Star. You're more than welcome to support us!

R3:
-just switched the inactive close button's hover and pressed states.

R2:
-woo! blinkies!

R1:
-tested under KDE 3.2.3 (with the workaround listed above), should work and compile under newer like a charm.
-initial version.




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 Just a suggestion.

 
 by abhay on: Jul 14 2006
 
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It compiled fine here on 3.5.3 but I have a suggestion. Can you put a little space between close and maximize button? That would make it more compatible to usability standards. Otherwise, excellent work :)


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 Re: Just a suggestion.

 
 by franzf on: Jul 14 2006
 
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You can do that yourself.
Go to Buttons-tab and drag a spacer (from the list) between those buttons.
There you also can change the positioning of the buttons.


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 Re: Re: Just a sugge

 
 by abhay on: Jul 15 2006
 
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Oh never knew that. Thanx :)


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 Re: Just a suggestio

 
 by InFeRnODeMoN on: Jul 14 2006
 
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Everybody can change the button layout and add some spacers between the buttons if they want.
I don't plan adding this feature to the main package, but I can make a second one with the spaces, only if I knew how to implement this...
Any help is appreciated.


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 Great, but .. ;)

 
 by industrie13 on: Jul 15 2006
 
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Hi, thanks very much for that great theme.
However, I have a little suggestion. Is there a possibility to add an hover-effect to the buttons? At the moment they seem to be static, but a hover could make using this theme a lot more fun ;)


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 Re: Great, but .. ;)

 
 by InFeRnODeMoN on: Jul 17 2006
 
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Done. How could I forget to add them!


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 Re: Re: Great, but .

 
 by industrie13 on: Jul 18 2006
 
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Thanks ;)


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 Looks

 
 by sabby7890 on: Jul 19 2006
 
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IMHO it looks like XP deco, but I like it:) Vote +


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 How to install windo

 
 by RaKris on: Jul 20 2006
 
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Hi i was using GNOME these days...
i am new to KDE...
So can u please tell me how to install
windows decorations please..
I would be very GLAD....
Anyone Please............
waitin


yeah
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 Re: How to install w

 
 by InFeRnODeMoN on: Jul 20 2006
 
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These days people aren't reading the howtos, do they?
Look at the "HOWTO COMPILE" I wrote.


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 Re: How to install windo

 
 by angrykeyboarder on: Aug 11 2006
 
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KDE offsets it's coolness factor by making it 10 times harder to install a theme in KDE than in is GNOME.

On the other hand, GNOME can't figure out how to do something as simple as allow a user to change the colors of widgets or window decorations...

They're both lame. But I digress...

The instructions are right near the top of this page.

Oh and welcome to the world of compiling software!


Scott
www.angrykeyboarder.com
© 2006 angrykeyboarder™ & Elmer Fudd. All Wights Wesewved

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 Ummm...

 
 by angrykeyboarder on: Aug 11 2006
 
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$ ./configure
checking build system type...
[....]
Can't find X includes. Please check your installation and add the correct paths!


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What does that mean in English and how do I fix it?

Everything else in KDE seems to be working fine. That's the first time I've ever seen that error conpiling a theme for KDE.


Scott
www.angrykeyboarder.com
© 2006 angrykeyboarder™ & Elmer Fudd. All Wights Wesewved

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 Re: Ummm...

 
 by InFeRnODeMoN on: Aug 12 2006
 
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It seems that your X11 includes are in a nonstandard place. Try to have a copy (or a symlink) of them in /usr/X11R6
Hope this works!


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 ebuild

 
 by franzf on: Aug 23 2006
 
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Cause this theme looks really nice I finally managed to write an ebuild.
Due to your versioning it is not so flexible (for newer versions u have to edit it...).
Probably you could change versioning from -r3 / -r4 to -3.0 / -4.0 / -4.1 / ...
Thats the way nearly every project does, and ebuild-handling is easier ;)

OK, here it is:
-> x11-themes/darklight-3.1.ebuild

#---------------------
inherit kde

KLN=42545
VN=r3plus
S=${WORKDIR}/${P/${PV}/${VN}}

#Please improve Description, dont know what to write :D
DESCRIPTION="WinDec with a nice contrast."
HOMEPAGE="http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=${KLN}"
SRC_URI="http://www.kde-look.org/content/files/${KLN}-${PN}-${VN}.tbz"

RESTRICT="nomirror"

LICENSE="GPL-2"
SLOT="0"
KEYWORDS="~amd64 ~x86"
IUSE=""

src_compile() {
   ./configure \
     --prefix=`kde-config --prefix` \
     || die 'configure failed'
}

need-kde 3.2
#----------------------


When compiling the source there are 100's of ugly warnings:
[...]
/usr/kde/3.5/lib64/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so: Feature KFontCombo already defined in /usr/kde/3.5/lib/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so!
/usr/kde/3.5/lib64/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so: Feature KFontRequester already defined in /usr/kde/3.5/lib/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so!
/usr/kde/3.5/lib64/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so: Feature KGradientSelector already defined in /usr/kde/3.5/lib/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so!
/usr/kde/3.5/lib64/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so: Feature KHSSelector already defined in /usr/kde/3.5/lib/kde3/plugins/designer/kdewidgets.so!
[...]


Probably you could manage to clean this for the next version ;)

Thx
Franz


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