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kwin glide effects

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KDE Improvement

Score 75%
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  311
Submitted:  Jan 19 2010

Description:

patch for kwin 4.4 branch latest svn.

should create 2 effects for opening and closing windows. ( seperated into 4 plugins )

to see more or less how they look :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is3unfjiufs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz3JTMy2Vdo

hope you like it

ps : if i recall correctly, this only works with svn newer than 4.3.90. just patch it in kwin/effects directory




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 Effects which help the user

 
 by purple-bobby on: Jan 19 2010
 
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I'm not against 'prettying' the user-interface, but could these transitions help the user?

If a document window is closed, perhaps it would squish itself into the folder where it is saved, and such like.


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 Re: Effects which help the user

 
 by Fri13 on: Jan 19 2010
 
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Animations can always be very helpfull if they do not clutter the UI. Especially for old people or new users who do not understand what actually happens. They only see that stuff appears and disappears on screen and they do not have a idea why and how.

Pro users knows stuff and they usually want to minimize all possible waiting time. They do not want to wait 500ms to open a menu but just pop-up right away because everything is on their muscle memory. Thats why pro users use commandline so much because there is zero obstacles.

Many calls this kind effects just eyecandy but they do not actually know these are really helpfull. Just like you said, if we can get more informative effects to use, it turns the whole use more easier to learn.

Example, closing window should not just disappear suddnely with mouse press, but give somekind information it is closed. Pro user knows what happend but new user does but thinks where it went. Even old people do not understand the taskbar how windows are minimized there and how they can run multiple windows together side by side, placing other behind other etc.


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 Re: Effects which help the user

 
 by yagami on: Jan 20 2010
 
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i think i can "squish" it to where ever you want me to :) but i dont see how it would work :) just because you open a document , doesnt mean there is a folder on the desktop for it.

and an application , to what folder would you squish it ? or where to send it ?

for minimize its easy , just send it to proper place of taskbar. but for open and close i tried to imagine it appearing and disappearing from "the horizon"

i did tried to make this usable , not just eye candy. like for windows appearing, they would be bigger ( as to the user really notice the new window , even if a small one )

i guess this was what i though ideal , but there might be better ideas out there


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 Re: Re: Effects which help the user

 
 by purple-bobby on: Jan 20 2010
 
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Off the top of my head.

Apps would probably squish to the Kickoff app or dedicated Plasma kicker

Documents would probably squish to the best folder: the leafyish visible folder in the document's path, failing that the same as the application.


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 Re: Re: Effects which help the user

 
 by purple-bobby on: Jan 20 2010
 
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Your idea is a very good, for the open/launch of tiny windows to be super large and shrink to proper size to alert the user

Although I like the idea of the close disappearing to the horizon, it might be 'surprising'!


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 Inclusion in KDE

 
 by luisromangz on: Jan 19 2010
 
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Have you talked with Kwin developers to include this in the default release of KDE?

Maybe they will have you change something about coding style to fit KDE's default, but it would be a very nice addition, the effects look gorgeous!


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 Re: Inclusion in KDE

 
 by Schiwi on: Jan 19 2010
 
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i agree, you should try to put it into KDE SC 4.4 Final


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 Re: Re: Inclusion in KDE

 
 by luisromangz on: Jan 19 2010
 
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Well those two plugins are new features so there is no way they are putting them in 4.4 so close to release day, but he should try to get them to include it for 4.5.


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 Re: Re: Re: Inclusion in KDE

 
 by Schiwi on: Jan 19 2010
 
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Oh, right, of course, feature freeze was in November 2009 ^^


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 Re: Re: Inclusion in KDE

 
 by groo on: Jan 19 2010
 
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The window of inclusion in KDE 4.4 is closed, but i hope he can include these in 4.5, that is open for new inclusions already (opened with the release of rc1).

best regards and keep up the good work.


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 Re: Inclusion in KDE

 
 by yagami on: Jan 20 2010
 
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i have talked with kwin developers alot. they are very nice people :)

i think the code follows their style. i guess its just a matter of trying to see if they include it for 4.5

i might also try to improve this and other effects , or also create new ones. it depends as how this is accepted and if i have any good ideas :)

for 4.4 it was impossible :)

shameless plug for gentoo but , since i run kwin-4.4.9999, its like if they were included ( since my svn is patched :) )


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 Re: Re: Inclusion in KDE

 
 by luisromangz on: Jan 20 2010
 
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It's great to hear you are in good terms with KWin people. I really missed the glide effect from Compiz :)

I hope to see it included for 4.5. Maybe I should add a wishlist item to KDE's bug tracker.


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 Backport this..

 
 by jmiahman on: Jan 19 2010
 
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Is there a way you couls backport this to the 4.4 branch. It's not working with 4.3.90 RC 1, I'm getting a:

error: 'WindowAddedGrabRole' was not declared in this scope

It would be nice if I could patch my current build. Thanks


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 Re: Backport this..

 
 by yagami on: Jan 20 2010
 
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i guess you can either wait for next RC2 or kde 4.4 final , or do a svn up for 4.4 branch.

dont really want to backport it, since the change made to kwin after 4.3.90 made effects work much better together.

Really :) if you can do a svn up ( or just get a tarball of latest kwin from svn branch of 4.4 ) it will be better


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 Re: Re: Backport this..

 
 by jmiahman on: Jan 20 2010
 
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Was this build again the 4.4 branch or trunk? It was my understanding that it was build against trunk which is now 4.5. Kwin has long been frozen in the 4.4 (4.3.90) branch so I'm a little confused at what change happened after RC 1 that would require me to have RC 1+. That's why I guess I assumed it was built for 4.5 and needed back porting.


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 Re: Re: Re: Backport this..

 
 by jmiahman on: Jan 20 2010
 
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Got most likely it has to do with changes that were committed on the 11th. I'll just grab that patch and see if it works ;)


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 Won't build on arch

 
 by ElTimo on: Mar 17 2010
 
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Running arch 64 bit, the patch applies just fine, but when i run `cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr .` i get this:
CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:25 (macro_log_feature):
Unknown CMake command "macro_log_feature".

This is driving me up a wall, since I'm running a fully up-to-date kdemod desktop and I really want these damn effects.


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 Re: Won't build on arch

 
 by yagami on: Mar 17 2010
 
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hum, sorry i cant be much help, but that seems like a cmake problem , not something related to my patch.

do you have cmake 2.8 ?


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 Re: Re: Won't build on arch

 
 by ElTimo on: Mar 18 2010
 
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Yup, I've got cmake 2.8.0 . I think it's probably an issue with kdemod rather than one with your patch (clearly, seeing as it works for everyone else :P ).


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 Kde 4.5

 
 by yagami on: May 15 2010
 
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Well , this effect / patch is now obsolete, since kwin in KDE 4.5 will feature a glide effect similar to this.

so ... happy gliding in KDE 4.5 :)


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