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Improving KDE

   1.0.0  

KDE Improvement

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Link:  http://
Downloads:  48903
Submitted:  Oct 13 2004
Updated:  Nov 28 2004

Description:

CONTENTS
1. Changed the plastik theme to draw a lighter line as listview branch.
2. Rounded selection in iconview (konqueror/kdesktop)*
3. A modern looking rubberband (gnome/xp semi-transparent style).*
4. Modified dialogs when in iconlist mode to highlight item on mouse over (mozilla-firefox).
5. Added a new konqueror sidebar look.
Idea from http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=17049
6. Now sidebar is saved per profile (bug 58580)
7. Fixed bug 88964 (Highlighting of files in Detailed List View does not
correspond to the area of activation).

Obs.: All patches are tested in kde-3.3.1/qt-x11-free-3.3.3 official
sources. I can't garantee that they will work in other kde versions.

* some patches are modified versions from the patches found in
http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-core-devel&m=107624741505943&w=2

GOOD NEWS
I started a thread in kde-devel mailing list to discuss the insertion of the patches in next kde release.
See http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=109863377620287&w=2
Some of the improvements are already in KDE CVS.
I contacted trolltech and they are analyzing the patches.

TIPS
- To improve the performance of the rubberband try to enable the option
"RenderAccel" in your XF86Config file.
(sinve version 0.5.2 the rubberband performance is improved)
- To enable the new konqueror sidebar look add the line "SidebarStyle=1" in the file $HOME/.kde/share/config/konqsidebartng.rc in the group that has the same name of the profile you want to change:
For example:
[webbrowsing]
SidebarStyle=1

If anyone has more ideas (original ideas) to add to this patches, tell me and perhaps i will try to implement them.




Changelog:

v1.0.0: (2004-Nov-28)
* fixed bug with rubberband in iconview mode.
* added install instructions.

v0.5.5: (2004-Oct-31)
* fixed bug when new rubberband effect is disabled.

v0.5.4: (2004-Oct-31)
* added rubberband color cache (improve rubberband performance a little more). I can't do incremental patch cause i'm using the KDE CVS version now. The only file that was modified is kdelibs/kdefx/kstyle.cpp

v0.5.3: (2004-Oct-31)
* improved rubberband performance in iconview (now only the modified area is draw).
* fixed bug when drawing rubberband and right mouse button is clicked.
* added incremental patch. For those who are using version 0.5.2 just apply the patches found in dir patches-0.5.2.
Note: Only use the patches found in dir patches-0.5.3 if you are using version 0.5.2. Any doubt how to use this mail me.
* added TODO file. If you found any bug not in TODO mail me, and i will try to fix.

v0.5.2: (2004-Oct-26)
* fixed error in drawing the item background in konqueror detailed view mode when that is a background image set. You just need to recompile kdebase/konqueror/listview.

v0.5.1: (2004-Oct-26)
* fixed compile error in kdebase/konqueror/listview.

v0.5.0: (2004-Oct-25)
* a lot of cleanup and refactoring.
* fix bug in konqueror detailed view mode that made the alternate background lines draw incorrect (thanks to DarkLord to point this out).
* now no app will be affected by the patch for bug 88964.
* modified qt patches to kde ones so is more easy to get they accepted by kde developers.
* removed kdepim patch (no more necessary).

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 Crash...

 
 by mabs on: Dec 23 2004
 
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Hey..
I just reemerged qt, kdelibs, kdebase and kdeartwork, with this patch (v1.0.0).

I like the new sidebar-view but there is a big problem it tends to make konqueror crash...
1. If I remove an item from the sidebar.
2. Everytime I close konqueror down, I get the "konqueror has crashed"-dialog.

I have emerged it with USE="debug", CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4" and CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4" to enable debug but I get nothing. :-(


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 RubberBand Color

 
 by mabs on: Dec 26 2004
 
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Hey, if these patches goes into KDE I think it would be a good idea to make the color changeable.
I'd like to change it to a different color but don't want to recompile each time.

PS.: Great work, I have been running with it for a couple of days now, and it makes KDE look much better.


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 Debian help...

 
 by damix69er on: Dec 26 2004
 
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I'm running debian unstable and I added the debian site to my source list and did apt-get kde improvements and then apt-get upgrade... everything installed and upgraded, but nothing actually changed in my kde, am I doning anything wrong?


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 Re: Debian help...

 
 by mabs on: Dec 27 2004
 
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Which debian site did you add?


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 Re: Re: Debian help.

 
 by damix69er on: Dec 28 2004
 
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The one that was listed back on this forum


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 Talk to the Team

 
 by thebeast on: Dec 31 2004
 
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Awesome suggestions. You should talk to the KDE team about them dude!


The Beast =)
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 A suggestion

 
 by blaster999 on: Jan 1 2005
 
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The improvements are great! I love them! There is one thing that could be added. I think you noticed that icon text on the desktop drops a not-so-good shadow. There was a post concerning this: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=12380

The funniest thing is that KDE itself has several advanced options for shadows (and techniques for drawing such shadows are implemented), but there is no GUI config for that. I think adding the option to change the shadow (for example, a combobox to select one of the presets, like KDE standard, WinXP and MacOS X shadows) to kcontrol would be greatly appreciated by many users. IMO, this would be a good addition to your excellent patches.

BTW, Happy New Year!


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 kde 3.4

 
 by xcable on: Jan 14 2005
 
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Are these patches in kde 3.4? If not any head way on getting them into Kde 4?

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www.bulah.com


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 Re: kde 3.4

 
 by p0z3r on: Jan 16 2005
 
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Looks like he was somewhat active and some of the patches are in CVS right now.
http://lists.kde.org/?a=109780925300001&r=1&w=2


cheers,
-p0z3r

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