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Kopete Reloading Kit

   0.2.1  

KDE Improvement

Score 80%
Kopete Reloading Kit
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Link:  http://
Minimum required   KDE 3.5.x
Downloads:  3662
Submitted:  Dec 8 2006
Updated:  Dec 15 2006

Description:

2006-12-14 -- Future Evolution

I have been contacted by member of the kopete development staff that asked me many questions. Since I can read in the comment some of those questions, I'll try to answer as fully as I can.

Kopete developer asked me whether I would like to develop this patch in the svn branch of kopete and port it to QT4. I must confess this eventuality is attracting, I should however work a little more on that patch before giving an answer. Furthermore my knowledge about differences between QT4 and QT3 is somewhere near zero.

A second question, much more interresting, is the evolution of the patch. I must admit this patch does not please me much. While it's much easier to theme kopete contact list by modifying a set of images it's not that configurable. It's still impossible to add a static text here, an image there,... There must be something further the current bitmap solution. I've thus looked for adium xtras contact list theme since it looks as a gigantic themes supply. I might be a little rude, but what I saw didn't convince me at all... There is no way you can build a theme like the one I made with adiumxtras (I may be wrong so please tell me if it's the case). I've then decided to implement an xml theming language that would give to the user complete freedom to build the theme he/she wants.

While the aim of the first development step was to touch as little existing source code as possible, the next step certainly will need a major rewrite of existing code portions.

To the adium fans' attention, I believe it'll be possible to realize a script converting adium to kopete theme. So don't despair...

As a last word, an option to colorize the grey images with the current color theme may be added.


2006-12-13 -- First Release

First release, with skin, patch and a readme explaining howto install it...


2006-12-08 -- Introduction

I everybody, there I am, back and fully alive... Almost a year since I delivered my last version of Yakuake.

My new goal is to improve Kopete GUI. Except its cool styling feature, Kopete hasn't visually changed a lot for months...

You can see in the screenshot, the current result of my attempts to refresh the contact list visual aspect.

The aim of that project is to provide to the Kopete users a pack of well made patches that will give them the ability to customize their favorite IM client without having to write a single line of C++.

Everything will be stored as bitmaps, which means everyone will be able to create its own theme, you'll only need Gimp and a few minutes of patience...

The screenshot you can see isn't a mockup but what is currently displayed on my computer, I'll try to improve it before releasing a first pack.

NOTICE : As a patch archive, you'll have to fully compile kopete source code in order to benefit from these functionalties...




Changelog:

EVOLUTION STEPS

1/ realize a functional theming language based on xml
2/ integrate theming ability to current version of kopete
3/ add colorizing functionality
4/ port the patch to QT4 for further developments




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 NICE :)

 
 by takedown on: Dec 9 2006
 
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very very nice

10 point for you :) ... I can't wait for that


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 Congratulations!!

 
 by brunnogama77 on: Dec 9 2006
 
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Very nice!

But, I want to see one thing...
I would like to see the e-mail beside the butterfly's MSN. I think this is more easy to recognize the contact.


Thanx e sorry about my english.


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 Re: Congratulations!!

 
 by loggeman on: Dec 10 2006
 
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Mmm... I think so too... But how about that as an option?


I never stop to amaze about the advanced features in the human bodys's simplicity.
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 Transparency?

 
 by Elv13 on: Dec 10 2006
 
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IT should be really nice if we can have an interface like adiumX
http://adiumx.com/images/screenshots/statusmenu.jpg

The ability to use fake transparency like in yakuke and hide border by default (not using the left menu).

Talking of yakuake, some week ago, someone posted a patch to remplace the fake transparency of konsole with real transparency, is it possible to port it to yakuake?


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 adium skins

 
 by yagami on: Dec 13 2006
 
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:) thanx looks very nice.

also , it would be great to be able to use the very nice adium skins ( like we can now use them for messaging )


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 System colors

 
 by grades on: Dec 14 2006
 
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Why not use transparent PNGs on areas filled with the user-set system colors, like k3b 1.0 will do?


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 Adium

 
 by cerebro84 on: Dec 14 2006
 
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Well, as the author of kopete doesn't want to, why don't develop a plugin able to use adium styles for contact lists? This would give a good number of themes to kopete (as already happens for smileys). I'd do it, if I knew how to...

Very nice job however, this is a step forward in kopete interface!

(sorry for my english)


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