Air final update (plasma theme)

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This is a KDE 4.3 air plasma theme.
I found source it from :

http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.1_KDE4_Factory_Desktop/

I download the src.rpm and repakage it to tar file. so now it use any KDE 4.X desktop.

Every Thanks goes to The Original "Air Plasma theme developer team".

bakidola

9 years ago

this is kind of embarrassing to ask but how do i install this plasma theme from the archive file? i try to install it from desktop settings (new theme button) but it says it cannot install it.

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linuxcolor

9 years ago

hi,
download the file & decompress it. copy this theme(air) to the following directory

~/.kde/share/apps/desktoptheme/
or
/usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme/

now u will find this theme in to folder view settings.

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bakidola

9 years ago

yeah, thanks! i have updatet to kde 4.3.1 and it was the default plasma theme (an older version i think) then i removed the default one to try this updated one, and it's great. i noticed it has a little bit more transparency and i like it, but i don't know why some plasmoids are not fully functional with this updated version. For example the glassy background of Daisy (the circular dock) dissapears if i apply this theme, or the wifi signal meter plasmoid doesn't show the contents. if you could fix it somehow it would be great (the older version that is the default in kde4.3 in kubuntu has no such problem).
anyway your theme is awesome, keep up the good work ;)

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linuxcolor

9 years ago

Hi,
at first this theme is not mine. it is develop by Nuno,(thanks goes to Nuno and other developers).

i upload the svn version of air theme. so u may update by svn command .

but if u use KDE 4.3.1 then it is better to use it's own default air theme cause that is more stable then svn version.

thanks..

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Mar91

9 years ago

You can use the svn version from trunk, which is updated daily :)

$ cd ~/.kde4/share/apps/desktoptheme
$ svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdebase/runtime/desktoptheme/air/

Now go in your desktop preferences and you'll find air theme :)

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linuxcolor

9 years ago

Thanks...
now who like this theme they can update it regularly.

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curfew

9 years ago

Ran those commands but the Air doesn't work on my KDE 4.3. Gives me the default Oxygen style instead == broken.

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curfew

9 years ago

Apparently the following line will need to be fixed in order for this theme to work:

(...)/air/metadata.desktop
Original:
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=default

Fixed:
X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name=air

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WildSioux

9 years ago

Thanks for posting that...it now works! Before, it would show up in the settings but was black.

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JotamanX

9 years ago

thanks for sharing

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linuxcolor

9 years ago

U r most welcome

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linuxcolor

10 years ago

It is up to your choice.

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Fri13

10 years ago

I hope the KDE users would respect the artists work and wait until the artwork is released officially and all known bugs have fixed.

Yes, it is Open Source but that does not mean that we should always rush to SVN servers to grab artowork if it is designed to next version and then publish it to others.

The 4.3 loose one of it's diamonds by doing this.

Just wait and enjoy about it then.

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linuxcolor

10 years ago

Cause every artwork or program has some beta testing , which is more impotent for it's final release. and we love KDE (2,3,4 or even future ) and it's design.

So use it, try it , test it and report the devolper, if there any bug or change in design.

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Fri13

10 years ago

As already mentioned, then user need to use the KDE 4.3 SVN version to test even that plasma style.

The Plasma evolves and style usually as well. This has happend now on every KDE4 feature-release.

There is no sense to test Plasma style Air on KDE 4.2.x when it gets drawn with bugs when it does not have KDE 4.3 additions.

And this style is even older than what the current style is. It is updated and got fixed some bugs.

The Open Source is about upstream - downstream development model.

KDE4 development happens on upstream. From there it flows to every distributor alias downstream, what use the stable version for normal users.

Problems comes when the downstream takes from upstream a unstable code and mix it to stable one and then the user who use downstream release, gets problems and can not identify it to problem of downstream and not on upstream, because she/he ain't using the upstream version what can be stable.

KDE 4.3 is on upstream and 4.2 is on downstream. We should not mix 4.3 to 4.2 if it has nothing to do with code. Some code might work but many does not.

Plasma artwork is code, it ain't just wallpaper etc and it brings lots of problems.

If I want to test new Air style and help developing it by reporting bugs etc. I must be sure that nothing on my end is fault of the downstream. So I need to use updated KDE4 SVN version.

If I want just to give my opinion of new default style, I look screenshots what Pinheiro has released and I judge it by that.

Currently I am moving to KDE4 SVN version and I am going to test Air theme, but not because I want only test that, but because I want to help polishing the KDE4 next 4.3 release.

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linuxcolor

10 years ago

why so serious?i just uploaded it because who does not update his KDE4.x to kde4.3beta or svn,he or she may test a beautiful plasma theme and test it what future KDE has.

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Fri13

10 years ago

Quote:why so serious?

Because it is littlebit same as installing Mac OSX to PC and not get a Mac to do it right ;)

There is lots of fuzz about the upstream - downstream function. Many distributors copies the upstream features to downstream and same time they make off the new feelings of new version when the older version users have already used it on the old version.

If I get to old version what I want, I do not have reason to upgrade, what leads that others does meaningless job when no one use their work :-(

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linuxcolor

10 years ago

Ok, if u not like just do not use it.
but why influence others. every one has his own taste.and remember Mac OS and KDE 4.x are not same things.

in my opinion KDE 4.x is far better then Mac OS.

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Ekardnam

9 years ago

> Ok, if u not like just do not use it.

And if the KDE developers/artists don't like this, do you still stand by this statement? I don't know what they actually think, but this reminds me of the Oxygen icon issue:
http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2007/11/open-and-responsible.html

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Fri13

10 years ago

Quote:every one has his own taste.and remember Mac OS and KDE 4.x are not same things.

I did not make example clear. It was not KDE4 vs Mac OS X.

There is no sense at all to install Mac OS X to PC-computer when it is designed to work only on Mac-computer.
You might get it working someway and with hardwork, even well. But you are just trying to do something what ain't designed to work that way.

Same thing on this. KDE 4.3 style ain't designed to work on KDE 4.2. It ain't meant to be used on KDE 4.2 but be a leveler for KDE 4.3 and be used it's marketing and other things to polish the new visual improvements.

If we take the wallpapers, styles etc to KDE 4.2 from SVN. The KDE 4.2 users does not feel the 4.3 as much improvement when they actually then later switch to them.
If they get bugs (what is likely) on Air style using 4.2, they might blame Air or KDE4 from it while not understanding that they are doing something what was never meant to be done.

I do not care if someone wants to install Mac OS X to their PC-computer. But by selling those PC-computers as cheaper Mac-computers for normal users, it ain't good thing in long shot for normal users.

If someone wants to test Plasma's Air theme, she/he should try it by using KDE LiveCD with 4.3 beta1 on it.

When KDE 3.4 hit the road and 3.5 was coming out. Artists were thinking they would not place wallpapers, icons and other stuff to public SVN server because some people went there and toke them to kde-look.org and other this kind places. They meant their work to be used to promote KDE's new release and not just fill the curiosity of normal users who could not wait one month that new version gets released and it gets packaged to their distribution by distributors.

It is well understand why some open source developers want to move the development behind doors such way that using the code ain't easy, when it comes to next new releases. They need all the power for marketing and we should respect that and be more like "Hey, the new improved version has released, lets move to that" than "Hey, new features have come, lets backport them to this older version".

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sceazy

10 years ago

Which comes right back my previous statement, it you want to test it why not try kde 4.3 from svn or 4.3 beta1. The bugs it has from running in 4.2 probably don't quite reflect the bugs from 4.3. Considering it's being made for 4.3, the most important bugs to find are those that happen when running 4.3, not 4.2, one would think. :P

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oldfield

10 years ago

svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/base/plasma/desktoptheme/air

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linuxcolor

10 years ago

Thnaks . for svn source.

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mr-andrek

10 years ago

Awesome. Thanks!

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thomsonlinux

10 years ago

Why can´t People wait with this Theme until KDE 4.3 is arrived?

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