KMSBII for Slackware GNU\Linux

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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[update]

* New KMSBII for Slackware 12.2.0
* Yet again Marco Antonio Frias B. didn't let this project die by contributing time and effort to keep this project rolling. See Changelog for details :) Thanks again Marco!

[ DESCRIPTION ]

KDE Menu Sidebar Image Improvement is a simple improvement for your KDE
Menu that replaces default KDE Menu Sidebar image with one designed specifically for your Slackware GNULinux distribution.

Having say a Slackware or Debian or FreeBSD or any other OS/distribution logo instead of default KDE gear may be a much better choice for those of you who are just in love with your favorite *nix.

Personalized it looks sexy, it looks witty, it stresses the facts.

This project proved to be a little success because people seem to appreciate it.

So, now here we are with updated package again and it is my pleasure to hear from you that you've given it a try.

Last changelog:

9 years ago

v2.3.1

2009-06-22 Marco Antonio Frias B.
* The xcf files have been opened, updated and saved with the gimp 2.6.6.
* Added support for Slackware 12.1.0 (oops!... after a long time).


v2.3.0

20090619 Ivan Lezhnjov Jr.

* Fixed a couple of spelling errors in install.sh

20090615 Marco Antonio Frias B.

* Added support for Slackware 13.0.0 (only sources).
* Added support for Slackware 12.2.0.
* Added kside_versions.xcf for faster to create text version.


v2.2.0

20080815

* New KMSBII for Slackware 12.1.0
* Major props for bringing this version to y'all go to Marco Antonio Frias B. who did a nice job of providing pkg and slack-build sources for this KDE improvement.

20070908

* Added support for Slackware 12.0.0.
* Spelling and grammar checks of text messages.
* All hail new contributor: Marco Antonio Frias Butron.

Introduced the following contributions:

- installpkg/removepkg friendly installation package;
- Slackware package management system friendly package now available
through linuxpackages.net thanks to Marco's efforts.

* Corrected contacts information.


v2.1.0

20060711

* BUGFIX:
#000 "Odd And Even" | Fixed

Description: if KMenu contains an odd number of entries a
gap appears in the juxtaposition of kside.png and
kside_tile.png; if KMenu contains an even number of entries
KMSBI looks seamless. Fixed in v2.1.0

* Project structure has been redefined so that it is now template
based and extensible. This is basically a first attempt to unify
all types of KMSBII presented at kde-look.org.
* Installation script has been dramastically improved; added new
features to control the installation process and the ability to
perform post-installation actions; run `./install.sh help' for more
information. The script is quite verbose now and informs user of
every action performed in a user-friendly manner;
* Abbreviations of the project related names have been introduced to
provide a convenient way to refer to them. See "ABBREVIATIONS"
section of `./install.sh help' output;
* Graphic source files as well as KMSBI files have been changed once
again, changes have been made to achieve the best look of the KMSBI;
* Added KMSBII for Slackware GNU\Linux distribution v11.0.0;
* Updated documentation.
* Licensing agreement has been introduced to protect intellectual
property and rights of its owner. See COPYING file for more details
and "Licensing Agreement" section of this file for short
explanations on how this licensing agreement works.


v2.0.0

20060403

* The entire package suffered a complete overhaul;
* Installation script provided which is capable of single-user as well
as system-wide installation type, and uninstallation. Run
`./install.sh' to see usage options;
* Updated documentation;
* Added images for 10.2.0 version of Slackware GNU\Linux;
* Images now use Courier New family font type for the writing, because
this is a good idea to have a proper type which is following
Slackware distribution each and other place. Why Courier? Hopefully,
this will answer the question:

> Q: What is the original Slackware font as used in the old-style
> Slackware-with-an-underline style logo ?
>
> A: We *think* it's simply "Courier New."
[ http://www.slackware.com/~msimons/slackware/grfx/grfxfaq.txt ,
accessed: 04 April 2006 ]


v1.0.0

20050718

* Minor corrections in installation shell scripts;
* Archive structure has been modified (Christophe suggested to have a
directory containing the archive's content instead of unpacking the
data to the current folder).
folder).

20050717

* Rotated logotype (I think this looks a bit better and artistic);
* Archive content's been overhauled: directory structure changes;
* In/unstallation scripts has been modified;
* Now `kicker' restarts right after you execute `./install.sh', so you
can see the changes without the need of restarting the whole KDE;
* *.xcf source's been updated for each version of the dir.

smaug

10 years ago

Hi,

have time to adapt to the new version of slackware?

I modify and adjust the sources for slackware 12.1... and published in linxupackages a version unofficial!

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ilj

10 years ago

No, unfortunately I have no time to update KMSBII sources just now. Once again, I added a link to your package on linuxpackages.net and thank you for doing the job for me ;)

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ilj

11 years ago

something went wrong and I ended up with duplicate posts.... ugh.. I wish I was able to just edit my posts.

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smaug

11 years ago

Good, after in linuxpackages.net it approved the package that build for slackware 12.0.0... so the link here to download:

The description of the package:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/pkg_details.php?id=11496

The direct link of download:

http://www.linuxpackages.net/redirect.php?id=11496&url=http://www.linuxpackages.net/download.php?id=11496

any doubt or commentary is welcome!

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ilj

11 years ago

Good. Thanks again Marco.

I'll add the URL that points to lpnet's "Package Details" page to the main link list right now.

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ilj

11 years ago

Good. Thanks again Marco.

I'll add the URL that points to lpnet Package Details" page to the main link list right now.

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smaug

11 years ago

thanks to respond and include to me in the project, affability I contribute yet to the cause, now download the new version and until Monday I build the new package for slackware 12 (I did some adjustments in script SlackBuild and others).

My name is very long so single it places like:

Name: Marco A. Frias B.
Email: mfrias AT users dot sourceforge dot net

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ligu

11 years ago

Nice!!!
That little extra for my Slack

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ilj

11 years ago

... simple matter of the fact that you've created *.tgzs forced me to release a 2.2.0 version.

So I guess all the users should thank you for kick starting me ^_^

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smaug

11 years ago

I packaged kmsbii for Slackware noarch...

download from:

http://200.58.77.7/~smaug/archives/slackware/kmsbii-slackware-2.1.0-noarch-1mfb.tgz

or http://www.linuxpackages.net

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ilj

11 years ago

Thank you Marco!

I have added both links in the download links section so people could easily discover your contribution.

I have also added support for Slackware 12.0.0 as well as have done some spelling and grammar checks and corrected my contacts information.

So, if you feel like providing support for Slackware package management friendly tgzs for this little project you are welcome.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

I've also added you to Contributors list.

I hope you don't mind that, eh? ;)

Thank you again for providing your contributions. Good work.

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chillin317

12 years ago

Great artwork. There's only one thing to mention: The name of the distro is Slackware Linux, not Slackware GNU\Linux. I know it's some on going battle between Linux and the FST people (and I don't choose sides), but I'm only stating the name that Patrick V gave the distro.

Again, I'm not stating my opionon - I'm only pointing out that "Slackware Linux" is the official name of the distro, and the name that all other applications and artwork use.

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ilj

10 years ago

I'm very late to respond to this message but it actually makes a great point here.

I kept silent for actually a couple of years and I want to assure you I didn't actually ignore your post. Every now and then I was finding myself thinking over the point you had made and finally decided to respond.

Long story short, the next version will fix this overlooked detail. It's going to be Slackware Linux i.e. the official distribution name.

Thanks for pointing this out. Your message didn't fall on deaf ears ;)

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underbeat

12 years ago

i registered on this site just to be able to post a note an tell you this is GREAT! thanks again! great job!

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ilj

12 years ago

Thank you.

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freefred

12 years ago

hello,

great stuff and a wonderful installer.

wow

thank you,
bye

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ilj

12 years ago

You are welcome and I'm really happy you like it :]

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woife

12 years ago

hey, good work!
i really like it!

cu

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ilj

12 years ago

Thnx, I'm glad you love it, 'coz that's all for you fellas ;)

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ilj

12 years ago

I've noticed the following issue:

- if KMenu contains an odd number of menu entries, one can see a "gap" in the juxtaposition so that "tile" and "kside" images are torn apart;
- if KMenu entries contains an even number of menu entries it seems to look just as it's supposed to.

I'll look into it as soon as I find some time.

I'm sorry for a possible inconvenience, but look forward for fixes. I hope the will happen soon :)

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ilj

12 years ago

fixed in v2.1.0

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gohanz

13 years ago

I like it, wonderful the SlackWare Sidebar!!

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ilj

13 years ago

Yeah, it's really neat :)
I've been using it for an almost a year, if not more than that, and when I was redefining the package contents today and did revert to standard KDE gear it looked for me veeery alien =)

I'm glad you love it!

Cheerz ^_^

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9 years ago

v2.3.1

2009-06-22 Marco Antonio Frias B.
* The xcf files have been opened, updated and saved with the gimp 2.6.6.
* Added support for Slackware 12.1.0 (oops!... after a long time).


v2.3.0

20090619 Ivan Lezhnjov Jr.

* Fixed a couple of spelling errors in install.sh

20090615 Marco Antonio Frias B.

* Added support for Slackware 13.0.0 (only sources).
* Added support for Slackware 12.2.0.
* Added kside_versions.xcf for faster to create text version.


v2.2.0

20080815

* New KMSBII for Slackware 12.1.0
* Major props for bringing this version to y'all go to Marco Antonio Frias B. who did a nice job of providing pkg and slack-build sources for this KDE improvement.

20070908

* Added support for Slackware 12.0.0.
* Spelling and grammar checks of text messages.
* All hail new contributor: Marco Antonio Frias Butron.

Introduced the following contributions:

- installpkg/removepkg friendly installation package;
- Slackware package management system friendly package now available
through linuxpackages.net thanks to Marco's efforts.

* Corrected contacts information.


v2.1.0

20060711

* BUGFIX:
#000 "Odd And Even" | Fixed

Description: if KMenu contains an odd number of entries a
gap appears in the juxtaposition of kside.png and
kside_tile.png; if KMenu contains an even number of entries
KMSBI looks seamless. Fixed in v2.1.0

* Project structure has been redefined so that it is now template
based and extensible. This is basically a first attempt to unify
all types of KMSBII presented at kde-look.org.
* Installation script has been dramastically improved; added new
features to control the installation process and the ability to
perform post-installation actions; run `./install.sh help' for more
information. The script is quite verbose now and informs user of
every action performed in a user-friendly manner;
* Abbreviations of the project related names have been introduced to
provide a convenient way to refer to them. See "ABBREVIATIONS"
section of `./install.sh help' output;
* Graphic source files as well as KMSBI files have been changed once
again, changes have been made to achieve the best look of the KMSBI;
* Added KMSBII for Slackware GNU\Linux distribution v11.0.0;
* Updated documentation.
* Licensing agreement has been introduced to protect intellectual
property and rights of its owner. See COPYING file for more details
and "Licensing Agreement" section of this file for short
explanations on how this licensing agreement works.


v2.0.0

20060403

* The entire package suffered a complete overhaul;
* Installation script provided which is capable of single-user as well
as system-wide installation type, and uninstallation. Run
`./install.sh' to see usage options;
* Updated documentation;
* Added images for 10.2.0 version of Slackware GNU\Linux;
* Images now use Courier New family font type for the writing, because
this is a good idea to have a proper type which is following
Slackware distribution each and other place. Why Courier? Hopefully,
this will answer the question:

> Q: What is the original Slackware font as used in the old-style
> Slackware-with-an-underline style logo ?
>
> A: We *think* it's simply "Courier New."
[ http://www.slackware.com/~msimons/slackware/grfx/grfxfaq.txt ,
accessed: 04 April 2006 ]


v1.0.0

20050718

* Minor corrections in installation shell scripts;
* Archive structure has been modified (Christophe suggested to have a
directory containing the archive's content instead of unpacking the
data to the current folder).
folder).

20050717

* Rotated logotype (I think this looks a bit better and artistic);
* Archive content's been overhauled: directory structure changes;
* In/unstallation scripts has been modified;
* Now `kicker' restarts right after you execute `./install.sh', so you
can see the changes without the need of restarting the whole KDE;
* *.xcf source's been updated for each version of the dir.

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