SUSE2 Windeco

KDE 3.x Window Decorations

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

This is the SUSE windeco from 9.3/10.0/10.1 - improved.

Additional features:
-round or sharp top edges
-more options for title placement and shadow etc.
-toggable and changeable logo
-more button types
-custom button colors and shadow
-better transition from top to side borders

Now in Debian unstable as kwin-style-suse2 - Thanks to Adrian Neumaier

And SVN also:
svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/playground/artwork/kwin-decor-suse2
Last changelog:

14 years ago

0.4.1
-add a fade out effect if the caption is longer than the titlebar
-a lot of translations provided by SUSE - many incomplete, please complete, thanks
-tweaked defaults
-more generic titlebar icon

0.4
-add new titlebar style (Dirk Mueller)
-revert behavior for maximized windows to kde standards (Dirk Mueller)
-add option to select titlebar style

0.3.5
-better antialias for inner round edges
-use custom colors for lipstik button colors also
-#define => enum ButtonStatus
-insert 3 spaces in default button layout before close button
-tune translation a bit
-make some methods const
-disable overridden options

0.3.4
-dont be smart on config changes - fixes wrong button colors when colors change
-fix icon shadows when toolwindows are exactly 4px smaller than normal

angrykeyboarder

13 years ago

Better documentation would help greatly:

The "generic" instructions in the "INSTALL" file make no sense.

" By default, `make install' will install the package's files in
`/usr/local/bin', `/usr/local/man', etc. You can specify an
installation prefix other than `/usr/local' by giving `configure' the
option `--prefix=PATH'.
"

Well the previous version (available in .deb package form) installs files all over the place. How do I specify where the files should go?

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geflei

13 years ago

Ok, I add some doc for installing in the next release.

But actually it should use the paths given by kde-config (e.g. /usr for debian or /opt/kde3 for SUSE). What distribution do you use?

What do you mean by "all over the place"?

If you want special paths you can specify them in configure (--help) like --libdir= or so.

Greetings, Gerd

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Tsuroerusu

13 years ago

I just switched to FreeBSD from SUSE Linux and I'd really like to have this theme on my KDE, has anyone gotten it to compile correctly on FreeBSD?

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geflei

13 years ago

What problems did you have compiling it? If you have Qt 3.3 and KDE >=3.3 (and the devel-packages) installed I think it should work on FreeBSD too.

Cheers, Gerd

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Firetech

13 years ago

I just finished building (k)ubuntu deb's for 0.2.1 and 0.2.91.
Although, none of them work as they should.
In both the versions, the logo icon functions does nothing, except change the look in the preview. In the real titlebar it's always the debian logo with no offset
In 0.2.91 the button look setting is the same, it does nothing except for the preview... (Buttons are always the flat plastik same in the real title)

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Firetech

13 years ago

Should add I'm using KDE 3.4.2
Compiling it without making a .deb doesn't help.

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Firetech

13 years ago

Restarting KDE helped (I did it for another reson...)
Running kbuildsycoca should be enough.
The new (k)ubuntu-deb's have been mailed to geflei.

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lasindi

13 years ago

Excellent window decoration! I'm wondering why there is a white, thin border around all of the windows. It's slightly annoying to see it, but other than that, I love it. Thanks!

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geflei

13 years ago

Have you tried the SUSE colorscheme already?

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Rory_double

13 years ago

I'm just moving over from SuSE 9.3 and missed the SuSE Windeco. THIS one is better!! Not kidding. Looks great.

Thank you!

For those who don't know how to install the .deb package in Ubuntu, place the package in your home folder and in terminal, type:
sudo dpkg -i kwin-decor-suse2_0.2-1_i386_ubuntu.deb

Perhaps we could gather very basic install instructions for these packages and put them in one place, to make things easier for the newbies amongst us?

Again, thanks for the great Windeco. Really appreciate it. You made my day! :) :)

Rory

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peppelorum

13 years ago

This widget style just keeps getting better and better. I have updated the Debian package, same url as before.

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mononoke

13 years ago

you provide more options than SuSE 9.3 does, grrrrr
*g

very nice :)

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guppetto

13 years ago

Any chance that an option to use a different set of buttons might be added like Glocean (Niffty or native button set can be selected)

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geflei

13 years ago

Maybe. But as I'm not an artist I could only copy some code from an other decoration.

What buttons would you like?

Gerd

PS: As always, the fastest way is to provide a patch. ;-)

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Rory_double

13 years ago

I love this windeco. Thank you very much!

Will any of the rpms work with Fedora 4?

Rory

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geflei

13 years ago

I guess no. FC4 uses gcc4 and the rpms are built with gcc3.3 that has a different ABI. Also, SUSE has KDE installed in /opt/kde3.

If you need a rpm try checkinstall or to build a rpm from the spec file in the sources.

If you have a working one post a link or send it to me. ;-)

Greetings, Gerd

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Derrekito

14 years ago

Its looks nice but:
Well I dont want to hammer your abilites as an artist or anything however it just looks too much like windows, now before you go flaming me hear me out, I realize the way it looks is what its suppose to be and the design that windows came up with has for what like 10 years or so and works just fine, XP look was just the same thing with some color. I'm not an artist and I have never made a skin for kde so I dont know how difficult it is, I just wanted to say that I'm sure there is something you can do to this skin to add character to is perhaps personify your personality into it, I just feel that windows look is just to cold. The main reason why I moved to Linux was how your able to custom every aspect of the OS, but I ask whats the point if they all end up looking and feeling alike? Now I realize that part of being able to custom you OS look can also be to mimic another however I just see your style and how nicely it was done and I jsut ask What could be done that will still look professional yet look original. Well sorry for the rant I dont mean to offend I really actually like and I'm downloading it too heh :) keep up the good work for sure.

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Mikos

14 years ago

This is official window decoration from Novell SUSE Linux 9.3 (which is licensed under GNU GPL). Sou you can't blame user who post it on KDE-Look.org, but Novell :-)

Your opinion is your opinion, but in _my_ opinion this is the most beautiful window decoration for KDE I have ever seen...

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Astatek

14 years ago

Where i can find ebuild for Gentoo?

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aaron

14 years ago

Must rename ebuild to "kwin-decor-suse2-0.2.ebuild"

Then put in "/usr/local/portage/x11-themes/kwin-decor-suse2/"

Then "ebuild /usr/local/portage/x11-themes/kwin-decor-suse2/kwin-decor-suse2-0.2.ebuild digest"

Then "emerge kwin-decor-suse2.0.2"

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geflei

14 years ago

In the sources is a kwin-deco-suse2.ebuild.

It was provided by Aaron Ruznak. Please report if it still works.

Greetings, Gerd

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Astatek

14 years ago

I cant make work this.:(

emerge kwin-decor-suse2.ebuild
emerging by path implies --oneshot... adding --oneshot to options.

*** emerging by path is broken and may not always work!!!

Calculating dependencies
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 2998, in ?
retval,favorites=mydepgraph.select_files(myfiles)
File "/usr/bin/emerge", line 1019, in select_files
if os.path.realpath(portage.db["/"]["porttree"].dbapi.findname(mykey)) != x:
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/posixpath.py", line 406, in realpath
filename = abspath(filename)
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/posixpath.py", line 395, in abspath
if not isabs(path):
File "/usr/lib/python2.3/posixpath.py", line 49, in isabs
return s.startswith('/')
AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'startswith'

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aaron

14 years ago

I'll take a look at it when I get home tonight. You probably just have to put it in your PORTAGE_OVERLAY directory and digest it. i.e. - /usr/local/portage/x11-themes/ and do a digest of the ebuild once it's in the proper place.

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Astatek

14 years ago

ebuild kwin-decor-suse2.ebuild digest
!!! Name error in suse2
!!! Error: PF is null 'kwin-decor-suse2'; exiting.

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geflei

14 years ago

Hmm, the problem is that I do not have gentoo. I ask Aaron Ruznak if he can help.

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14 years ago

0.4.1
-add a fade out effect if the caption is longer than the titlebar
-a lot of translations provided by SUSE - many incomplete, please complete, thanks
-tweaked defaults
-more generic titlebar icon

0.4
-add new titlebar style (Dirk Mueller)
-revert behavior for maximized windows to kde standards (Dirk Mueller)
-add option to select titlebar style

0.3.5
-better antialias for inner round edges
-use custom colors for lipstik button colors also
-#define => enum ButtonStatus
-insert 3 spaces in default button layout before close button
-tune translation a bit
-make some methods const
-disable overridden options

0.3.4
-dont be smart on config changes - fixes wrong button colors when colors change
-fix icon shadows when toolwindows are exactly 4px smaller than normal

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