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Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen Hinckley, United Kingdom, Europe
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KIso

Utilities 81 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 29 2005
There is a general consensus that when you have very large toolbar buttons (such as here), you should have text on the buttons as well.

I would agree with the above idea of replacing your top bar with a standard toolbar widget (it would give the user more options as well, such as being able to move it out of the program window and so on). It would also help the problem above, as you could simply set a text, force 128x128 size buttons, and just hide the text on your installation, and then let others just right click and select "Text under icons" ;) All in all, in everybody's favour :) - Mar 31 2004
gambas

Developers Apps 25 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 16 2007
I agree that using the G is confusing, however I very much like the switch from the plethora of appliKations out there (get my drift?). There is also the problem that, as he states in the FAQ:

My own interpreter does not depend on any toolkit or graphical environment. The Gambas interpreter is a text only program. The graphical part comes with components.

And thus, it may seem that it's a GNOME program, while it's not even GTK, but it is also not KDE, so... But yes, the name is misleading, but a lot of thought needs to go into a possibly renaming. All this said, he has a good reason for the name:

It seems that free projects name are often animals, especially the programming language ones: Python, Camel, Bonobo, etc.

And I wanted to have a recursive acronym with the word "Basic" in it. So, Gambas Almost Means BASic!


So, for a renaming in the near future, "forget it" would be the short answer ;) - Mar 16 2004
debian cranium

Wallpapers Debian 7 comments

by orso
Score 50.0%
Jul 04 2004
quite something to become world famous almost overnight ;) I do like this concept, and a good idea it was to remove the eyes; you are perfectly right, it does make it look more serious. A small thing, the description says your girlfriend felt while riding a horse... It might just be me, but that sounds incredibly rude, and is probably not what you meant ;) It should probably read "... who fell while riding a horse..." :)

Thanks for the contribution, looks great :) - Mar 13 2004
Kopete -> iChat Style

Various Stuff 53 comments

by Magus
Score 50.0%
Mar 11 2004
Nope, not nessecarily, but the person behind iChat's interface probably is ;) - Mar 11 2004
Tavia (browser)

Browser 18 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 09 2004
Such as for example to implement the thumbnail thing you got going into the Konqueror sidebar... I mean, you got it working nicely there, so why not :)

That said, I am not sure if I like the MDI thing you got going... Though, if you are using KMDI, then it's kewl :) Leaves it up to people to choose wether standard MDI or IDEA mode is their favorite ;) (personally, I would like to see IDEA ;) )

Just a few ideas there :) - Mar 10 2004
"It's Not Blue" Grape

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 05 2004
...isn't bad ;) Most new stuff that gets posted gets hammered by the "You suxx0rz" crowd with nothing better to do than rate other people's work down, but if it's worth it, if mostly crawls back up again, such as this ;) - Mar 03 2004
Reinhardt KSplash/ML Plugin

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 07 2004
I run 3.2 final myself and don't have the problem. What you may be experiencing, however, is a lack of the font used. The font is called Luxi Sans, and is free. (I'm not sure where you would get it if you don't have it, though) - Mar 01 2004
KControl draft

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

by Frans
Score 50.0%
Feb 22 2004
However, I am worried how this would be implemented practically... I'm sure it would be possible, and it would be very very neat looking if so, I'm just not sure if it would be easy in any way ;) It would be a very good idea, though, if this layout was made in a way that was reusable, so we could do config dialogs this way... - Feb 22 2004
Minimalist Icons

Individual Icons/-sets 15 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 17 2004
Just noticed you've got some more or less uhm... alternatively named icons in there ;) There are some good ideas there, and to be honest they are icons that we should probably include, because more people are interested in these subjects (not just the folder_pr0n icon, but also folder_shared... Other ideas for missing icons in this category? (I will include similarly named icons in the next version of the Reinhardt Icons, though the folder_pr0n icon might need a more 'official' sounding name, such as folder_erotic or somesuch?)).

Also, it might be a good idea to remove the cross in the trashcan_empty, as it to the novice user will seem too similar to the full icon (also, colourblind people will not know the difference easily), and the kmail icon might not be so good with the arrows (the icon itself is good, but might be better as mail_get in actions). - Feb 17 2004
I actually think you yourself described why this is worse/better than Reinhardt above :) Some people like the ultra-minimalist look of Reinhardt for the reason it is ultra-minimalist. Granted, it's a small minority of people, but it fills a niche :) But at the same time, one of the first comments on the Reinhardt Icons was that it was too minimalist, and your icon set is now beginning to fill that particular niche, which is probably around the same size. Thanks, it is rather nice work, and sufficiently different from my set too ;) If anything, we will only be borrowing tiny bits from eachother (though I suggest we might contact eachother when it comes to application icons... They are more colourful in Reinhardt than the rest of the set... Have a look and get in touch :) ) - Feb 17 2004

I am liking your stuff there, it's very clean :) I would of course like to point out my own one, in case you have missed it (because from your description it sounds that way ;) ), though of course you may have simply decided it was too minimalist (others have, so that's not so weird ;) ).

If you haven't heard of it, it's Reinhardt (both Icon Set and Widget Style, along with a GDM theme and a background, and with more coming), and you can find it by clicking on my nick :) - Feb 16 2004

The Reinhardt Icon Set

Individual Icons/-sets 85 comments

Score 58.0%
Aug 09 2006
I would, if only the size of the archive wasn't so large ;) Currently, the packaged version of the icon set is just above 11 megs, which is really a tiny bit too much for inclusion... However, when KDE properly supports SVG icons, this is most definitely going in :D Also, I will try for the Reinhardt Style (and KSplash and KDM theme when the specs are drawn up) to be included in 3.3 :) - Feb 16 2004
Kde3.2 is amazing

Plasma/KDE Screenshots 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 12 2004
On the subject of naming, I've always found the whole naming scheme obscure and unnessecary. But this is an old discussion and oh well, it is not everybody who sees the usability aspects (KDE now supports the description part of .desktop files, giving a good posibility for another place to show the KDE thing).

On the subject of installing KDE on Mandrake 9.1, try Konstruct :) It works a treat :) - Feb 12 2004
I'm talking about program names, not descriptions. KWrite is still called KWrite, even if it's described as a Text editor. But you are of course right to point out, that the descriptions are well done (and personally I think it's better than the GNOME policy of calling them just that, and nothing else (such as AbiWord just being called a Word Processor in the menu)) - Feb 08 2004
Ugh! Why is it that every single application in KDE is named Ksomething?! What happened to originality? Now, I know that we need to be able to distinguish the kde notepad with the gnome notepad or whatever, but would it not be possible to name an executable file something else (say knotepad) and then program something else (like, say notepad)? It would make much more sense, and very much help out in a whole range of places...

Sorry, rant mode off now :)

Yes, KDE 3.2 is really quite an amazing little thing :) - Feb 07 2004
Konference

Video Apps 139 comments

by maldn
Score 50.0%
Apr 21 2005
I get the following error when trying to compile. The file doesn't exist.

make[4]: *** No rule to make target `configconnectiondlglayout.ui', needed by `configconnectiondlglayout.h'. Stop. - Feb 11 2004
The Reinhardt Style (formely Slicker)

KDE 3.5 Themes 97 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 26 2004
Well, it's changed now. It's not dotted, but it fits the rest of the style in stead ;) - Feb 11 2004
I do not myself have this problem, however I would much like to recieve the traceback from it, so I can find out what's wrong there. You can find my e-mail address in the README. - Dec 07 2003
Though this is the widget style, thank you very much for the kind words, they are much appreciated :) The next version will be LGPL, because it seems that the KDE people wishes for styles and icon sets to be LGPL before accepting them 'into the family' so to speak. So hopefully, I will be able to get Reinhardt included in either KDE 3.2, or in an update to it later on :) *crosses his fingers* - Dec 06 2003
kxmltvguide

Utilities 3 comments

by amg
Score 50.0%
Feb 10 2004
A very nice little program there, I instantly installed it, and found a program which goes so completely against every interface guideline I had to look twice ;) First of all, I would very much suggest using standard colours, because this clashes with my desktop so badly it hurts my eyes every time I open it ;) But, all in all, a nice solid program :) - Feb 10 2004
UI redesign for konqueror settings

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 28 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 07 2004
View profiles. You have to save the view profile on top of the webbrowsing profile already there. And yes, this is so obscure that most users have no idea how to do it. - Feb 08 2004
Well, maybe this can all be done with the Advanced... button which could just be used more? It's already there in many KCMs, so why not Konqueror? - Feb 08 2004
The keyword here is 'intuitivity'. This is a big problem with the "you can do everything in one place" mentality. If there are too many options to choose between, it becomes counterintuitive and thus difficult. This proposal tries to fix some of that counterintuitivity. It's been a long-standing problem that specifically Konqueror, which is a great technical achievement, is sometimes unnessecarily obscure to configure. This would fix some of those problems by moving options you rarely used. - Feb 07 2004
I think some of the ideas here are a good idea. At least the front page, which basically tells you where to go, something we've needed to introduce the configuration to new users (and I would also like it that way, because I have bad memory and don't use it very often ;) ). The settings dialogs under there break the consistency of KDE with the tab layout, in stead of the KDE Configuration Dialog layout, with the items to the left side in stead of as tabs. - Feb 07 2004
radialcontext 4 konq

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 08 2004
Now, this really does look interesting... However, I do not know how your version looks. Can you take a screenshot of it and upload it, for our viewing pleasure? Or is the look an exact copy of the Moz one? Anyway it's a great concept :) Usability that makes your desktop look great at the same time... The best kind ;) - Feb 08 2004
Control Centre idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 06 2004
Actually no, the MS control centre is what Mission Control tries to do. The closest we've currently got to the MSCC is what I'm suggesting a redesign of (type settings:/ into your Konqueror address bar). Also, the whole "ms design sucks" argument doesn't work. Try telling us exactly why it sucks, then we might take it seriously. - Feb 07 2004
Hmm... You're right with it being there twice. It might be possible in stead to have control centre check wether the settings:/ output is shown, and then hide the sidebar, and only show it when a kcc module is shown inside the kcc shell...

As for the "when you know where stuff is" argument, that's what's ruined many thing for a long time in usability. The problem is, yes it does make some kind of sense, but there is just too much stuff for it to possibly be intuitive, which is really needs to be. This way it's all there, and you only have to scroll up and down a bit, and not click a load of times to find what you're looking for.

And yes you're right as well at the end, where you say don't change anything drastic yet. One possibility would be to change the settings:/ kio slave (maybe do a /all subfolder to it, which then gives the output raw, and a /allcc subfolder giving the output for the control centre (with the appropriate header...)). I may just have to hack my way to this later today, let's see what happens ;) - Feb 07 2004
I do not try to make it look like a mac, it's just the closest I could liken it to in the real world currently. My boyfriend has one, yes, and it is pleasant to use, however I do not wish to just plaster something from it onto KDE, because os x is a complete experience, you can't just take bits, it doesn't work. I just thought that Reinhardt would give my personal opinion on wannabemac kdes away. However, thank you for the encouragement at the end :) - Feb 06 2004
Yes, you are right it looks a bit bland. However, that would be all up to us. We can make the headers look any way we wish :) - Feb 06 2004
I know Mission Control, and it's not quite what I am thinking of. Mission Control is a complete replacement of the KDE Control Centre, which is not what I am trying to do. I stead, I am trying to suggest a way to just make the existing control centre a little bit more usable (it's ok, but not quite perfect...). And I should note that I'm not being degrading towards anything here, as KDE is really nicely done by now, I am just suggesting a few things to make it even better :) - Feb 06 2004
*laughs* You're right, Reinhardt is rather a special style ;) However, the idea still goes, people should be able to figure that one out ;) I don't really like to insult people's intelligence, though of course sometimes it becomes nessecary on the net ;) That said, I will do something, and hopefully have it done sometime really soon :) - Feb 06 2004
Now, I know the look of this could be better, but it's just an idea, the final look would probably be rather more like the KDE Help template, but with the lightbulb replaced with a screwdriver or somesuch (like what the header is like in the control centre now...)

Also, Konqueror will complain that the settings:// protocol doesn't exist ;) Sorry, error on my part, it's just called settings:/ (only one slash). - Feb 06 2004
Reinhardt Background

Wallpaper Other 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 07 2004
Thanks a lot :) Can't you resize it yourself? It's easy to do, and it won't ruin this picture because of it's simplicity :) (also, I've let KDE do the resizing for me for ages, works really well ;) ) - Feb 07 2004
Mars 2004 Splash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Feb 05 2004
That was really a rather extraodinarily bad pun. I might have done it myself ;) This is really nice quality stuff, and I would suggest you post the icons separately (or, indeed, using the new posting system here, as a secondary download). I would because of the style not use them myself (I did make Reinhardt for myself after all ;) ), but I am certain others would like them :) - Feb 05 2004
K-Satellite

Wallpaper Other 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 14 2004
The low score is because the original submussion was uhm... Lacking. However this has changed. And I am afraid that your assumption about the neo-facist opinions of this forum is greatly exaggerated. Though I was currently rather disturbed by someone who told me there are now people who think that Stalin and Hitler were both Nazis... Some people need to get a grip of history.

And now back to your regular scheduled programme. This is still not really my kind of thing, but the execution of it is much better than what it was. Congrats :) - Jan 14 2004
SVG 2 PNG 4 KDE Script

Individual Icons/-sets 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 12 2005
Aah yes, this is true :) Sorry, I only tested the solution with a Crystal-like bunch of icons that I was working on before Reinhardt, and Reinhardt itself :) Thanks :) I'm currently working on a program that will do this (C++ with GUI), and I will be sure to include an option to choose between the two methods :) - Jan 13 2004
I know programmers have a funny idea that we wish to re-invent the wheel, but still ;) That said, nicely done, there :) I would say, though, that the way you've done this script does not give you very nice quality icons. When you tell Sodipodi to render icons to a specific size, they come out at a rather low quality. If you in stead render the icon to a large size, say 960 by 960 (the largest size icon supported by Mac OS X, currently the largest icons on the market afaik), and then scale them down from there, the quality is much better. This is the technique I applied in my scripts, svg2icons.sh and makeiconfolder.sh (just posted the update, feel free to look'n'steal ;) ). - Jan 11 2004
svg2icons

Individual Icons/-sets 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 11 2004
I know I promised some people to post this, oh, a few months ago :P Well, at long last, here you go :P - Jan 11 2004
new theme idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 42 comments

by gg3po
Score 50.0%
Jan 09 2004
Urban Stream is the suggestion from this corner :) Direct from the same mind that came up with Reinhardt (i.e. not me :) Alex, who came up with the name and the look). It came out of the realization that it's kind of urban, and with it being a bit aquaish (though, as noted before, not too much), a stream. So calm, but still urban and modern. Very nice :)

I would also say that what was mentioned somewhere, that the style looks a bit too round. I do not see that as a problem, I rather find it very aestetically pleasing. Thank you for the idea, and hope it gets put into action :) - Jan 08 2004
So sad :-(

Wallpaper Other 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 07 2004
Quite funny, and well executed as well :) Taking it as the label says, it's a nice joke :) - Jan 07 2004
Reinhardt GDM theme

KDM3 Themes 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 01 2004
You have to change it in the theme file. It's just XML, so it's.. relatively simple to go through. The font "Sans 12" is listed around the file, you only have to change that (I'm not so sure about the format I'm afraid, I left that from the original Happy GNOME theme). But I'm happy you like it :) - Jan 07 2004
kssh

Network 13 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 07 2004
The purpose is, that this way you need to touch the console as little as possible. My personal goal with my linux desktop is to create a viable console-less desktop. This is a nice step in that direction. Thanks :) - Jan 07 2004
Konversation

Chat & Messenging 91 comments

by Sho
Score 80.0%
Jun 26 2018
This is hereby done :) - Jan 06 2004
That's the singular reason I use this client. XChat's interface is by far the easiest interface to use, I have found (rigorous testing, mIRC, XChat, Kvirc, Virc), and I always fall back on XChat... Now, though, I suspect I will not, because Konversation (though a silly name with K in ;) pet peevee) is, as you said, XChat with a KDE interface. I am looking already to get a completely unified looking (notice that last word) desktop, and this really helps. Thanks a lot for the great work, keep it up :) Also, check the suggestions tracker on SF, I will post one just after writing this ;) - Jan 06 2004
Konverter

Video Converters 67 comments

by kraus
Score 50.0%
Jun 24 2005
Very nice, I've actually been looking for something that would do just this. I have yet to try it, but I'll mention this before I forget. It hit me that right-clicking on a movie file, a "Convert movie..." action would be really good. Especially now that Actions are in a submenu in the file context menus and thus not cluttering up the overall look.

Also, it would seem you've got it in the wrong section, this isn't a screensaver ;) - Jan 05 2004
[MooN] 1337 Use the GIMP instead

Wallpaper Other 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 16 2003
Even while this is true, I personally know someone who is of the opinion that Paint is pure joy, and Photoshop is for wimps. They do exist, and thus this is very valid. Still voted bad cos that's the whole idea of it :) - Dec 18 2003
Stalin Kommunist

Wallpaper Other 45 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 21 2004
Quite. The thing is, OSS is not communism, it's socialism. There are differences. Mainly the bad things associated with communism not being there. - Dec 15 2003
Love green car not jesus

Wallpaper Other 13 comments

by saho
Score 50.0%
Dec 15 2003
Now, being a deist, I acknowledge the existence of a higher being, and know well that Jesus was a historical figure and as such a very important part of history (much like Buddha).

Also, I use Mandrake, and every time I see a SuSE wallpaper I CLICK ON IT, just to see what it looks like. Whenever I see a Christian or otherwise religiously themed wallpaper I CLICK ON IT, just to see what it looks like. And so on, I am certain you understand me. Now, this may be due to several factors, mainly my personality, which includes a very large portion of being curious about things. I have this from my mother, I'm told. Right, now when I vote for a wallpaper (and this happens rarely, because I believe that wether something is beautiful is in the eye of the beholder, someone might find something beautiful while others might be going to the toilet because of it), I do this as a result of a scrutiny of the technical quality of said piece. If it does not live up to some certain standard, I click [bad] while if it lives up to my standards, I vote [good], though that wallpaper really needs to be spectacular. I do not vote on ideals, I vote on technical quality. And a copy/paste job with a gradient background can be good, but only very rarely is. And frankly, it is getting very old.

To sum up, my idea for a solution would be to add the wallpapers that fit eachother into sets, such as for example Christian Gradient, Christian Scientists, and so on. The same goes for the others. These wallpapers may all be very good, however I do not feel the need to have all these very similar wallpapers in different packages. A good example of this concept is the recently added Galactica wallpaper collection, where a set of similar, but different wallpapers were put into one package, so that they do not take up immense amounts of space.

Thank you for you time. - Dec 15 2003
Reinhardt Firebird Theme

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 10 2003
By the way, just noticed that you've used the bookmarks icon for the tabs. Just thinking it might be an idea, in the name of Consistency, to use the tabs icon :) - Dec 11 2003
Even though it's not the widget style and only the icons, it is still very nice. I know that Mozilla (and Firebird by extension) are nasty to do themes for properly, but this is really rather nice. Good luck doing the widgets too, if that's your plan :) - Dec 11 2003