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Lokheed Lokheed
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements
Crystal-GL Knifty

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 7 comments

by Enso
Score 50.0%
Dec 27 2004
Sweet. Good job and thanks for the ss update. The second one is perfect to better illustrate the changes you have made to Knitfy :) - Dec 27 2004
You might want to up a better screenshot. I cant see anything in that shrunken down, blurry as hell, screeshot of a WD. How about a small screen of the actual WD, we dont need an entire desktop shot, do we? - Dec 27 2004
KDE CC/IC, Konqueror, KMail (IN CVS)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 128 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 01 2005
You people make me laugh. Just because its not commandline or a GUI not far off from it, it all looks "horrible".

I am not a fan of over GUIfying but I do know limits. Just because its not commandline or not far from it, does it actually warrant a comment like that? I know some people might not like it because it doesnt suit their tastes but to step on because its not what you want, is pigheaded...then again, if you are ANTI-GUI, then why the hell are you a member of and further more, why the hell are you running, on par with Gnome, one of the most graphical DEs available on Linux??? Thank Jebus, people like you are a minority or we would never have left commandline.

I could understand a negative look if this new GUI was used for all modules in the CC, but its simply a prettier theme, but you have my curiosity peeked. How about you help out the community and throw up a mockup of what you think CC should look like...or is your usefullness restricted to non-constructive criticism...should I even bother going through your profile and seeing what contributions you have done?

Throw something helpful in next time, even if its against the grain... - Dec 27 2004
Trying to answer as many people as possible. KDE-look needs a better posting system then this...

Thanks arcisz for your compliments and your phenominal work with the image in use :) - Dec 27 2004
Thanks rgfree. I will certainly raise some eyebrows. jbailey has been working with the code and I have been making any graphical component he needs to do this. While it is coming along, I think it still needs a lot of work, but I was kinda waiting for the time we could present them with a working model and of course I would have to get arcisz's permission as well since its his art that is going in as well. But if everything falls apart, I will go and talk to KDE either way as if someone was willing to work with me on the coding end and didnt mind dealing with a perfectionist, then I would certainly do the graphical end... - Dec 27 2004
That would be nice but I doubt it. Hopefully if Baily and I come up with a workable product to offer them, it might have a shot but if we show up without any work done, I doubt it as its probably not a priority for them to make things "look nice". To bad esthetics always take a backseat ;)

I think the best thing would be an amalgamation of the Info Center and the CC. Then to rewrite the code to better suite a nice layout. Then to have that layout be themeable much like the splash page. But themeable or not, I would settle for some nicer graphics for the time being and thats all this is...pleasing to the eye, not some radical changes to CC that everyone seems to expect. - Dec 27 2004
Whatevers in. So we should all go back to commandline because styles go out of date? Pishposh. When this style becomes outdated, then it will be updated. I will never just lie down and live in a world of ugliness...I will always strive to make things more pleasent on the eyes...

Your solution is to never invent anything and always sit idly by and wait for life to pass you by in your brown car, white house and steril environment, not I. I want a masterpiece in every program and in every screen. When this gets tiresome, KDE 4.5 will get an update and so on. Its called evolution and why long hair and side burns used to be all the rage back in the 60's...our styles change and their is no reason our programs shouldnt as well. - Dec 26 2004
Thats actually a great idea. I like using GUIs dont get me wrong, but I also hate being cut out of what goes on behind the scenes...I think if this gets off the ground, KCC can be expanded to add all kinds of nuances...I think as long its elegently added, no ammount of additional information is going to be a bad idea...

Hopefully porting this new look wont be that hard.

I again would like to thank everyone for their support. I have received numerous emails offering help or just a kind word.

jbailey is going to take a look at implementing this so I will working in the background supplying anything he needs (graphically) and we will see if this goes well. *Crossing fingers* - Dec 25 2004
Yup, thats why I dont know where the problem is ;) - Dec 25 2004
You lost me. I want to change the default images in KCC to the ones you see. There are no widgets involved, no radical theming changes...I dont know where you are coming from.

If you are using KDE 3.3.2 and open the KCC and compare my proposal with what you have, what are the differences?

The images are changed...thats it. There arent any widgets in KCC that have changed, no buttons, you completely lost me on what the subject. I dont understand what your concerns are. All I want to do is get rid of the 80ish looks of KCC and update it with new images and a new look...but there arent any widgets involved. No buttons to speak of. I mean when you click on the menu item Appearance & Themes and look to the right, can you click on any buttons? All I get are links to each section...

What I am talking about is theming this. The ability to add your on custom background images and maybe small layour changes if any. You have a custom KDE Splash Theme going? Do you think thats out of order and all Splash Themes should look identical? Thats all I want, that level of theming for the KCC... - Dec 25 2004
Of course I think making themes for everything are useful. You dont have to use them if you dont want them...leave it as default, doesnt matter if they are available does it?

My dream is to customize KDE is anyway possible, making every element changeable and bringing together themes in a universal manner. No more this program looks like this and that one looks like that, and that one has ugly icons and this one doenst pick up Nuvola and that one doesnt register my pointer icons, this one doesnt look anything like the rest of KDE, the theme doesnt apply to that one, etc. etc. etc.

I want a magnificent DE that can be arranged and customized without hacking and patching. A DE that blasts anything else out there out of the water. One that will allow a perfect union of graphical perfection and stability: out of the box. It already pushes far ahead of Windows in decorating ability, but we need more. I want every element of KDE to look incredible...sorry if that doesnt fit your tastes but you can run ugly themes or none at all if you like. You can go back to the ugly KDE2 and KDE1 look littered in screenshots of KDE and be happy--that doesn concern me. What does concern me is pushing KDE is something that, when setup correctly, will cause anyone to drool and feel just a little sexual aroused by how good everything looks and how well they intergrate to keep the theme fluidity. Maybe thats a more apt description of where I am coming from with this.

I have always been an artist and I have always pushed to make my OS beautiful. In Windows I was forced to use 3rd party tools and still elements could not be changed...since KDE is open source and the possibilities are endless, I can hopefully start making that dream a reality.

To have such a strong community and so many great minds, I think this dream is within reach and maybe one day, will become a reality... - Dec 25 2004
Wow, I think its safe to say the majority like the look and I am very glad it met with such high approval.

I have been reading through all of the posts and got an email from Baily wanting to attempt this. Reading from this post about not allow png's that contain text is going to be cumbersome to overcome. I think KDE Control Center should be called KDE Control Center in any language and I think the current layout of KCC is what sells it. Would love to stear clear of ugly fonts and bringing it down to that 80'ish feel again...but not a coder so will see what happens.

For the person that had a problem with the descriptions: open KCC and tell me what the descriptions say in Appearacence & Themes...yeah thats right, I didnt change most of them...besides thats all moot. Consider them place holders, that stuff is really minor to change: THINK BIGGER!

Yes 2.6.10 is ready to use, not a lemon like 2.6.8 and 2.6.9.

I know I forgot a ton of people and some replies I wanted to post, my apologies.

Anyway I am going to refine a few things and send them to Bailey and see if we cant get this up and running. Again thanks for all the support and Merry Xmas :D - Dec 25 2004
Dont know what happened to my reply dammit. Anyway just wanted to thank all you guys for your kind words and wish everyone a Merry Ho-Ho. - Dec 25 2004
I was thinking the samething. We can customize the splash screen, show it wouldnt be that hard to theme this one would only need a few elements and bam, custom look...which would really be the ideal way cause some might want red, or some might want purple, and some might want something completely different to suit their theme.

I would love to see KDE become completely themeable...pushing the envelop...first things first, gotta get those KDE guys to look into this :)

Thanks to everyone for their compliments :D - Dec 25 2004

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 26 2004
You can tell people a million times. They will stop crop porn, movies, and steal and post it all under GPL. It doesnt register...because most of them dont really care. You guys need a better way... - Dec 26 2004

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 1 comment

by TTT
Score 50.0%
Dec 26 2004
NOT GPL - Dec 26 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes 347 comments

by PaT
Score 50.0%
Oct 01 2007
Keep perfecting perfection, not that I am complaining. Its so wonderful to see someone keep developing a theme. So many start off with promise and fizzle out. Glad you kept at it and overjoyed about this Xmas present :)

I would like to report a small bug. When you select any of the options to display a custom colour and hit ok, the new settings are recognized, however after applying them and going back into the configure screen, changing the colours, the settings are not picked up. You have to check and uncheck a box for them to be picked up.


Select checkbox for "custome menu stripe colour and choose a custom colour.

Click OK and the "apply" button will be clickable in the main CC window.

Click "configure" button for lipstik again and change the custom colour and click OK

The "apply" button is not selectable and the new colour wont be recognized until you go back into the configure screen and select and unselect an option. - Dec 24 2004
If you dont feel like install a huge package for one window decoration, check out Knifty. Nearly identically (I personally like Knifty better).

Check out my contributions and see my screenshot. It contains a better example of Knifty then the screenshots with the release. - Dec 17 2004
Latest Desktop

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

by kwr2k
Score 50.0%
Dec 19 2004
Again its a screenshot, not a wallpaper. - Dec 20 2004

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

by diox
Score 50.0%
Dec 16 2004
Because he didnt take the picture anymore then he made the Firefox vs. IE wallpaper... - Dec 18 2004
NOT GPL. Do you guys know what GPL even stands for?

What have you dont with the image? Just found and posted it here? Yes I am an assman but come on...

Please post things with the proper license. - Dec 16 2004
IExplorer Vs Firefox

Wallpapers Firefox 11 comments

by diox
Score 50.0%
Dec 15 2004
Blatant ripoff from the original author at Neowin. I knew I had seen this before: - Dec 18 2004
I dont know if its just me, but I imagine IE surrounding Firefox, to which FF would be in the middle, standing strong with sword in hand as corpses of IE lie strewn about...

I think that would represent the "war" better as IE still dominates is use stastics. - Dec 15 2004
my kde desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 18 2004
There is a typo in the first frame of that comic. It should be your not our...

Love the wallpaper. To busy for my taste but esthetically gorgeous. - Dec 18 2004
Shar-pei Christmas

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

by g33z
Score 50.0%
Dec 17 2004
Makes me want to kick them even more every time I see one!

Just kidding...or am I? Merry Xmas to you to :) - Dec 18 2004
Linux Táchira

Wallpaper Other 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 17 2005
Yeah, Latin is also cooler. Iuventus stultorum magister. - Dec 17 2004
Am-a-roK Star Rock album jackets

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 16 2004
First, its Lokheed, drop the Mr.
Second, have yet to see your contributions...

Just because I dont like this one (the 41% shows I am not alone), I fail to see what that has to do with my own. Dont like my stuff? Great, could care less.

Oh no, this guy said something bad. Lets go attack his work. But like I said above, I have yet to see your sumbissions. Is this your only contribution to the KDE community? Negative comments?

Way to go...*claps* - Dec 16 2004
Ugh. This got such stale reviews, why dont you stop being stubborn and put it to sleep...

Yes we all get it, the rock, the Rockstar, the word rock in amarok...but it really isnt that clever or anything...moreso, its just poorly delivered.

Sorry for being so harsh but... - Dec 16 2004
Amarok - Dark Wolf

Various Artwork 30 comments

by flow
Score 50.0%
Dec 16 2004
I really like this one. Very original and offbeat. I think the wolf also looks better black then blue.

I would suggest changing the eye colour. The green does not go well with the background blue. Maybe adding a black border around it all would bring the wolf into the piece better.

All in all its an excellent submission. - Dec 14 2004

Various Artwork 8 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 21 2004
I really like it. I get the feeling its very "Napsterish". Has that feel. Well done. I think move colour variations are in order and would love to see one with the blue highly darkened to a dull grey and some playfull colours.

I think the headphones could use some polish but its very gorgeous. Really nice lines and really "hip". Groovy. - Dec 13 2004
"Keep Attention" Splash Screen v.1.0

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 12 2004
I am way to fast on the post button. Wanted to add that grammatically, it would be better to use "Pay Attention". - Dec 12 2004
Cant release it as GPL unless you took that pic. - Dec 12 2004
The Eye of Slackware

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 10 2004
Check your license because I know you didnt render Aki. - Dec 11 2004

Various Artwork 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 11 2004
I think it looks cute, however the small icons are again working against you. Maybe you could try making a large set of headphones and putting them behind the wolf? - Dec 11 2004

Text Editors 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 06 2005
Yes I to think the file dialogue and some of other UI enhancements are needed.

I hope you stick with this and progress it further. I dont like installing kate/kwrite and your program is a godsend since there arent any other quick and little text editors around.

Great job and I hope you continue working on it.

I would love to see files open in the unititled tab and the option to hide tabs if there is only one tab open. Also the closing of tabs is a little awkward (maybe it would be better to add the default close tab X like konquorer?).

This program could also benefit from a perference window. Toolbar customization would also be very nice.

Some polish would be fabulous because this fills a niche for anyone who doesnt want what KDE sometimes shoves on us.

Great job and please, please keep programming :D - Dec 10 2004
dotf-0.1 - Bootsplash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 11 2004
Thank you Mausballklauer. With finals coming soon, I might be hard pressed for time but I also like procrastination, so... ;) - Dec 10 2004
Actually I am wrong. My apologies, just reread the bad ;)

I am glad you liked my wallpaper enough to make a bootsplash from it :)

I would ask for a favour, can you please put somewhere that the character design was done by Josh Ellis? I think he did a fabulous job and want to give him the credit he deserves. I dont want his name to be lost here...thanks. - Dec 08 2004
I am sorry but you are going to have to get the permission from Josh to make this public. The license I posted my wallpaper on prohibits any modification to the wallpaper to be made public. - Dec 08 2004
Loki's Desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots 1 comment

by loki
Score 50.0%
Dec 09 2004
I adore your Thunderbird icon, it is simply phenominal! - Dec 09 2004

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 09 2004
Love the picture and overall "feel" of the piece. I think the slogan needs to be reworked though. - Dec 09 2004
amaroK icon

Various Artwork 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 13 2004
I love the wolf pose but I think the author has it backwards. I think the wolf--which is really the nicest part of the icon--needs to be the focus, not the speaker. I think if the wolf had more detail and their roles (speaker and the wolf) were reversed, it would make for a better submission.

Aside from some polish, its a really great job and as I said, I love the pose of the wolf. I must also reiterate what some of the comments have said already, the wolf doesnt not scale down well.

Great job in the end :) - Dec 09 2004
i-k Amarok icon

Various Artwork 26 comments

by dave
Score 50.0%
Dec 09 2004
I really like this one. Clean, simple and beautifully crafted. Whether its a speaker--which I know is somewhat overused and far from pioneering--or not, it does hold its own. Just splendid :D - Dec 09 2004
Starburst PCLOS

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 10 2004
I'm sorry this is completely OT but I have been trying like hell to find out how to display my cd drives properly, exactly how you have them on your desktop. They are recognized as CD-ROMs but they are DVDRW and a DVDROM...

Can you tell possible tell me what distro you use or if you know how they registered as such? - Dec 09 2004
amaroK: Wolf Howl

Various Artwork 27 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 14 2004
Thats funny. I was thinking the exact opposite about the scaling. I thought it scaled down rather nicely.

I think the red archs in the back could use some reworking to better suit the entire icon and maybe some polish on the wolf but overall, its a fantastic job. - Dec 08 2004
Proposed default kde theme

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 08 2004
I'm sorry I dont want to be cinical but you want KDE to look like your desktop out of the box?

Why would that benefit us? What kind of improvement is this to KDE? Isnt that why you we have styles, themes, window decorations, you can change what you dont like?

KDE should optimize their code or add new features or tweak already existing ones, maybe make UI changes, but I dont think making it suit one particular users fancy is an "improvement"... - Dec 08 2004
Magpi in boots

Wallpaper Other 30 comments

Score 58.0%
Dec 04 2004
To actually comment on this pic for its artistic merit: it really doesnt have much. It is a woman in boots on the floor. The pose is basic and the look very generic and offers to real creatic insight.

Yes you took a picture of a naked girl, good for you--now what can you do with that, cause this is a pretty slow start, if any, to move into art. - Dec 04 2004
No thats beastiality...BIG difference from have a flare for exageration dont you... - Dec 04 2004

Wallpapers BSD 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 03 2004
Ahh, thanks for the info blaster. Didnt know that. My aplogize to the author of the wallpaper :) - Dec 03 2004
Change the license. Its not GPL. You did not draw the Devil, you need to change the license. - Dec 03 2004

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 09 2005
License issue again, image is not GPL. - Dec 03 2004