AKDC Beta3 preview 2(see changelog)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations

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Description:

AKDC means Advanced Kwin Decoration Client ;-)

with this im trying to make the life easier for graphical designers, giving them a efficient and optimized native kwin decoration code where they only need paste some pixmap and check some options.

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IMPORTANT README
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Today AKDC beta2 (will become ASSK(Advanced Skin Support for KDE)in a near future)is released
Project moved to berlios.de

credits---------------
thanks to alexandrie & treetog from pixstudio for their WB for windows between other for their awesome art work
Last changelog:

15 years ago

-alpha
1.automatic layout calculation based on pixmap size
2.fixed buttons events
3.custom border(not automatic but more readable)
4.change the 1 bit qbitmap buton decos for qpixmap.
5.some work over text shadows

-alpha2
1.buttondecos handle a custom pixmap for every events(over, normal pressed) in active and inactive mode
2.Square button and round button(square for max, mix,close round help, menu,etc) can now have diferent sizes(example round button 14x14 square button 19x19)
3.some speed fixes

-beta
1.A lot of speed improvements
2.Text Shadow color code implemented
3.App Icon Effects(colorize gamma gray transparent etc) implemented
4.right top corner adjust the size for number of buttons
5.Auto layout code implemented(you only have to paste the pixmap and the code do the rest)
6.Avatar code implemented(is just a name for a functional programable button in the decoration)
7.Code more readeable.
8.All graphic glitches fixed
9.text position code implemented
10.Some work in blending options(not functional until RC1)

-beta2
1.buttons drawing code rewrited from the scratch
2.auto layout calculation finished
3.a lot of bugfixes
4.some progress in very complex mask
5.optimized painter code for stretch pixmap(ported to drawPixmap)
6.finished disabled buttons code
7.begin the project of a new AKDC control center(maybe ready for test in rc2)
8.port image loader api to KPixmapIO(much faster)
9.finished code to handle themes with 2 different sizes(see second screenshots(is the same corona theme))
10. a lot of improvements on irregular size buttons

-beta3 Preview 1
1.change image engine to QPixmapCache
2.improvements in image's stretcher code
3.support for tool windows
4.begin the code to a new engine based on cairo(it seems to be faster than QPainter)
5.support xcomposite extensions for shadows and transparency
6. a lot of work done in blending engine
-beta 3 preview 2
1.new text and shadow api based on kdesktop shadow engine
2.icon app follow text position
3. auto truncate text when text is larger than window width
4.abort of qpixmapcache engine(is really unstable and hard to control)
5.support for kde 3.3 new buttons api
6.new control center that fit on any screen larger than 640x480
7.new theme based on alienmorph from alienware
8.speed improvements(is really fast now)

ba0645

15 years ago

Hello
having problem to compile it under SuSE 9.1
configure works, make is showing 2 errors.
Has someone made a rpm or having a tip on how to get it to work ?

Greetings
Markus

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theARE

15 years ago

I'm also only getting the nVidia theme showing up under window decoration.

How do get the other styles?

Using Debian, and akdc compiled from source if thats any help.

Thanks

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jrch2k

15 years ago

the another themes will be released in 2 weeks, i have to fix some glitches and apply double bufering to the painter code.

and in 4 weeks you can see the new akdc control panel

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theARE

15 years ago

Ahh Ok, I didnt realize that. I just saw the screenshot and thought that all the themes seen there where available.

I look forward to seeing the themes in the next release.

Keep up the good work & Thanks

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Borszczuk

15 years ago

Configuration window (KDE's Style) expands damn too much whenever nVidia style is selected (btw: why nVIDIA not AKDC?). Frankly it does not even fit on my 1280x1024 screen

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jrch2k

15 years ago

i'm working on a new enhanced version common for any akdc engine you will see some preview in rc preview 1(a month maybe).

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oshogg

15 years ago

Corona style looks really good.. excellent work!

When is it going to be released so I can start using it? :)

cheers,
Osho

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ltcmdrdata

15 years ago

what am i supposed to do after configuremakemakeinstall ?

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oshogg

15 years ago

Launch KControl,Under Appearance, choose Windows Decorations and then select the AKDC style you want.

Osho

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yurkjes

15 years ago

I've been watching the progress of AKDC and I love it :)

Very good work. I definately think a notification should be sent to the KDE guys in charge of shipping the window decos and such.

Those 4 themes pictured are absolutely amazing (I use the 2nd from top at home on my windows machine). They look alive, they're vibrant, they're modern, and they're very polished.

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jrch2k

15 years ago

thanks dude

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miketech

15 years ago

Hi,

how can you change the style? I only have the default-Style.

Mike

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jrch2k

15 years ago

is not one theme, are four theme based on the same code

PD. all themes in the pictures will be released in two week

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tagwar

15 years ago

How can I get the corona style? It looks reeeeaaaallyyy good!! I want it!!! ;-)

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Superstoned

15 years ago

if /bin/sh ../libtool --silent --mode=compile g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I./../../lib -I/usr/include/kde -I/usr/share/qt3/include -I/usr/X11R6/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -O2 -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT nvidia.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/nvidia.Tpo" -c -o nvidia.lo nvidia.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/nvidia.Tpo" ".deps/nvidia.Plo"; else rm -f ".deps/nvidia.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
nvidia.cpp:43:22: nvidia.moc: No such file or directory
nvidia.cpp: In member function `void nVIDIA::nVIDIAHandler::createPixmaps()':
nvidia.cpp:220: error: incomplete type 'QApplication' cannot be used to name a
scope
nvidia.cpp: In member function `virtual void
nVIDIA::nVIDIAButton::drawButton(QPainter*)':
nvidia.cpp:680: error: incomplete type 'QApplication' cannot be used to name a
scope
nvidia.cpp:727: error: incomplete type 'QApplication' cannot be used to name a
scope
nvidia.cpp: In member function `void
nVIDIA::nVIDIAClient::drawCaptionText(QPainter&)':
nvidia.cpp:1331: error: incomplete type 'QApplication' cannot be used to name a
scope
nvidia.cpp:1353: error: incomplete type 'QApplication' cannot be used to name a
scope
nvidia.cpp: In member function `void
nVIDIA::nVIDIAClient::resizeEvent(QResizeEvent*)':
nvidia.cpp:1687: error: incomplete type 'QApplication' cannot be used to name a
scope
nvidia.cpp:1856:28: warning: no newline at end of file
make[3]: *** [nvidia.lo] Fout 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/superstoned/software/nvidia-1.0a-3.2.0/kwin'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Fout 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/superstoned/software/nvidia-1.0a-3.2.0/kwin'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Fout 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/superstoned/software/nvidia-1.0a-3.2.0'
make: *** [all] Fout 2

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Superstoned

15 years ago

cool work!!! this I didnt expect ;-) nice done. but I'd like to ask if you fixed the maximize behaviour eg do the windows now realy maximize if not set to "enable resize on maximized windows" (like plastik does, and all windows windecs do)?

and btw its nice work, but I just think about it - ehm is such a theme really usefull? can't you maybe better put this code (in time, in time...) into Kwin itself so its easier to create themes or something like that? now its one windec that can look like a dozen others. thats quite strange (this is a strange thing with all super-configurable windecs and styles: the aren't really one style, but several. while I like configurabillity, well... hmm, its just strange. not meant to discourage you, btw. just a thought...

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jrch2k

15 years ago

my final idea with akdc is give to graphical designers like everaldo an super adaptable[akdc works with the same code a theme really simple like quartz or another extremely complex like corona or nvidia, impressive right] kwin native decoration core, so the graphical designer just paste some pixmaps in a folder, set some options and that's it, he has a kwin native theme.

the big thing about this work is that the code make all c++ work automatically[layout calculation, mask calculation, kparts integration, configuration module[i have to rewrite it from the scratch], effects, and all other features], in a memory efficient
way and faster as possible, in fact with the latest code akdc demonstrate be faster than keramik in almost all situations.

so i hope you like it and this help to convert kde in a awesome a piece of art

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leinir

15 years ago

We've already got another pixmap engine for kwin themes called IceWM :) But this seems to be going in a slightly different direction :) A programmed engine (i.e. no pixmaps) is potentially a lot faster, since it doesn't have to load pixmaps and such, and less memory heavy, since it doesn't have to cache the pixmaps it didn't load in the first place. Of course, the pixmap themes have their place (they often have a lot more eyecandy going on, as is clearly visible on the NVidia deco here :) ).

So, there we go :) That's why it should not go into KWin directly ;)

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protoman

15 years ago

I downloaded the file but can't unzip it....
[bart@localhost src]$ unzip nvidia-1.0b-3.2.0.zip
Archive: nvidia-1.0b-3.2.0.zip
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
unzip: cannot find zipfile directory in one of nvidia-1.0b-3.2.0.zip or
nvidia-1.0b-3.2.0.zip.zip, and cannot find nvidia-1.0b-3.2.0.zip.ZIP, period.

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imr

15 years ago

Please redo the configuration dialog. It doesnt fit my 1024x768 screen. Most people are still in 800x600 or 1024x768, and 14 pouces are still around.
Please, this is an important issue, too often neglicted by free software designers.

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leinir

15 years ago

Also, it breaks the KDE UI guidelines, which clearly states that a dialog must be able to show on a 640x480 screen when run outside of the KDE environment, and on an 800x600 screen when used inside KDE.

Otherwise, this looks good :) Keep it up!

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thomas12777

15 years ago

this config is _really_ big (even to me :)
fo a quick solution:
try pressing the alt key, click somewhere in the window and move it around freely

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elektroschock

15 years ago

It is a rip-off anyway. Is it so difficult to modify before when you steal ideas? An altered version of this can be a true good style but like this it is just a rip-off.

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thomas12777

15 years ago

what do you mean rip-off???

this is a port of the nvidia windeco...
nVidia is quite strong on linux (X to be precise, well - at least in matters of 3D), so i don't see why they shouldn't be as present as on window$.
maybe they rather see this as quite good PR (they earn their money by selling and licensing GPUs - not by windecos, you know?)

- do you work for nVidia?
- do you speak in their name?
- if not: where do you want to know about their opinion on this...?!?

if you're an artist and feel the design presented here is insufficient for the great KDE, why don't you share your artificial talent with the rest of us?

if you don't feel able to realize your ideas due to a lack of cpp or other skills:
NO MATTER!
I'm pretty much sure someone will be found to help you bringing your art onto the screen.

If you're just here to troll around:
please move back to the heise.de userfore - some guys here try to work.

Thanks

ps: if you're really just a troll - don't hope to start a discussion with me - i simply won't notice

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zammi

15 years ago

There are people who does nothing but blame for everything. Try to learn from your enimies and then make your self more stronger........ ;D

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15 years ago

-alpha
1.automatic layout calculation based on pixmap size
2.fixed buttons events
3.custom border(not automatic but more readable)
4.change the 1 bit qbitmap buton decos for qpixmap.
5.some work over text shadows

-alpha2
1.buttondecos handle a custom pixmap for every events(over, normal pressed) in active and inactive mode
2.Square button and round button(square for max, mix,close round help, menu,etc) can now have diferent sizes(example round button 14x14 square button 19x19)
3.some speed fixes

-beta
1.A lot of speed improvements
2.Text Shadow color code implemented
3.App Icon Effects(colorize gamma gray transparent etc) implemented
4.right top corner adjust the size for number of buttons
5.Auto layout code implemented(you only have to paste the pixmap and the code do the rest)
6.Avatar code implemented(is just a name for a functional programable button in the decoration)
7.Code more readeable.
8.All graphic glitches fixed
9.text position code implemented
10.Some work in blending options(not functional until RC1)

-beta2
1.buttons drawing code rewrited from the scratch
2.auto layout calculation finished
3.a lot of bugfixes
4.some progress in very complex mask
5.optimized painter code for stretch pixmap(ported to drawPixmap)
6.finished disabled buttons code
7.begin the project of a new AKDC control center(maybe ready for test in rc2)
8.port image loader api to KPixmapIO(much faster)
9.finished code to handle themes with 2 different sizes(see second screenshots(is the same corona theme))
10. a lot of improvements on irregular size buttons

-beta3 Preview 1
1.change image engine to QPixmapCache
2.improvements in image's stretcher code
3.support for tool windows
4.begin the code to a new engine based on cairo(it seems to be faster than QPainter)
5.support xcomposite extensions for shadows and transparency
6. a lot of work done in blending engine
-beta 3 preview 2
1.new text and shadow api based on kdesktop shadow engine
2.icon app follow text position
3. auto truncate text when text is larger than window width
4.abort of qpixmapcache engine(is really unstable and hard to control)
5.support for kde 3.3 new buttons api
6.new control center that fit on any screen larger than 640x480
7.new theme based on alienmorph from alienware
8.speed improvements(is really fast now)

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