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Guillermo Lapresta
KPDF Icon with chunky mag

Icon Sub-Sets by Liron 11 comments

Ok, the icon is very eyecandy. But I think it's extremelly undescriptive. When you see that icon, you can think of:

- KGhostview
- A document searcher
- A generic document reader

It seems to be too generic for an app. But looks appropiate in a toolbar or something similar...

Anyway, keep the good work. You have talent! - Oct 11 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by The-eh 33 comments

same here... :( - Jun 17 2004
deadly gaze desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots by matip 2 comments

i love it! - Feb 01 2004
Ashi's Emoticons for Kopete

Icon Sub-Sets by ashitaka 5 comments

I think the filenames should be in english, too. A non spanish speaker wouldn't understand names like "ioputa" or "ostia".

Well, sorry for this, too: Joder, cuando he visto en el pantallazo lo de ostia.png lo primero que he pensado es... - Jan 18 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba by archduke 13 comments

This is not a wallpaper. This is a Karamba app, so you must put it on "Karamba" section, and not on "640x480 Wallpaper" - Jan 05 2004

System Sounds by todo 4 comments

I think you abouse of that FM-ish sound, in fact you use it in all of your .ogg's. Perhaps more variety on sounds? BTW, I think you should make the sounds of the window events (open, close, etc) shorter, IMHO.Anyway, they sound very good :) - Dec 30 2003
Sparkling Sounds

System Sounds by flow 10 comments

The sound is good, but, don't you think that 18 seconds every startup is too long?? Wow, i think your system is too slow if your KDE takes that time to start :) - Dec 25 2003
yet another kicker background image

Kicker Panel by djwilly 5 comments

it would be greatly considerate of you to create this in various sizes for all sized taskbars, and rotated at 90, 180, and 270 degrees for those of us with taskbar on the sides or the top

First of all, thanks to all the people who downloaded my work. I didn't expect such a success :)

About your suggestion: You don't need a sized background image for a small kicker. Kicker will resize it for you automatically (try it :P).

Well, I could do rotated png's for those who have side panels but those side panels don't support a background image -in my KDE 3.1.4 don't, in 3.2 i don't know-. Anyone knows anything about this? :)

But, what the f*ck, when I have some time I'll make & upload them... (if I can, I'm having BIG troubles with my phone line --there is too much noise and some data gets corrupted). It's a really easy task :D - Nov 05 2003
Look and Live

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 19 comments

"Christ is my LIFE"... OK, you're saying me that you and your mind are slaves of Christ. Just a mess, think that scientcists have demonstrated that God does *NOT* exists...

I can't believe that you feel free enough to use Linux and then chain your soul to a extremelly kiddy belief.

Pray, pray. Expend your life praying and going to church, you'll burn in hell if you aren't a slave and give your money to that sect. Perhaps someday you'll realize that you can be free and enjoy your sad life with your family instead of making ugly fanatic wallpapers.

God Bless America. - Sep 28 2003
Liquid&Keramik color scheme

KDE 3 Color Schemes by megalex 10 comments

Ok, you're using an old version of Keramik, which hadn't that feature you request.

Just upgrade your KDE (>=3.1). And you won't need to install keramik anymore, cos it's the default theme since 3.1, and of course you can customize the colors :)) - Jul 29 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by somekool 22 comments

I should vote it as the ugliest windeco i've seen ever. I should speak about your color scheme, too.They look like the illustrations of a Julio Verne's book. Hey dude, we're at 21st century, not 19th. - Jul 21 2003
Animated Keramik

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes by clee 18 comments

perhaps two or three screenshots showing that animated keramik? - May 29 2003
SlideShow (GL)

Screensavers by wjarosz 58 comments

I don't know if i understand what you are saying about the transition. Do you mean that image A transitions to image B, and then suddenly the image changes to an image C without any transition?

More or less... what you have said happens, but not only that. Sometimes it's worse: I'm seeing A; If the next image is B, there should be a smooth transition from A to B. Well, sometimes, instead of A, another image (like if it is randomly chosen) do the transition with B. It's hard to explain :)

Are you using images that are THAT big? I'm not convinced that this is the cause of your problem.

Errr... well, no. They are 1280x960x24 (as my digital camera do them :)) 4mb should be enough, it seems...

Well, if you want, contact me by email and we'll talk further (

Bye - May 06 2003
SlideShow (GL)

Screensavers by wjarosz 58 comments

Well, the indexing problem is not the randomize feature... you didn't understand me:

The desired behaviour:
-Show A
-Start transition from A to B
-End transition from A to B
-Show B

The real behaviour on my computer:
-Show A
-Start transition from [any image] to [other image]
-End that transition
-Show B

Understand now? Sorry, i can't speak better the english :)

Well, it's possible that the split screen issue come from my card. It's a 32Mb TNT2... If it was the problem, I think those requirements are unacceptable for a slide show program... even quake3 or gta3 require less amount of memory :) What about scaling the image to the screen resolution before displaying it? It would require much much less memory... can it be possible without an huge performance loss? It's only an idea :)

byee - May 06 2003
Slicker KDE Number 1

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by leinir 3 comments

wow, where did you get those icons? They look really kool, but that iconset seems to be incomplete... isn't it? Which is? - May 04 2003
SlideShow (GL)

Screensavers by wjarosz 58 comments

My system: PIII (Coppermine) 733Mhz
NS: Debian Woody 3.0
Kerndl: 2.4.16
KDE: 3.1
Qt: 3.1.1
Card: Riva TNT2 M64, 32mb RAM
Drivers: official from nvidia v28.80 (those that came with woody)

OpenGL works ok on other GL screensavers and in other apps like tux racer or wineX.

The bugs (happen sometimes, and*only in fullscreen), all of them are in transitions:

Let's imagine that we have four images, A, B, C and D, and that they must be displayed in that order.

1) in transition from A to B (per example), the screen splits horizontally in two. In the upper half of the screen it displays the lower half of A, and in the lower side of the screen it displays the upper side of B.

2) in transition from B to C, happen this:

->zoom B (as desired ;))
->transition FROM A TO D
->end transition (D is on screen)
->start zooming C

The (2) problem appears to be an indexing issue. But the first one, seems quite strange (half portion of one, and the other half of another??)

BTW, your work is EXCELLENT. Perhaps this summer, with your permission of course, I and some friends make an slide show viewer (with full control of the effects with the keyboard and the mouse) based on your work...


PD: Excuse the tone of this message, but I am not an english speaker :) - Apr 30 2003

Karamba & Superkaramba by caspian 162 comments

Ok, I found the error. The first version I tried of superkaramba didn't work because it installed in a directory that wasn't in my path, and as it works only with the binary file 'karamba', i copied it to a valid path. So when i compiled the newer version of superkaramba, again it installed in the same unvalid directory. I just made a symbolic link, and it works :)

WOW! tuxbar was very slow on my 733Mhz P3. But yours is EXTREMELLY fast and smooth!! WOW!!

With some additions, as configurable popup menus (K menu, and configurable ones with your best apps -- they would be organized by categories), and a clock, it will replace a lot of kickers in our houses :))

Keep the work!! It's awesome!! - Apr 30 2003

Karamba & Superkaramba by caspian 162 comments

Hi. I'm using Debian Woody, with KDE 3.1, Qt 3.1.1, and SuperKaramba 0.17j (I tried too with 0.17f and it fails too).

I edited my with the path, and execute karamba. Only the "home" icon appears, it gives me a bunch of errors, and it doesn't work even for that icon.

The errors:

It gives me A LOT of times this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 244, in widgetUpdated
karamba.createClickArea(widget, borderLeft + (i*iconSeparation), iconFloor + imageSize - imageSizeBig, iconSeparation, imageSizeBig, commands[i])
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'createClickArea'
Call to widgetUpdated failed

Hope anyone can help me :) - Apr 30 2003

Karamba & Superkaramba by ageitgey 326 comments

your speed improvement was very very necessary. Now i can run tuxbar on my 733 P3 :)

But I'm sure it could be much faster... even with your speed optimization, X eats all my CPU! It's very eyecandy but I can't find it useful in conjunction with some other apps which are CPU-eaters :)

Your work is excellent, i just can encourage you in order to continue improving it! Let's replace kicker!! :P - Apr 21 2003
SuperKaramba TuxBar with SMOOTH zoom

Karamba & Superkaramba by ageitgey 74 comments

Some tips for this wonderful idea :)

First: Let's document your source code a little better... I just don't undesrtand what those conditions full of numbers are (ok, I see they are relative positions, but... where?). Use constants!! :)

Second: BOOST PERFORMANCE!!! If I had some idea about python i will fix it in a couple of hours, but i haven't. So I'll give you the solution for the slowness. You are calling lots of complex and unoptimized functions every time the mouse is over tuxbar. Well, here is the solution: Calculate all the resizes at the initialization of tuxbar (two seconds of CPU?), and store the results in an array. And in the function to handle the mouse movements, just copy the desired result without recalculating it thousands of times. Believe me, it should work :)

Three: Make it parametric. It should have a generic number of icons, and read a configuration from a text file, per example. That would be nicer for the newbiest.

Four: It's a shame that it uses fake transparency.... if it didn't,. it could be a perfect replacement for kicker (well, adding it a K menu, a clock...)!!! - Apr 21 2003
SuperKaramba TuxBar with SMOOTH zoom

Karamba & Superkaramba by ageitgey 74 comments

Well, i have what you call 'slow' computer, a 733Mhz P3. But, i'll tell you that it's the first desktop app i've tried that is slow on my machine. Games like tuxracer work at >75fps with a poor tnt2. Well, i think you should do some things for performance. And, if can't do it (that wouldn't be strange, python is extremelly unefficent), you should do a parallell post with those versions with only 3 states for us (those with ! - Apr 20 2003

Karamba & Superkaramba by ageitgey 326 comments

ok, at last i've compiled it!! it gave me thousands of linkage errors...

for those who use debian (perhaps other distros too?)

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-extra-libs=/usr/lib/python2.2 --with-extra-includes=/usr/include/python2.2/

and then, it should give some linkage errors... well, do this: it's DIRTY but it may work!

->just copy the last command (../libtool) that make executed, and add to the end -lpython2.2

that worked for me!

Well, now i'm using superkaramba, and i have a couple of comments/questions:

-Will it have support for themes that are not using python? When i try to use a 'normal' theme, it just asks me for the python theme... ¿?
-It would be wonderful that it used some hardware acceleration. I tried the tuxbar modification, and in a 733 P3 it's extremelly slow. Well, if tuxracer renders at 60fps, tuxbar SHOULD too. Some support for that kinda things perhaps? - Apr 20 2003

Karamba & Superkaramba by ageitgey 326 comments

i have the same problem as you: First, Python.h. I fixed it as you say in your post. But... now I have lots and lots of "undefined reference" errors.

It shouldn't be SuSE 8.0 nor your python-devel package, because I use Debian Woody (well, unofficial packages for python-dev), and I get the same errors. I'm lost!! - Apr 20 2003