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Lorenzo Lorenzo Fernando Bivens
My 2 cents for "Aero"

Desktop Concepts by zammi 23 comments

The style looks neat, but you should know that it says that you can't publish or reproduce that tutorial without the author's consent.(FYI the language is Spanish)

I don't think that it would be a problem, but anyway ask the author for authorization. - Sep 24 2004
kontact design

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by Emon 26 comments

It is indeed a great splash screen, alas I would suggest a small change in your work: Expand vertically the font you use.

Excellent work.
By the way, it looks wonderful combined with the Reinhardt icons/style. - Apr 12 2004
My Login Manager

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Braindead 123 comments

Before running ./configure you have to set a couple of environment variables. Type in the shell the following:

export KDEDIR=[where your KDE installation is]

export QTDIR=[where your QT libraries are]

For example, I am running Slackware 9.1. My set was KDEDIR=/opt/kde and QTDIR=/usr/lib/qt3

I hope that helps
Good luck!! - Mar 25 2004
My Login Manager

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Braindead 123 comments

Thank you very much for this contribution. KDE needed a new login manager.

Now... It is in early stages of development... So I have some suggestions about what in my humble opinion is required to solve:

- Daemon behavior > If you logout you get the login manager again, and again, and again...

- Icons... I am used to associate a "~/.user.png" containing a photography of the user... It would be a good idea if somehow this is made automatically.

- Selection: Does it depend on the theme or is it planned to be Xp'ish?

Anyway, it is an excellent project.
Please let me know if you want help with anything. - Mar 25 2004
Reinhardt style without toolbar handlers

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by lbivens 3 comments

First of all, I don't think that toolbar handlers are useless. For any computer newbie they are necessary. Why? Because they provide feedback to the user. It is like in the real world: things that slide or are supposed to slide, things that are meant to be handled somehow have a grip. Toolbar handlers provide that.

Now... You know that you can drag a toolbar... So... Let's get that handler out of there.

A style is a collection of rules that tells you how to draw widget features like buttons or... Toolbars.

To unable toolbar handlers, first get the source code of any style. Look for a section defining "toolbar handlers" (Pray for good commentaries on the source) and just comment the parts you don't want. Code is pretty explicit anyway.

You can look inside this patch to see a little bit more. It is very straightforward.

I am sorry for the long explanation. I just try to reach anyone trying this.


For more about usability, look for Jakob Nielsen or Alan Key papers on the net. (Google will do it fine) - Mar 07 2004
The Reinhardt Style (formely Slicker)

KDE 3.5 Themes by leinir 97 comments

Great Style but:

Would it be possible to remove the toolbar handler?

I think that this style could be cleaner this way.

Perhaps an style option?

What do you think?
If there's anything I can help with, I will gladly - Feb 25 2004
Hackers film like gui

Karamba & Superkaramba by Shift88it 9 comments

It is a great idea especially for desktops running in kiosk mode. I cannot remember seeing this kind of interface in the motion picture but anyway it looks very good.

Ad hoc: Where did you get those symbols? They look awesome.

Keep the good work! - Feb 09 2004