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Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

by zammi
Score 50.0%
Aug 02 2004
Hrm, seems to me that KMenuBar must be abstracted out enough to do this, considering the fact that you can have all menu bars along the top of the screen, a la MacOS. I once considered adding a NeXTStep style menu group option, but I never did anything about it, so I dont know what the code really looks like.

However, this will cause a lot of confusion if you use any non-KDE apps that have menu bars, as they would not be able to do this (maybe GTK apps would, if you used the gkt-qt theme, I'm not sure though).

Also, from a GUI perspective, it seems that this would be really hard to use: imagine trying to move the window and constantly hitting a menu instead. Also, I know I, at least, would never really look for the title at the bottom of the window (and I pay less attention to keeping the bottom of the window exposed than the title bar, which has several purposes, instead of just the one (displaying the title) that the bottom has with this scheme).

All in all, it would be a really cool hack, but I kinda' doubt its usefullness. - Aug 02 2004
ColorKDE

Various Artwork 25 comments

by artur
Score 50.0%
Jan 18 2004
I like this submission a lot. I must admit though, that while the penguin is amusing, i think i prefer the version without the penguin in it. - Jan 14 2004
QStars

Screensavers 41 comments

by Andi
Score 50.0%
Feb 13 2005
oops, damn html

the files being included are cmath and cstdlib (without the .h suffixes of course), so this has nothing to do with kde. - Jan 12 2004
you need to add the lines:

#include
#include

to main.cpp to get this to compile.

also, i cannot seem to get to the setup window (clicking setup doesnt do anything but reload the preview). - Jan 12 2004
Yet Another Xmms....(YAX)

Karamba & Superkaramba 29 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 13 2004
looks nice, but the title does not seem to display. Do i need your version of xmmsctrl for this? the comments in your source mention customxmms for the titles, but I cant figure out what that is.

also, it would be nice to have the standard icons on the play/pause/etc buttons instead of the text.

other than that, very nice - Jan 08 2004
Sophos

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 04 2003
I really like this splash screen, but i do have one little suggestion/complaint. The icon for the window manager is too transparent and/or too close in color to the background, which makes it a little harder to see flashing.

Of course, i dont log out and back in all that much, so i dont think it will bother me greatly ;-) - Dec 04 2003
Almost Industrial

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 26 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 25 2003
this window decoration seems to ignore the active title and active title blend colors and be colored based on the default window background, which is very annoying.

other than that, it seems to be pretty decent - Oct 25 2003
KDE metalic donuts

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 18 comments

by cpufx
Score 50.0%
Jan 16 2006
i have to say i liked it better without the kde (the texture was actually very interesting, the new one is kind of bland).

also, it would be nice to mention that in the "changelog" portion of the post, so we dont have to scroll through the messages to see what you changed. - Oct 12 2003
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba 1797 comments

by Matti
Score 46.0%
Jun 01 2008
oops.

well, you can rely on a college student to not know what day of the week it is ; ) - Sep 17 2003
would it be possible to display the predicted high/low for the current day? Its nice when i wake up in the morning to be able to see how hot or cold its going to get that day.

also it would be nice to know what kind of weather is predicted. (basically, the forecast information for that day, in addition to the five days after it).

just a suggestion, i love the theme - Sep 17 2003
Blue frustration

Wallpaper Other 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 31 2003
please stop "updating" this so that it stays at the top of the list. its very annoying, and rude to other people that would like to post things that are actually new. if you actually do make a change, then you need a changelog stating what has changed (although i definately dont see anything changed) - Jul 31 2003
Lush 0.1.0

Icon Sub-Sets 58 comments

by dave
Score 50.0%
Jun 20 2003
i really like this icon set, and am using it on my desktop right now. i do have two suggestions though, take them as you will:

first, i like home2.png more than home.png (i see you have it as the default in your screenshots), thats easy enough for a user to change though

second, the kmail icon is pretty dull. a little color in it would be nice.

other than those two things, i think this is a great icon theme - May 16 2003
karamba with Easy RSS

Karamba & Superkaramba 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 30 2003
you are absolutely right. this should be released as a patch to karamba, and the author of karamba should decide if he/she would like to merge it into the main karmba tree. only if the author decides not to include the patch (and this seems like a usefull enough patch that at least i think it be included) should the branch be made (and even then, it would be better to maintain it as a patch to the main karmba, than a fork of the code)

this way if users want both this feature and new features from the main karmba project, they can have them both by simply applying your patch to the relevent version of karamba (or just the main version of karmaba if the patch gets merged with that). - Apr 30 2003
Karamba Metoffice.com Weather Theme

Karamba & Superkaramba 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 08 2004
its a nice script, but there are some problems you might want to address or mention. first metoffice.com has very limited weather reports outside of the UK (at least in north america, i didnt check other continents), second your scripts seem to require HTML::TokeParser and LWP::Simple, neither of which are listed in any requirements list. - Apr 08 2003
Karamba

Karamba & Superkaramba 222 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 14 2003
is that a weather .theme you have? and if so, how did you get the weather information? i have been poking around looking for perl modules or commandline programs that will grab weather info off the net. so far all ive found is Geo::Weather, which grabs info from weather.com and i keep getting timeouts with that : (

also, you might want to make xmms support a configurable option... - Apr 02 2003
[soft] wallpaper

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

by mfw
Score 50.0%
Nov 12 2002
i like this design a lot, but perhaps you could put out a version without the text? the text isnt that interesting to me, and since you have that light gradient, it would be hard to gimp it out manually. - Nov 12 2002
Return of the K

Wallpaper Other 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 07 2002
looks nice. a few different colors (as you suggested) would be nice, to match various color schemes. also, it would be nice to have at a higher resolution. but i really like the design. keep up the good work. - Nov 07 2002
Girls

Wallpaper Other 26 comments

Score 58.0%
Sep 08 2002
ok, first, i guess the thread went too deep, cause it wouldnt let me reply directly to your post.

second, you still dont seem to be presenting any views on the subject at hand, but instead have resorted to the childish method of exaggerating what i said and putting words in my mouth (when you even managed to put together a coherent sentence).

is there some point in time when a work suddenly becomes authorless? after so many years, did history suddenly change, and shakespeare no longer wrote any of his plays, but they simply were created out of thin air? this makes no sense. when something has happened, it has happened. it doesnt "un-happen" sometime in the future. (yes, i made that word up, thats why i put it in quotation marks). Orwel would be proud of you.

as for your 9-11 reference, i find it very sad, and rather sick, that you are exploiting such a tragic loss of life to tangentally make an argument against copyright law. to answer your question, yes, i do believe if one of the people who took the photographs does not want people to see them, then that is his right. he owns them, and thus he gets to decide who gets to see them. just like i get to decide who sees the photographs i took. the subject of the photograph, or work of art, is irrelevant, and i think you are simply desperately trying to win the readers of these posts to your side of the argument by attempting to force me to belittle the tragedy. well, all i have to say is, there is probably nobody reading this but you and i, since the post is no longer on the front page... - Sep 10 2002
ok, you are clearly missing my point entirely.

i am going to use your example of the english language, since the rest of your arguments are based on an assumtion that there is a god, which is another debate entirely, and should definately not be taken as a given.

you seem to think that when an author copyrights a book, he (or she) is copyrighting the entire english language. this is simply not true. what is being copyrighted is the specific order of words and letters that they use to represent a series of thoughts or ideas. the english language is a tool, or material, that the author is using to generate a work of art. if the language was the art itself, then everybody would have the same writing skill. just like a sculpter makes something more out of a block of stone, or a painter creates something more than a bucket of paint and a piece of canvas, so to does the author create a work of art out of the language, but the language is not the art itself.

this argument follows through to photography. yes, the photographer doesnt actually create his subjects, but what he does is arange the various materials (light, shadow, subjects, background, etc) into something that we find pleasing to the eye. this takes a fair amount of talent, and, for most people, a fair amount of training as well. and this is just up to the point where the photographer takes the picture. if you know anything about photography, you would know that professional photographers dont just go down to the one hour photo lab to get their film processed. they often process their film themselves, usually creating many prints from the same negative, adjusting the process to create subtle interplays between the light and shadow, adjusting the contrast, brightness, grainyness, etc to change the mood of the image. and then, in the case of fashion photography, the print is taken to the magazine, where it is digitally scanned in, and the model's blemishes are removed, because any irregularity is frowned upon in our society (another argument all of its own). fi you dont believe me, there are several books of (to give an example) ansel adams' photography that show several different prints of the same photograph, each one being subtley, or not subtley, different.

if you compare the photos taken at junior's birthday party (to give an example) with something a serious photographer would do, youll notice that the birthday pictures are (almost always, but not always) bland. they convey no emotion and only record who did what. but a good photographer can capture an emotion, not just from a human subject, but from inanimate objects, man made or not. - Sep 10 2002
umm, sorry, but how the hell is that relevant to this at all? this isnt like somebody is copyrighting the ocean, or the sky, or even an image of one of them.

the problem with people speaking in euphamisms is that they often have no clue what they are saying, but think they come out sounding smarter because of that. since you never bothered to tie your post in to the conversation at hand, i am going to have to interpret what you said for you, and hope that its what you meant. if not, dont blame me, but try to actually say something in your next post...

ok, im assuming you are saying that a person should not be able to own the copyright on what is merely a representation of something already created. however, there are several points where this argument falls through with either these photographs specifically, or with photography in general.

first, and most general, is the composition of the image. the photographer didnt simply point the camera in some random direction and hope he/she got something good out of it. any halfway decent shot is carefully planned out, with light, shadow, and the general composition of the scene taken into consideration. this in and of itself is a reason enough to at least give the photographer credit. now, lets move on to issues more relevant to this image.

the photographer and model arent the only people responsible for the image. there is also the clothing designer, the textile designer, the makeup artist, anybody taking care of lighting, the person developing the film (assuming its not the photographer themselves) and (lest we not forget) the person who airbrushed (digitally or not) all the blemishes out of the photo before the image was considered acceptable for general consumption.

so, to say that only some divine creator is responsible for the image, is bullshit, because it ignores many hours of hard work put into each of these photographs.

second interpretation: you are merely saying that copyright law is bullshit, and should be done away with.

well, as i said in my previous post, i am not saying this to express my views on copyright law, im simply saying that they exist, and a great site could potentially be shut down at a copyright holders whim and pocket book (not that this is particularly likely, but its better to be safe than sorry). simply disagreeing with the law doesnt give you the right to break it. i could disagree with the law preventing me from shooting you, but if i went ahead and did it that wouldnt keep me out of jail (or worse, if were still living in texas...)

as a somewhat artist, i personally do not have any problem with people distributing my works, since i do not do them for profit, but rather for my own enjoyment, and to communicate with the audience. however, i do realise that all authors deserve the right to make that decision on their own, and it is not up to the consumer or the record companies to do it for them (unfortunately, the record companies seem to have the decision making power now, but a lot of people think the consumer should have the power, when really neither person should get to decide).

also, i would like to say that i was and still am really only asking for the poster to give at the very least credit to the copyright holder and photographer, not necessarily to remove the image from the page (although, i see that my original post could have been seen like that, i probably should have considered my wording more) - Sep 09 2002
ok, the above was by me, but there were some strange server issues or something and i must have gotten logged out (although, it shouldnt have let me post then. hrm, looks like this is a bug in their code...) - Sep 08 2002
ok, i also believe that the wallpapers dont have to have anything kde related about them to be here. as long as you can use them in kde, they are kde related enough.

**HOWEVER** i do think these wallpapers should not be here for one simple reason: the poster didnt make them. in fact, all he seems to have done is tar up three files he found on the net somewhere. now, i dont mind if somebody posts something that is based on another persons work (assuming that they other person gave them permision, and the poster gives the original artist credit), but this poster didnt even take the time to add a bit of text in the gimp, or something simple like that, and he also didnt give credit to the photographer, the models, or even the copyright holder (assuming its somebody/company other than the photographer)

in short, post your own work, but please dont waste our time reposting somebody else's work from someplace else. - Sep 08 2002
KFiresaver3D (OpenGL) - Source

Screensavers 145 comments

by koral
Score 58.0%
Dec 31 2003
the screenshots were so good, i couldnt wait : )

about the includes, im not entirely sure, it might be related to slightly different versions of gcc or glibc (if you have the 3.x series or something), but i didnt really mess with it enough to be sure. regardless, the extra #includes shouldnt affect the outcome if they arent necessary (since the iostream.h header should have #ifndefs in it) - Sep 08 2002
ok, it looks like that post didnt work right. the file i had to include was iostream.h

also, perhaps i didnt properly emphasise how fscking awesome the screensaver looks, so let me say again, this looks really cool. thanks - Sep 08 2002
first, configure wouldnt run because your time is set to local time, instead of GMT with the proper timezone in /etc/timezone, so i had to run touch * on all the files.

seccond, i had to add #include to the top of firesaver.cpp and particle.cpp

other than that, nice !

: ) - Sep 08 2002
K Delta E

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 22 2002
thanks a lot. very nice. - Aug 22 2002
a very cool design/logo. would it be possible to put it against a transparent background, so we can have a custom backdrop for it (or use it at different resolutions)? that would be even cooler : ) - Aug 21 2002
Office icons

Icon Sub-Sets 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 07 2002
the icons look great. cant wait for more. a nice clean design that crystal lacks.

as far as making symlinks work, there is some flag you can pass to tar to make it include symlinks (dont remember it though) - Aug 06 2002
noatun-osd: On-Screen Display for Noatun

Various Stuff 17 comments

Score 50.0%
May 31 2002
ive been waiting for this ever since KDE 3 came out, and youve come through! awesome, as always... - May 30 2002
The Winhoes XP

Wallpaper Other 7 comments

Score 50.0%
May 11 2002
a hoe is a garden tool, the word you are looking for, is ho, i believe.

its pretty stupid and immature, if you ask me, but whatever, your desktop, not mine... - May 08 2002
Keramik Kicker Backgrounds

Kicker Panel 13 comments

Score 50.0%
May 05 2002
it was in kde2 (and i seem to have it in kde3). its called default_blue.jpg - Apr 29 2002
KDE Steel

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 18 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 29 2002
looks like it might be cool, but i cant tell from your screeshot. personally, i think that the "screenshot" for wallpapers should just be a smaller version of the actuall wallpaper, not an actual screenshot. but even if you do use a screenshot, try not to cover the entire screen with windows, then we cant see your wallpaper. - Apr 28 2002
kolorful Style and Color Scheme

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes 14 comments

by menak
Score 50.0%
May 31 2002
i like the theme, but the colors are just painful. and since its a pixmap theme, i cant seem to change them : (

but like i said, i do like the theme. a different color, or a non-pixmap theme would be cool. - Apr 24 2002
first try

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 25 2002
looks good, although, its too small for me. just out of curiosity, what makes this mandrake related? - Mar 26 2002
My Desktop KDE 2.2.1

KDE Plasma Screenshots 4 comments

by germ
Score 50.0%
Mar 17 2002
i think that alloting those pixels to space on your desktop is considerably more exciting that some static icons that never change.

remember, the exciting thing about computers is what you can do with them, not what your desktop looks like when you just sit there staring at it... - Mar 17 2002
Kde - Transparency

KDE Plasma Screenshots 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 07 2002
you have to have a style that supports transparency, such as hp liquid, or teax... - Mar 07 2002
Techno KDE (TeK-DE)

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 3 comments

by Ton
Score 50.0%
Mar 12 2002
looks good, but give us a preview... - Mar 06 2002
World Domination

Wallpaper Other 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 01 2002
i dont know if he is just running it in wine (should be possible), but a company called codeweavers has released a plugin/standalone version of the quicktime player, shakwave flash player and windows media player (along with some others, i believe), all running in wine. they are $20 (for all of them, i think) or you can download the demo which doesnt expire, but pops up a window over the image asking you to register.

if you have the $20, it might actually be nice to register it, since all the work they do on wine to make the players run, they contribute back to the base wine development tree, which means you are basically contributing to an open source project, indirectly... - Mar 01 2002
kde-splash-bg

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 19 2002
looks cool, too dark for my tastes though. also, a preview would be nice... - Feb 28 2002
lightShadow

Ice-WM Themes 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 23 2002
i grabbed the new version and it works great now. thanks, i love it :) - Feb 24 2002
i like flat styles, but i dont like the curved corners on the "web" style/window decorator that comes with kde, so i was excited when i saw this here. however, when i tried to use your window docoration, i had two problems. first, i didnt have a minimize button on my window, and second, i couldnt resize the windows.

great decoration though, if it had worked, i would be using it now... - Feb 23 2002
Kopete, The KDE Messenger

KDE Plasma Screenshots 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 23 2002
not to be a wet blanket, but i really dont think this is the place to advertise software (even if it is free). go to downloads.com, apps.kde.com or some other website that is built for that... - Feb 24 2002
Kroller

Wallpaper Other 16 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 11 2002
i wouldnt spend time removing the text. since its against a solid background, its easy enough for anybody to simply paint over it in the gimp, or even the basic kde paint program.

also, why did you move the colored versions to different wallpapers? the website stays less cluttered if you put them all in a tar, and all in the same "wallpaper." for only four (counting the transparent version) wallpapers, its not as bad as 20 (like some people seem to do), but it would help...

great wallpapers though... - Feb 11 2002
Metal K blue

Wallpaper Other 10 comments

by dave
Score 50.0%
Apr 21 2002
i believe the panel is on the right (at least, what i perceive to be the panel is on the right)... - Feb 07 2002
SGI-2.2.x-Theme

KDE 2 Themes 4 comments

Score 58.0%
Feb 06 2002
i believe themes can only have window decorations, color schemes, background images, and icon sets in them (ie, no widget styles). there is, however, an sgi widget theme that comes with kde now (although, i dont know how close to the original it is, as ive never had the opportunity to use an sgi...) - Feb 06 2002
Simple Retro

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

Score 58.0%
Feb 04 2002
i like the idea a lot, but i have two minor problems. first, i think there is too much text. usually advertisements have just a little bit of text, so people can pick up on it faster, like :"KDE 3, Coming Soon!" or something like that.

second, dont use jpegs, they look like crap, especially when there are hard edges involved like text, or the border of the star area. use a lossless format, like png...

it may not sound like it, but i actually like this a lot - Feb 04 2002
Purple Remix

Wallpaper Other 9 comments

by ayo73
Score 50.0%
Feb 04 2002
i like it a lot, but i havent seen the original before. did you post it here, or is it only on your website? im too lazy to look : ) - Feb 03 2002
Kde 3 Blue / Green

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 15 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 08 2002
finally, a quality submision. i was wondering why i still check this site, and this is why, people who actually try.

the only suggestion id give is that im not too crazy about the gear being pixelized like that, it makes me feel like my eyes are out of focus... - Jan 28 2002
windows X splash screen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 49 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 20 2002
correct me if im wrong, but isnt this an x windows joke? at least, thats what i saw, since it says windows x, not windows xp...

kinda sad that we already have trolls here... - Jan 20 2002
TeaX

KDE 2 Themes 79 comments

by teax
Score 50.0%
Dec 13 2001
turning off translucency in kicker probably does work, its just that kicker has to be restarted for the changes to work. this is true every time you change the style, no matter what style you are going to or coming from, its not updated properly... - Dec 13 2001