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Shamyl Zakariya
KDE 2 Themes
KDE 3.x Window Decorations

GTK2 Themes 37 comments

by dwerg
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Jan 06 2005

Nonetheless, it's *really* hard. Much harder than Qt 2.x - Dec 09 2002
BeOS Icons

Icon Sub-Sets 13 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 29 2002
I'm looking forward to using these.

Until a couple years ago I ran beos fulltime, and I still miss its graphical simplicity and ease of use.

Icons of course aren't the same as a running the real-deal, but at least they can bring back a bit of the beauty of that desktop. - Aug 29 2002

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 63 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 17 2002
I'm pretty certain it's just tahoma or verdana. Nothing exotic. The standard text is georgia.

Yes, MS webfonts all the way ;) - Aug 19 2002
Did it give you any errors on make? I presume you ran "su" before "make install" right?

Sadly, I don't really know what could have happened, though there's a possibility the ./configure script picked a bad KDEDIR prefix for installation. You could try running
# ./configure --prefix="..."

where "..." is where you know kde is installed, which is the environment variable $KDEDIR.

Unfortunately, I don't really know how to help you here other than that. Sorry :( - Aug 18 2002
Respectfully, I think you're confused. It's entirely possible you're mistaking the name mkultra for something completely different.

I figured, "maybe luca's right" so I did some googling. You can too: try MKULtra by itself, or with the BBC. All you'll find is:

1: Paranoid websites.
2: Paranoid websites.
3: Debunking websites.
4: A trip-hop radio show.
5: Paranoid websites.

I have no doubt the bbc did a show on the victims of some drug that *sounded* like MKULtra, but it wasn't MKUltra, I assure you.

Because if it was, why would the English care? It was only used on U.S. citizens IF it did exist and IF it ever was used.

Right now, the U.S. government has its head too far up its ass to pay off the victims of Agent Orange, which is real and did happen (I know, because I worked many years ago as a clerk for a law firm in DC which was defending the military on this issue). If the U.S. government won't admit culpability in agent orange, they sure as hell won't admit it for mkultra, WHICH DOESN'T EVEN EXIST.

Now, please: make fun of me, make fun of my window style, but I get sick and tired of the implicit assumption that as an American I'm ill-educated, ill-informed (I listen daily to the BBC), and in general inferior in every possible way to others whose sole accomplishment in life is to have been born not-American. I've put up with sneering abuse like this for years from various european friends and aquantances; and it hurts, it is tiresome. If you have jabs to give, point them at me, but please don't use my nationality as a leverage point for your weak argument.

Also, I apologize if I offended you about what I thought might be a language issue. I've been trying for a few days now to figure out what you're smoking, and it had occurred to me that it could simply be a matter of unfamiliarity with english. Regardless, I assure you your english is better than my . However, if English is your native language, you should try more carefully editing your arguments.

Anyhow, do some research, please. I assure you that this is a mistake on your part.

I'm letting this be... now. - Aug 18 2002
I have no idea what you're talking about! There may be a language barrier here, and if that's the case I respectfully apologize. The only languages I speak other than english are modern standard arabic and italian, and both are *very* rusty.

Regardless, the fact is: belief in this kind of paranoid fantasy is nothing but mental masturbation.

Of course, take my feeling with a grain of salt -- I am after all a brainwashed amerikkan.

Seems to me, though, that of the perhaps 10,000 people in the world who know what MKUltra is, 9999 will think it's a funny/amusing/irreverant use of the name, not offensive.

Sorry, dude. The name stays, because I like it ;) - Aug 17 2002
I have to confess, I would like it to be included in KDE as well, but I don't know who to talk to, or how to submit it.

I guess I'll just post to kwin on, that's probably the best thing to do. It could probably be included in kdeartwork... - Aug 17 2002
Absolutely true -- sometimes I get a little fast and loose with assumed inline conversions from a const & to a plain &. Mainly because I come from a C background, and prefer the use of traditional pointers.

I've updated the archive with the bugfix. It ought to compile fine now.

It also includes a fix to make the resize-arrow work better for GTK apps. Thanks go to Thomas Zell for that one! - Aug 17 2002
A while back I made an attempt to port GONX to the (radically, insanely different) QT/KDE 3 style api. The thing is, I wrote the original GONX in a few evenings. No big deal. I wrote 95% of MKULtra in one evening (after all I just hacked the Web style). But writing GONX for KDE3 would take a couple weeks minimum for me, and I don't feel like taking all that time off.

The thing is, I didn't have much incentive -- I wrote GONX in the first place because I didn't like any of the available styles. However, the light3 style for KDE3 is, in my opinion, The One True Style.

Also, looking back at GONX, it had some design problems which I'm not happy with. More likely, I'd tweak light3 to better integrate with MKUltra. - Aug 16 2002
Well, the only people who know or care about MKUltra are the kind of people who think the CIA and FBI peruse individuals' grocery club-cards to know what you're eating, people who think the CIA killed elvis, and people who strongly suspect the Philadelphia experiment really did work -- transporting a WWII battleship extradimensionally and killing many of its crew. Take it with a grain of salt.

In other words, don't worry about it. I picked the name because the deisgn reminded me of a pill, and that was the first word that popped into my head.

On the other hand, I *am* an emrican citizen, and I live & work in Washington DC, so I might already be mind-controlled ;)

- Aug 16 2002
It is GPL, but I haven't released it simply because it's waaay too immature right now for general use. It's a volatile testbed platform for legged robots which I make in my free time (1 so far, a second in the works).

If you want to discuss it, drop me an email -- this isn't the place to discuss it ;) - Aug 15 2002
It's hard for me to say -- I use gcc 2.95.3 and the const ref passes just fine.

I'll see if it doesn't break anything to pass the QColor by copy (though technically, it will be a performance hit). If that works, I'll re-upload it and let me know if it compiles.

Unfortunately, I don't have gcc 3.x to test against (I've been waiting for gcc's c++ ABI to solidify before I make the jump, as I'd have to spend a weekend recompiling my system). - Aug 15 2002
I'm a web designer by day, and have read much of A List Apart and -- he's got one hell of a design sense. - Aug 15 2002
The robot program is the large project I needed a one-evening break from.

I figured it would make a good screenshot for a window style since it has many windows.

Anyhow, it's not in any sort of state for the gentle masses right now... it's useless unless you're a c++ programmer and willing to build a robot and learn electronics and some serial device IO nastiness ;) - Aug 15 2002
Try verifying your $QTDIR environment variable is correct, or failing that, try passing --with-qt-dir='' (I think that's the flag

try ./configure --help to be certain.

Fact is, the automake scripts worked on my system, and the configure script they made worked on my system. In theory, all should be well, but I've experienced unhappiness on other systems (I run gentoo). - Aug 15 2002
Try verifying your $QTDIR environment variable is correct, or failing that, try passing --with-qt-dir='' (I think that's the flag

try ./configure --help to be certain.

Fact is, the automake scripts worked on my system, and the configure script they made worked on my system. In theory, all should be well, but I've experienced unhappiness on other systems (I run gentoo). - Aug 15 2002
Let's say you download the archive to your home directory, open a terminal and...

# tar xzf mkultra-0.1.tar.zg
# cd mkultra
# ./configure
# make
# su
# make install

If it doesn't build, send me a copy-n-pasting of the output.

Then, open the control center, go to Window Decoration, and pick MKUltra. - Aug 15 2002
replacement throbber

Various Stuff 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 13 2002
Out of curiosity, what window decoration are you using? It appeals to me in the way that the Web decoration does. - Aug 14 2002

KDE Plasma Screenshots 2 comments

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Apr 11 2002
How's the performance? How's the hardware support, like graphics card, sound, usb, apm, etc? Obviously, these are linux, not KDE issues, but hell I'll ask anyway.

My thinkpad's getting long in the tooth and I'm contemplating getting a tibook. - Apr 11 2002
Orange Drop

Ice-WM Themes 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 18 2002
I'm the fella who wrote GONX -- I was planning a while back to write a gonx-compatible native window style but wasn't able to design one that was any good. But this one, well, rocks.

So, how 'bout it? Does anybody want this native? - Mar 18 2002

Ice-WM Themes 9 comments

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Feb 23 2002
Hey, I'm really happy to see somebody liked GONX enough to make a window decor for it. I'm working on porting it to KDE3, as soon as I have time.

Anyway, good show! - Feb 24 2002

KDE 2 Themes 14 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 01 2002
I think it's called Wedding Script or somthing along those lines. Shelley Andante is very similar.

Both, however, are essentially unreadable. I wouldn't use it unless you tend to have a clean desktop. - Feb 01 2002
What's wrong with CDE? The first programming job I ever held was on an old sparc running *open windows*, writing assembler for set-top boxen in vi. I would have begged for CDE ;)

And mind you, sonny, I'm not an old man. I'm *24* - Feb 01 2002
>>while they look l33+ as hell for five minutes, they're just not usable over a long period

I completely agree. I find a sort of feng shui (spelling?) in a clean desktop -- no bubbles, no metal, no crap. Just clean, concise, and happy.

I guess it's just the 14 year olds trying to impress their friends with desktops that look straight out of hollywood ;) I bet they think that if their desktops look confusing, full of dark colors and cruft everywhere their friends will think they're hackers! - Feb 01 2002
Thanks for the support! I too, btw, love the MWM theme. Mainly because it reminds me of the old days, back when I started programming in college, using exceed (Win32 X server) on windows to get a remote unix desktop. It ran mwm, and I have fond memories...

Anyway, just doing a "make install" is sufficient. There's only one library, and it's the same between GONX .7 & .8. - Feb 01 2002

KDE 2 Themes 20 comments

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Jan 23 2002
Sure thing.
I'm going out of own this weekend and am rather busy at the moment, but I'm working on fixing a few details which don't work quite right, such as QMultiLineEdit and the column headers for Q/KListBox. I'm also cleaning up the code and working on making sure pixels are never drawn over twice (not that I really have that much control, but it could make the style snappier)

When I've done that, I'll repackage it as .8 and supply the color scheme.

Regarding the greyed out icons, you can do it yourself in the icons control panel -- my setting is to have all toolbar & panel icons be greyed out until mouseover. It looks pretty keen.

I'm surprised nobody's asked about my home-brewed antialiased clock applet ;) - Jan 24 2002
Robotkit is a program I've been working on for the last six months or so -- it's a generic brain of sorts for a couple robots I'm building (one's bipedal, the other is sort of spiderlike)

It's a sort of cross between a neural net with a (very) small number of smart neurons, and a more traditional emergent system. So far it's still heavily under development. That's why I took a couple evenings off to write this style.
- Jan 23 2002