KSplash/ML (Release 0.53)

KDE 3.x Splash Screens

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Mostly-configurable Mac-like (see screenshots) drop-in replacement for KSplash. Notice that this is a seperate software package which physically replaces your ksplash binary. Not for the weak-of-heart. This _should_ work with KDE 2.1 and greater, but who knows for sure. Includes a KCM module to help you configure it (each user can set it up differently). (This is REALLY early stuff. My apologies for it being so crude... I'll be sure to post updates as I make it work better.) Simple to configure and install. Very configurable (though more improvement is needed). -- This release includes some further bug fixes, and a few new features. NEW FEATURES: "Legacy" mode emulates the traditional KSplash program. Legacy mode picks up on your custom KSplash screens, also. It's almost as good as the real thing! (The emulation is not perfect yet, unfortunately. I hope to be finished with it shortly...) Also fixed a positioning bug in "MacKlassic" mode. It should be CORRECTLY centered on the screen now. I hope you enjoy these new features! :) -dT- -- UPDATE: 0.51 fixes a bug which caused the kcmshell to crash when the custom pixmap you specify to be your splash screen does not exist. Many thanks to Andrew Gammell for pointing this out to me. :) -dT-
Last changelog:

18 years ago

0.53-RELEASE: Apparently, I mixed up some older sources into the bugfix releases. This is the CORRECT current source-branch, bugfixes and all. (revision control is our FRIEND....)

anonymous-hive

18 years ago

It may be too late to get this in KDE 3.0 with the feature freeze, but definitely shoot for KDE 3.1. That'll give you enough time to get this thing hammered out to a 1.x, which will be power cool indeed. Go for it! This thing should be a standard part of KDE!
Thanks for your work,
Ty

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

downgrade to autoconf-2.13-349 (grab from ftp.suse.com)

cause it won't work with autoconf-2.52-44 (default installed by SuSE 7.3)

thanx -dT- ... I love your splashscreen ... well ....kcm-module (?)

Fab

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Whats the difference between 52 and 51 and 50?

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Bugfixes. :) -dT-

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

linux:/usr/local/ksplashml-0.52 # make
cd . && automake --gnu Makefile
cd . && perl ./am_edit Makefile.in
cd . && autoconf
./aclocal.m4:687: error: m4_defn: undefined macro: _m4_divert_diversion
aclang.m4:173: AC_LANG_RESTORE is expanded from...
./aclocal.m4:687: the top level
make: *** [configure] Error 1


Im using autoconf-2.52-44

Did the make -f Makefile.cvs

I read in INSTALL that u expected this ... and u build it on FreeBSD-system ..BUT ..

Should I wait for a following release or what do I do wrong here ?

When any info is needed let me know

other specs:

SuSE 7.3
kernel 2.4.10
gcc-2.95.3-124


Fab

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

You need the autoconf from SuSE 7.2.

fl

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

or get kde-common

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Never seen THAT message before. What version of autoconf/automake do you have? :) -dT-

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

It's a Mdk bug (well, sort of)...
Probably you have the control file into

/usr/share/applnk/Settings/LookNFeel

You must copy it To:

/usr/share/applnk-mdk/Configuration/KDE/LookNFeel/

It's the same problem of Liquid an Kmatrix I think...

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I don"t have the kcontrol module .... :(

mdk 8.1, KDE 2.2.1
any idea ?

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

compile went perfectly
kcontrol module works perfectly
chose some cool icons
chose a cool picture
disabled statusbar, enabled icons

BUT when the splashscreen shows up (or when i press test settings), the picture is in the center and the icons show up in the left bottom corner of the screen

any idea?
(kde 2.2)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

That's the way it's supposed to work. (You know, ML = "Mac" Like?) :) -dT-

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

OK, now I get it. It's the little preview image that confused me.

I thought it was the splash-screen only, but now I see it's the entire screen. Maybe you should consider making the previews with a different wallpaper.

Any chance of a version with the icons on top of the picture (like the original splash-screen)?

And maybe you could make them appear as if they were blinking by making them greyscale and a bit brighter. That's what I did when I made my own splash screen replacing pictures in the ksplash dir and it is a pretty cool effect (I didn't know how to imitate the original effect).

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Practical and visually appealing. Definitely a refreshing change from the spam which has appeared on this site recently.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Yeah, what's up with all the naughty wallpapers which have little (usually nothing) to do with KDE?

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WWarlock

18 years ago

I use Slackware + pkgtool2 fro all my source installs, it takes the directory name for the package name and builds a record of the app for later management in much the same way checkinstall does. I would like to suggest that the directory created when untarring th earchive be ksplash-ml-$VERSION eg: kspalsh-ml-0.50 for this release, I know this sounds petty or simple, but it would make version control muh easier for those of us who care. For now I am manually renaming the directories, but it is just a request. Also common from most developers I might add.
My hats off to you for this app, it is just one more of the many reasons I love kde.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I will try to remember to version the next archive I send out. (If I get this krash problem fixed, this will be 0.51-RELEASE. :) -dT-

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

This is absolutely gorgeous on startup, I especially enjoy the new 'legacy mode'

Only two complaints: If you try to start the Control Center tab when the splash screen it's been set to use doesn't exist, it crashes, and it seems to be selecting a font size of one higher wheneever I choose the status bar font. That last one could just be a problem with my copy of KDE though.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Send me your debug trace of that, and I'll take a look at it. I may have overlooked something... :) -dT- ([email protected])

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

would you believe I don't know how to do a debug trace? Never had to do it before...

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

(it could be windows! ;) Ok, basically, if it comes up with a Krash screen (the "This program has crashed" window), you can go to the second tab to get a backtrace of the problems in the program. You should be able to copy-and-paste the data there, or just click on "Save" to save it as a file. If you send the information there to me, I'll be sure to fix the problem (otherwise, I'll try and reproduce it here :) -dT-

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I had already saved that... just wasn't sure that's what was wanted. Thanks!

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Gotcha. I'll be waiting ta hear from you. :) -dT-

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Thanks for the backtrace. Let me see if I can get this bug squashed. :) -dT-

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

This problem continues through to 0.50. Everything seems to be in place but when I go to LookNFeel and click "KDE Splash Screen" I get an error that the module could not load. It gives no diagnostics where it says "the diagnostics is". So I have made it to this point and it is getting frustrating. I use Mandrake 8.1 incase that matters. I tried to delete the directory for ksplash-ml but it will not let me do it (to start over from scratch). I checked the permissions on ksplash.desktop files (in all its locations) and cannot get exec. permissions on any of them and suspect this to be the problem. So if anyone has ANY helpful ideas please let me know here or at my email address - [email protected]
THANX :)
P.S. This Ksplash-ML looks great if i can ever get it working :)

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18 years ago

0.53-RELEASE: Apparently, I mixed up some older sources into the bugfix releases. This is the CORRECT current source-branch, bugfixes and all. (revision control is our FRIEND....)

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