Skulpture
Various KDE Styles
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Description:

Skulpture is a GUI style addon for KDE programs. It features a classical three dimensional artwork with shadows and smooth gradients to enhance the visual experience.

Skulpture has been designed to be light and easy on eyes; many distracting borders or graphical elements have been removed or replaced by simpler artwork. See NOTES and README for additional information.

Skulpture is released as source code under the GNU GPL version 3 license; see INSTALL for installation instructions and COPYING for additional information.

Gentoo build kindly provided by Franz Fellner, Thanks! For binary packages, please check with your distribution.
Last changelog:

7 years ago

New in 0.2.4:

This version fixes two crashes and other bugs visible with KDE 4.4. Updating is recommended.

Bugfixes:
* fixed possible crash when destroying MDI windows
* fixed possible crash when destroying menus
* fixed Tab key handling in Konversation
* fixed detection of default font (KDE 4.4)
* fixed menu item rectangle and input handler (Qt 4.6)
* fixed text rendering in vertical ProgressBar
* fixed frame in "east" TabWidget (Qt 4.6)
* fixed workaround for KIntNumInput size bug (KDE 4.4)
* fixed MDI window title placement with RTL layouts
* fixed ToolBar icon size to respect KDE setting (KDE 4.4)
* fixed single click mode to respect KDE setting (KDE 4.4)
* fixed vertical centering regressions (Qt 4.6.1)
* fixed vertical alignment of labels in FormLayout (Qt 4.6.2)
* fixed flashing of ScrollBar in PlacesPanel
* fixed widget flags in KWin window decoration client
* fixed menubar margin for improved full-screen usability
* fixed "Alternate Background" color in Skulpture color schemes
* fixed build warnings (KDE 4.3)
* fixed build failure with Qt 4.1

See NEWS for changes in previous versions.

Murz

3 years ago

Hmm, kde-style-skulpture is removed from Debian (so and from Ubuntu, Kubuntu too) as "unmaintained" at 10 May 2012:
http://packages.qa.debian.org/k/kde-style-skulpture/news/20120510T181231Z.html

Why this is happens and who can give back it into repository?

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Murz

3 years ago

Here is issue with description why kde skulpture style was deleted from debian: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=671898

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skulptor

3 years ago

Well, Debian packages are still at 0.2.0, but Skulpture had a 0.2.4 release a few years ago already (and it still builds with today's KDE).

If you cannot find someone willing to maintain the Debian package, why not start looking how you could do it? You are born to learn.

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Murz

3 years ago

On Kubuntu (Ubuntu) 13.10 Skulpture package have 2.4 version, but still I can't install it because it conflicting with kde-window-manager :(
I will try to create my own deb package, but seems I must change package name for remove conflict.

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flyingsheep

4 years ago

hi, i like some ideas that make parts of the theme really gorgeous (if you choose a non-win95 color scheme), but other parts are imho lacking.

i’d like to hear your opinion on those:

1. progress bars from the center are unfortunate. if the missing parts are on both sides, i never can seem to get at a glance how much the value is. i’d like a “progress bar from the left” option

2. The checkbox-× doesn’t correspond to the close button and the clear-textfield button, it fades rather than being pointed. i’d like it unified

3. the new KDE 4.10 application menu window button is missing

4. i’d like to hide the groove for the scrollbar handle, or use a groove as wide as the handle itself, not a smaller one.

5. combobox arrow handle width is dependent on scrollbar width: i like a narrow scollbar, but the combobox arrows will stick out if i make the scrollbar too small

6. i’d like to have an option to drag by every window part, not only the title bar, (and consequently an option to not color the title bar differently than the rest of the window)

7. if the border width is et to 0, there’s no way to resize the window without using the keyboard. i’d like to be able to specify the width of an invisible resize handle extending beyond the border (i.e. 2 pixels around the physical border of the window)

8. i don’t like the tooltips at all. that hard black border looks ugly and the yellow in the color schemes comes straight from the 90ies :)

all in all i really like it, but a bit more customizability in those areas would make it truly gorgeous.

the things i especially like is the drawing of the tree view (black circles for expandable tree items) and the subtle border around selected and hovered list/tree items, as well as the insert-caret when hovering a textbox

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skulptor

4 years ago

My opinion is that a day has too few hours, that's why I never found the time to work on Skulpture again. Patches that add the new KDE features (shadows, dragging, tabbing, menu button) are welcome.

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kr428

4 years ago

... now if someone could only recommend a GTK2+GTK3 theme that goes well together with this one? I still have some GTK apps left that, so far, seem to not look very nice with Skulpture, and gtk-qt-engine doesn't work for GTK3 either. :( What do you use for that?

Cheers and thanks,
Kristian

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allenblowers

4 years ago

The debian download did not work for me. It went to http://www.ansani.it/debian/pool/dists/ which said '403 forbidden'.

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skulptor

4 years ago

Thanks, I removed the unmaintained links.

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herrbatka

6 years ago

Hi, this style is great looking but I'm wonder if you are planing to add features like dragging windows by clicking on empty spaces (like in oxygen and bespin).

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skulptor

6 years ago

Patches welcome, or just commit to git master.

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herrbatka

6 years ago

I need to learn how to write code first :D

Anyway: I want to say "thank you". KDE needs this style since it's not like oxygen or bespin.

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kknight

6 years ago

Hello,
Do have any plans to finish the Skulpture preview theme (the dark one)?
Also a port to GTK2 would be much appreciated!

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skulptor

6 years ago

Sorry, what preview theme?

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kknight

6 years ago

I meant preview colour scheme from here
http://kde-look.org/content/download.php?content=86125&id=1&tan=65700330

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rascranasingha

6 years ago

I think this is excellent... I really like how you've kept the 3D look but still kept a classical look to it... many thanks for providing this... and kudos to your creation...

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skulptor

6 years ago

Thanks :)

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shafff

6 years ago

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=263842

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svnieuw

6 years ago

The automatic filter list for AdBlocK in Konqueror using KDE 4.5.0 remains empty with Skulpture. When using the Oxygen theme it works fine. Could this be a bug in Skulpture?

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skulptor

6 years ago

It is a bug in the implementation of the filter model in Konqueror. It fills in the model data without informing the view of the changed rowCount.

When using Skulpture the rowCount is queried before the model gets filled, because of the headerDataChanged() call that I need to force Qt to update the header size for the changed header font.

Qt caches the rowCount value, and when the model does not indicate a rowCount change, the list simply stays empty.

Thanks for the report, will be fixed in KDE 4.5.2.

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Fri13

7 years ago

I like the look when it is sharp. But only thing what I dislike is the progress bars look. Could there be a option to have a typical kind progressbar, from left to right? It is easier to read for some peope, even that the style is otherwise most fit for them.

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skulptor

7 years ago

The option is in the source code. In file src/skulpture.cpp, line 6548, change "true" to "false".

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Fri13

7 years ago

Very nice to hear that!
Hopefully someday it will come as option to GUI settings. So those who can not or do not know how to edit source coude could get it changed as well if they dont like it either.

I am now very happy :-D

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donmiguelle

7 years ago

Several .colors themes come together with Skulpture (at least in Kubuntu). Those themes are very nice. And I would like to use them in my pure Qt (not a KDE) application. Is it possible to do that? Maybe I should somehow convert those files?

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skulptor

7 years ago

Hm, not sure if you understand you correctly, but Qt programs should read the KDE palette automatically when run under KDE.

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7 years ago

New in 0.2.4:

This version fixes two crashes and other bugs visible with KDE 4.4. Updating is recommended.

Bugfixes:
* fixed possible crash when destroying MDI windows
* fixed possible crash when destroying menus
* fixed Tab key handling in Konversation
* fixed detection of default font (KDE 4.4)
* fixed menu item rectangle and input handler (Qt 4.6)
* fixed text rendering in vertical ProgressBar
* fixed frame in "east" TabWidget (Qt 4.6)
* fixed workaround for KIntNumInput size bug (KDE 4.4)
* fixed MDI window title placement with RTL layouts
* fixed ToolBar icon size to respect KDE setting (KDE 4.4)
* fixed single click mode to respect KDE setting (KDE 4.4)
* fixed vertical centering regressions (Qt 4.6.1)
* fixed vertical alignment of labels in FormLayout (Qt 4.6.2)
* fixed flashing of ScrollBar in PlacesPanel
* fixed widget flags in KWin window decoration client
* fixed menubar margin for improved full-screen usability
* fixed "Alternate Background" color in Skulpture color schemes
* fixed build warnings (KDE 4.3)
* fixed build failure with Qt 4.1

See NEWS for changes in previous versions.

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