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.

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.

8 years ago

skulptor

Well, I also needed several iterations, and I am still not satisfied. Next Skulpture should have improved graphics for checkboxes and radiobuttons, which look a bit blurry and wired with some color schemes. The intention was to have a "glow effect", but I miserably failed at that :)

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8 years ago

ohcalcutta

Easy on eyes, very polished, attractive.
Awesome work Skulptor!

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8 years ago

skulptor

Hi ohcalcutta, nice to see that you are still using Skulpture :) Did you manage to get rounded buttons? If you like, you can try 0.1.9.x snaphots, I hope to make some progress in the next weeks.

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8 years ago

dimsuz

Simply awesome style!
Thanks and keep it up! :-)

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8 years ago

skulptor

Thanks dimsuz, I am still a bit busy, but autumn holidays are nearing, and I plan to continue working on Skulpture then.

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8 years ago

nickkefi

Hi and congratulations on the good work.
I have upgraded to kde 4.1.1 and I was waiting for the skulpture window decoration to appear in settings as ansani told me that I mast have kdebase-workspace 4.1.0-1 (now I have 4.1.1-0). Bat sadly, it didn't. If there is a way to resolve this problem it would be wonderful. Thank you for your attention.

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8 years ago

ansani

Hi nick,
there you can find package compiled for kde 4.1.1 :)

http://ansani.it/debian/dists/experimental/contrib/binary-i386/kde411-style-skulpture_0.1.3-1_i386.deb

Yes, I'm so faaaaaaaaaaaaaast :)

Enjoy,
Salvatore

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8 years ago

watchitman

I'm not getting any window decoration option either and that package didn't help. :(

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8 years ago

nickkefi

Me to, I removed the old package, installed the new, restarted X. But sadly I didn't find the window border decoration in the settings

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8 years ago

skulptor

(K)Ubuntu probably uses different paths for KDE 4 than Debian (for whatever reason), so if you cannot get the Debian package working, please install from source until this problem is resolved.

You need package kdebase-workspace-dev to build it from source, also see INSTALL file.

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8 years ago

watchitman

Thanks, the source package was very easy to compile and install and it worked perfect. :)

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8 years ago

skulptor

I removed the Kubuntu download link.

The Debian package only works for the Qt 4 style, not for the KDE 4 additions (decoration etc.) because (as was my guess) Kubuntu has different KDE 4 paths as Debian.

We will have to wait until someone is able to create Kubuntu packages.

In the meantime, you could install the Debian package, and then copy some files as described by http://skulpture.maxiom.de/playground/skulpture-debian2kubuntu.sh

Please give feedback, if this fixes the installation.

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8 years ago

nickkefi

I didn't run the script but I read the copy paths and copy them manually. The $KDE_PREFIX is /usr/lib/kde4/

And It is working! Very nice art!

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8 years ago

skulptor

Thanks for the prompt feedback, nickkefi. Could you be so kind and test if the Kubuntu package http://skulpture.maxiom.de/playground/kde4-style-skulpture_0.1.3-2_i386.deb works? Please remove any copies of Skulpture (old package and your copied files) before testing. Thanks in advance!

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8 years ago

nickkefi

The package show me these errors:

dpkg-deb: file `/home/nick/deb/kde4-style-skulpture_0.1.3-2_i386.deb' is not a debian binary archive (try dpkg-split?)
dpkg: error processing /home/nick/deb/kde4-style-skulpture_0.1.3-2_i386.deb (--install):
subprocess dpkg-deb --control returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
/home/nick/deb/kde4-style-skulpture_0.1.3-2_i386.deb

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8 years ago

skulptor

Okey, I give up :)

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8 years ago

goona

THX for the new 0.1.9.10-Build. The new Progressbar look amazing and match almost perfect. But I want to ask you two things:

1. The text from the Progressbar that shows the free space in Dolphin have the same colour (white) as the background. This is not helpfull because the text above of the free space can not be read. A grey or black text would be better.

2. I would prefer to have in Dolphin a Favorite/Places-Sidebar on the left side, that have the same Background-Colour as the Info-Panel on the right side. I think it would fit better if both sidebars have the same Background-Colour.

Is it possible to "hack" the skulpture.cpp like this way?

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8 years ago

Starlight

I'm using Ubuntu with KDE 4.1. I downloaded the Ubuntu package, installed it (with --force-architecture because I have amd64) with no problems... but it just doesn't appear on the list of widget styles in KDE settings. Is it because I have an amd64 processor, or is there some other reason? :(

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8 years ago

ansani

I think problem is different arch, because package is compiled (and linked) with i386 32bits library.

If I can, I'll upload soon debian package for 64 bit environments.

Regards,
Salvatore

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8 years ago

Starlight

cool, thanks :)

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8 years ago

skinwalker

Concur with Rob! this is one of the most complete themes ever! u have put a lotta effort in turning this theme out mate! greatly appreciated! now ne new themes from ya? :D

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8 years ago

skulptor

Thank you, skinwalker, for agreeing with Robert, but I don't understand why you say it is a complete theme, have a look at what Azenis includes!

Regarding "new themes": Since school started this week, there will be not much time left for hacking, so do not expect anything new for a while. I will try to improve Skulpture, as long as there are ideas for improving it. If you have ideas, please share :)

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8 years ago

TheRob

I never install a theme with square buttons
and square windows... cause they all
suck!

And I wasn't gonna install this either,
I don't know what turned my head...

...Now when I have it installed I do not
want to change to another theme :D

It's by far the most usable theme on this
site!

You sure seem to know what you are doing,
I liked the progressbar effect :D

I really hope we are going to see more
from you man!
Maybe more options for like some rounded
buttons or stuff like that...
Anyway, I know you are doing this for free
and we are all very thankful for what you
are doing, well at least I am!

Thanks!

//Robert

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8 years ago

skulptor

Hi Robert, thank you for your comment! I am sorry for converting you to a square theme ;)

Anyway, for further customization (button roundness etc.) please download the "Skulpture Hacking Document". If you have more wishes/ideas for future versions, please let us know.

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8 years ago

xep

Hi Christoph

did u seen mandriva's qt4/kde4 style "ia-ora"?
AUTHORS-file says that it's author is Gustavo Boiko, but this is a almost unmodified Skulpture.
now u know this )

regards

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