Skulpture

Plasma Widget 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:

9 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.

tail

11 years ago

Greetings Skulptor!

Let me start with saying that this is a great looking style, which I find quite pleasing to the eye, especially since it looks so stylish yet classical. It is also great that it is available in multiple colors

I would love to use your style. The problem is that I'm not using KDE4, or KDE for that matter.

I want to use it under a completely different theming engine and I have no idea how the GPL license applies to this. I wouldn't be using anything directly from you theme, neither code or resource, so it wouldn't be derived software. Still, it would you the artistic direction you've given your theme, so I would considered it a derived entity.

So first of all I would like to ask you if you have anything against your theme being used under a different theming engine. And then I would like to know if you have nay idea how GPL applies to themes, especially in the context I have mentioned.

Thank you,
Tail

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skulptor

11 years ago

Hi Tail,

it is really unfortunate that different desktops use different theming engines, and theme bridges are not really usable yet. I have seen Skulpture on GTK+ using a GTK+/Qt bridge, and it just looked horrible.

If your goal is to copy the artwork of Skulpture, it would be a good idea to use the same (or derived) name for your theme, so people understand your aim.

Maybe provide a link to the Skulpture home page, so that people switching desktops would find the original theme. I would in return provide a link to your theme.

The GPL additionally protects the freedom of the code, so I strongly suggest that you release your code or theme files with a license that does the same.

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tail

11 years ago

Hi!

I pretty much managed to get an early prototype of the theme. It is not as pretty as yours, because the current theming engine does not really support those superimposed shadows that you use around borders. But it is slowly getting there.

I still need to fix some visual bugs, but soon I'll prepare a small demo. I'll post you a link so you can check it out if you desire, just to make sure that I have not completely butchered your creation :P.

Source distribution is not that easy for end user right now, but I can easily prepare a binary if you tell me you Linux disto name and version. Or if you prefer Windows binary, or even a rebuild from source...

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skulptor

11 years ago

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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ohcalcutta

11 years ago

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

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skulptor

11 years ago

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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dimsuz

11 years ago

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

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skulptor

11 years ago

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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nickkefi

11 years ago

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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skulptor

11 years ago

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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nickkefi

11 years ago

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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skulptor

11 years ago

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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nickkefi

11 years ago

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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skulptor

11 years ago

Okey, I give up :)

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watchitman

11 years ago

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

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nickkefi

11 years ago

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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skulptor

11 years ago

(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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watchitman

11 years ago

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

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ansani

11 years ago

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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goona

11 years ago

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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Starlight

11 years ago

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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ansani

11 years ago

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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Starlight

11 years ago

cool, thanks :)

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skinwalker

11 years ago

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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skulptor

11 years ago

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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9 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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