DesktopBlur at logout

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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OK, here's the next one... This is my first attempt to write a fast extension for KDE that blurs the desktop at logout. Looks very cool (see screenshots) and runs quite fast, even on my 450 MHz CPU :-)

The blurring-algorithm isn't percect yet, because the first and last scanline and the first and last pixel of every scanline are not blurred. Instead they are copied from pixels located beneath them... And after a while, the blurred screen doesn't look well anymore, because the blurring is never stopped, so it runs until the whole screen is filled with one color...

But this is 0.1, so let's be happy about what's already done :-)
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14 years ago

0.1
initial release

aivs

14 years ago

I use this patch, it's the best.
I include patch in kde package for Archlinux
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/incoming/kdebase-3.3.2-4_aivs(Improving_KDE_1.0.0_Deskto+Blur_at_logout_0.1)-real.pkg.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/incoming/kdelibs-3.3.2-5_aivs(Improving_KDE_1.0.0_Deskto+Blur_at_logout_0.1).pkg.tar.gz
ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/incoming/qt-3.3.3-2_aivs(Improving_KDE_1.0.0_Deskto+Blur_at_logout_0.1)-real.pkg.tar.gz

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HawkEye4077

14 years ago

Love this effect.

Suggestion, merge this with the 'grey at logout' effect. I think it would look awesom - but then thats just me ;)

Keep up the good work

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AntonioFasolato

14 years ago

This hack is cute!

But I agree, gray and blurred... well... yeah

keep up the good work!

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JThundley

14 years ago

Shit, that was me, I don't know why it was posted anonymously.

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anonymous-hive

14 years ago

Here are the directions to install this patch in Gentoo:

Do all this as root:
emerge -av kdebase
Say yes and watch closely. When you see the message ">>> Source unpacked." hit control-z immediately. This will pause the process so that we can make changes to the source before it is compiled. If you hit control-z a little late, don't be worried, it'll still work.
cd /var/tmp/portage/kdebase-3.3.2-r1/work/kdebase-3.3.2/
(Notice that I'm using a more recent version :)
bzcat ~user/20904-logout_blur_01.bz2 | patch -p1
You should see the messages:
patching file ksmserver/shutdown.cpp
patching file ksmserver/shutdown.h

Then type 'fg' to tell the emerge job to continue.

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Ccx

14 years ago

wouldn't be easier to modify ebuild?

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rs3hc

14 years ago

ok could be iam i newbie but...

emerge isnt a command in suse linux.. or?


can u explain how i can make it working on my suse linux 9.2 ??

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hds

14 years ago

shame on you. your screenshot shows you are working in KDE as root ;)

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tobydox

14 years ago

if i would have made the screenshot as normal user, there would be too much uninteresting stuff on the screen, I just wanted to show the effect itself, so I started an X-session as root... of course I don't work as root normally...

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bigdeephole

14 years ago

how do you apply this patch?

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DaBlade

14 years ago

I was just about to ask the same thing.

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keba

14 years ago

me too. But I don't see any explanation in the ShadowFade Improvement.

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tobydox

14 years ago

take a look at the comments of ShadowFade-effect... (you've to patch kdebase)

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14 years ago

0.1
initial release

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