ShadowFade at logout

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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After you didn't really like my last logout-effect (the XPish one) I wrote a cool mixture of the native KDE-logout-effect and the XPish-grayfade-effect. That means when clicking at logout, something like a shadow is falling over your desktop. Looks really cool and is damn fast! (this is why I didn't implement inline-MMX-assembly)

Hope you enjoy it!


Addition: I had also another idea for logout-effect: I'd like it, if the desktop would be blurred until it's completely unsharp after 5 seconds or so. The problem is, that a smooth blurring isn't practicable even on modern CPUs...
Last changelog:

14 years ago

0.3
- added KPixmapIO as class-member, so that there have to be no local/temporary instances every time, the screen is updated -> small speed improvement

0.2
- upload of working patch... :-)
- code-cleanup
- small speed-improvements
- increased fade-out-time to 5 seconds (were 4 seconds before)

0.1
- first release

midorigin

12 years ago

This really doesn't work well with Beryl.

It kind of bothers me that Kubuntu has included this by default.

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Ludootje

13 years ago

Looks great! I like it more than the blur actually (or the combination blur/shadow). It would be cool if this was the default for KDE, IMHO.
Awesome work!

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PerpetualBurn

14 years ago

Hi, saw this idea and wanted to try it out. I have downloaded the diff file, but I'm not familiar with what to do to apply the changes to KDE. (ex: How to recompile those particular files, etc.)

I'm a programmer, but haven't delved too deep into compilation in linux aside from my own work so this is a little new to me.

Thanks in advance for your help and if you can give me detailed enough instructions, I would be glad to write you up a document that you can provide to users as every program should have that. At least then I would be using my technical writing minor, haha.

Thanks again,
Mike.

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meyerm

14 years ago

Hi,

I just applied your patch, modified for KDE 3.4 (content=22557) on PPC and it's sloooow. ;-)

Is this just a PPC problem or would I need an accelerated X with DRI & Co?

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Superstoned

14 years ago

I know the ubuntu/KDE people probably want to include your effect by default in the next release of ubuntu/KDE edition. I'd say go for this one (if you can persuade them) as this looks best. you'd first have to get this working with KDE 3.4 (which is released, officially, btw).

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Superstoned

14 years ago

does it work in KDE 3.4?

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permafrost91

14 years ago

That would be my question also.

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jounihat

14 years ago

It would be quite cool and cpu friendly to make a simple blurring effect to this. Just make cpu calculate a blurred image of the current desktop, and then let the blurred image follow the black&white fade effect. Nobody would really notice anything if the border of the original and the blurred image was faded (cross-fade, not real blur).

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Linux-Addict

14 years ago

Hi, How do I install it?

thanks

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HulkProtector1

14 years ago

Just installed that debian package, and dang is that cool-looking! After you the KDE 3.4 release you should ask for this to replace the current kde style logout. I havent tried the desktop blur but that looks great too...maybe the next release of these should have both packaged and a config option to enable either one?

Any way, Good work (and suprising fast on an old IBM Aptiva, yeah, think 1996)

-Sam

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hugorodrig

14 years ago

This looks awesome as well as your Blur logoff effect. My sugestion (and I'm not the only one) is to merge both the logoff effects and merge them into KDE's CVS, so this can be available to everyone. The only thing missing is the ability to choose between the two (or the default or even newer effects) thru a kcontrolcenter module. This would be great.

Thanx for your great work.

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fake

14 years ago

>the ability to choose between the two (or
>the default or even newer effects) thru a
>kcontrolcenter module.

This would be impossible to do it now, kde 3.4 is coming next month and no new strings can be introduced.

tobydox, have you contacted the kde developers? What do they think about the possible inclusion of this one in 3.4?

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tobydox

14 years ago

I sent a mail to [email protected] a week ago but there were no answers yet... (http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-look&m=110847004701166&w=2)

Whom should I contact?

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fake

14 years ago


kde-core-devel

but i think it's too late now for 3.4
anyway, you could always try.. maybe it will be in 3.4.1 =)

cheers

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HulkProtector1

14 years ago

I dont think that will be possible, they are in "deep freeze" right now, basically only bugs are being fixed. The thread in core-devel right now sounds like 3.5 will be a pretty quick release, so that would be a nice gui-tease to upgrade ;-D

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djbeirne

14 years ago

It looks impressive in the screenshots, but how exactly do i implement it?
Dj.

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peppelorum

14 years ago

I've patched the sources from Debian Sarge/Sid and it works fine. You can get it at http://peppesbodega.nu/turban/?path=KDE

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CaCO3

14 years ago

Thank you, the debian package works!

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AntonioFasolato

14 years ago

Clean, simple, useless...

GREAT!

Good work man.

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derick

14 years ago

A blurring effect like in the game menu in Half-Life 2 would be unbelievably awesome. I'm sure it could be done in real time on modern CPUs.

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uddw

14 years ago

I can't believe it! I had the very same idea about two weeks ago :D
Seems to be one of these ideas that simply have to come true, one way or the other.
Isn't it fast enough if you apply a 3x3-pixel convolution several times? On slower system it would blur less, on faster systems more. But who cares?

It *has* to be done, we have no choice, I know it! :D

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koral

14 years ago

please try to get in contact with devels to add that GREAT stuff in kde 3.4!!!

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lucher

14 years ago

I can't test it, but it is it still possible to push the logout buttons DURING the animation? screenshot looks coll though.

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aliceoutchains

14 years ago

I can't apply any of these patches. The edited patch can't even be opened with kompare.

BTW does anyone know how I can apply this under Gentoo in an easy way?

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Bleim

14 years ago

Please include link to the wallpaper!!
:D

Good work!

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14 years ago

0.3
- added KPixmapIO as class-member, so that there have to be no local/temporary instances every time, the screen is updated -> small speed improvement

0.2
- upload of working patch... :-)
- code-cleanup
- small speed-improvements
- increased fade-out-time to 5 seconds (were 4 seconds before)

0.1
- first release

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