Ksplash theme generator
Various KDE Extensions
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Description:

This program generates a splash screen for kde 4 from your current wallpaper, icon theme and plasma theme.

Require:
build-essential kdelibs5-dev g++

Install:
-download source KsplashThemeGenerator.tar.gz
-go to your download directory
-extract tar: tar -xvvf KsplashThemeGenerator.tar.gz
-go to the directory: cd KsplashThemeGenerator
-execute: cmake .
-execute: make
-execute ./KsplashThemeGenerator
select MyKsplashTheme:
Ubuntu:
System settings > Appearence > Splash Screen > MyKsplashTheme > Apply


Known issues:
-With multiple screens the splashcreen displays the same wallpaper on all screens (Ksplashx limitation).
-problems with some icon themes.

Development:
If you want contribute to this software, the source code is on gitorious: http://gitorious.org/kstartthemegenerator/ksplashthemegenerator
Last changelog:

8 years ago

0.4
-works with kde 4.3


0.3
-works with colorized theme (eg. Aya, Atelier ...)
-fix error:
(32100)/ KSycocaPrivate::openDatabase: Trying to open ksycoca from "/var/tmp/kdecache-aldo/ksycoca4"
QObject::connect: Cannot connect QWidget::destroyed() to (null)::_k_x11FilterDestroyed()

0.2
-reflection in the right direction :)
-start menu icon instead of kde icon
-support for theme with small icons (not perfect: icons are smooth)

Phorious

3 years ago

Still works with KDE 4.13! :-D

(and I now nothing about QML :-P)

Thank you very much Megabigbug

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nikolardo

4 years ago

I'm using, as my wallpaper, Day and Night Wallpaper (http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=118636), and the splash theme doesn't seem to jive with it - the background is just black. Perhaps in the future it could use be able to use a wallpaper set by the linked app?

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megabigbug

4 years ago

KSplash now support qml. I think it should be easier to create a ksplash theme that load the current wallpaper of your wallpaper plugin.

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iyahkhairiyah

6 years ago

hi:)
can this be used in Mandriva 2010? how to?

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megabigbug

6 years ago

Sorry I didn't tested with mandriva 2010. Did you try to install it ? Can you tell me where you have problems ?

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AndreAPL

7 years ago

Works fine with kde 4.4.3.
(needs kdelibs5-dev)
Thanks!

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ivancukic

7 years ago

1st, I haven't noticed the screenshot before - Spoons-based splash is rather cool :)

The second thing is, when you make tar.gz files, make sure you add a folder into it and not all files directly.

See http://www.linfo.org/tarbomb.html

Cheerio!

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sandwormusmc

7 years ago

Had to install cmake and kdelibs-devel and kdelibs3-devel, but after that it worked okay.

Seems like it grabs a random wallpaper from your ~/.kde/share/wallpapers directory, is that true?

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megabigbug

7 years ago

>Seems like it grabs a random wallpaper from your ~/.kde/share/wallpapers directory, is that true?

It is a bug in the detection of the wallpaper associated to a screen/activity.

If I found time, I will rewrite some parts of this generator with the new KDE api.

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msnkambule

7 years ago

I think I have had this app and the KDM theme generator for about two weeks if I am not mistaken and I am impressed. They are great.

If you continue to work on them, I think it would be best if you combine them into one app that we can find in the menus and also find a way to transfer files to necessary folders at a click of a button.

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megabigbug

7 years ago

I don't think I will work on them anymore.
I am waiting KDE devs integrate plasma in KDM and Ksplash.
Some news about that:
http://sreich.blogspot.com/2010/01/kdm-and-plasma-future.html

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Yaba

7 years ago

-- Performing Test _OFFT_IS_64BIT
CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/CMakeCXXInformation.cmake:35 (GET_FILENAME_COMPONENT):
get_filename_component called with incorrect number of arguments
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:3 (PROJECT)


CMake Error: CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER not set, after EnableLanguage
CMake Error: Internal CMake error, TryCompile configure of cmake failed
-- Performing Test _OFFT_IS_64BIT - Failed

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megabigbug

7 years ago

Sorry I don't know what dependency is missing.

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Nithin001

8 years ago

When tried to build KsplashThemeGenerator
using Cmake2.6.2 get an error message

CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:84 (MESSAGE):
ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in
/home/nithin/.kde/share/apps;/usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/apps;/usr/share/kde4/apps
Call Stack (most recent call first):
CMakeLists.txt:5 (find_package)

Please tell me how to solve this problem
i am only a beginner in this area.
I am using Kubuntu 9.04

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megabigbug

8 years ago

sudo aptitude install kdelibs5-dev

Tell me if it doesn't work.

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Nithin001

8 years ago

Thanks problem is solved.
thanks..............

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takanowaka

8 years ago

hi.. i have a problem with KDE 4.3.. background image isn't copied i have to do it manually (in both Ksplash and Kdm generator)
btw how can i change the size of KDE icon? i would like to have all icons the same size..
thanks ;)

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megabigbug

8 years ago

"background image isn't copied i have to do it manually (in both Ksplash and Kdm generator)"

There are some issues with plasma::wallpaper plugins.

"btw how can i change the size of KDE icon? i would like to have all icons the same size.."

You must modify the code source:

In the function saveIconAnimation, replace 96 by 48 in the line :
QPixmap kde2=paintIconWithReflection("start-here-kde", 96);

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takanowaka

8 years ago

thanks.. works great :))

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takanowaka

8 years ago

and in line
ANIM_REL 5 CC 68 -110 LT 30 icon5_anim.png 85 1\n\
-110 needs to be changed to -50

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takanowaka

8 years ago

and some other things to keep it centered but i'm not going to write it here ;)

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megabigbug

8 years ago

Ok,

I am working at create a gitorious repository. If developers want make different options for the generator they will be free to contribute.

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takanowaka

8 years ago

i'm not a developer (don't know a thing about c or c++ but i can change some numbers once i find them :D) but i'm happy for that effort ;)

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zuargo

8 years ago

thanks a lot is very useful for me :)

is there svn version or not?

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Superstoned

8 years ago

Shouldn't this be an integral part of KDE? The KDM and splashscreen settings could have something like 'create theame based on current desktop' button or something.

BTW how does this work if you have multiple activities?

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8 years ago

0.4
-works with kde 4.3


0.3
-works with colorized theme (eg. Aya, Atelier ...)
-fix error:
(32100)/ KSycocaPrivate::openDatabase: Trying to open ksycoca from "/var/tmp/kdecache-aldo/ksycoca4"
QObject::connect: Cannot connect QWidget::destroyed() to (null)::_k_x11FilterDestroyed()

0.2
-reflection in the right direction :)
-start menu icon instead of kde icon
-support for theme with small icons (not perfect: icons are smooth)

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