Crystal/Native Window Dec. Alpha

KDE 3.x Window Decorations

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Here it is, much awaited crystal windec.

Follow instructions for the installation of kwinacqua. pay particular attention to the notes for kde3 users. I tested this on kde 3.0.0 -10

it unfortunately overwrites kwinacqua cause I have no programming skills. If someone can fix this or tell me how that would be appreciated.

-jon
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17 years ago

0.1 Alpha
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zenok

17 years ago

It doesn't go!
When I will generate the moc nothing happens!
[[email protected]]: moc ...
What should I do? I love this decoration and its really great!
Can somebody can make a rpm/deb or a KDE Theme?

Thx
zenok

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mbrandt

17 years ago

k guys, some hints

copy the .libs/ libkwinacqua.* file to your $KDEDIR/libs/kde3 an run ldconfig -n on the same dir..

the edit the file in $KDEDIR/share/apps/kwin/acqua.desktop an replace the last line with X-KDE-Library=libkwinacqua

hope this helps..

#mb

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mbrandt

17 years ago

if u have some compile problems first call make clean, remove config.cache and the recall ./configure

#mb

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BeforeGod

17 years ago

nothing works for me.
The compiled libs doesnt work, my compiled doesnt work..

Sorry, but post a new release soon!

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MaDebUs

17 years ago

i will compile it under my mandrake 9 machine but they works not :-/

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mrmunkily

17 years ago

not under gcc 3 it wont.

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superangrybrit

17 years ago

Get rid of the Mac OS X icons ASAP. Other than A+++

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redmac5

17 years ago

I managed to compile the deco under SuSE8 after a lot of hacking, however the window deco doesn't show up. All I get is the default KDE2 look.

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BeforeGod

17 years ago

..problem for me.
Ive copied all lib files to /usr/kde/3 (Gentoo System) but when i choose the Decoration, the KDE Standart deco appear.

Very sad :(

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Lovechild

17 years ago

needs to be slimmer, looks awful as it is.

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mrmunkily

17 years ago

just like kwinacqua, it resizes to fit your font size. reduce your font size and it will be slimm.

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Cyyb

17 years ago

can someone please just make an RPM or properly package this?

i'm giving up.

totally want this window dec but am not wasting my time anymore trying to get this to work.

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mrmunkily

17 years ago

did you follow the kde 3 notes for the kwinacqua windec?

did it compile properly?

if it did, copy the ./acqua/.libs/libkwinacqua.so and ./acqua/.libs/libkwinacqua.la and./acqua/.libs/libkwinacqua.lai to the directory where the other windecs are held. this is located in different places in differend distros.

if you are running redhat 7.3 its at /usr/lib/kde3

then use kcontrol to change the windec.

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mrmunkily

17 years ago

if it didn't compile follow the directions under kwinacqua for remaking the .moc files.

cd to the ./acqua dirctory, then

rm *.moc
for i in *.h; do moc -o `basename $i .h` $i; done


in bash

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Cyyb

17 years ago

I attempted to follow the instruvtions but they didn't work for me.

1) get the tarball.
2) ./configure as usual.
3) edit acqua/Acqua.cpp and
3a) add #include as FIRST include, just before unistd.h, at line 21.

** #include was already ther eso i just left it alone **

3b) delete line 30, which contains #undef Bool.

** there was no #undef anywhere for me **

4) delete all moc files.
5) generate new moc files.

** i don't understand these steps **

6) make
7) edit acqua/ Makefile and change the one instance of kde2 to kde3. (this is the place to save the compiled libs).

**there are two makefiles and i did a search and didn't find kde2 in either one **

8) make install.

9) run libtool --finish as per instructions.

** what instructions?? **

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Cyyb

17 years ago

[[email protected] acqua]$ for i in *.h; do moc -o `basename $i .h` $i; done
basename: too many arguments
Try `basename --help' for more information.
Qt meta object compiler
moc: Too many input files specified
Usage: moc [options]
-o file Write output to file rather than stdout
-i Do not generate an #include statement
-f[file] Force #include, optional file name
-p path Path prefix for included file
-k Do not stop on errors
-nw Do not display warnings
-v Display version of moc
basename: too many arguments
Try `basename --help' for more information.
moc: $i.h: No such file

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pregopresto

17 years ago

make all-recursive
make[1]: Wechsel in das Verzeichnis Verzeichnis

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Cyyb

17 years ago

doesn't work in KDE 3.
no window decoration added.
too bad - cause it looks nice.

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mrmunkily

17 years ago

alright guys, since you seem to like it, when I get home I'll change it's name, and jot down some instructions to install it.

It works great at this point, now that I realized how to get the titlebar smaller. The bar is resized to the size of your font, so just select a decent sized font and the widgets will seem better proportioned.

The effect for mousover is kind of subtle, but overall I think it's nice (course, i'm biased). The inactive icons, though, stink.


As for the buttons on the mock-up being larger, they aren't. I know cause I yoinked the original pixmaps from there :)

they just look bad in my shots becasue my titlebar fonts were to big. at luxi sans bold size 9-10 it looks in proportion.


Would you guys like to see a style too? If i do it, It won't be strictly according to the screenshot, but It will be in the same kind of direction, meaning whitish simple smooth widgets.

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zenok

17 years ago

Please release it! Who cares the first problems? Me not! I like this decoration!

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fred

17 years ago

but aren't the buttons bigger in the original (everaldo's) screenie?

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BeforeGod

17 years ago

Great Work.

This Deco looks great. But you should edit the gradient a little bit. This looks for me strange. Try a darker gradient..

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schnoopy

17 years ago

That's what i've been waiting for ;) I love it, keep up the work and post is as far as it worx properly...

Franz

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17 years ago

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