MKUltra

KDE 3.x Window Decorations

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MKUltra is a lightweight native KWin style derived from the minimalist and excellent Web style.

MKUltra ought to appeal to those out there who aren't impressed by super complex alpha-blended reflective throbbing multithreaded aqua clones/alternatives.

Note -- MKUltra respects your choice of window titlebar colors, and actually looks good when window shaded!

Another note -- like the Web style, MKUltra doesn't provide much area for grabbing window corners to resize them. This doesn't bother me, since I always use alt-RMB to resize my windows. Try it, you'll like it!
Last changelog:

17 years ago

Version 0.2.1 -- Made fixes to allow compilation under newer versions of GCC than mine (2.95.3) -- if it works for you right now don't bother downloading this one, on the other hand if you got errors compiling it and have gcc 2.96 or 3.x try this one out.

Version 0.2 -- I realized the default button color (black) was no good for dark titlebar color configurations. Now, the buttons are colored to match the font color for the titlebar. Nothing big, I did it just now on returning from work. See third screenshot.

Version 0.1 -- Unless I get bug reports, it will probably be the last, as I wrote it last night to scratch an itch and take a break from a large software project.

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zakariya

17 years ago

I'm a web designer by day, and have read much of A List Apart and zeldman.com -- he's got one hell of a design sense.

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root66

17 years ago

did I say something different.
I'm reading the daily report and ALA regularly too: great.

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DecayingOmega

17 years ago

Woot!

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Ronin

17 years ago

I get an error

checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0.3) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!

but i have qt-devel 3.0.3 installed.

Suse 8.0

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zakariya

17 years ago

Try verifying your $QTDIR environment variable is correct, or failing that, try passing --with-qt-dir='' (I think that's the flag

try ./configure --help to be certain.

Fact is, the automake scripts worked on my system, and the configure script they made worked on my system. In theory, all should be well, but I've experienced unhappiness on other systems (I run gentoo).

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zakariya

17 years ago

Try verifying your $QTDIR environment variable is correct, or failing that, try passing --with-qt-dir='' (I think that's the flag

try ./configure --help to be certain.

Fact is, the automake scripts worked on my system, and the configure script they made worked on my system. In theory, all should be well, but I've experienced unhappiness on other systems (I run gentoo).

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caldroun

17 years ago

Where do I copy these files. It has been a long time since I added any Window Dec in KDE.

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zakariya

17 years ago

Let's say you download the archive to your home directory, open a terminal and...

# tar xzf mkultra-0.1.tar.zg
# cd mkultra
# ./configure
# make
# su
# make install

If it doesn't build, send me a copy-n-pasting of the output.

Then, open the control center, go to Window Decoration, and pick MKUltra.

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redthree

15 years ago

sorry for the previous... got it to build now, but will not install. make install (as su) seems to work, but it does not appear in the list in control panel. any suggestions?

Many thanks.

Mike

[output from make]

Making install in mkultra
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/mkultra'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/mkultra'
/bin/sh ../admin/mkinstalldirs /usr/local/kde/lib/kde3
/bin/sh ../libtool --silent --mode=install /usr/bin/install -c -p kwin_mkultra.la /usr/local/kde/lib/kde3/kwin_mkultra.la
PATH="$PATH:/sbin" ldconfig -n /usr/local/kde/lib/kde3
/bin/sh ../admin/mkinstalldirs /usr/local/kde/share/apps/kwin/
/usr/bin/install -c -p -m 644 mkultra.desktop /usr/local/kde/share/apps/kwin//mkultra.desktop
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/mkultra'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/mkultra'
Making install in po
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/po'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/po'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-data-am'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/po'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra/po'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-data-am'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/mikey/download/kthemes/mkultra'

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redthree

15 years ago

Hi There.


Love the decs. can't get it to compile though. configure works fine; make fails with:

/use/bin/ld: cannot find -lart_lgpl_2
collect2: ld returned 1 exist status


Any help would be greatly appreciated as a really want these decorations.


Many thanks in advance!

Mike

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Cyyb

17 years ago

finally a nice native window decoration - AFTER i quit using KDE :(

(using Fluxbox now)

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fault

17 years ago

Fluxbox? You could have just used kbox with kwin :)

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Yaba

16 years ago

Have a look on fluxbox before comparing flux with a simple blackbox theme.

Fluxbox has a very nice feature: window Tabs.

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17 years ago

Version 0.2.1 -- Made fixes to allow compilation under newer versions of GCC than mine (2.95.3) -- if it works for you right now don't bother downloading this one, on the other hand if you got errors compiling it and have gcc 2.96 or 3.x try this one out.

Version 0.2 -- I realized the default button color (black) was no good for dark titlebar color configurations. Now, the buttons are colored to match the font color for the titlebar. Nothing big, I did it just now on returning from work. See third screenshot.

Version 0.1 -- Unless I get bug reports, it will probably be the last, as I wrote it last night to scratch an itch and take a break from a large software project.

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