ASCII
Plasma Themes
Score 76%
Description:

Retro ASCII look for Plasma.

This theme was born as a joke at the Plasma developers meeting called Tokamak 4 held in Nuremberg.

After I posted the news on my blog, a lot of people expressed the desire to have it.

*Further development*
I don't really have the time lately to work on this theme.

If you would like to help finish it, visit http://www.gitorious.org/kde-plasma-themes/ascii and start 'hacking'. :)

For more info on 'outsourcing', see http://ivan.fomentgroup.org/blog/2010/11/14/ascii-plasma-theme-and-others/

Cheerio,
Ivan
Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.0.1: fixed issues with non-compositing environments (w/o desktop effects).
0.1: first public release

snowhog

7 years ago

I can imagine your schedule dictates priorities other than this Theme, but it would be really nice if you could find enough time to finish it.

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ivancukic

7 years ago

Yes, I'm bad... I will, the question I don't know the answer to is 'when'.

Probably after KDE SC 4.5 is released - there is much work to be done development-wise, I rarely get any free-time for artwork.

Cheerio

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snowhog

7 years ago

Thank you for the reply. I'll look forward to seeing this Theme finished 'one day' then. :)

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bashboxx58

7 years ago

The way I imagine this is that a bunch of Plasma developers got together in Nuremburg, of all places, had too much to drink at night, and woke up with the sickening realization that they had designed something clean, simple, unpretentious, and easy to read.

Well, whatever it takes. I've been praying for something like this! The analog clock is pretty ugly, so I use the elegance clock, but other than that I don't have to tweak anything. Everything looks good, but more important, everything is visible at all times. I can let the wallpaper run on a slide show, and nothing is going to come up at any time that will make a part of my display unreadable.

I'd love to see this available in a wide variety of bold colors. Dark green comes to mind, maybe a dark red.

Can't tell you how much this helps me resolve my epic ambivalence to KDE4. My biggest problem is that I can't stop compulsively tweaking the desktop because the more complex a theme is, the harder it is to make it look good. Here's a theme that I can just forget about. Thank you! Thank you!

For god's sake, don't be afraid to think INSIDE the box from time to time!

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ivancukic

7 years ago

Heh, well, believe it or not, the idea came to me in the morning, so we hadn't anything to drink before that.

I /was/ in a state of bliss at the time since I found one of my favourite candies - turkish baklava, but nothing more than that :)

As for the colour themes, maybe later when I find the time.

And, as for the clock, yes, it is ugly, but I can't think of a pretty clock that will be ascii-like.

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icwiener

7 years ago

Hi,

is the icon missing that is supposed to be shows when systray icons are hidden?

Regards

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snowhog

7 years ago

This is actually a very nice theme. I hope you finish it.

It's clean and crisp. Has a very nice 'eye feel' to it.

Another fine product from the man who brought us Lancelot.

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icwiener

7 years ago

Hi,

I really like this style. :)

But my panel is blue. Do you have any idea why?

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ivancukic

7 years ago

Oh, I forgot to make the opaque (for non-compositing environment) parts of theme.

I'll fix it ASAP. :)

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icwiener

7 years ago

Cool, thanks a lot. :)

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rezzabuh

7 years ago

Great! ;-)

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6 years ago

0.0.1: fixed issues with non-compositing environments (w/o desktop effects).
0.1: first public release

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