DarkFuture

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Description:

A futuristic vectorial theme for dark desktops

Have you ever dreamed about having your computer look like a sci-fi interface? I did.

I tried to develop a clean, monochrome and homogeneous theme with something futuristic to fit in KDE 4 desktops with dark color schemes.
I use this theme in everyday life (at work and at home) trying to extend it as much as possible.

Any help is appreciated.

The DarkFuture complete desktop pack is made of:
DarkFuture icon theme (this one)
DarkFuture color scheme (get it here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/DarkFuture?content=132559)
DarkFuture desktop theme (give me a couple of weeks)

How to install from Bazaar
If you want to easily update this theme don't use the tar.gz, follow these steps:
1) install bazaar
2) go in your ~/.kde/share/icons folder
3) type:
bzr branch lp:darkfuture DarkFuture

To update it just run:
bzr pull
inside your ~/.kde/share/icons/DarkFuture folder.

Launchpad announcements will be used to advertise updates (together with this page, obviously)
Last changelog:

5 years ago

[li]2010/08/26 First release of the theme (0.1)[/li]
[li]2010/09/06 Created a colorizer shell script and added some new icons (available only on launchpad trunk branch)[/li]
[li]2011/03/15 Added Chrome, Skype and many other icons. Still working on common icons set[/li]
[li]2011/03/28 Added Kalarm and Clementine icons, added some Kmail icons (signatures and encryption) and some mimetypes (trash, shellscript, illustrator)[/li]
[li]2014-03-12 Added a lot of new icons. First attempt to replace KDE battery icons (it didn't work)[/li]
[li]2014-03-13 Started DarkFuture desktop theme to support tray icons.[/li]

C

C0D

9 years ago

Yes sure.

Sorry for this late answer.

1) install the bzr package (for example in debian-based distros "apt-get install bzr")

2) move into your icons folder with
cd ~/.kde/share/icons

3) get the latest source
bzr co lp:darkfuture DarkFuture

4) move into the theme folder
cd DarkFuture

5) run the colorizer script
./colorize.sh

Now you'll be prompted for new colors: use the HEX notation without # (for example white=ffffff, black=000000).

If you experience problems just ask: I'll try to answer as soon as possible.

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ayni

9 years ago

Oh, it's only graphic effect that has to be manually added, unfortunately. It is small, dark outline, that fades away.
If you open the picture I linked previosly, and scroll down to the notification area, you can see what I mean by "glow"
I don't know if there is, or could be made, a script to do it.

I understand, if you cant find time or intrest to do this, it was only an idea. Unfortunately I know nothing about vector craphics, but I could always learn...

By the way, I forgot to mention, this iconset of yours looks exellent.

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Thank you.

Unfortunately as far as I know the KDE svg support does not allow the use of blur so we cannot have halos.

I'll keep your suggestion for the time when it will be supported ;-)
Until then you can colorize Dark Future as many times as you wish with the colorizer script.

Try it with bright desktops and let me know how it looks, if you like.

But remember: its name is Dark Future because it was designed for dark themes... and because future is dark... we all now.

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ayni

9 years ago

Hi again :)

Unfortunately I can't get the colorizer to work. All it does is copy the folder with new name, and print this:

Quote:ls: cannot access */*.z: No such file or directory
Can't open */*.svg: No such file or directory.
gzip: */*.svg: No such file or directory

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ayni

9 years ago

Oh, it's propably me.
Can't get the rename-command to work at all...
bummer

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ayni

9 years ago

Got the rename to work, but color doesn't change and resulting files lack the .svgz -ending.

I give up.

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C

C0D

9 years ago

I'm sorry you can't make it work.

Let's find a solution together!

The script uses:
- gzip
- gunzip
- rename
- perl

Make sure you have what it's needed and that you're using bash shell.

You can send me a private message and we can work on it.

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C

C0D

9 years ago

I can't reply to your last message, ayni, so I write here.

I'm glad you solved. I'll update the script with your suggestions and I'll investigate the rename issue.


Thank you :-)

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ayni

9 years ago

Hi

Thanks for the offer, but I got it to work. (I didn't give up after all :))

First problem was with rename. Debian-based distros use prename when rename is called, and other distros hve somewhat diffrent approach. Usage is rename foo bar filename when on debian it's rename 's/foo/bar/' filename.

ok, this was easy to solve after I realised what the problem was.

Next problem was that for some reason gunzip left file extensions out. Thus rest of the script did nothing. The easyest solution I could find was add

for iconfile in */*;
do
mv "$iconfile" "$iconfile".svg;
done
in the script.

Now it worked.

the end of the script is now:

cd scalable
rename .svgz .z */*.svgz
for iconfile in `ls */*.z`
do
gunzip $iconfile
done

for iconfile in */*;
do
mv "$iconfile" "$iconfile".svg;
done

perl -pi -e "s/#d3cdc5/#${newcolor}/gi" */*.svg
gzip -S z */*.svg


That rename problem is systematic difference between distroes. But what's with the gunzip problem is beyond my knowledge, and I actually don't care. :)

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bitcrazy

9 years ago

FYI: Bespin icons are blurred and have halos.

m0nk

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lordlukas

9 years ago

Ciao!,
that's very cool!

I'd like to know what color theme you use and the plasma theme, if you can tell us :-)

ciao!

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Ciao :-)

I'm using a color scheme of my own (far from perfection but it works most of the times) and the Tragedy theme for Aurorae Decoration theme engine.

I could post the color scheme if somebody is interested in it.

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lordlukas

9 years ago

yes if you can provide it, I'll appreciate it.

Finding a usable dark color theme is very hard.

ciao
Luca

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Here it is:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=132559

Public domain: no credits needed (it's just a color scheme, after all!)

As I said: it's far from being perfect but it works.

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ayni

9 years ago

I think that golw would bee way more "chic" than black or coloured versions.
icons with glow work both dark and light themes since the glow is virtually unvisible with dark themes.

If tou don't use kde4.5, check out the new notification area icons for example from: http://blog.abhitux.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/snapshot11.png

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Unfortunately I don't use KDE 4.5.

Would you like to help me understanding how glow works?
Is it a KDE 4.5 feature or just a graphic effect that should be manually added to all icons?

And what about adding it by yourself? Dark Future is on launchpad because everyone can contribute!

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ayni

9 years ago

It should be easy to make these work with light themes too. All that you need to do is add small dark "glow".
Just like those new KDE4.5 monochrome notification area icons.

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Being this a vectorial theme it's very easy to change the main color: we could just turn it into a black-on-transparent theme (or red, or blue, or anything).

Could this be a solution or, in your opinion, it's better to add the glow?

BTW I just added a colorizer script to let anyone colorize Dark Future :-)
It won't work on some icons: I'm fixing it.

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dunemafia

9 years ago

Fantastic iconset! Great work, mate!

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Desdenova88

9 years ago

It is simply awesome, congratulations. I hope you'll add more icons. Why not trying to do a whole Sci-Fi-like theme? I'm a huge Battlestar Galactica fan and it would be amazing!

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Ahaaaa you recognized the background, didn't you? :-)

A complete theme is a big effort, I'll focus on icons for now but everything is possible.

As I said in the description: any help is appreciated: I used launchpad because I'm open to any contribution.

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H00K

9 years ago

Looks brilliant! I hope you'll keep working on it and include all needed icons! :D

BTW, the homepage link is broken.

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Homepage link was fixed.

Thank you

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C

C0D

9 years ago

Sure: I'll add them on launchpad as soon as I'll make them.

If you want to esily update this theme don't use the tar.gz, follow these steps:
1) install bazaar
2) go in your ~/.kde/share/icons folder
3) type:
bzr branch lp:darkfuture DarkFuture

To update it just run:
bzr up
inside your ~/.kde/share/icons/DarkFuture folder

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C

C0D

9 years ago

ERRATA CORRIGE: if you branch Dark Future with bzr branch you should update it with:

bzr pull


My fault :-)

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5 years ago

[li]2010/08/26 First release of the theme (0.1)[/li]
[li]2010/09/06 Created a colorizer shell script and added some new icons (available only on launchpad trunk branch)[/li]
[li]2011/03/15 Added Chrome, Skype and many other icons. Still working on common icons set[/li]
[li]2011/03/28 Added Kalarm and Clementine icons, added some Kmail icons (signatures and encryption) and some mimetypes (trash, shellscript, illustrator)[/li]
[li]2014-03-12 Added a lot of new icons. First attempt to replace KDE battery icons (it didn't work)[/li]
[li]2014-03-13 Started DarkFuture desktop theme to support tray icons.[/li]

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