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Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 28 comments

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Oct 27 2006
Nice! - Feb 10 2007
Sorry, that shouldn't have happened. I posted a new version of the source (bz2) and that should hopefully now be fixed :-)

This is why autotools needs to DIE! - Oct 28 2006
Alright, you've broken me. You can look forward to folder renaming in 0.2. Which, knowing me, could take awhile... - Jul 18 2005
I'm sorry, but I have no control over what those folders are named. The kioslave is simply a front end to the KDE resource system (KStandardDirs), and those are the names it chooses to use. To change those names in the kioslave would require special cases and would break the abstraction. Unfortunately, KStandardDirs is really not meant to be accessed directly by the user, and if those names were to change all of KDE would stop working.

The one thing I COULD possibly do would be to allow the user to "rename" the folders as they appear in the ioslave. But that would be a lot of work for just an "s".

You could possibly complain to the maintainer of KStandardDirs to make it "bin" instead of "exe". That would sure make more sense. As for "wallpapers" vs. "wallpaper", it is sort of inconistent. On the one hand they have "wallpaper" and "icon" but on the other hand they have "templates" and "services". You could complain on the basis consistency, though I suspect the developers would prefer "wallpaper" over "wallpapers". Got all that? - Jul 18 2005
Awesome, though I plan to release an 0.2 as soon as I get a chance to fix some of the minor bugs. - Jul 18 2005
Maybe in extragear or playground... I don't think they would want it in the SVN trunk, yet. - Jul 18 2005
Cool, I wasn't sure if anyone would actually want to use it. - Jul 18 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

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Oct 30 2006
btw, by "upload with Konqueror" I meant using the file chooser control on a website. - Nov 05 2006
that's saving it to a file ;-) - Nov 01 2006
Some distributions don't automatically update the system configuration cache. Be sure to restart KDE, or run kbuildsycoca --noincremental - Oct 31 2006

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 3 comments

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Nov 05 2006

I'm actually surprised nobody else has thought of/implemented these. - Nov 05 2006

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 58 comments

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May 29 2006
Yes, I have considered this. The problem is that when you start caching icons you can use up megs of memory really fast. This is especially bad because the icon dialog is inactive most of the time, so it doesn't make sense to keep it loaded in memory. And of course there are going to be multiple instances that cannot share the same icons in memory. The real solution, I believe, is KIconServer, which provides a system-wide shared cache for the KDE icons. - Oct 11 2006
It opens up a file dialog that lets the user choose a custom icon. Do you have a suggestion for a better name? - Jun 02 2006
It's simple. Every distribution is different as far as where it stores its files. For me, KDE libs are stored under /usr/lib, for you they are stored under /usr/kde/3.5/lib. Since /usr/lib is already the default library path, i didn't think to include it. As for the <cmath> thing, I don't know what the problem is. I do know that you should _never_ have to include <bits/stl_algobase.h>; that is an internal header to gcc that is not meant to be used directly. Try doing a find /usr -name 'cmath' and see what that turns up; then, add it to your include path. - May 30 2006
yeah, like i said this is non-autotooled, so you have to know how to hack a make file. - May 30 2006
Because it pops up a file dialog whose interface is fundamentally different from the icon dialog. - May 29 2006
I think KIconServer would speed things up a lot, but I don't know by how much. However, I don't think keeping an instance of KIconLoader in memory is a good idea. For this to be effective it would have to keep ALL the KDE icons in memory. Do the multiplications, and you will find that this will quickly take up several megabytes. It doesn't seem worthwhile when we have a better solution, KIconServer, that actually would cause less memory usage by allowing icons to be shared between applications. - Mar 25 2006
This won't do, because some applications request to open a particular category.

However, this could be sped up somewhat by KIconServer, which was discussed on kde-optimize awhile ago. I think Mandriva uses it, but it hasn't made it into KDE yet. - Mar 05 2006
Actually, we did have the search bar above the icon view, but people suggested it be moved down to make things look more balanced. As for the smaller clear button, that is a layout problem that I have already fixed... but at Seigo's suggestion on kde-usability I am considering doing away with the clear button altogether. - Mar 03 2006
No, I actually have the code, but I want to work on it a little more before I release anything. - Mar 01 2006
I will be using this design, methinks. Be on the lookout for 0.2. - Feb 22 2006
Not yet, though it wouldn't be hard to implement. I wish there were a standard searchbar widget (TODO). - Feb 22 2006
Actually it is EXACTLY where the help button goes.... because I actually just changed KDialog's built-in help button. I don't ever forsee there being help in KIconDialog, but I don't know if consistency or compactness is more important. - Feb 21 2006
Here's a compromise: how about "Other?" - Feb 21 2006
I would maybe suggest changing the name from Uncategorized, to non-kde or something

Actually, originally I had Non-KDE, but it looked weird ;-). - Feb 21 2006

KDE 3 Color Schemes 2 comments

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Feb 21 2006
Where did you get all those space pix? - Feb 22 2006

Icon Sub-Sets 96 comments

by saki
Score 35.7%
Dec 13 2005
I have a problem with the toolbar icons. They show up small on my toolbars even when i have them set to medium. Screenshot if somebody could please help.

A criticism I have is that some of the gray/white icons are hard to see/make out against a gray window color (e.g. Klipper, KMenu, New, Print).

I think this should definately be one of the themes included in KDE 4, along with the default Oxygen, Crystal Clear as a replacement for Crystal SVG, and Noia.

Saying that these icons are "rip offs" is pretty dumb. Linux/BSD are "rip offs" of UNIX. KDE is a rip off of Windows/Mac/CDE which are all originally rip offs of Xerox. As long as you're incorporating ideas, and not actually copying verbatim, it seems fine to me. That is the whole idea behind free software - ideas can be reused.

- Sep 12 2005

Education Apps 97 comments

Score 58.0%
Apr 26 2007
The Bible is not "propogranda." It is a compilation of writings from different authors in different places with different opinions (propoganda, on the other hand, eminates from a central authority with a set persuasive goal). Nor does it include any actual biblical text along with the software; it is simply an engine. Although I do not believe not it is the word of God, the Bible is an interesting book from both a literary and a historical perspective. Perhaps politicallycorrect is not aware of the Documentary Hypothesis, a scientific theory of how the Old Testament developed, which gives great insight into how religions form and can be studied by anyone with a good English translation. Thanks for making this great software available for free. It will be of great service for both the religious and nonreligious alike. - Jul 16 2005
Yes, but remember than not everybody studies the Bible from a theological point of view. It can also be studied from a historical-critical point of view. The most common secular model for analyzing the old testament is in fact known as the Documentary Hypothesis, and can be tested, verified, and falsified. - Feb 10 2004
Hide specific files in Konqueror

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

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Feb 15 2005
Cezanne Icon Theme

Icon Sub-Sets 60 comments

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Nov 10 2004
I agree that the mimetypes are kick ass! Please keep this stuff up! It may be the first non-cheesy icon set for KDE! - Jan 09 2005
The Way that KDM should look

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 112 comments

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Mar 21 2004
Umm... have you guys never heard of Qt designer, ui files, and libqui? - Nov 18 2004
If you would like a mere window manager rather than a desktop environment, there are plenty of them out there. - Nov 18 2004

System Software 120 comments

by karye
Score 58.0%
Sep 06 2007
1. Portage Tree tab does not indicate when a particular package is already installed. It is supposed to, but doesn't.

2. No way to start as normal user, and then enter root password for emerge operation.

3. Flakey behavior. Summary/changelog do not understand whitespace characters, and they do not always update when you click on a different package. RMB menu is broken. - Sep 25 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba 4 comments

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Sep 03 2004
Now I'll never forget what kernel version I'm running :-) - Sep 07 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba 100 comments

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Jan 14 2006
I posted crap like this to make a point but then it was deleted. - Sep 07 2004
That's why the color alert system wasn't made for the "common citizen," although the common citizen can be more vigilant when it is raised. It was made for government agencies, who have a specific plan of action based on the level of alert.

Stop this nonsense about fear-mongering. The only fear-mongers are those who try to instill fear of an alert system. - Aug 28 2004
Um... right. Took me a while to figure out what a Xian was. Perhaps you are not aware that terror alerts are usually issued to raise awareness of future threats, not past threats. I am fully aware that there were grave atrocities commited by Christians in the past probably equal to what Muslums have commited [As far as the Crusades go, the Muslums who were busy conquering territory on three continents, most of which they still control, weren't exactly innocent either. Further, the greatest slaughter of Jews was commited by secular fascists, not Christians, so religion isn't the root of all evil.] But the point is, Christians are NO LONGER doing such things on a significant scale IN THIS COUNTRY, so we don't worry about it in our terror alerts (remember the origninal point?). To be fair to Islam, it is a newer religion and has not had the same amount of time to "evolve" as Christianity has. I look forward to a day when it does (it will conicide with the modernization of the Arab world in general), but that doesn't change the reality of what is happening right now.

Though I'm glad you haven't gone as far as Bill Clinton to suggest that 9/11 was retribution for "the Crusades." - Aug 28 2004
The idea that the color-coded system is ineffective or "dumb" has become a talking point among NPR types. It's a groundless platitude and I'm sick of hearing it.

Evidence for the effectiveness of the system includes the fact that there has been no sucessful terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. And this is supposed to cause "fear?"

In addition, you're poisoning the well. If the color-coded system had been implemented and an attack did succeed, John Kerry would immediately blame "this administration" for not doing more to warn Americans. - Aug 28 2004
Your inability to see the difference between Islamic and Christian terrorism in this country is indicitive of your utter stupidity. But let me explain the difference in a way that your undersized cortex can understand.

Christians who bomb abortion clinics and/or stem-cell research usually do so because they are insane. There are not vast networks of sane, militant Christians, as there are vast networks of sane, militant Islamists. Furthermore, whenever a Christian commits an act of terrorism, it is usually minor in scale, killing 0-4 persons. This is because there is simply no widespread support and training for militant Christians due to the fact that militant Christians are usually sociopathic, an therefore an extreme abberation.

So to say that we should be as concerned about pipe-bombing Christians and dirty-bombing Islamists is nothing short of idiocy, but it was a good shot at organized religion. - Aug 28 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba 16 comments

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Aug 25 2004
You don't know that for a fact. Perhaps even if all the voting "irregularities" were investigated, Bush may have still won. But Republicans accuse Democratic lawyers of going to every county and trying to get military ballots thrown out. So you just can't assume that it would have been different based on what one side says. - Aug 29 2004
Maybe you are satirizing the President's "misunderestimated" mathematical abilities, but the fact that there is a book selling about the 2000 election "sham" goes to show that 100% of the American public couldn't be ignorant of this. You remind me of one of those football coaches who's like "Our players are giving their 110% today!"

When will you guys stop whining about 2000? When Gore lost Florida (by a small margin, but he did lose), and consequently lost the electoral vote, he tried to sue for a recount of only the counties that he thought he should win. Even Ralph Nader acknowledges that to be a foolish move, even though he believes that Gore somehow still "won" the election. When the Supreme Court refused to honor Gore's request, they "apppointed" the President by refusing the interfere in an already decided election.

Of course, when that strategy didn't work they began to play the race card. All the civil rights groups came to Florida, but were unable to show evidence of a single "disenfranchised" black voter. (There was that one notice in a black housing project telling voters to come to the polls on the wrong day. Incidently, it was "discovered" by a Democratic operative). Later, disenfranchised came to mean "not registered to vote," "a felon" or "didn't know how to vote."

Gore still talks about 2000 every chance he gets. He never was really able to accept his fate. He went crazy and grew a beard. He now gives speeches before that are so loony that the media won't even cover them. The greatest one was when he refered to Republican bloggers as "digital brownshirts" who are "deployed" by the Bush Administration. Talk about paranoia.

Anyway, why are you cozying up to the Electoral College? Liberals normally imply that the EC is some kind of conspiracy when they continually reiterate that "in fact, Al Gore won the popular vote." Hillary even supported abolishing the system. But conspiracy or not, it is the current Constitutional law, and whether or not you agree with it, you must live with it or ammend the Constition.

At any rate, whenever there is a book written on something, it must be true. Personally, if I read all the Bush-hating books out there, I wouldn't have time for personal hygiene (If this President is such an obvious failure, why do we need so many books to prove it?)

I wish people would not use this site to grind a politcal ax. But as long as they do, I will not hesitate to respond. - Aug 28 2004
Not yet verified? If I recall, Gore wanted a selective RECOUNT, not a COUNT. The court refused to give it to him, but that doesn't mean they chose the outcome of the election. They just didn't interfere with it. You can believe that the election was unfair all you want, but please don't accuse the Supreme Court of "appointing" George Bush. That's just bad semantics. - Aug 28 2004
Cezanne Devices

Icon Sub-Sets 9 comments

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Aug 27 2004
I second that. But the icon set overall is very good, and at this rate it could soon become part of KDE. - Aug 29 2004

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

by LNX
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Mar 16 2004
These four elements, in logical progression:

1. Kernel (Linux)
2. OS (GNU)
3. Windowing System (X)
4. Desktop Environment (KDE) - Mar 31 2004

Wallpaper Other 23 comments

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Mar 31 2004
You may not know this, but the KDE community is supposed to be nonpolitical. Political statements in this community, no matter how subtle, are detrimental to our posterity. Everybody please refrain from such abuse in the future for the good of the project. - Mar 31 2004

System Software 84 comments

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Feb 21 2006
If the "Linux" boot screen and the "KDE" boot screen could be combined in an automatic login? I know this is far fetched, but it might be possible with a frame buffer. - Mar 08 2004
mY second wallpaper

Wallpaper Other 18 comments

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Feb 11 2004
"A Psalm on wallpaper does not spread the voice of God. It only has meaning to those who already believe what you believe."

Have you actually ever read the Psalms? If not, then I suggest you start with the first. Many of them are actually quite universal, and could be applicable even for pretty much any theistic belief system if you just remove the name Yaweh. They're not filled with credal dogma like other parts of the Bible. And though Psalms may not be the voice of God, they are certain men's interpretation of that voice. - Feb 11 2004
Alright, this has gone too far. KDE is not a "Window Manager." Troll! Go back to FootNotes where you belong! :-) - Feb 11 2004
If you were really as smart as your attitude portrays you to be, you would know that the person who made this wallpaper was not serious. They were trying to satirize the real Tim Brown.

At any rate, what is your rock-solid evidence that God does not exist?

It is not absurd to believe in a higher power. Plenty of notable intellectuals believed in God, including Newton, Jefferson, Paine, Voltaire, Darwin (!), just to name a few. - Feb 11 2004