[brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby Jett » 23 Mar 2014 23:17

Hello everyone,
I have working with qtcurve for years and have already created several themes with it. If anyone is still interested, I could come up with a nice qtcurve theme for you.
Recently, I have been trying to make a better looking plymouth Solar theme for Solyd. I have never messed with a plymouth theme before and I am stuck, so I could use some help from some one who has some experience with plymouth.
How do I upload a .png file that is 357.6 KiB in size?

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby zerozero » 24 Mar 2014 00:51

Hi Jett
thanks for jumping in 8-)
Jett wrote:How do I upload a .png file that is 357.6 KiB in size?
you could compress it (tar/zip/whatever) and upload it as an attachment with the new topic.
Jett wrote:If anyone is still interested, I could come up with a nice qtcurve theme for you.
of course. options are always welcomed.
the only requirement that is set in stone ;) is that the theme needs to work in both KDE and XFCE; i believe that qtcurve can do that (i believe, not sure).
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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby Jett » 24 Mar 2014 01:19

Hi zero,
The procedure goes something like this;
I create a theme using qtcurve which is saved as a .qtcurve file. In KDE, you download .qtcurve from repo and install. It should then appear in /system settings/application appearance/style/widget style droplist. Then you click the configure button then the import button and browse to the aforementioned .qtcurve theme file in your home folder and click on it. Apply it and you should see the new theme in use. Then import my corresponding color-scheme file into /system settings/application appearance/colors.
I have never ran XFCE before but the procedure should be similar.

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby zerozero » 24 Mar 2014 01:58

unfortunately this an approach that doesn't work in XFCE

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The following NEW packages will be installed:
  docbook-xsl gtk2-engines-qtcurve kate-data katepart kde-runtime
  kde-runtime-data kde-style-qtcurve kdelibs-bin kdelibs5-data
  kdelibs5-plugins kdoctools kwin-style-qtcurve libattica0.4 libclucene-core1
  libdbusmenu-qt2 libdlrestrictions1 libepub0 libfam0 libgpgme++2 libiodbc2
  libkactivities-bin libkactivities-models1 libkactivities6
  libkatepartinterfaces4 libkcmutils4 libkde3support4 libkdeclarative5
  libkdecorations4abi2 libkdecore5 libkdesu5 libkdeui5 libkdewebkit5
  libkdnssd4 libkemoticons4 libkfile4 libkhtml5 libkidletime4 libkio5
  libkjsapi4 libkjsembed4 libkmediaplayer4 libknewstuff3-4 libknotifyconfig4
  libkntlm4 libkparts4 libkpty4 libkrosscore4 libktexteditor4
  libkxmlrpcclient4 libnepomuk4 libnepomukcore4 libnepomukquery4a
  libnepomukutils4 libntrack-qt4-1 libntrack0 libplasma3 libpolkit-qt-1-1
  libpoppler-qt4-4 libqca2 libqmobipocket1 libsolid4 libsoprano4 libssh-4
  libstreamanalyzer0 libstreams0 libthreadweaver4 libutempter0 libvirtodbc0
  libxml2-utils libzip2 nepomuk-core-data nepomuk-core-runtime
  ntrack-module-libnl-0 odbcinst odbcinst1debian2 phonon phonon-backend-vlc
  plasma-scriptengine-javascript qtcurve qtcurve-l10n
  shared-desktop-ontologies soprano-daemon virtuoso-minimal
  virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin virtuoso-opensource-6.1-common
0 upgraded, 85 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded.
it installs the basic KDE core into XFCE just because of this.
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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby Jett » 24 Mar 2014 02:25

How does theming work in XFCE? Can you figure out how to get qtcurve installed in XFCE sucessfully? Qtcurve has to be installed in order to use a .qtcurve theme fle as far as I know. I can create it if you can do that.
Another thought...maybe the KDE .qtcurve theme can be duplicated in XFCE with the theming tools available in XFCE?

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby ane champenois » 25 Mar 2014 07:14

In Xfce, this is different than Kde. Perhaps this page could help you to better understand how it works: http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/xfwm4_theme
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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 25 Mar 2014 07:35

@Jett
Great to hear you want to work on a new SolydXK theme!

If you plan on creating a new theme for SolydXK, please contact our Lead Designer: samriggs.
He's been working on the SolydXK theme and Icon Pack for the past couple of months: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=2453


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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby mwhite212 » 05 Apr 2014 16:47

http://numixproject.org/

I really love these guys' work. Beautiful and original IMO. Would enjoy seeing this as the default theme for Solyd X.

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby Dr G » 05 Apr 2014 17:17

http://numixproject.org/

<sigh> No debian repository.

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby ane champenois » 16 May 2014 12:26

Dr G wrote:http://numixproject.org/

<sigh> No debian repository.
Exact, and that's a pity. Asking them if there's a solution (or not) for Debian/derivative Debian users could be a good idea. ;)
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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby kurotsugi » 16 May 2014 15:44

since it's just a gtk theme/icon you can add the ppa into your souces.list and install it to debian. if anything goes bad the worst thing might happened would be a messed up interface or an ugly one. it could be solved by simply change the gtk theme. I've been using it for several weeks on my system. quite a nice gtk theme. I'm lovin it :3

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby Dr G » 16 May 2014 16:17

kurotsugi wrote:since it's just a gtk theme/icon you can add the ppa into your souces.list...
Hmmm, I've seen enough problems discussed in SolydXK's forums caused by people adding ppa repositories to their sources list.

I pass.

Too bad, too.

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Re: [brainstorm] can we "make" a new theme for SolydXK?

Postby kurotsugi » 16 May 2014 16:52

PPA is generally dangerous for debian but there are some exceptions :3

it might be a dangerous one if you add something like libreoffice, kernel, kde or gnome PPA but the risk of adding a gtk theme and icon package is very small and could be neglected. it's just a small package (44.5 kb) without any external dependency and didn't affect anything other than the theme. based on my experience for using it on my system for several weeks, the problem comes from using it is...nothing.



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