Patrice Tremblay , Canada
QtCurve (KDE4, KDE3, & Gtk2 Theme)

QtCurve 2889 comments

Score 78%
22 Dislikes
Jan 16 2013
Alright, 0.56.2 fixes the problem. Also, no output at all when starting from konsole (with and without newFirefox=true in the config file).

Thanks a lot! - Feb 27 2008
Hi Craig!

I am getting a lot of error messages from Firefox 3 when using QtCurve:

(firefox-bin:17268): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from `GtkArrow' to `GtkContainer'

(firefox-bin:17268): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_container_add: assertion `GTK_IS_CONTAINER (container)' failed

(firefox-bin:17268): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_realize: assertion `GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (widget) || GTK_IS_INVISIBLE (widget)' failed

(firefox-bin:17268): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_gc_set_ts_origin: assertion `GDK_IS_GC (gc)' failed


(firefox-bin:17268): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_paint_arrow: assertion `style->depth == gdk_drawable_get_depth (window)' failed


Also, the "down arrow button" of the drop-down location bar widget is not drawn. It is drawn correctly when using gtk's default theme. I have not tested with other GTK themes though... Oh! and it is drawn correctly when customizing the toolbar !? Go figure... :)

Distro is some kind of Arch Linux...
cairo is 1.5.8
glib2 is 2.14.6
gtk2 is 2.12.8
qtcurve is 0.56.1
firefox is 3.0 (beta4, 2008.02.25).

Bye! - Feb 26 2008
This style is simply the best out there. The drawing routines optimizations that went into this release are really noticeable. I use the "nv" drivers (not the closed-source ones) and I get a major drawing speed boost.

Thanks :) - Aug 25 2006
Yep! Now builds perfectly :) Thanks... Great work as usual by the way! Bye! - Jun 15 2006
But in fact, when you 'make' the gtk2 directory, it builds, it is the gtk1 directory that fails, even though it is just a redirect to the gtk2 dir. - Jun 15 2006
There are a lot of warnings but this is the error:

../gtk2/qtcurve.c:3478: error: 'struct qt_data' has no member named 'app' - Jun 15 2006

Development 57 comments

Score 83%
17 Dislikes
Nov 02 2009
Well, just to contradict the claims above, i will take this short moment to thank Mr. Laffoon for his hard work. I've used Kommander on many occasions in the past and always liked it a lot. I can't wait to play with the new features. I also donated 10 bucks right away to help maintain the development of this wonderful piece of software.

Sincerely, ATU (Anti-Troll Unit).

And while i'm here, a little question ;)
Are transparent icons on eg. push buttons looking nicer nowadays? They used to look quite bad. It would be a nice touch to make Kommander scripts look better... - Feb 26 2008

KDE 3.5 Themes 347 comments

by PaT
Score 74%
26 Dislikes
Oct 01 2007
Stay tuned ;) - Jan 24 2008
Hmm... You still run KDE 3.0.6? Thats why. Plastik windeco changed in between KDE 3.4 -> 3.5 (or 3.3 -> 3.4, i cant remember). - Jun 08 2006
WinDec: It's Plastik, the KDE default. - Jun 07 2006
Hmmm... I will take a look at this... I did not noticed that the stripe rendering had changed... New version coming soon. - Apr 17 2006
Nice idea, will try to do this soon... - Mar 18 2006
You are right there is a problem with the build system in Lipstik 2.2... Look for an update soon here... or just use the Debian's package source of Lipstik 2.2.1. (A not yet published anywhere else but in Debian Lipstik release fixing this bug.) - Mar 18 2006
This is Bitstream Vera Sans... - Mar 18 2006
Will think about it... but i fear the configuration will get much too crowded... - Mar 18 2006
Do you mean the half-rounded selected menubar highlight? - Mar 18 2006
I have not been able to make it work... I guess it will have to wait until a Qt4/KDE4 port where the rendering capabilities will be more advanced. - Mar 18 2006
Its the Composite extension with KDE's kompmgr at work. You need to enable it in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and then in KWin configuration panel. Its nice but not quite fast/stable enough for eveyday use, yet. Consider this for now as a nice marketing trick :) - Mar 18 2006

These are known problems, I am currently looking into fixing them (as soon as i can).

Thanks for the report. - Mar 14 2006
That behaviour is wanted... I want to match Qt4's plastique style with regards to scrollbars (which they supposedly took from lipstik in the beginning... so...) - Dec 10 2005
Nice idea... I will check out if its possible... - Dec 08 2005
You are right! Stay tuned. - Dec 08 2005
What is your distro? Are you able to build it?

Evil: Try making a symlink named automake-1.8 to your current automake-$VERSION. - Dec 06 2005
Looking at this output, i think you should set your computer clock to tommorow, then rebuild lipstik, and reset your clock. - Dec 06 2005
Thanks! - Oct 31 2005
Thanks a lot! - Aug 30 2005
Well... I dont know debian a lot but I think you should install the kdelibs-devel package. - Aug 19 2005
Oops, thank you for the report. Will be fixed in the next version. - Aug 12 2005
All good suggestions! Thanks!

But can you explain a little bit what you mean by label highlighting? - Aug 04 2005
The navigate icons are coming from Crystal Clear. I use a custom mix of many icon themes. Mainly Nuvola, Crystal (KDE, SVG 1.0, and Clear), Glaze, NuvoeXT...
Now the 'trick' for the view buttons is that the toolbar containing the navigation icons is the "location" toolbar. The "main" toolbar is used to display some basic icons (show panel, new tab) and the rest comes from the 'merge' of the various kparts (kfm, khtml, kate, etc.).
For the rest, like the 'LIX' kmenu button, you could maybe try kbfx. I sadly never had the chance to try it, but from what i can understand, it easily allows you to use a custom kmenu button.
The color-scheme is Lipstik White.
The windec is plastik. (an old version... I still use an old KDE 3.4 beta from february's CVS... never crashed once... :) - Aug 01 2005
And by the way... the Qt4 port is purely vapourware now... But I promise it will be out before Longhorn. :) - Aug 01 2005
This will mostly be a big rewrite and the first Lipstik to support Qt3 AND Qt4. - Aug 01 2005
Thanks for your report, this is fixed in 1.3 - Aug 01 2005
A-foto (afoto)

Karamba & Superkaramba 142 comments

Score 72%
28 Dislikes
Jun 06 2007
Just a quick note to tell you I love this little applet!

Keep up the great work!

PaT - Jan 30 2007
Autostart Manager

Utilities 43 comments

Score 81%
19 Dislikes
Dec 26 2006
Maybe you will find this interesting:

And they mention your app here (in the same thread): - Jan 22 2007

Icon Themes 19 comments

Score 72%
28 Dislikes
May 05 2007
Very nice and consistent...

This is very complete, there is even an icon for kwave!

Keep up the great work! - Oct 11 2006
Cursor Parking Lot

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

Score 59%
41 Dislikes
Sep 26 2006
Fun! My cursor likes it :) - Sep 26 2006

Web 7 comments

Score 70%
30 Dislikes
Apr 08 2005
Works perfectly with Firefox on Slackware 11.0. - Sep 14 2006
murder windows2

Wallpapers Windows 4 comments

Score 29%
71 Dislikes
Sep 13 2006

Network 196 comments

Score 88%
12 Dislikes
Jan 17 2013
Wow, just works perfectly. Has all the features. And the interface is now very very good. Summary: KILLER APP!

Keep up the nice work! - Aug 09 2006
Ultimate Guitar

Amarok 1.x Scripts 8 comments

by j35u5
Score 50%
50 Dislikes
Aug 01 2006
It's working quite nicely for me over here... And as an amateur guitarist, I love this function! Just wanted to let you know! Thanks! - May 22 2006

Wallpaper Other 5 comments

by safin
Score 56%
44 Dislikes
May 07 2006
To me, it looks more like Alien's head :) - May 08 2006
KGtk (Use KDE Dialogs in Gtk Apps)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 453 comments

Score 85%
15 Dislikes
Nov 03 2011
Hmm... just realized there is a great KDE app for torrents, ktorrent... So this might not be that important anymore :)

Have a nice day! - Mar 08 2006
Thanks for the fix with Gimp 2.3...

But now, I have another problematic app... :)

I tried it with Bittorrent 4.4.0 and it works ok, the only problem being the file dialog will not show the second time. Meaning, it (the file-dialog) opens the first time you use it, but not second...

Bye! - Mar 08 2006
Tried it with the GIMP 2.3 and file-open dialogs are ok. The problem i get is with saving dialogs... where all gimp saving options are not shown...

I guess it is quite hard to translate those functions to a kdialog... eg. I have a foo.xcf that i want to 'save as' test.png. In GIMP i would normally just type test.png and hit save, it would immediately send me to the png saving options dialog, but the kdialog asks me if i want to overwrite foo.xcf and then saves the file as test.xcf (should be test.png...)

If I hit cancel when GIMP asks me to overwrite foo.xcf, it then sends me to the png saving options dialog and after saves the file as test.png... - Mar 06 2006
KDE HAL Device Manager

System Software 19 comments

Score 79%
21 Dislikes
Jan 08 2006
Great! It "works for me". On Slackware 10.2. The only problem seems to be the separator between the tree view and the content view; its not working as it should. But maybe this is more about PyQt or something. Anyway, very good for a 0.1 release! Cant wait to see some more tuning.

Thanks. - Jan 05 2006
A Big Thank You

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 35 comments

Score 78%
22 Dislikes
Dec 24 2005
Ya pomtom... you really are... - Dec 26 2005
Now, come on! Loosen up and give some love. :) - Dec 24 2005
Disco Tux

Cliparts 2 comments

Score 38%
62 Dislikes
Aug 19 2005
Why not? :) Funny... - Aug 19 2005
Simple Kscd

Various Stuff 1 comment

by tanm
Score 61%
39 Dislikes
Aug 16 2005
Nice idea! Why not a karamba skin? Bye! - Aug 17 2005