Aurorae Theme Engine

Various Plasma Styles

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Description:

This version is for KDE SC 4.3. If you use KDE SC 4.4 or later, please use the version of Aurorae shipped with KDE SC and do not install the version offered here!

For creating themes it is recommended to use the Aurorae Designer (http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/AuroraeDesigner?content=122763).

Aurorae is a theme engine for KWin window decorations. A howto for creating themes can be found on http://techbase.kde.org/User:Mgraesslin/Aurorae

It was created with the idea of making KWin decorations as themeable as the Plasma desktop shell. Decoration and buttons are SVG files.

This theme engine requires KDE 4.3.

Packages are available for ArchLinux: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27499

and the ebuild for Gentoo:
http://anpn.de/aurorae-0.2.0.ebuild

In Kubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Aurorae can be installed with the package kwin-style-aurorae.

Themes are available in the Aurorae category or can be downloaded directly via GHNS in the configuration module
Last changelog:

10 years ago

0.2.1;
* Restrict painting of the svg to the decoration. No need to paint behind the window as it isn't visible anyway.That seems to fix the most painfull performance issues with Aurorae. (svn rev 1011338)

0.2.0:
* Do not hardcode the menu icon size (svn 1007235)
* GHNS (svn 1007228)
* Update window mask when compositing is suspended/resumed (svn 1003235)
* Configurable text shadow (svn 998382)
* Custom button width for each button type (svn 998257)
* Window mask is not calculated from SVG when compositing is active (svn 994961)
* Don't paint deco on other screen when window is maximized (svn 994960)

0.1.1:
* added COPYING file
* synced source changes to rev 990494

0.1.0:
add version to tar-ball

Tiron

10 years ago

New link with ebuild 0.2.0
http://www.mediafire.com/?mwoyctnykgd

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Tiron

10 years ago

new link http://www.mediafire.com/file/mwoyctnykgd/aurorae.7z

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Tiron

10 years ago

http://www.box.net/shared/8niasc98um
new link

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quizzelsnatch

10 years ago

The patch worked!!! Thanks.

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jackric

10 years ago

I love it! how can I install it on my kubuntu 9.04 with kde 4.3 beta2 ( 4.2.90 ) ??

Please help me

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mgraesslin

10 years ago

sorry beta 2 is too old. You will have to wait for RC packages. I will try to package it myself or bug a kubuntu dev ;-)

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Zayed

10 years ago

Does this engine support changing the background color of the window. I do not want gray color in my window.

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KDEfour-rob

10 years ago

You mean a svg windwow style engine? not yet :(
But Sounds great! :D

try this: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/ION+(AURORAe)?content=107396

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selman

10 years ago

a little modified example theme. any idea to support dekorator themes or join the forces?

http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Compact+Air+%28Aurorae%29?content=107384

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mgraesslin

10 years ago

deKorator is pixmap based. So it will be difficult to convert the themes.

I thought that being closer to Plasma themes is more important than being close to deKorator. And as deKorator fullfills its part as a pixmap based theme engine there is no need for another pixmap based engine.

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hurricanek

10 years ago

It works good, but really have some performance problem. Oxygen engine works quite fast. But aurorae is very slow, hope this will fix soon.

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mgraesslin

10 years ago

an SVG based theme engine will never be as fast as native painting. It requires to scale the SVG whenever there is a size change.

But I will of course try to improve the situation - espacially when resizing the window.

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hurricanek

10 years ago

emerald using the simple resize first and then redraw, maybe this will make sense.

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mgraesslin

10 years ago

Yes of course. The problem is that in kwin's default the window get's resized several times and not once during a user resize.

So the solution I'm thinking of will not be a very nice one.

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sxe

10 years ago

hi, thx for your effort, keep up the good work, so hopefully theme designers will provide some nice looking contributions.

I added a pkgbuild to the arch linux User repository.

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27499

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Seli

10 years ago

Packages for this are available in the openSUSE build service in home:llunak:kde (http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/llunak:/kde).

Although I can easily build RPMs also for e.g. Fedora or Mandriva in the build service, there is currently no released version new enough to contain the necessary KDE version. Even for openSUSE it is now only available for the KDE:KDE4:UNSTABLE:Desktop repository, but it should build for Factory too as soon as the necessary KDE version enters it. Packages for the rest only when a released version contains the needed KDE.

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KDEfour-rob

10 years ago

very nice, but...:

CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake/Modules/FindPackageHandleStandardArgs.cmake:57 (MESSAGE):
Could NOT find KDE4Workspace (missing: KDE4Workspace_CONFIG)
Call Stack (most recent call first):
/usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindKDE4Workspace.cmake:70 (find_package_handle_standard_args)
CMakeLists.txt:5 (find_package)


-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

I Don't know, can you help me please? :S

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mgraesslin

10 years ago

you're missing the development packages for kdebase-workspace. For example in Ubuntu it's called "kdebase-workspace-dev"

But currently there is probably no distribution, which has the required build dependency. You will have to wait till there are packages for RC available.

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KDEfour-rob

10 years ago

Ok, thanks Martin,i have now installed kdebase-workspace-devel 4.2.92.I will wait till there be packages for RC available.
Excellent theme engine :D

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mgraesslin

10 years ago

4.2.92 should be enough. You can try :-)

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Moony

10 years ago

I am eagerly awaiting Fedora to get KDE 4.3 made available when it is released so I can try this out. Looks promising.

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Shirakawasuna

10 years ago

So is this intended to be an alternative to dekorator? Or is it more literally like plasma, where you can change some basic pixmaps but not say have customized, assymetrical transparency?

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serenity182

10 years ago

Keep up the good work...melt still sounds better ;)

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Anywhere

10 years ago

This in tandem with the Quantum style should produce some interesting themes.

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/QuantumStyle?content=101088

(...and looking for a PPA for Quantum as well)

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Anywhere

10 years ago

Anyone able to get this into an Ubuntu PPA?

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10 years ago

0.2.1;
* Restrict painting of the svg to the decoration. No need to paint behind the window as it isn't visible anyway.That seems to fix the most painfull performance issues with Aurorae. (svn rev 1011338)

0.2.0:
* Do not hardcode the menu icon size (svn 1007235)
* GHNS (svn 1007228)
* Update window mask when compositing is suspended/resumed (svn 1003235)
* Configurable text shadow (svn 998382)
* Custom button width for each button type (svn 998257)
* Window mask is not calculated from SVG when compositing is active (svn 994961)
* Don't paint deco on other screen when window is maximized (svn 994960)

0.1.1:
* added COPYING file
* synced source changes to rev 990494

0.1.0:
add version to tar-ball

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