Red Chenille

KDM4 Themes

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on opencode.net

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Description:

Hope you will enjoy it !!!
I love it !!!

style pen:
kobo @ openclipart
(http://www.openclipart.org/detail/5635)

stamp technigue was found in:
(http://inkscapetutorials.wordpress.com/2007/06/15/rubber-stamp-tutorial/)

Partner KSplash Themes:

---KDE Icon Version---
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=136351


Installation:
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varies to the distribution
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For Kubuntu - OpenSuse - FreeBSD:

1) Download latest version from your browser (I suggest Firefox, do not use rekonq for this download, maybe there are some small issues with it)

2) Go to "System Settings"->Login Screen->Theme->Install New Theme

3) Press the Folder Icon and find the file RedChenille_KDM-your version-tar.gz

4)Press Ok and Enter your password

5)Click Red Chenille in the list and Press Apply (window's bottom right corner)

6)Enter your password

7)Restart Your Computer


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Other Licenses Remain to Authors:
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style pen to: kobo @ openclipart
Last changelog:

7 years ago

1.2.2
---fixed a bug (user list did not appear in some distros)

1.2.1
---changed the background a bit,more contrast and less stripes
---improved colors in users list

v1.2.0
---created two versions(one with users list and one with not)
---used only png files for better quality
---used same xml for both versions for easiness in future tweaks
---better contrast for the yellow notes
---moved the various elements around a bit to integrate better with the
users list
---used same font for both notes ('hello' + 'login failed')
---updated background to inkscape version for better integration and
elegance
---updated main shadow(under username-password) to integrate better with the new background

v1.1.2
---fixed orthography for welcome in german language

v1.1.1
---fix some small issues inside the desktop file

v1.1
---remake totally

v1.0
---is based on
Elegant-Air_KDM

hm9

7 years ago

hey man, I only want to thank you, a very nice and friendly looking screen! very creative work.

Also fits perfectly my dual-head without no fiddeling :)

May be you add that the automatic installation from kde4-admin with "get new Themes" is not working on FreeBSD, the file needs to be downloaded and then installed with the "Install new theme"option

but it is worth it!

H

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Psifidotos

7 years ago

hm9, thank you very much,

Thanks also for noting that FreeBSD needs manual installation for kdm themes. I have added FreeBSD in the distributions that need manual installation just like Kubuntu and OpenSuse (you can see it in the description above)

Thank you once more for you kind words, I hope that you will keep like the theme...

Regards,
Michail

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hm9

7 years ago

I meant it! This work brings fun back to login/logout. Often the small things are which make the difference. Your work differs from all others, it is alive, not only just another background. Keep doing so ... :)

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Psifidotos

7 years ago

hm9, thank you very much once more,

I would like a lot to have your opinion on the partner ksplash theme which you can find it here:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/Red+Chenille-%28New+QML+Version+KDe%3E%3D4.8%29?content=136351

For some reason the kdm theme is double as popular comparing to the ksplash theme, even though I think of them as equal. But I can not really understand why. For me both themes are considered equal...
For me it's a mystery why the ksplash theme is not considered as good as the kdm one....

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hm9

7 years ago

well, hard to tell when it is about taste ... but I believe that people in general are not searching for "splash". Also the install new splash theme in kde-admin is kind of lost on the bottom ... may be the defaults are ok or like me, people simply disable the splash screen? Or do not care? hard to say :)

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Psifidotos

7 years ago

hm9,

thank you very much once more, you gave me a lot to think about... I hadnt even considered that many do not even use ksplash.... :)

regards,
michail

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ethoms

7 years ago

I really want this theme , use the splash, now i want the login. However I can't download it. Could you please make it accessible.

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Psifidotos

7 years ago

Thank you very much... I did not know that there was
an issue with the server. I changed the location so I think that now you will be able to find them always available...

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rayZ_double

8 years ago

i like red as i'm a chinese

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

nice to hear that ray...

thank u

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

I am sorry but the ftp provider has some issues. When it is fixed I'll enable again the downloads... Just for a taste, I prepared the new version with new handmade background, two versions with user list and not, and many other tweaks... :) So patience everybody...

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janet

8 years ago

Love it! Would it be possible to create an additional version which shows a list of the available user names?

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

Dear Janet,

I have just uploaded the new main version which has two sub versions (one with users list and one with no). Along with many other tweaks and a new handmade background in inkscape... Hope you like it...

With regards,
Michail

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janet

8 years ago

The integration of the user list looks very good. I was sceptical of how it could be done, but that's a very nice solution.

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

Hello Janet,

sorry to hear that...
1) For the background choice I will keep with this one for some time, maybe make it a little cleaner in the future, i dont know yet... If you want the old background you can find it at beckas @ deviantart:
http://browse.deviantart.com/?qh=&section=&q=chenille#/d2c87l0

2) For the user list I dont know why it is not showing to you. I use opensuse 11.4 and kde 4.6.1 . Maybe, have you enabled the choice to show user list from inside the control center -> login screen?

With regards,
Michail

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janet

8 years ago

I have found a solution for me for the userlist: http://pastebin.com/nRG18APX

I don't know why yours is not working here but wild guess it's some Suse typical incompatibility. In KDE3 Suse's KDM had some extra patches too so that a KDM theme built on a Suse system did not look the same on other distributions.

With the code above my KDM screen looks like this: http://secretpicdump.com/de/view/7790_9ab12_screenshot.png/

With your code the user list is empty - maybe the background picture is on top of the list so that the list is covered?

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

Janel,

I 've tested the new version with Kubuntu 10.10. User list did not appear also in Kubuntu (I found out after your comments...). I just disabled two lines from the previous version and the user list now appears...

Please test the new version to tell me if that's ok with you...

One small issue: The second user in the user list appears always a white background in Kubuntu but I dont have this problem with OpenSuse. I have to think about it but it's probably a distro spesific issue because I have the same problem also with other kdm themes in Kubuntu...

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

Janet,

can you give me some information? What is your distro? and what kde version do you use?

I use KDE4.6.2(from the official repo-with no suse patches) in OpenSuse11.4

I am going to create some virtual machines in order to find exactly what's the case...

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janet

8 years ago

I'm using aptosid http://aptosid.com (Debian Sid) with KDE 4.6.1 from experimental-snapshots repo: deb http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian/ experimental-snapshots main.

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janet

8 years ago

Well... first of all thanks for your efforts! :)

But alas the user list is not working here, it is blank.

And I have to admit I prefer the old background, it looked more authentic. The new one looks too artificial and clean and has those regular stripes... lost a lot of its charme IMHO, sorry to say.

Do you have the origal background in a higher resolution?

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

Janet thank you very much....
Yes I can create a version with user list, but the only problem I have is in ideas... :) I had tried in the past but it didnt integrate that good... for example the user list inside a notepad etc... If you have any ideas I am all ears... :) If not I'll create one hoping in good quality, it's gonna take some days...

Regards,
Michail

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dagobert

8 years ago

Nice login-screen.
But the greeting in german language is "willkommen" and not "willkomen" ;-)

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Psifidotos

8 years ago

Dear Dago,

thank u very much... In 1.1.2 I fixed the orthography :) Sorry about that, I used Google Translation and during copy paste something was lost in the prosedure... :)

With Regards,
Michail

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dagobert

8 years ago

Nice login-screen.
But the greeting in german language is "willkommen" and not "willkomen" ;-)

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AndyMcGowan

8 years ago

hi,
I'kind of noob, can you please tell me how to install this kdm on kubuntu 10.10?

thanks and congratulation!!!

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7 years ago

1.2.2
---fixed a bug (user list did not appear in some distros)

1.2.1
---changed the background a bit,more contrast and less stripes
---improved colors in users list

v1.2.0
---created two versions(one with users list and one with not)
---used only png files for better quality
---used same xml for both versions for easiness in future tweaks
---better contrast for the yellow notes
---moved the various elements around a bit to integrate better with the
users list
---used same font for both notes ('hello' + 'login failed')
---updated background to inkscape version for better integration and
elegance
---updated main shadow(under username-password) to integrate better with the new background

v1.1.2
---fixed orthography for welcome in german language

v1.1.1
---fix some small issues inside the desktop file

v1.1
---remake totally

v1.0
---is based on
Elegant-Air_KDM

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