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Kor Testudo Shell

Utilities 10 comments

by Seli
Rating: 6.6
Oct 03 2011
The entry says in depends on KDE4.x, so it indeed does use kdelibs. Plasma libs can are used to optionally load Plasma applets (since there are only few native ones and Plasma ones generally more or less work for me). - Oct 07 2011
I don't know WindowMaker, so I have no idea. It is not listed among the window managers supporting the EWMH spec, so there might be trouble, but I can't really say more than that you need to try and see. - Jun 29 2010
The idea is that
- it just does the job of simply running commands, which I can't quite say about KRunner, as it has a number of annoying problems (granted, those are simply bugs, but nevertheless it's annoying)
- I'm more used to the KDE3 dialog and dislike the fact that the KRunner dialog looks like no other dialog
- I was curious and wanted to try it
- it is simply an alternative
- it is only 0.1.1 (but who says I'm stopping there) - Jun 15 2010

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 47 comments

Rating: 7.8
Jan 17 2011
You can easily make a bunch of up-to-date packages yourself: . - Apr 26 2010
KWin Button Applet

Plasma 4 Widgets 22 comments

Rating: 7.8
Mar 25 2010
Ok. I've added you as a maintainer. And while I was there I also updated the package to 0.1, since it was pretty trivial with kde-obs-generator, so at least for now the binaries should be up to date again. - Mar 26 2010
Ehm ... you know, binary packages usually don't update to newer versions just somehow magically :). It is still necessary to at least update the tarball, update version numbers in the build files and add a changelog entry. If you give me your build service account name, I can add you as a maintainer for the package ( should be all that you need and I've already done most of that for you). - Mar 26 2010

Utilities 80 comments

by kdt
Rating: 7.3
Oct 18 2017
I wonder what is the point of providing obsolete packages for old distributions and even saying so. You can quite easily package KShutdown ( In fact, since I have actually already packaged KShutdown in home:llunak:kde, you could have it even simpler, you could just add that OBS info to the information about the package, the setup has already been done by me and now it's only a matter of version updates, which is pretty trivial. - Mar 15 2010

Various KDE Stuff 3 comments

by Seli
Rating: 7.7
Mar 25 2011
That's exactly it. There is no support for Debian, since the OBS has only Debian releases and none of those is capable of building KDE4 apps. And it could be solved by creating a build repository with Debian's KDE4 packages imported, wherever Debian uses get them from, and building against this on top of a Debian release.

If you would be interested in this, I suggest asking on the mailing list ( - Mar 06 2010

Plasma Themes 12 comments

Rating: 7.5
Feb 05 2010
I have packaged the theme in the Build Service, repository home:llunak:kde, package plasma-theme-klassik, you can add them to the package list. I can also give you a maintainer there if you'd be interested.

I have one bugreport and one wishlist item.
- KRunner has strange black border when running without desktop effects, I assume the non-transparent background needs fixing.
- I'm used to even more classic :) look, with taskbar items having all borders and the active one being highlighted by using bold font. Would it be possible to get this as an option too? - Jan 02 2010
Mousegestures for all Browsers

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 42 comments

Rating: 7.8
Feb 21 2010
See the wmiface utility (not shipped as part of KDE though). - Nov 06 2009
Glassified KDM

KDM4 Themes 17 comments

Rating: 7.5
Apr 07 2009
Packages for openSUSE, Fedora, Kubuntu and Mandriva are available in the openSUSE build service repository home:llunak:kde (see for installation instructions). - Jun 28 2009

Plasma Themes 262 comments

Rating: 7.4
Feb 14 2010
Packages for openSUSE, Fedora, Kubuntu and Mandriva are available in the openSUSE build service repository home:llunak:kde (see for installation instructions). - Jun 28 2009

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 2 comments

by Seli
Rating: 7.0
Jun 27 2009
Added. - Jun 28 2009
Glassified Splash

KDE 4 Splashscreens 21 comments

Rating: 7.4
Mar 27 2009
Packages for openSUSE, Fedora, Kubuntu and Mandriva are available in the openSUSE build service repository home:llunak:kde (see for installation instructions). - Jun 27 2009
Aurorae Theme Engine

Various Plasma Styles 178 comments

Rating: 7.8
Aug 14 2009
Packages for this are available in the openSUSE build service in 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. - Jun 21 2009

Utilities 10 comments

by Seli
Rating: 7.4
Oct 15 2009
There is a complete documentation in the README shipped with the tarball. - Aug 14 2007
It was, basically. Yeah, I know I said in the bugreport it'd mean just adding DCOP calls to KWin :-/ , but this way it works even if one runs other WM[1] with KDE (e.g. Metacity), and in fact, as long as kdeinit is running, it can work even outside of KDE (it's be rather funny to see some GNOME people scripting Metacity this way to get around some lacking Metacity features ;) ).

[1] - Jun 07 2006
3.5.x Xinerama improvements

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

by Seli
Rating: 7.0
May 14 2007
You need to first compile kdelibs with the patches and then compile kdebase against that kdelibs version. - Jun 29 2006
Maybe some parts of it could make it into 3.5.4, I don't know. That's why it needs testing. As for Kubuntu packages I'm afraid I can't help you there. - Jun 27 2006
I'm afraid you must have misread "fairly trivial" and "simple patch to kwin would be all that would be required". I'm quite sure it actually said "lots of tedious work" and "nobody really wants to do/use it anyway".

If you for some reason want to share X on different machines, try some of the external solutions like VNC or FreeNX. On local machine, just use Xinerama and forget separate X screens (unless they really suit you and you don't care about all the limitations). This is the KWin maintainer telling you that. - Jun 15 2006
> different virtual desktops on each xinerama screen - not exactly trivial to do (conceptually)

> send windows between X screens

Read the list of improvements again more carefully. - Jun 15 2006
I don't know what you mean by "screensaver" and "kde vnc client" support.

I can try to add some workaround to improve placement with Java/Gtk apps. - Jun 12 2006
Open a bugreport ... who? Me? I'm the KWin maintainer, I don't need that :). As said on the page, I'm more interested in testing and what people think about the patches.

Otherwise, indeed, you're right. Just posting something at doesn't generally mean it'll make it in KDE. - Jun 12 2006
KWin remember button

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 3 comments

by Seli
Rating: 7.0
Jun 23 2006
Oops, the patch name is kwin.patch, I've fixed the page. - Jun 23 2006

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 11 comments

Rating: 5.7
Oct 18 2005
Making things faster by breaking them is usually trivial. Achieving the same without the breakage is unfortunately much more difficult. And just because you're only a user now doesn't mean that can't change. Everybody starts as a user first. - Oct 19 2005
Hmm, and I also wonder how many of those people who have voted this up to 74% by now have actually tried this and are going to use it. - Oct 18 2005
Sorry to spoil the fun, but this is yet another not-quite-correct KDE startup script (note the paragraph starting with "I know"). It e.g. doesn't set $KDE_FULL_SESSION, which means no Konqueror preloading, it bypasses kcminit, which means some kcontrol modules initialization is skipped, and I believe it actually results in klauncher,kdesktop and kicker being attempted to run twice (the second attempt will fail of course, but it'll still take a little time) and doesn't have the benefits of using kdeinit for launching them. Also, as far as I can say from just a quick look compared to startkde it just lacks kcminit from the possibly somewhat expensive stuff, so I somewhat doubt it really halves the startup time.

Yes, the KDE startup sequence still could use some improvements, but if you want to work on things like this, I suggest you actually do some research to understand what's going on instead of randomly chopping off random parts. And there's the mailing list where you can discuss things like this with other people. - Oct 18 2005

Graphic Apps 105 comments

by bk12
Rating: 7.1
Sep 17 2007
Oh, and BTW, the memory increase for showing a 3000x2000 image here is 24M for Gwenview and 18M for Kuickshow. That's 3000x2000x4 resp. 3000x2000x3. That 3 is the size of the RGB tripplet, that 4 is RGB + alpha, i.e. the (only) format in which QImage stores truecolor images.
So much for "benchmarks"... - Sep 14 2005
Hmm. Except that virtual memory usage and especially resident memory usage have no real meaning for measuring memory usage.
But don't worry, measuring memory usage is difficult on Linux, most people get it wrong. - Sep 14 2005
I have an experimental patch that should improve this.
Until an improved version is available, you can try at least check and possibly adjust your image smoothing options to use delayed and fast smoothing. - Jun 03 2005
Well, if I'm not mistaken Debian is quite conservative, so I doubt the patches are included, although I may be wrong. They don't matter for Kuickshow because it uses Imlib for rendering. I'm not sure if using Imlib in Gwenview would make any noticeably difference compared to Qt with the patches. - Apr 04 2005
I have some patches that implement basic image preloading. Not quite as good as I want it to be, but it should be more than good enough for things like slideshow. It will go to CVS soon. That's only pre-loading though ... it'll need one more weekend when I'll get bored enough to implement also pre-rendering.

As for the speed, here Gwenview seems about as fast as Kuickshow (hard to tell though, too fast machine). Maybe you should tell your Qt packager to include qt-copy patches #0005 and #0007. E.g. SUSE includes them and they significantly improve drawing of large images. - Apr 04 2005
> Btw. Mplayer is able to do bicubic mitchell much faster than gwenview is able to do "fast" resampling.

Is it? I'd be interested in your testcase that you used for finding this out, so that I could try it myself (assuming the above is more than just your personal opinion).

> other find Gwenview extremly slow (and they are right)

Attempt #2: Slow compared to what?

I seriously doubt there's any image viewer for X11 that'd make Gwenview extremely slow compared to it, and I myself have been unable to find even any that'd make it look slow (even with the lack of the preloading feature that's hopefully going to be implemented somewhen soon). - Jan 25 2005
> What the heck is "normal quality" or "fast"? Do you mean bicubic, lanczos windowed Sinc, ...?

Who cares? Fast is fast, best is best. Bicubic, lanczos, triangle, mitchell mean nothing to me and other 99% people. As long as fast is very fast, and best is very good, is it really important to know fast is some strange MMX assembly (probably pixel sampling, I don't know) from Imlib2 modified by Mosfet, and normal/best are triangle/mitchell from ImageMagick (speeded up a bit)?

And no, I haven't looked at MPlayer. I've had already enough fun with it, and I find the current state satisfactory. But your patches are of course welcome if you think it still needs improvements. - Jan 25 2005
Other apps such as ...? There may be several reasons why you think it's slow:
- Newly loaded images are being shown progressively, something not all image viewers can do, which may make the loading seem take longer (at least I personally believe it's mainly perceived).
- Basically the same may apply because of image smoothing settings.
- Your Qt package does not include qt-copy patches #0005/#0007 which noticeably improve speed of displaying large images. Bug your packager.
- Image preloading in advance. That is planned after this stable release, because it should better be done properly (read: not simple). If not done properly it can make switching between images pretty jerky. - Jan 24 2005
Just the fact that Gwenview is not part of the official KDE release doesn't mean it cannot use . There is a gwenview product at . - Dec 22 2004
Run Gwenview, in menu select Help->Report bug? - Dec 20 2004
The smoothing algorithms are ported from ImageMagick, the best algorithm uses the Mitchell filter. If you use 'convert' from ImageMagick you should get the same result (see also the -filter option, although the manpage says Mitchell is the default when enlarging). - Nov 25 2004
"gwenview's konqueror thumbnail slideshow viewer" - what exactly is that supposed to be? Moreover, most things in gwenview actually happen to be rather fast. - Sep 20 2004
Thanks. And there are still few things to be done to make it even a bit faster. - Jun 14 2004
Focus through transparent windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 30 comments

Rating: 6.9
Jul 28 2005
For questions about developing the feature is the mailing list. - Jul 28 2005
KWin Delay Focus

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

Rating: 5.8
May 29 2004
Already in KDE CVS. - Jun 03 2004
*NEW* super fast kde startup

Various Stuff 20 comments

Rating: 5.3
Aug 23 2002
See for example
The patch is wrong, because it breaks the proper startup order, and your KDE may therefore not work correctly. There are also people for whom it actually doesn't cause any startup time decrease.
In case somebody will carefully compare this modified startkde script and the original one and will find out what's causing the big difference for some people, please report it.
- May 19 2002

Plasma Themes
by nferenc

Rating: 7.5
Jan 02 2010