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tyrerj

James Tyrer Green Valley, United States of America
Nepomuk Virtuoso Converter

Utilities by trueg 10 comments

This doesn't seem like the best way to do things. I need to upgrade Virtuoso from 5.0.12 to 6.1.0. So, I currently have a (build) source tree for 5.0.12, But, to build the converter, I need to download it and build it again. Not really a great design. - Feb 07 2010
Aya

Plasma Themes by jamboarder 62 comments

I like it.

My question is: Can you please point me to an explanation of how this works.

Also, is there a way to increase the transparency of the Panel (which is 100% Opaque)? - Jun 14 2009
Bare Naked

Plasma Themes by Primus 7 comments

Unfortunatly, some people vote stuff down on the basis of personal taste rather than whether it is good.

So, if you consider that some people vote based on whether or not they would personally use the artwork, then anything over 30% would be considered good. OTOH, some people, like myself, vote based on whether someting is good, I will vote something as good even it it is not my personal taste.

The unfortunate result of this is that the ratings really don't mean much if they are between 25% and 75%.

But, I agree that people that vote something down should leave a message stating why they did so. - Jun 14 2009
MPlayerThumbs

Video Apps by RockMan81 102 comments

--- CMakeLists.txt~ 2008-06-20 08:16:26.000000000 -0700
+++ CMakeLists.txt 2009-02-11 05:40:54.000000000 -0700
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@

kde4_add_plugin(videopreview ${videopreview_PART_SRCS})

-target_link_libraries(videopreview ${QT_QTCORE_LIBRARY} ${QT_QTGUI_LIBRARY} ${KDE4_KDEUI_LIBS} ${KDE4_KDECORE_LIBS})
+target_link_libraries(videopreview ${QT_QTCORE_LIBRARY} ${QT_QTGUI_LIBRARY} ${KDE4_KDEUI_LIBS} ${KDE4_KDECORE_LIBS} ${KDE4_KIO_LIBS})

install(TARGETS videopreview DESTINATION ${PLUGIN_INSTALL_DIR}) - Feb 11 2009
MPlayerThumbs

Video Apps by RockMan81 102 comments

There is a build problem:

http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=258438 - Feb 10 2009
gtk-kde4

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Apoclypse 305 comments

OK. The problem is that your tarball includes YOUR "Makefile". I suggest that you be careful not to include files from your build. - Feb 15 2008
gtk-kde4

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Apoclypse 305 comments

You really need to use either the automake tools or cmake. Many people have KDE4 installed in a private directory because they aren't actually using it yet. I had to do a lot of editing of the Makefile. - Feb 15 2008
kbilliards

Arcade by samuelec 23 comments

I like the game. However, as someone that has played a lot of real pool, I find one annoying issue. The quantization of the cue angle is too large to do anything fancy. Is there any reason that it couldn't be infinitely variable (no steps)? - Oct 13 2007
USR HiColor

Full Icon Themes by tyrerj 16 comments

Onn't know what an icon theme archive is. Just install as per instructions:

To install, unpack the tarball in your $KDEDIR - Jun 15 2007
KAlgebra

Education Apps by apol 62 comments

Any possibility of extending this to deal with graphing functions of s? Preferably in polar coordinates. - Jun 03 2007
Folder Icons

Icon Sub-Sets by rowancompsciguy 15 comments

These are very nice. I like them better than the Oxygen folders.

You have a good balance between making them detailed, having them look realistic, and having them easy to see. Too much detail makes icons hard to see in small sizes, yet most users want realistic looking icons.

The 16x16s could use a little more optimization. It is more important to be able to see them than to have them exactly match the gradients and shading of the larger sizes. You may find that in some cases, it is better not to AA the fonts and/or you may need to use more contrast.

A technical suggestion:

It is a good idea to have a space around the image in the larger sizes, but there should be less space in the small sizes. In the case of you icons this would apply only to the width. So, I would suggest that the 32x32 only have on pixel on each side of the folder and in 16x16 that the folder should be the full 16 pixels wide. The reason for this is that with a 16x16 icon not using 2 pixels of width is a lot to waste.

I also notice that your Manila is a much different color than mine which is 255, 220, 168.

Also, you really only need to make 16x16, 22x22, 24x24, 32x32, & 48x48 if you also make an SVG formated at 128x128 pixels. 32x32 & 48x48 are optional and only needed if the scaled SVG doesn't look good enough.

This didn't used to work but I found this week that the bug in KDE has been fixed and it will use the SVG and scale it if there is no PNG of the requested size.

So, you can try to learn InkScape as your next project. :-) - Jun 02 2007
Password Creator

Security by neptune 18 comments

Why the ^#(( did you embed the icons in the executable? Worse, why did you embed Crystal style icons.

KDE has standards for icons and they should be followed.

IAC, you need to supply icons for the menu entry. - Mar 06 2007
Crystalline Black (Toolbar icons)

Icon Sub-Sets by striker 13 comments

Please feel free to design something else and submit them as a possible replacement.

However, it is necessary that "previous" not be the same as "back" and that "next" not be the same as "forward" since all four of them might appear on a toolbar and then there is a problem. - Sep 29 2006
Crystalline Black (Toolbar icons)

Icon Sub-Sets by striker 13 comments

These are nice.

However I note that the "next" & "previous" icons are not the same as the current CrystalSVG icons. - Sep 28 2006
USR HiColor

Full Icon Themes by tyrerj 16 comments

This has now been fixed and the open folder icons display correctly. :-)

See new screen shot. - Sep 28 2006
Throbber: KDE Logo [CCW]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 18 comments

CCW stands for Counter ClockWise. - Aug 13 2006
New & Missing HiColor Icons

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 3 comments

According to the FreeDesktop.org icon theme spec, HiColor icons are supposed to have certain attributes. They are not supposed to be artsy, but rather generic.

The question you should answer is whether these are good HiColorr icons, not whether you like Crystal* better. - Aug 13 2006
KPack (package installer)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sabby7890 18 comments

A package manager that handles both RPM and DEB packages as well as stuff built from source is a much needed application.

However, one of the major things which it needs to do is to track dependencies.

For example:

I install an RPM and it has unresolved dependencies on some libraries. The package manager needs to check and see if I actually have these libraries installed and if so, go ahead and install the RPM.

I have a library that I built from source and I want to know which other stuff depends on it. The package manager should be able to tell me this by building a data base from the ld.so.cache. - Jul 07 2006
New & Missing HiColor Icons

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 3 comments

I wonder about the negative votes.

Do people mean that they don't like HiColor or that these are not good HiColor icons. HiColor icons are needed as a fallback icon theme to be used when themes don't have the required icon.

So, people that use CrystalSVG probably don't need HiColor icons, but people that use other themes do need them.

Or, if you use KDEClassic, you can simply use these as KDEClassic for some of the missing icons. - May 25 2006
USR HiColor

Full Icon Themes by tyrerj 16 comments

That "thick boarder" is caused by a bug in the KDE SVG icon software. I presume that it will be fixed soon. Then I will update the screen shot. - May 12 2006
KMyFirewall

Security by theanimal666 38 comments

I am having problems with Kernel configuration. As you probably know, the list of options in the Kernel has become rather long.

I presume that your application requires certain Kernel options enabled to work. Could you PLEASE share this information with us!!!

It would be a GREAT help if you could include a text file that listed the options in the linix/.config file that need to be set to build a Kernel that would work with your app. - Feb 24 2006
Throbber: KDE Logo [CCW]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 18 comments

Actually, there is no license specified. But, don't mistake a copyright and a license.

Most GPL software contains a copyright notice in the source code. That doesn't mean that you don't have a license to use it.

In this case, this is a registered trademark of KDE so you can only use it with KDE. I don't see this as a problem. - Dec 20 2005
Tango

Full Icon Themes by nmirthes 80 comments

An icon naming standard is certainly needed, especially with MIME type icons.

FreeDesktop.org is the place that this should be developed. - Dec 09 2005
Continuum Icons

Icon Sub-Sets by flow 62 comments

These look nice, but you need to do some more work on the small ones.

Small icons need to be tweaked by hand, otherwise they turn into low contrast blobs. - Dec 09 2005
Flash Editor

Graphic Apps by zvonSully 68 comments

I think that Ming is already in use.

However, another reference to Flash Gordon might work.

ZarKov or Klytus, perhaps?

HotHail (reference HoTMetaL)? - Sep 27 2005
Throbber: KDE Logo [CCW]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 18 comments

Yes, you are correct, this is widget style dependent.

This was designed to work with all styles, but perhaps a throbber for specific styles might be a good idea. - Sep 13 2005
KPDF ViewMode Icons

Icon Sub-Sets by steveking 3 comments

Yes, your icons are better but ... (tm)

They are better because they are HiColor icons. So, welcome to my side of the HiColor vs. CrystalSVG debate. :-)

I think that the existing KDEClassic icon for "facing" is better. Facing pages are connected like in a book.

However, I do like your icon for "continuous". I think that we should consider it. You might need to make some minor changes so the style exactly matched the existing KDEClassic "facing" icon. - Sep 03 2005
Throbber: KDE Logo [CCW]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 18 comments

A background other than Black might be better but since there is a frame around the Animated Icon, using transparent doesn't work like it does with other toolbar icons.

All other Throbbers for Konqueror which I have looked at have a background color.

Perhas using the same color blue would look better. - Aug 28 2005
konqueror-buttonset

Icon Sub-Sets by jiin05 10 comments

Unfortunately, form a usability standpoint, all icons that have a symbol in a circle are a bad design.

This is an element of the current Crystal style and it should be changed. - Aug 28 2005
Throbber: KDE Logo [CCW]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 18 comments

As I said, I will do the Crystal as well as soon as I find a way around the bug in InkScape 0.42. I don't think that SodiPodi has the problem so maybe next week. - Aug 27 2005
Throbber: KDE Logo [CCW]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 18 comments

Before someone asks why I didn't make Crystal style ones.

I was going to but I found a bug in the way that InkScape 0.42 handles gradients that causes serious problems. :-( - Aug 21 2005
USR HiColor

Full Icon Themes by tyrerj 16 comments

Usability does conflict with what some consider artistic.

We have CrystalSVG which many consider artistic, but it is lacking when it comes to usability because they lack a full tonal range.

We see many other icons which are very artistic, but they have too much detail for even 32x32.

Such icons (CrystalSVG and ones with too much detail) render as fuzzy colored blobs in 22x22 and 16x16. - Aug 06 2005
KOffice icons [HiColor]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 5 comments

The Kivio icon is the original one and yes, it doesn't really look like the others.

I think that the Kexi icon can be improved. It is derived from the Crystal one. But, having something is better than the having the unknown icon pop up. :-) - Jun 06 2005
KOffice icons [HiColor]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 5 comments

See, that is what I mean. I don't understand the comment.

Did I do a poor job collecting them?

Did I do a poor job making the 22x22 icons using cubic oversampling with The GIMP.

Do you not like the Kexi icon?

I do Crystal icons too. But, these are HiColor icons ...

It makes no sense to give this a poor rating because you don't use HiColor icons. Understand?? - Jun 03 2005
KOffice icons [HiColor]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 5 comments

As I commented previously about the HiColor/KDEClassic MIME type icons for KOffice, I am puzzled about those that apparently gave a negative rating but left no comments. - May 26 2005
KDE icons for GTK ASz

Full Icon Themes by superandrzej 4 comments

Why do you call these KDE icons when they are actually Crystal style icons? - May 25 2005
arrows

Icon Sub-Sets by mart 4 comments

Your icons are better than the current Crystal icons. However, you need to do more tweeking of the small PNG icons. - Apr 19 2005
New KDE Taskbar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by jmnx12 9 comments

Actually, I think that that thing with the round corners is called the *Panel*. - Apr 16 2005
ps2pdf service menu

Dolphin Service Menus by clhong 5 comments

IIUC the output file name is optional.

So, all you need is:

ps2pdf %F - Mar 31 2005
Konqueror fine-adjustments

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by peppelorum 12 comments

Yes, some of this looks better in this style.

Some of these appear to be artifacts of the Style since I do not have them with HiColor Classic. This style looks cleaner, but the Konqueror status bars would probably still look better without as much detail.

Some of these are going to be style specific or just might not work.

You also need to make the distinction between the window frame and the main window of what it holds. I don't think that it is possible to integrate these two. - Nov 26 2004
SVG Icon Color Changer

Graphic Apps by t3knomanser 1 comment

Some Crystal SVG (Everaldo's) also lack contrast. This if probably more of a usability problem than the blue color.

You can fix the contrast of PNG files of these with The GIMP by using the "Levels" dialog. If an icon lacks "Value"s 1 - 127, you can proportionately darken all of the "Value"s 128-255 to fix the problem.

Your program could probably also do this with SVG files. - Jul 19 2004
SVG 2 PNG 4 KDE Script

Icon Sub-Sets by vitanova 10 comments

Since various scripts are being discussed, I thought that I might mention that The GIMP 2.0 will import SVG icons and render them to pix maps. - May 06 2004
KOffice MIME Type icons [HiColor]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 4 comments

The Crystal versions should be in 3.2.0 or later - Mar 26 2004
KOffice MIME Type icons [HiColor]

Icon Sub-Sets by tyrerj 4 comments

I noticed that some people voted "bad".

If you could post the reasons that you don't like the icons, it would be appreciated. - Feb 26 2004