Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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RE[2]: Too bad
by sj87 on Fri 28th Jan 2011 06:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Too bad"
sj87
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2007-12-16

As the lead designer in Oxygen KDE's design platform, Can I know were do you base your absolute statement???

In my mind the widget theme Oxygen sucks. It looks too legacy. The buttons are ugly, background gradient too harsh. I use the only real option for Oxygen, QtCurve.

Plasma theme is OK. It's just Plasma's taskbar's way of drawing the theme sucks. It doesn't allow for any other button shape than the one with a fixed padding around them.

Edited 2011-01-28 06:10 UTC

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RE[3]: Too bad
by _txf_ on Fri 28th Jan 2011 10:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Too bad"
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2008-03-17

too legacy. The buttons are ugly, background gradient too harsh. I use the only real option for Oxygen, QtCurve.


I Imagine most people will say the same of QtCurve. Define what legacy looks like?

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RE[4]: Too bad
by sj87 on Fri 28th Jan 2011 11:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Too bad"
sj87 Member since:
2007-12-16

I Imagine most people will say the same of QtCurve. Define what legacy looks like?

Maybe, but it's more complicated.

The user can freely tweak pretty much anything in QtCurve. While it cannot be clone OS X's Aqua 1:1 and has its own limitations, it can be configured to have whatever a look the user wants. And it just gets more and more flexible after every release.

QtCurve isn't really only a theme, it's a theme engine. In this case themes aren't CSS or pixmaps but configuration options for different features.

Oxygen resembles Windows 98 way too much. That's my definition for legacy.

Edited 2011-01-28 11:52 UTC

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RE[3]: Too bad
by CraigD on Fri 28th Jan 2011 19:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Too bad"
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2011-01-28

As the author of QtCurve, I'm glad you like it.

However, even I have started to use Oxygen (now it has a matching Gtk2 theme). Its in no way perfect (for example, default buttons have no indicator when another widget has focus), but I personally think it is a very beautiful, elegant, and unique theme.

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