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[3]: Too bad
by _txf_ on Fri 28th Jan 2011 10:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Too bad"
_txf_
Member since:
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[5]: Too bad
by AdrianoML on Fri 28th Jan 2011 15:14 in reply to "RE[4]: Too bad"
AdrianoML Member since:
2010-08-13

Sorry, but I think the word you might be looking for is "retro". Legacy in computer world generally refers to the technology behind it, but oxygen is actually a very advanced theme engine. So, it's definitely not legacy.

Now, I do think the design and artwork needs some improvement, but it's in no way looks like the windows classic theme. It looks better than it and surely isen't retro.

But still... there is something wrong with it. If you compare it's functionality, you might find out the classic windows theme to work better. It's much more compact and every widget has something to make then pop out. But still looks retro. (the windows theme)

Edited 2011-01-28 15:16 UTC

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RE[5]: Too bad
by _txf_ on Fri 28th Jan 2011 21:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Too bad"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

I rather like some of the dark and flat themes for QtCurve (though I often get bored of them too quickly and go back to Oxygen which works more universally than most other engines and themes). However QtCurve themes with gradients remind me of early Kde3.

Oxygen is not angular as wIn98 and the sheer fact that it has gradients and soft lines should definitely not remind you of win98 which has neither.

I fail to see how one cannot see the inspiration from aqua but instead sees Win98.

Edited 2011-01-28 21:06 UTC

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