Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Jan 2013 18:19 UTC
KDE I tend to believe that the best interfaces have already been made. Behaviourally, CDE is the best and most consistent interface ever made. It looked like ass, but it always did exactly as you told it to, and it never did anything unexpected. When it comes to looks, however, the gold standard comes from an entirely different corner - Apple's Platinum and QNX' PhotonUI. Between all the transparency, flat-because-it's-hip, and stitched leather violence of the past few years, one specific KDE theme stood alone in bringing the best of '90s UI design into the 21st century, and updating it to give everything else a run for its money. This is an ode to Christoph Feck's Skulpture.
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Comment by Licaon_Kter
by Licaon_Kter on Tue 1st Jan 2013 21:50 UTC
Licaon_Kter
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2010-03-19

I compile the git version from time to time to no avail, running KDE 4.8.4 the Skulpture theme does not even appear in the list to be selected. ;)
So in the mean time I switched to QtCurve, one can configure it to look pretty much like Skulpture and as a bonus all the GTK+ apps look uniform too. ;)

Edited 2013-01-01 21:51 UTC

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RE: Comment by Licaon_Kter
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 1st Jan 2013 21:53 in reply to "Comment by Licaon_Kter"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Why would you compile the git version if you can just install the latest one straight up? I don't get it.

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RE[2]: Comment by Licaon_Kter
by shotsman on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 08:13 in reply to "RE: Comment by Licaon_Kter"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

He's probably a mathematician. They are renowned for going back to first principles. ;)

OTOH, there are some people who revel in building <insert distro name here> from source code rather than a binary ISO.

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Licaon_Kter Member since:
2010-03-19

Because I don't know where else to get it from since:
1. the kde-look.org version is pretty old ( 0.2.4 );
2. I don't have something like "KDE Get New Stuff" for Styles in my panel ( but I do have one for: Colors, Icons, Emoticons, Mouse, Plasma Themes, Decorations, Splash, etc ) and this is Debian Sid 64bit BTW;
3. the git build should always work, right?

Wrong, the git build does not work by default:
1. PREFIX is by default /usr/local and KDE does not look there for styles;
2. style files are installed in PREFIX/share/apps instead of PREFIX/share/kde4/apps;
3. latest branch named five does not build ( /skulpture.h:25:34: fatal error: QtWidgets/QCommonStyle: No such file or directory ) and I do have libqt-dev; anyway master branch is ok.

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