Wednesday, April 8, 2009

openSUSE Build Service in the Spot Light!

My feeling is that this is quite epic for the openSUSE community. See the posting here

This says quite a bit about openSUSE its community and its focus and direction. Great Job openSUSE Community.

Also, we must give thanks to adrianS and ScriptRipper as they are known in IRC for the great work they have done in this space.

If you have not tried out the Build Service yet then get on over and build a package or two.

Follow-up KDE4 Oxygen openSUSE Color Scheme

I have created a Color Scheme to go along with the previous post on the KDE4 Oxygen Theme for openSUSE 11.2

Notice the green highlights and mouse over effects around buttons etc.. also the dark green shadow effect on the focus window.

However we may have to get the #oxygen team to make an svg for the task Manager. Notice the blue highlight around the focused task in the Task Bar at the bottom. This is a setting that cannot be changed, unless you change the svg for it.

#Oxygen team are you up for a task of making a Theme for openSUSE 11.2 with greens instead of blues. :)

download my color scheme here and paste in .kde4/share/apps/color-schemes/

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

openSUSE 11.2 KDE4 theme...

This is just an opinion, but i do like how oxygen looks with a dark green background.

This is just an opinion, but i do like how oxygen looks with a dark green background.

Its simple and elegant.

I would love to hear your comments on this.

Monday, January 5, 2009

KDE 4.2 shaping up well

Over the holidays i have spent lots of time in KDE 4.2 beta on openSUSE 11.1 and things look to be shaping up well. I have submitted a few bugs to upstream and hope to see those washed out when 4.2 is officially released.

Have a look at my New Oxygen Themed Desktop for KDE 4.2. Very nice colors, looks very sharp. (Click the image to see its full size)

Another look at Oxygen with a few windows open with shadows. So.. pretty. :)
(Click the image to see its full size)

I love the new smoothness and fluency of the new KWin4, its integration with Desktop Effects is something to brag about. Plasmoids are great even when Desktop Effects are not enabled, so you can still have nice eye candy and a good workable desktop when you have a video card that does not support Desktop Effects.

The features missing page here is getting whittled away at and will soon be a thing of the past.

Come join the fun and load the unstable Beta of KDE 4.2

Nice Work from the KDE Team and the openSUSE KDE Team.