kbox

KDE 3.x Window Decorations

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Allows the native use of blackbox, fluxbox, and openbox styles within kwin.
Last changelog:

16 years ago

0.3 - Jan 18th, 2003
port to kde3
make window shading behavior more like blackbox (not possible with kde 2.x)
fix kwin reset bug
support using kde's fonts/colors
support using background of style
0.1 - Nov 2nd, 2001

doublefailure

16 years ago

./configure && make && make install (checkinstall)
clean
very good
thanks

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anonymous-hive

16 years ago

RH8/KDE3

Successfully compiled as root with
./configure
make
make install

No errors.

However, I get no new "Window Decoration" option (for any user).

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Matt


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Yaba

16 years ago

KDE-Look.org should have another section for BlackBox window decorations. This should become part of the standard KDE.

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anonymous-hive

16 years ago

heh.. i still gotta hammer out a few leaks.. and then perhaps maybe i'll commit it to kdeartwork (need to merge in some stuff to kdefx too)

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reks

16 years ago

successfully compiled on kde3.1rc6/rh8.0... looking forward for the next version with metacity theme support and all :o)

Cheers!
--Reks

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infernal-quack

16 years ago

Works very fine on my Mandrake9.0/1.
Thanks a lot

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flohr

16 years ago

On SuSE 7.3 with updated versions for
autoconf (2.52) and automake (1.5)
I get the following when doing
make -f Makefile.cvs :

This Makefile is only for the CVS repository
This will be deleted before making the distribution

*** Creating acinclude.m4
!!! If you get recursion errors from autoconf, it is advisable to set the
environment variable M4 to something including "--nesting-limit=500"
*** Creating list of subdirectories
*** Creating configure.in
*** Creating aclocal.m4
*** Creating configure
*** Creating config.h template
*** Creating Makefile templates
automake: blackbox/config/Makefile.am: `kwin_blackbox_config.la' is not a standard libtool library name
make[1]: *** [cvs] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

Can anybody help me here?

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C

fault

16 years ago

don't do make -f Makefile.cvs
instead, try ./configure (perhaps with prefix)

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schmolch

17 years ago

hi, im gettings this error when doing "make"

/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.2/../../../../i686-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: cannot find -lkfile
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [libkwinkbox_config.la.closure] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/gast/kbox-0.1/config'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/gast/kbox-0.1'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

yeah, im using gcc3.2, anyone got it working with it?

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fault

17 years ago

I wrote kbox nearly a year ago, and haven't touched it since, but I've ported it to kde3 and gcc 3.2, fixing a few bugs in the process. I'm planning to add some metacity theme support, so look for a new version soon (hopefully by the end of this month)

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Doug

17 years ago

In order to install this theme you must type:

./configure --prefix=/opt/kde2

then type:

make

and then:

make install

and you are done! :)

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Doug

17 years ago

Do this command first before all other commands up top !!!!

make -f Makefile.cvs

So do:

1.) make -f Makefile.cvs

2.) ./configure --prefix=/opt/kde2

3.) make

4.) make install


Sorry for the mix up. :(

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

you can have custom buttons position (maybe not in blackbox, but) in FLUXBOX - this is the window manager based on blackbox 0.61 code.. has lot's of bug fixes and really cool new features like: custom buttons position :), tabs (

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I was looking for something like that for a long time.

Now I can combine the ease of use of KDE with the simple and elegant themes of Blackbox.

Thank you very much for your work !

--Alex

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

It looks very nice ...

but how come it's so big ? ... KDE's standart decoration is like at least 1.5 size of it ...

http://www.antonr.com/bb-shot.jpg

any way to fix this ?

thx :)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

I meants 0.7 of this , not 1.5 ;)

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C

fault

18 years ago

well, kbox resizes the titlebar based on how big the font is. it looks like if you don't have that particular style's font.

to fix this problem, i'd suggest that you goto the kbox settings, and uncheck "Use font specified in style". then goto the font settings in kcontrol and set a font for the titlebar.

the titlebar should be as large enough to fit the font in properly then :)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

Nice work!
Can you please tell me where I can find that nice wallpaper? (I'm a physisist :)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

www.devianart.com

search for "pure genius"

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

www.deviantart.com

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

What's the license? I assume its GPL as gallium's Icewm style is GPL I think.

Looks very nice!!

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C

fault

18 years ago

I forgot to put in the license file. I'll do that in the next release :)

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

A little information on how to install blackbox themes would be appreciated. Links to this information seem down at bb's website.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

look at the kbox website (also, the link to the blackbox themes.org seems to be up).

*(*see note below) 8). stick the styles files in ~/.kde/share/apps/kwin/blackbox-styles



* update: some people are apparently having trouble with putting the blackbox styles in the right place. if you are getting just a black screen, that means that kbox can't find the style. try untarring the tarball. then moving the style file (it may be named anything, but is usually the only file in the tarball other than images that are not needed) from the tarball into the blackbox-styles directory.

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anonymous-hive

18 years ago

..exact instructions on how to get this to compile under SuSE 7.1 / 7.2..it's being cranky.

Here's the error:

In file included from /opt/kde2/include/kconfig.h:53,
from config.h:18,
from config.cpp:6:
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h: In method `const char * KConfigBase::getGroup() const':
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h:218: implicit declaration of function `int debug(...)'
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h: In method `KConfigGroupSaver::KConfigGroupSaver(KConfigBase *, QString)':
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h:741: no matching function for call to `KConfigBase::setGroup (QString &)'
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h:203: candidates are: void KConfigBase::setGroup(const char *)
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h: In method `KConfigGroupSaver::~KConfigGroupSaver()':
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h:746: no matching function for call to `KConfigBase::setGroup (QString &)'
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h:203: candidates are: void KConfigBase::setGroup(const char *)
config.cpp: In method `KBoxConfig::KBoxConfig(KConfig *, QWidget *)':
config.cpp:116: no matching function for call to `KURLLabel::setURL (QString &)'
/opt/kde2/include/kurllabel.h:282: candidates are: void KURLLabel::setURL(const char *)
config.cpp: In method `void KBoxConfig::callURL(const QString &)':
config.cpp:172: no matching function for call to `KApplication::invokeBrowser (const QString &)'
config.cpp: In method `void KBoxConfig::save(KConfig *)':
config.cpp:213: call of overloaded `writeEntry(const char[13], QString)' is ambiguous
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h:561: candidates are: const char * KConfigBase::writeEntry(const char *, const QFont &, bool = true, bool = false, bool = false)
/opt/kde2/include/kconfigbase.h:579: void KConfigBase::writeEntry(const char *, const QColor &, bool = true, bool = false, bool = false)
make[2]: *** [config.lo] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/ben/kdecrap/kbox-0.1/config'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/ben/kdecrap/kbox-0.1'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2
zsh: 24699 exit 2 make

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16 years ago

0.3 - Jan 18th, 2003
port to kde3
make window shading behavior more like blackbox (not possible with kde 2.x)
fix kwin reset bug
support using kde's fonts/colors
support using background of style
0.1 - Nov 2nd, 2001

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