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Plasma theme creator app

Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:54 pm
OK yes we have InkScape and Krita, but I would like to have a specialized app for creating plasma themes.
I "created" a theme myself, even though I started from another theme (Naked) and just went to extreme I still had few difficulties making it.
In first version the lover panel didn't work if it was extended over entire desktop.
And even now with almost complete theme I still don't know how to make few stuff what to change to get things to look as I want them. What does colors section do exactly and how to get the colour that I want.
So instead of trying to get things right in InkScape (I tried Krita and I felt really lost in it) it would be really cool if there would be a app just for making new theme.
Like DeKorator was in KDE3 for windows theming.
So instead of adding bunch of rectnagles and id-inig then and classing them you would have options to add panel, clock and any other plasmoid to theme it.
And I would also like to see that this app would somehow incorporate preview. I konw that that probably means running whole plasma inside of an app which could be a memory hog, but it would still be nice. As now even if you change your theme and use it as your plasma theme you have to chage to another theme and back or restart plasma to see the results.
And also this app would bring plasma theming to the masses :D, so anyone would be able to make their own theme from scratch (not from other theme like I did :D).


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:13 am
Ya i didn't know about plasma theming before this post..
ya this idea is great
a vote up..


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:19 am
(I tried Krita and I felt really lost in it)

Btw, Krita is for raster images (like Gimp) and Karbon14 is for vector images (like InkScape). So don't use the wrong tool :)


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:48 pm
SeaJey wrote:
(I tried Krita and I felt really lost in it)

Btw, Krita is for raster images (like Gimp) and Karbon14 is for vector images (like InkScape). So don't use the wrong tool :)

Oh didn't knew that!
Is Karbon14 better than InkScape or not?


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:51 pm
Yes!!! I have tried to make my own plasma theme (editing o making files) But I don't know how to draw good vector images.


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:03 pm
Is Karbon14 better than InkScape or not?


InkScape is more advanced - it can compete in many areas with Windows pro-tools such as CorelDraw and Adobe Illustrator.


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:45 am
Yea, I like the idea. Voted up!
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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:20 am
They already work on this. It's called Plasmate IIRC. It's for creating themes and plasmoids.


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:26 am
lzfy wrote:They already work on this. It's called Plasmate IIRC. It's for creating themes and plasmoids.

I found a site about it:
http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Plasma/PlasMate


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:53 pm
Niiiiceeeeeeeee ^^ Thanks! :D
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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:35 pm
Primoz wrote:
lzfy wrote:They already work on this. It's called Plasmate IIRC. It's for creating themes and plasmoids.

I found a site about it:
http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Plasma/PlasMate

I just read it and it seems more like an widget development tool not plasma theme.
But I might be wrong.
I would like to see this app or at least some mock-ups.
I hope it becomse what we wish and what I proposed in this idea.


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:36 pm
Unfortunately PlasMate is not Plasma creator, but plasmoid creator. Which is cool, but not what I wished.
I wish a simple way of creating plasma theme.
I got this info from Google's Summer of Code KDE site:
http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/Summer ... deas#Ideas
It's interesting read


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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:38 pm
A window theme creator would be nice too.
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RE: Plasma theme creator app

Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:49 pm
R_Rios wrote:A window theme creator would be nice too.

I think that DeKorator will be ported to KDE4 to provide this.


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Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:56 pm
Primoz wrote:
R_Rios wrote:A window theme creator would be nice too.

I think that DeKorator will be ported to KDE4 to provide this.


It is already been ported:
deKorator ported to KDE 4
Theme previews in deKorator


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