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coz English 47 fabounet [Read]
29 December 2009 à 14:48

fabounet, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 20:53


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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yeah, thanks Coz !
let me test it right now

Edit : well quite a nice theme !
few errors/suggestions I've noticed :
no theme r-weather in the package
themes for gauges and clock don't have the same name as in the applet's config, so the dock doesn't find them at first (have to rename them)
it would be nice if show-desktop had an icon for when "show the desktop" is active.
the position is set with an offset, when it should use the alignment (otherwise it will not work on all the PC)
distance to screen is not nul, so it's quite hard to trigger the dock when it's hidden.
Alsamixer has no effect when the sound changes, it's quite disturbing.
Openoffice's class is not set, this program needs it because it provides a silly class.
some program like nvidia settings are not enough general (many people can't use it)
it would be great to customize he ok/cancel buttons, as well as the drag and drop indicators.

coz, Wednesday 23 December 2009 à 01:09


Subscription date : 25 March 2008
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Salut fabounet,
Ok ... I will try my best to fix these things... If I get confused,,,may I ask for your assistance ?
This was a more difficult theme to put together...I thought it would be easier but apparently not

thanks I will get to work on this now

coz

coz, Wednesday 23 December 2009 à 02:07


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Salut fabounet,
Ok... I will put r-weather into the pacakge
the themes for gauges and clock have been changed to BTpanel-black BTpanel-clear and BTpanel respectively
The show Desktop icon now has an Active icon
I dont understand this part "the position is set with an offset, when it should use the alignment (otherwise it will not work on all the PC
The distance to desktop is set to null now so hide dock works at least here
I am completely lost about the openoffice problem..if you dont mind explaining what to do
nvidia is removed
Alsa mixer now has zoom
and I am customizing the ok and cancel buttons and the drag and rop indicator << should these be put in the main directory of the theme???

Also... I have let a few people test this but this theme is far from being ready...unitil all of the errors and little things that need changed are complete... I am even liking this theme but it is not ready to be used yet

coz

coz, Wednesday 23 December 2009 à 17:19


Subscription date : 25 March 2008
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Salut..
Ok try this one http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel/BTpanel-black.tar.gz

TO make this work properly I used the Black.svg under the icons backgrounds folder as the background image to use for icons so that when alsa mixer is zoomed it has a nice black background .
I dont know if this right... please let me know

coz

matttbe, Wednesday 23 December 2009 à 20:34


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Hello Coz,

It's really nice

Some propositions/errors/suggestions :
  • Clock is perfect . As well as the others icons and weather theme
  • It's maybe better to use a background image :
    • Can you simply remove the background in all icons that you've made ? (Except some specific icons of course) => currently, if we change the background color only icons that you haven't created, have this different background.
    • I've found some wrong links like :
      /home/cosimo321/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/icon backgrounds/black.svg
      => Can you place these background images in
      ~/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/
      and simply specify the name of the icon in the config panel.
  • Some images have a wrong name like nautilus.
  • Just for the package : can you change the shortkey of Alsa? Because F2 is the common shortkey in order to rename file
  • Can you add a icon for Cairo-Dock ? (and maybe one for Chromium)
  • Can you add some icons for other applets even if you don't use it? . Because it's a bit strange if I add DND2share :
  • You've forgotten to add the gauge theme for SM (this is the object of the message that I have in a dialog) :

http://uppix.net/6/8/7/f2eb5ee1e8f8c81285a1b7c84276c.png

http://uppix.net/1/8/c/e665de1324e6bb277eaa313f5b608.png


Thanks

Ps: Fab is absent for a few days

fabounet, Thursday 24 December 2009 à 00:45


Subscription date : 30 November 2007
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absent, but with my faithful netbook

about OOo, you have to set its class to something like OpenOffice-3.0 (try xprop | grep CLASS)

about the position, when I installed the theme, I had an offset of 500 pixels to the left.
If you want to set the dock on the left, you have to use the alignment parameter

The theme is getting better and better

matttbe, Thursday 24 December 2009 à 02:17


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absent, but with my faithful netbook
Rooh, le geek . Do you use the latest stable version of Ubuntu . Can you test PowerManager with CD with OpenGL ?

coz, Thursday 24 December 2009 à 04:46


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Salut guys,
Ok I will get to this ... although this weekend in holiday
I will have this done maybe tuesday?

If I get stuck I will let you know....
Matttbe.... yeah I wasnt sure how to set the black.svg as the background by default but in this theme it should be set and the icons stay the same because it will
add some depth to a few plugins like Alsa zoom .. it will also colour the other icons...but I will read through what both of you suggest...and do my best to fix

thanks and I will send the modified one on tuesday for you guys to test again.... I would like to get this theme nrealy perfect before you offer it for users

coz

coz, Thursday 24 December 2009 à 07:02


Subscription date : 25 March 2008
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Salut fabounet and matttbe,
Forgive me... but I am still not clear on OOo!
I undersatnd window rules from compiz...xprop and all... but where exactly do I have to place that?
I know it sounds dumb and I apologize

matttbe...
I have done most of what you asked but can you give me a list of applications to make icons for?
Also..the icons for the plugin like slider are in the plug-ins folder at /usr/share/cairo-dock/plug-ins..
how would I force the icon I make to be used ? or should I just put that icon in the icons folder for the theme? and should I change it to .png so that it can be moved to the plug-in's folder later?
I aplolgize guys ..again... I should know these things... I would like this theme to be done well..:)

coz

coz, Thursday 24 December 2009 à 10:46


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Salut guys,
Ok I did much correction on this version.
would you mind testing it and telling me what else needs done?

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel/BTpanel-black.tar.gz

thanks

coz

matttbe, Thursday 24 December 2009 à 12:04


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There is just some useless files and some propositions/ideas. I will report it later

coz, Thursday 24 December 2009 à 23:14


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salut matttbe,

here is a replacement ciaro-dock icon...if it is ok I can replace it in the pacakge

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/cairo-dock.svg

coz

fabounet, Friday 25 December 2009 à 11:52


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about the OOo class, it's in "extra parameter" in the config of the launcher
then to check, just launch OOo, and see if the launcher takes an indicator.
thanks for your work !

coz, Friday 25 December 2009 à 17:09


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Salut,
OK.. except for the extra icons matttbe wanted.... this should be finished including the openoffice class.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel/BTpanel-black.tar.gz

coz

matttbe, Friday 25 December 2009 à 21:10


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Nice, I like it

My propositions :
  • Open a terminal and launch this command :
    cd ~/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/plug-ins/ && rm -rf Makefile* .svn/ */Makefile* */.svn/ switcher/default.png
  • Did you use the themes manager to package your theme? Because 'gauges' and 'clock' repertories have to go to 'extras' directory. -> Currently, your gauges and clock themes aren't available
  • (after having package your theme can you go to this 'extras' repertory and delete all useless themes?)
  • About icons :
    • It's not chromium but 'chromium-browser'
    • Can you add 'file-roller', a background and another font for Keyboard Indicator.
    • For Alsa, can you use 'alsa-no.svg' and not 'alsano.svg' because this file doesn't exist
    • In RB config, I can see
      /home/cosimo321/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/icons/rhythmbox.svg
      Idem for DND, clock and stack . Simply use this command :
      grep -r home ~/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/plug-ins
    • About icons in the directory with the same name (~/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/icons), why do you have added a background? You can simply remove it like this file : cairo-dock-icon-coz-without-bg.svg. Currently, you use a general background. So without all bg on your icons, if you simply change this background in the 'Icons' module (black.svg -> orange.svg) all icons will have this other bg.
  • Can you add in the 'readme' file that we can easily change the background by other with 'Icons' module.
  • Can you also increase the height of the callback zone? (>1px)


Thanks

fabounet, Friday 25 December 2009 à 23:17


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also, extras must be packed this way, for instance for a clock theme :
extras/clock/theme_name
where theme_name will be used in the config too.

You should use the theme packager, it is supposed to do the job for you

coz, Saturday 26 December 2009 à 07:40


Subscription date : 25 March 2008
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Salut matttbe,
Ok I did most of what you asked in your last post but not all.
There are some things I do not want to change on this theme
Second... I cannot change the font on Keyboard indicator because is relies on installed fonts... I would really like it to use the same font I am using on this theme but that is not possible

I will continue to update this theme here though:)

coz

coz, Saturday 26 December 2009 à 07:44


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Salut fabounet,,
I am finding a few issues while doing this theme!
One ...when I use a background image for the keyboard indicator... it will not fill the space for the icon properly here is screenshot;

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/slider%20problem/keyboard%20indicator.png

^^ there you can see the background image is zoomed out!?!

The second thing is ...when I enable Slider the system monitor icon is effected;;

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/slider%20problem/before.png

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/slider%20problem/after.png

The first image is before I enable slider and the second image after enabling...you can see that the system monitor is redrawn improperly... i have to restart the dock for it to correct but ONLY after I disable slider

fabounet, Sunday 27 December 2009 à 12:10


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well thanks a lot for there bugs, I'm on it !

Edit : ok for keyboard-indicator, the Slider one is quite tricky though

coz, Sunday 27 December 2009 à 12:14


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Hey guys,
Here is the theme make with the theme packager

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/BTpanel-black.tar.gz

let me know if it is ok

coz

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