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Caledonia KSplash by Malcer Caledonia KSplash by Malcer
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Simple splash screen for KDE made in QML and with a cool animation. Official part of Caledonia Theme.


If you like my work, consider make a small donation. Buy me a coffee? :D (PayPal donations to malcer[at]gmx[dot]com. Thanks!)

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Sencillosplash para KDE hecho en QML y con una buena animación. Compotente oficial del tema Caledonia.

Si te gusta mi trabajo, considera hacer una pequeña donación. ¿Me invitas a un café? :D (Donaciones por PayPal a malcer[arroba]gmx[punto]com. ¡Gracias!)

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printesoi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
ok, thank you! :)
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Malcer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   Interface Designer
I'm afraid not.Leave a single design attempt to avoid confusion and design incompatibilities between versions.
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printesoi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
where can I get the previous version of Caledonia KSplash, I think I like it better... Anyway, great job! :)
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Interface Designer
Nevermind, good job. At moment, not exist an official component to customize Plymouth (I create only for KDE), but your work is a very good, especially to Kubuntu, congratulations! :)
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c0debreak Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Smooth , i made a plymouth theme , based on your artwork , so it looks all good for Kubuntu ;-P

Hope you don't mind !
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Found the kdm config file:
/etc/kde4/kdm/kdmrc

related line:
Theme=/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdm/themes/Caledonia-KDM
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
You're welcome :lol:
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   Interface Designer
hahahaha Thank you so much. :)
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Nah just wanted to chit-chat. Caledonia is an amazing project by the way ;)
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Interface Designer
Why? :S
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Bummer. :/
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
:lol:
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Well, get on with it!
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I was only referring to the default desktop theme when comparing KDE and Win7. No doubt that the Best Environment Ever is better than Win7 or any other environment! But speaking of the default theme I'd say it goes much farer than baroque. It's rather some utterly crazy rococo shit.
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Interface Designer
I don't use MSN. :P
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Definitely, so do you happen to have MSN?
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Interface Designer
hahahaha xD We always have our favorite distros.
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I've used Kubuntu before, actually had a setup before, but I wiped my entire hard drive for Arch Linux and lost both Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Windows, anyways.. I'm back with Ubuntu and I want that KDM. :lol:
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Interface Designer
Hahahaaha Is crazy! You use ONLY the KDM, and the desktop is GNOME? :O

And if you use another distro with default KDE, like Kubuntu or others? :P
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Well, I'm getting kubuntu-desktop JUST for that KDM ^^
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Interface Designer
I don't know the dependencies of a *buntu distro. Maybe, is problem of this.

Also, KDE has its own way of handling these issues.
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
But I managed to get KDM as my login manager, the theme didn't work though. :/
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Interface Designer
Yes. Caledonia is only for KDE (at least this collection, the official). You can use this in every KDE-distro. ;)
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Interface Designer
In my opinion, the KDE environment is much better than Windows 7. But yes, the default KDE desktop theme is very... heavy and a bit baroque for my taste.

;)
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Well I hope it works, I haven't rebooted or logged out to see changes. =P might do it now.
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I'm glad you can enjoy it too!
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Yeah, I got it working actually, I installed KDM, then systemsettings, choosed KDM as default, then opened systemsettings on terminal, with $ sudo systemsettings.
(cause my theme didn't let me see it, at all) and now I have Caledonia :)
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
During KDM installation did you get a pop-up window asking which login manager (GDM or KDM) you want to use? It should appear. If it didn't or you missed it, just run the following..
sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm

.. and it should come up again.

Now I'm not sure how to change kdm theme without having the KDE-systemsettings (equivalent of gnome-settings manager) installed. With that tool you can easily manage kdm themes.

There must be some way to set it manually by editing some config but I don't know how (I never had to do it that way). I can't find related config file on my box in /usr/share/kde4/config/ (there is only kdm.knsrc but that's not the one).

So I can only advise you to install KDE systemsettings as well:
sudo apt-get install systemsettings

Then open it from Gnome (in case you can't see it under GNOME menus: Alt+F2 > type 'systemsettings'). The Login Manager tool in System Administration group is what you need. Open it and go to Theme tab. From there you'll be able to install new themes (either from local or on-line source) and set the active one (root privileges required). Mind you that Caledonia is compressed twice, you need to unpack the zip which contains another archive (Caledonia-KDM.tar.gz). And then just point Login Manager to where you extracted it (the LM will be able to install it from tar.gz).
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Done and done, how do I get the KDM login manager? I wanna use the Caledonia theme. :o
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Yes, you can install KDM and any other KDE application (or even whole KDE environment) on Ubuntu (either from official repositories or unofficial PPAs). But be aware that KDM has quite a few dependencies which are not installed on Ubuntu by default. So will fetch automatically some additional MBs. At the end of the installation you'll be asked which display manager you'd like to use (as KDM will be your second one after GDM).
So go ahead:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kdm

If you change your mind and want to switch back to GDM, you don't need to uninstall KDM (you may want it again later). Just run the following: 'dpkg-reconfigure gdm' and that will give you option to choose the display manager again.
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canonin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I'd like to use the Caledonia KDM on my Ubuntu 10.10, do I necessarily need to get Kubuntu for that? :o
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
IMHO the default Win7 branding looks even better than default in KDE4.. This is what amaze me about KDE SC: I think it's an awesome desktop environment. I admire the developers and other involved folks for putting so much hart to make it perfect. But I really don't understand their weakness for flashy, glassy, blinding designs. First feeling when running KDE4 in default branding: hell no, that hurts my eyes! And wtf is that blue horrible outline around windows in oxygen theme for? Does anyone really like it? It's not just about my taste - how can appreciate things that I can hardly look at?
Fortunately, the outline can be disabled. Or even better: I can choose bespin with one of dozens of presets instead of oxygen. BTW your artwork fits very well with my bespinnish desktop; However I prefer different plasma theme: Leichtsinn ([link]). Then I can change color scheme, icons etc. - here KDE offers lots of options and flexibility, IMO more that any other environment that I have ever used.
Nevertheless the default appearance matters as it makes the first impression for people trying KDE for the first time. Many of them will get discouraged permanently by the initial impression. And the more users KDE has the more testing, bug reports etc.
I think the main reasons for KDE's popularity being inversely proportional to its awesomeness are: 1) It's not a default environment in most popular linux distributions 2) its default branding simply sucks.
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Malcer Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Interface Designer
Glad you like. :)

And yes, I don't like the glass effects. Are so... old fashioned for me. And remember the Windows 7 style (in my opinion, horrible). :P
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tobaj Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Say 'NO' to glassy bubbles :no: Thanks for sharing this and your other great works!
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