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Smaragd (Emerald for KDE)


Window Decoration native KDE 4

Score 89%
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  7985
Submitted:  May 23 2010
Updated:  Sep 26 2010


Smaragd is a window decoration engine for the KDE window manager KWin. It allows you to use Emerald theme files (from Compiz/Beryl) with KDE SC 4.

Please read on before writing bug reports!

Installation and Usage
* You have to compile from source, needs cairo, glib2 and kdebase-workspace development headers (see INSTALL file)
* Restart KWin when you had a previous version installed
* The *.emerald theme file has to be extracted to $HOME/.emerald/theme (make sure the file $HOME/.emerald/theme/theme.ini exists)
* You can also use the original Emerald theme manager to install and modify themes, but it is not needed for running
* There are well over 1500 themes available, browse them on http://openDesktop.org/index.php?xcontentmode=102x103

Known Bugs
* Shadow offsets are broken (use KWin shadows for now)
* No theme installation/configuration dialog

Ubuntu binary kindly provided by Sam Rog, thanks!

Smaragd is developed in KDE's git repository, see https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/artwork/smaragd


0.0.7 (svn version r1179589)
* Add support for themes without pixmap buttons
* Fix button glow centering

0.0.6 (svn version r1160092)
* Add button hover animation (KDE 4.4)
* Fix resizing from top border
* Fix corners in some themes (e.g. "Ordinary")

0.0.5 (svn version r1137929)
* Add option to use KWin title text colors
* Add support for customizable decoration shadows

* Fix crash with pixmap engine
* Fix crash when no theme is installed

0.0.4 (svn version r1132157)
* Fix corners with some themes
* Add support for button glow
* Improve maximized window layout
* Enable vrunner title text glow

0.0.3 (svn version r1131112)
* Detect corners for KWin shadows

0.0.2 (svn version r1129697)
* Initial release

* Proof of concept

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 by lzfy on: May 23 2010
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Cool, gonna try it now : )

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 Works well

 by Saleel on: May 23 2010
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I really like this.

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 by Izo on: May 23 2010
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SUPERB idea. Well done!


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 very good

 by maarizwan on: May 24 2010
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thanks for smaragd, the themes has to be literally extracted to ~/.emerald/theme folder. (can not have more than one theme.

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 Re: very good

 by Saleel on: May 24 2010
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actually keep the theme in a folder [themename]and to switch copy [themename] into the same directory under the name [theme].

This way you can have multiple themes but only have to manually switch them out.

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 0.0.3 released

 by skulptor on: May 27 2010
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Thanks for the feedback so far :)

For the 0.0.3 release I added code to detect corners; please report themes where this does not work well.

Detecting corners also allows me to enable KWin shadows again; those do not support shapes, though, so the shadows on very round themes look odd. I cannot do anything about it. Maybe Thomas' beshadow works better, I have not tested it yet.

I will add better (decoration supplied) shadows in a future version.

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 Re: 0.0.3 released

 by vicko on: May 27 2010
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hello skulptor how to enable shadows in the 0.0.3 version

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 Re: Re: 0.0.3 released

 by vicko on: May 27 2010
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forget it.

session must be closed before the change takes effect or run kwin -- replace

glow can be implemented in the title bar???

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 kubuntu and debian

 by PaKoX on: May 27 2010
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please a .deb for kubuntu and debian

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