KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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News: ONLY A NEWS UPDATE
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If you are using or used or care about KBFX , We are sure, you are wondering about the progress KBFX. We haven't forgotten you or the project. We will add some most requested features to KBFX
and 100's of bug fixes reported on our bug tracker and release KBFX for KDE3 as soon as we can,

For KDE4 we will use the Raptor-menu Menu engine, the interface nookie has designed this time is really a NextGen, unbeatable and breath taking. so stay tuned for that. so we will fist finish raptor menu engine (http://www.raptor-menu.org) then move on to KBFX for KDE4.

We are also doing PlexyDesk, I'll add a project entry after I make this posting . PlexyDesk is a
modular desktop render. PlexyDesk will introduce a new and an effective way to use your desktop, yet keep the classic metaphor intact.visit us at http://www.plexydesk.org or #plexydesk at
freenode , we would like to hear from you

Thank you.


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KBFX is an alternative to the classical K-Menu button and it's menu.
It improves the user experience by enabling the user to set a bigger (and thus more visible) start button and by finally replacing the Win95-like K-Menu.
But if you still want the old menu, because you're used to it, it is still available as an option in KBFX.
We recommend, however, that you give the Spinx bar a try.
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Hi all,
KBFX now has been moved to KDE Extragear.
Expect a lot more new features in our next release for KDE3.
In the meantime we are coding KBFX for KDE4 too, so we are a bit busy now.
But that DOES NOT mean that we won't support you and the KDE3 version.
Very soon we will implement the keyboard shortcuts support in KBFX....
Just stay tuned ;)

Love you all ;) :-*

PhobosK and the KBFX Team
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"KBFX Silk" (0.4.9.3.1)
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Hello everyone,

After a long silence from us now we are happy to announce that finally the
stable release of KBFX is ready.
We made a lot of changes to the KBFX Configurator and to KBFX Menu itself.
However we were not able to implement everything you proposed and everything we
wanted. So some of the features (see the TODO list in the source files)
in "KBFX Silk" (0.4.9.3.1) are still not ready. We are sure that they will
present in the next stable release which will be due just after KDE4 is
released. The menu itself, however, is fully functional.

Thanks to all of you who gave us ideas and who tested the prerelease versions of
KBFX.

When you download and install this version you may report the found bugs at
http://bugs.kbfx.net or in an email to phobosk(at)mail.kbfx.net

We wait for your opinion and reports.

Take a look at the renewed sections "How To?" of kbfx.net:
http://www.kbfx.net/staticpages/index.php?page=20060224123135907

We advise all the KBFX theme authors to have a look at the article "How to
create themes for 0.4.9.3" at http://www.kbfx.net/staticpages/index.php?page=howto0493
in order to transform their themes from the old format to the new one ;)
And look at all the documents in the doc folder of the sources.
For additional help on install see here:
http://websvn.kde.org/branches/extragear/kde3/addons/kbfx/doc/INSTALL?view=markup

All the best from your KBFX Team. :)

P.S. Soon we will release the highest rated on Kde-Look KBFX themes as a package containing 20 themes. We just wait for their authors to transform them into the new theme specs.

Note: Things to be considered before installing "KBFX Silk"
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1.) To configure and compile "KBFX Silk" you need Cmake >= 2.4.2 from http://www.cmake.org

2.) To configure, compile and install "KBFX Silk" simply run ./build.sh

3.) Before the install of "KBFX Silk", please unload and uninstall any previous version of KBFX.

4.) After the install of "KBFX Silk" please relogin KDE.

5.) If you need file searching capabilities in KBFX, please download and install Strigi
from http://strigi.sf.net

6.) To enable Strigi support in KBFX, please pass "--strigi" OR "-s" option to build.sh
i.e: ./build.sh --strigi


========DEMO==============
1.) Flash Demo http://www.kbfx.net/kbfx/demo/
2.) User's Guide http://www.kbfx.net/siraj/KBFXslik.pdf
3.) Strigi Install Guide http://www.kbfx.net/siraj/strigi.pdf


************WARNINIG************

The Skin Spec for KBFX Silk has undergone radical changes!
Many of the themes on kde-look.org might not work!
We encourage theme authors to update their skins or make new ones.
For help on that see here:
http://www.kbfx.net/staticpages/index.php?page=howto0493

Thank you.

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Help: http://www.kbfx.net/forum
#kbfx irc channel on freenode
siraj at kbfx.net
phobosk at kbfx.net
Last changelog:

13 years ago

0.4.9.3.1
=========
- CHANGED layout and font configfile specs
- UPDATED help documentation
- ADDED fade transition effect on the KBFX Button
- ADDED install guides for using checkinstall
- ADDED Hungarian translation (thanks to Ferenc Stelcz for it)
- ADDED option to watch for KDE global changes like new installed applications
- ADDED option for Theme Info
- ADDED resizable configuration dialogs
- ADDED drag&drop hover, pressed and normal images over the KBFX button
- ADDED tooltip support for the KBFX button
- ADDED switch between KBFX and K Menu
- ADDED new two panel skin - "2panels"
- ADDED configurable middle background - middleboxbg.png
- ADDED fonts support in every part of the menu
- ADDED layout support in the KBFX Configurator
- ADDED support for the new versions of strigi
- ADDED support for use of strigi in Gentoo
- ADDED support for SVN version in Gentoo
- ADDED support for PCLinuxOS rpm build (thanks to @PaGal and @tom777 for the testing)
- ADDED support for future KDE4 (part 1)
- ADDED uninstall option for "build.sh" script
- FIXED cmake uninstall
- FIXED RPM .la issues
- FIXED some major bugs
- REMOVED Water effect (too much CPU time consuming and not a favorite one for our users)

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sirajr

14 years ago

for some reasone .. kbfxconfigapp is
picking up ur home folder path
as the root . make sure all paths are properly set and u have you distribution installed and setup according to the Distro spec.
bye.

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softpedia

14 years ago

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6273/snap80rw.png

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softpedia

14 years ago

I solved my problem... so I post here for other users that have the same problem after installing KBFX and want to configure it:

Go to Control Center-> Appearance & Themes-> KBFX SPINX Applet

Configure it as you want and hit the RELOAD button (up-left.. in the middle)...

Now if you click the "Change the Settings" in the menu...it will work :)

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PARENA

14 years ago

I get a compile error on my Gentoo installation. These are the last 2 lines:

/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.5/../../../../i686-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: cannot find -lkio
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Anybody have a clue to what's wrong? (KDE 3.5.2 / Qt 3.3.4)

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ATAHUALPA

14 years ago

It's a CVS snapshot, in the tarball there is no "configure" file and if want to compile this release I must to download the CVS snapshot(make -f Makefile.cvs), why?

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nookie

14 years ago

TO INSTALL KBFX YOU NEED TO RUN FOLLOWING COMMANDS!

To install kbfx you need to do following things:

* make -f Makefile.cvs
* ./configure
* make
* make install (AS ROOT)

Enjoy!

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Divilinux

14 years ago

where is the configure script in kbfx new package????
you missed it!!!
:(

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softpedia

14 years ago

Hi, I have an error on compliation...

vistalistbox.h:51: error: extra qualification 'VistaListBoxItem::' on member 'setLabelText'
kbfxspinxlistbox.h:40: warning: unused parameter 'flags'
kbfxvista.cpp: In member function 'void kbfxvista::menuInit()':
kbfxvista.cpp:120: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
kbfxvista.cpp: In member function 'void kbfxvista::readConfig()':
kbfxvista.cpp:463: warning: format not a string literal and no format arguments
../imagesource/topbg.xpm: At global scope:
../imagesource/topbg.xpm:2: warning: 'topbg' defined but not used
../imagesource/botbg.xpm:2: warning: 'botbg' defined but not used
../imagesource/mask.xpm:2: warning: 'mask' defined but not used
../imagesource/tabbg.xpm:2: warning: 'tabbg' defined but not used
../imagesource/bg.xpm:2: warning: 'bg' defined but not used
make[3]: *** [kbfxvista.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/marius/Stuff/kbfx-0.4.9/kbfxspinx'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/marius/Stuff/kbfx-0.4.9/kbfxspinx'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/marius/Stuff/kbfx-0.4.9'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Can someone please help ?

P.S.: There is no installation instructions on home page :(

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anonymous-hive

14 years ago

Huh!

We have tested kbfx like 1000 times and it compiled everytime perfectly!
Strange...

There is instructions on how to install it on: http://www.kbfx.org/staticpages/index.php?page=20060224123135907

Enjoy!

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crazy

14 years ago

yes I can :) I just package it for frugalware an made a patch for it , there it is :

http://frugalware.org/~crazy/other/gcc41.patch

@ kbfx team
1)
class Baz {
....
Baz::something();
...
};

is a "error" with gcc41 the extra
"Baz::" need to go

2) mabye you don't know but KDE does _work_
with automake 1.9X

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softpedia

14 years ago

crazy you are the one :D Thank you for the patch!

I use Fedora Core 5, KDE 3.5.2 (for KBFX Team)... so I guess there are errors after all ;)

Well..it works great! Good job!

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crazy

14 years ago

yes I can :) I just package it for frugalware an made a patch for it , there it is :

http://frugalware.org/~crazy/other/gcc41.patch

@ kbfx team
1)
class Baz {
....
Baz::something();
...
};

is a "error" with gcc41 the extra
"Baz::" need to go

2) mabye you don't know but KDE does _work_
with automake 1.9X

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nookie

14 years ago

Huh!

We have tested kbfx like 1000 times and it compiled everytime perfectly!
Strange...

There is instructions on how to install it on: http://www.kbfx.org/staticpages/index.php?page=20060224123135907

Enjoy!

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Ekardnam

14 years ago

What does "fräscha" mean?
Is it the Swedish word? :)
("fresh" in English)

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sirajr

14 years ago

revamp..

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shulato

14 years ago

I have made a package for Dapper.

You can find it at http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=37934.

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sirajr

14 years ago

kbfx 0.4.9 is the single release that is meant fix all these bugs..no more bugs..just joy!

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pembo13

15 years ago

Any attempt i make to configure kbfs results in a crash, how can i do it without gui?

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athleston

15 years ago

Your www.kbfx.org site is presently down.

I downloaded, compiled and installed kbfx v0.4.8.2 but he he, how do I configure and get it on my panel?

I am running an earlier version right now as a panel applet.

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sirajr

15 years ago

well...it' must of been a on bad day..
hehe.. well it's up now.
and we will release a all new kbfx.0.4.9
in 10 more day.s
check my blog..
http://www.kdedevelopers.com

got some screenshots.
bye.

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sirajr

15 years ago

that should be ORG>>>
http://www.kdedeveloper.org

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trisz

15 years ago

I cannot compile the 0.4.8 version.
I have successfully compiled the 0.4.8.2 CVS.
I have repacked the binaries from SUSE (Guru) and Mandriva (Tex) for Debian (testing).

There are lot of (common) bugs in all of the above versions.

The kcfg module has several warnings, e.g:

kdecore (KConfigDialogManager): WARNING: A widget named 'kcfg_ThemeList' was found but there is no setting named 'ThemeList'
kdecore (KConfigDialogManager): WARNING: A widget named 'kcfg_CategoryWidth_2' was found but there is no setting named 'CategoryWidth_2'

The theme cannot be changed, the .kbfx directory cannot be opened.

The menu (Vista) can be read only with a magnifier. Using background picture is not a good solution: the window cannot be sized.
There are many bugs also in the menu. The characters disappeare when moving towards the left side of the window.

It is not convinient to scroll the menu using the mouse wheel. Moving the mouse pointer up- and downside also must force to scroll the menu.
In this state of the kbfx, I do not see any advantage of kbfx menu against the K-menu.

Buggy and inconvinient. I do not understand the kbfx funs.

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trisz

15 years ago

I've tryed to use gcc 3.4. The results is better. I obtained binaries capable to add a start button but I cannot see any "combo box".
I think, because of the folowing warnings:

tabbg.xpm:312: warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to `char*'

menuright.xpm:268: warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to `char*'

bg.xpm:312: warning: deprecated conversion from string constant to `char*'
.
.
.

Using gcc 2.95:

Checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!
For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.
Make sure that you have compiled Qt with thread support!
(But I have installed...)

It must be important to tell us about the gcc, qt and KDE version you used.

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trisz

15 years ago

Tonns of

'struct QUType...' has virtual functions but non-virtual destructor

warnings and finally fails to compile on Debian testing (gcc4, qt3).

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raikou

15 years ago

There is an error during package build / installation:

/usr/bin/install -c -p -m 644 'kcmkbfx.desktop' '/home/users/charles/tmp/kbfx-0.4.8.2-root-charles/usr/share/applications/kde/kcmkbfx.desktop'
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/users/charles/rpm/BUILD/kbfx-0.4.8.2/kbfxspinx/kcm_kbfx'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/users/charles/rpm/BUILD/kbfx-0.4.8.2/kbfxspinx/kcm_kbfx'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/users/charles/rpm/BUILD/kbfx-0.4.8.2/kbfxspinx'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/users/charles/rpm/BUILD/kbfx-0.4.8.2'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/users/charles/rpm/BUILD/kbfx-0.4.8.2'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `install-data-am'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/users/charles/rpm/BUILD/kbfx-0.4.8.2'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/users/charles/rpm/BUILD/kbfx-0.4.8.2'
+ install src/kbfx.desktop /home/users/charles/tmp/kbfx-0.4.8.2-root-charles/usr/share/applications
install: cannot stat `src/kbfx.desktop': No such file or directory
błąd: Błędny status wyjścia z /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.74803 (%install)

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13 years ago

0.4.9.3.1
=========
- CHANGED layout and font configfile specs
- UPDATED help documentation
- ADDED fade transition effect on the KBFX Button
- ADDED install guides for using checkinstall
- ADDED Hungarian translation (thanks to Ferenc Stelcz for it)
- ADDED option to watch for KDE global changes like new installed applications
- ADDED option for Theme Info
- ADDED resizable configuration dialogs
- ADDED drag&drop hover, pressed and normal images over the KBFX button
- ADDED tooltip support for the KBFX button
- ADDED switch between KBFX and K Menu
- ADDED new two panel skin - "2panels"
- ADDED configurable middle background - middleboxbg.png
- ADDED fonts support in every part of the menu
- ADDED layout support in the KBFX Configurator
- ADDED support for the new versions of strigi
- ADDED support for use of strigi in Gentoo
- ADDED support for SVN version in Gentoo
- ADDED support for PCLinuxOS rpm build (thanks to @PaGal and @tom777 for the testing)
- ADDED support for future KDE4 (part 1)
- ADDED uninstall option for "build.sh" script
- FIXED cmake uninstall
- FIXED RPM .la issues
- FIXED some major bugs
- REMOVED Water effect (too much CPU time consuming and not a favorite one for our users)

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