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
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- 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)

smileaf

14 years ago

I've tried building this on gentoo and my custom distro both fail with this error:

/bin/sh ../libtool --silent --mode=link --tag=CXX g++ -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -O3 -march=athlon -funroll-loops -pipe -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -o kbfxconfigapp -R /usr/kde/3.5/lib -R /usr/qt/3/lib -R /usr/lib main.o mainwin.o kbfxconfig.o kbfxconfigview.moc.o -lkio -lkhtml
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.5/../../../../i686-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: cannot find -lkio

I used:
make -f Makefile.cvs
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
make

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pcxz

14 years ago

Hi, I have a problem for compile kbfx 0.4.9.1 with Slamd64

1) same problem for automake compilation ,require 1.6 you have 1.9 ecc..

2) I comment control of automake version and now configure is create

3) After run
./configure --prefix=/opt/kde ; make
have this error:

...
make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/kbfx-0.4.9.1/kbfxconfigapp'
/bin/sh ../libtool --silent --tag=CXX --mode=link g++ -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -DNDEBUG -DNO_DEBUG -O2 -fPIC -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -o kbfxconfigapp -R /opt/kde/lib -R /usr/lib64/qt/lib -R /usr/X11R6/lib64 main.o mainwin.o kbfxconfig.o kbfxconfigview.moc.o -lkio -lkhtml
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-slackware-linux/3.4.4/../../../../x86_64-slackware-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lkio
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [kbfxconfigapp] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/kbfx-0.4.9.1/kbfxconfigapp'
make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/kbfx-0.4.9.1/kbfxconfigapp'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1


Any help?
Thanks.

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pcxz

14 years ago

Now modify admin/cvs.sh at line 67 change
automake*.1.9.*
to
automake*1.9.*
and autoconf is OK.

Remain last problem:
...
ainwin.o kbfxconfig.o kbfxconfigview.moc.o -lkio -lkhtml
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-slackware-linux/3.4.4/../../../../x86_64-slackware-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lkio
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
...

Bye.

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Ekardnam

14 years ago

/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.3.6/../../../../i486-slackware-linux/bin
/ld: cannot find -lkio
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Same problem here.

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Kaisermart

14 years ago

LDFLAGS is a influential environment variable. The libkio.* are in /opt/kde3/lib but gcc compile with the libraries /usr/lib. If you put ./configure --help you can watch

LDFLAGS linker flags, e.g. -L if you have libraries in a nonstandard directory

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Ekardnam

14 years ago

Sorry. I looked at ./configure --help, but didn't really understand what I should do. Could you please help me?

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linuxcolor

14 years ago

Really one of the great application .....................

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Superstoned

14 years ago

there is one thing i have against this menu: it is far to small. half my menu's don't fit on the left half, while i always have to scroll to see the apps on the right hand. i have no overview this way, and it's very hard to locate apps, so i reverted back to the default KDE menu which CAN handle more apps. can you guys fix this? let users resize your app?

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BCMM

14 years ago

What is the style/windecos in the screenshots?

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sirajr

14 years ago

Tiblit
and KDE Glow

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jthing

14 years ago

no configure file !!!!

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sirajr

14 years ago

make -f Makefile.cvs
first

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Animatrix30

14 years ago

How to go to this screen >> http://www.kde-look.org/content/pre3/24898-3.png ?

Thanks

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athleston

14 years ago

on my Mandriva Cooker box -- followed above directions exactly and it completed without errors.

But it cant be run... Its not in the Applets list and typing kbfxspinx into the root console says 'command not found'

Any tips please?

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sirajr

14 years ago

no.no.no..u have to add the applet
from the kicker ?

u can see that on my screenshots pending
approval.
http://www.linuxlots.com/~siraj/screenshot/images.html

bye..good luck.

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neofreko

14 years ago

to test kbfxspinx applet without the add/remove applet GUI, we can use appletproxy command.

type 'appletproxy kbfxspinx', that should pop up a small window contains kbfxspix applet. If this command doesn't work (kbfxspinx can't be found), there's a big chance that you'e installed kbfx into a wrong path.

most save way to install kbfx:
make -f Makefile.cvs
./configure --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
make
make install

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tisource

14 years ago

I'm still getting hung up on the automake version problem (make -f Makefile.cvs). Yast2 claims I have 1.9, and the script insists I have 1.5, and tells me I need version 1.6.

It looks cool, I'd love to try it. I'm running SUSE 10.0, with KDE 3.5.1.

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loki

14 years ago

SUSE Linux RPMs her:
http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-navigation.php?cat=/Themes-KDE3/kbfx

Unfortunately, kbfx needed some patching and workarounds to compile properly with unsermake and the usual KDE stuff.

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Animatrix30

14 years ago

Thanks a lot for this rpm :)

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sirajr

14 years ago

can u please contact me by
email ..I will help
siraj at kdemail.net.

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slacker9078

14 years ago

when installing this i ran ./configure it all went well but when i ran make i got this error

/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.3.6/../../../../i486-slackware-linux/bin/ld: cannot find -lkio
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [kbfxconfigapp] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/kbfx-0.4.9/kbfxconfigapp'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/kbfx-0.4.9/kbfxconfigapp'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/Desktop/kbfx-0.4.9'
make: *** [all] Error 2

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Divilinux

14 years ago

spinxtop.cpp: In member function `virtual void KbfxSpixTop::paintEvent(QPaintEvent*)':
spinxtop.cpp:295: error: `abs' was not declared in this scope
spinxtop.cpp:295: warning: unused variable 'abs'
spinxtop.cpp: At global scope:
spinxtop.cpp:309: warning: unused parameter 'e'
spinxtop.cpp:124: warning: unused parameter 'e'
../imagesource/menu_arrow_up.xpm:2: warning: 'menu_arrow_up' defined but not used
../imagesource/menu_arrow_down.xpm:2: warning: 'menu_arrow_down' defined but not used
make[3]: *** [spinxtop.lo] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/root/prog/special/kbfx-0.4.9/kbfxspinx'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/prog/special/kbfx-0.4.9/kbfxspinx'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/prog/special/kbfx-0.4.9'
make: *** [all] Error 2
root[kbfx-0.4.9]#

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sirajr

14 years ago

check comments made last night...
u have the fixes.there!

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sirajr

14 years ago

This is sees to be a problem in Gentoo
so Jhonney of KBFX team made a patch for gentoo and a ebuild..I requeted him to publish them on sf.net lets see..

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softpedia

14 years ago

more problems ...



I see that .kbfx.html is in the root folder... but how can I tell to kbfx to find it there?

Anyone ? :)

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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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