Antico

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Description:

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ANTICO DEVELOPMENT IS ENDED (I SWITCHED TO MAC OS X).
I'M AVAILABLE TO PROVIDE ANY CLARIFICATION TO ALL INTERESTED DEVELOPERS TO CONTINUE THE PROJECT.
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Antico is a Qt4/X11 Desktop/Window Manager (i.e. KDE+KWin).
The goal is to create a Desktop/Window manager simple and fast. All parameters must be configured from few files, avoiding unnecessary complications, following the K.I.S.S. philosophy.
The whole project is based only on Qt4 libraries, without any other external dependencies (e.g. kdelibs ...).

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FEATURES
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The whole application is based on "antico.cfg" file.
Frame border dimension, color, pixmap, desk wallpaper are managed from "Manager" panel.
The style is selected from "Manager" and save in a xxx.stl file: if you want to share your personal style, save the directory and send it.
General style (Oxygen, Plastique ..), fonts family and size, window background etc. can be selected from "qtconfig".
See "git commits" on repository ...

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REPOSITORY
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http://github.com/antico/antico/tree/master

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DOWNLOAD
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- on first installation: "git clone git://github.com/antico/antico.git"
- to update your local repository: "git pull"

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INSTALLATION
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To compile, enter in "Antico" dir (where is the antico.pro) and type on shell:
"qmake" (this create the Makefile)
"make"
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To install, type on shell (as root):
"sh install"
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To run the window manager:
- from KDM/GMD, select "Antico" from WM list
- from shell, type "xinit /path/to/antico/bin" (first "pkill" kdm/gdm and X)
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To uninstall, type on shell (as root):
"sh uninstall"
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To init the WM, just delete the "antico.cfg".

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DEVELOPMENT
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To test the window manager, type on shell:

DISPLAY=:0
Xephyr :1 -ac -screen 1024x768 & DISPLAY=:1; $HOME/antico/antico

(where 1024x768 is your preferred screen size and $HOME if you have download Antico in user home)
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To hide debug messages, uncomment in antico.pro
//DEFINES = QT_NO_DEBUG_OUTPUT
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STYLE
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Use "qtconfig" to select your preferred style (Oxygen, Plastique), fonts, effects, etc.
Last changelog:

9 years ago

25/01/09: version 0.1
29/05/09: version 0.2

xpear

7 years ago

i didn't know that this project is so populat, i was'nt here since last two years, i made Antico Light when i had free time, i didnt work then, but now i study and work paraller so i dont have enought time, but so many positive commenst makes mayby that i return to this project, i wanto to make fast, and intuitive DE

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greycash

9 years ago

this looks nice. Shame it is dead.
Regards.

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xpear

9 years ago

I've made fork of Antico, it's name "Antico Light" and main difference is that makes Antico more similar to LXDE in use

http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php?content=128172

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xpear

9 years ago

I've made fork of Antico, it's name "Antico Light" and main difference is that makes Antico more similar to LXDE in use

http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php?content=128172

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xpear

9 years ago

I've made fork of Antico, it's name "Antico Light" and main difference is that makes Antico more similar to LXDE in use

http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php?content=128172

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gustavosbarreto

9 years ago

Hi all,

Take a look: http://github.com/gustavosbarreto/antico

Any help is welcome :)

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jackiebrown

9 years ago

Looks like the only new work that is being on your fork

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WantedToAsk

10 years ago

Hello! WM looks quite nice. But I have a major problem preventing me from using it widely.

When I launch an application (i.e. Qt Designer) windows are placed pretty messy (that is to say they are always centered). I actually need the WM to allow programs to set its windows positions. However I can't do it in this WM. If I launch 'xterm -geometry 100x30+100+200' it resized properly, however, it's still centered. Is there a workaround? Or it supposed to be like it is, seems pretty inconvinient.

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willer

10 years ago

Hi,
i compiled it to my nokia n810 and it works fine.

if you want to see the result:

http://www.willerdavis.com/?p=59

thank you for this great project.

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deer

10 years ago

I find your work very interesting, I just updated and it works wonders.
If you are interested I have two screencast:
the previous version with Xephyr running on Debian-Lenny Gnome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTDAvc7iZRI

the current version on Debian-Sid kde.

http://video.linuxfoundation.org/video/1463

ps:un caro saluto in madrelingua
ciao

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Shirakawasuna

10 years ago

I'm getting 'Error on setting antico.cfg'. It's not a very useful error message... what would I do to correct this? slocate antico.cfg shows nothing and I don't know where it's supposed to be creating that file.

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JazzVoid

10 years ago

Antico is trying to create config file in /usr/bin :S

This needs to be fixed

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peppino

10 years ago

you have to install Antico in user $HOME

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JazzVoid

10 years ago

Yes, I guess, but it would be really nice make antico work when installed globally (i.e. via gentoo ebuild)

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Shirakawasuna

10 years ago

Agreed. This is a serious barrier to adoption (I had to stop using it due to the hassle :( ).

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franzf

10 years ago

Sry for this, but...
The ChangeLog is for showing the changes since the last release. You update your qt-apps-entry everytime you do a svn commit - that's spam! And just for showing the _commit-log_? If people were interested in that, they could just do "svn log" to see the changes.

I kept calm some time now, but seeing Antico every day on the first page (mostly the first entry...), I really need to say this.

There are other Apps, that get developed using svn/git/... and they don't push their app on the first page by publishing their commit log.
Things like
* add Filedialog Icon/List view.
* Deskfolder/file/app selection with rubberband for deletion.
* etc.
are nice to have, but no reason for an instant update after commit...

So please stop pushing Antico every day with this detailed commitlog

If you really want to post the cvhanges here, you can (AFAIK) uncheck an option like "mark entry as updated".

So thx for antico and your efforts,
Franz

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disels

10 years ago

After a short dialogue with peppino, it was decided to make a keyboard switcher individual application. Current repository
git://github.com/disels/axkb.git
git clone git://github.com/disels/axkb.git
Page project absent in this moment, all the requests and send the error to disels [at] gmail.com

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disels

10 years ago

Some fix.
Please update repo and rebuild application.

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disels

10 years ago

Patch contain
+ Keyboard layer switch
+ Curent layer indicator
+ Keyboard layer config lake KDE KXKB
The archive contains
+ src directory with the files keyswitch;
+ Keyswitch.patch himself patch;
+ set flags for display;
+ ui file to generate the window settings.
At the moment works Layout tab setup of keyboard languages and XKB options setup keystrokes
Switching options, if necessary, will be made in the future
Berate :)
http://rapidshare.com/files/206841522/keyswitch-0.0.4.tar.gz

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Shirakawasuna

10 years ago

This is great! I've always thought a lightweight qt DE was needed. If pixmap window decs were added, I'd make this my primary DE. Note that I say this without having used it yet, so apologies if I messed something up.

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peppino

10 years ago

Thx :-)

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disels

10 years ago

Failed to initialize trash_dlg = new Trashdialog(); // create the Trashdialog

Why I have not yet found

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disels

10 years ago

Adds a toolbar that displays the current keyboard layout. Uses of xkeyboard kkbswitch. Attention to the possible failure of antico!!!

http://rapidshare.com/files/198539498/Keyswitch-0.0.1.tar.gz

In the future, will natraevaemy switch keyboard

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disels

10 years ago

http://rapidshare.com/files/199848626/Keyswitch-0.0.2.tar.gz
+ аdded support the icons with the flag (only png. The catalog with the subject required in the form of icons such as XX.png en.png, it.png, ru.png etc. Also you must have a file group_names)
* altered function of drawing content

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StMPA3b

10 years ago

Spasibo[thanks]. Will your patches touch official git?

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9 years ago

25/01/09: version 0.1
29/05/09: version 0.2

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