Embassy

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles

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Description:

There is an embassy for KDE users: A new theme has been born.

The theme contains a scheme for QtCurve and for the Konsole, a background for the kicker and the theme file of course.

Follow the download link for more information, installation instructions and final download link.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

2007-10-22: No update of the theme, just an update of the URL.

0.5: 2006-03-26
- Includes KBFX themes for the kicker sizes tiny, small, normal and large.
- New and GPLed wallpaper.
- Changed color scheme.

0.4: 2006-03-05

- Contains screenshots of all configuration pages for the crystal window decoration.
- Corrected link to Taskbar V2

0.3: 2006-03-05

- QtCurve 0.34 was released and flat colored menu bars are working again in GTK applications.
- FIX: Wrong schema name in embassy.qtcurve file prevented upload.

0.2: 2006-03-05

Due to a bug in QtCurve 0.33, colored menu bars do not work in GTK applications. However there seems to be another bug that does not apply gradients to menu bars, but does a flat coloring and this also works in GTK applications. So the new archive contains a different QtCurve scheme that applies the gradient to the menu bar. Note that this is a workaround for QtCurve 0.33 and may behave different in older and future versions of QtCurve (Craig Drummond is already aware of this).

0.1: 2006-03-04

Initial release

wdaniels

14 years ago

Love this theme! Can anybody suggest a good firefox theme to complement Embassy? I'm having some trouble finding one that fits well...

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Yaba

14 years ago

I am simply using the default theme and found no big problems. What disturbs you?

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wdaniels

14 years ago

Believe it or not the default theme is one of the few I didn't try, and it does work OK :D I was just finding that Embassy looks a little too clean, posh and sophisticated to match easily - too much blue didn't look right, too much grey made it too dull, too much colour made it look cheap, etc.

In the end I settled on a theme called Orbit Grey and am happy enough with that, but I'm still interested to hear what Firefox themes other people use with Embassy since I don't tend to have a very good eye for these things myself!

Thanks for your reply, and thanks again for sharing this wonderful theme!

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Emre

14 years ago

It's so cool...That's what i was looking for, many thanks!

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AGNXadmin

14 years ago

oooh nice one! Looks very chic! I also like the taskbar how its not to gawdy.

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JungleB

14 years ago

Congrats man ... this is the best theme I've ever used!

Can't wait to see the new release on my notebook!

Great job!

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JumpingJakk

14 years ago

very nice, will be my default theme and also look cool with Segio UI ;-)

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mononoke

14 years ago

by the way... it would be cool, if you also provide a kdm-theme. is kthememanager able to install a kdm-theme ? If not, that would be a new feature of kthememanager..

(will try the fonts later when i am back home)

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Yaba

14 years ago

A cool splash screen has been created by nacholore: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=37366

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Yaba

14 years ago

Hm... maybe... I never created a KDM theme and IMHO a KDM theme only makes sense with a similar KDE splash screen.

But it's a good idea.

BTW: The next release will contain a theme for KBFX. Check out my blog for a preview: http://www.yeap.de/blog/2006/03/08/embassy-sneak-preview/

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mononoke

14 years ago

hi,
can you give me some hints how to setup gtk to use QtCurve style ?
i compiled QtCurve by myself, i installed already gtk2-devel packages and so on.. i also installed gtk-qt-engine. in my home folder there is a file called .gtkrc-2.0 file, it contains the include for QtCurve, but Gtk apps just don't use the style...
do i need other gnome or gtk packages too ? actually there are some gnome packages installed on my machine, but i don't use gnome, and there is no gnome desktop installed.

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Yaba

14 years ago

You are using SuSE, right?

There are two ways:

ONE:

1) Open KControl and open Appearances & Themes -> GTK Styles and Fonts (assuming you've installed GtkQt)
2) Choose Use another style and select QtCurve

TWO:
1) Create a ~/.gtkrc-2.0 as you have been done
2) Create an empty file ~/.no-qtrc-to-gtkrc-mapping
3) Restart KDE

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mononoke

14 years ago

hi,
unfortunately the 2cd way also didn't work here. which gnome-packages did you install ? if you installed all gnome packages, can you tell me, which one is needed to get the qtcurve theme working for gtk/gtk2 ?

thanks

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Yaba

14 years ago

Sorry... I don't know how to help your further. Please ask CraigD, the creator of QtCurve.

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mononoke

14 years ago

thanks, actually, i am using gtk-qt already, and i also setup qtcurve in the settings before, but gtk still doesn't look completely like qt-applications. for example the menu-bar is looking diffrent, and also the toolbar, but colors and buttons are looking same like qt apps. i will try the other way with the config-files or maybe i have to compile gtk-qt by myself, since some apps from guru (klearlook from guru isn't selectable in my controlcenter too) doesn't work too.

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MiracleBlue

14 years ago

Wow......It's shiny and metallic!

Finally!! A shiny and metallic theme!!!!!!!!! I MUST HAVE IT!!!!!!!11!1!!one

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mononoke

14 years ago

hi,
now the theme i installed looks nearly like your screenshots :)
but in my system, after applying the theme, the fonts of nearly everything is set to "Bitstream Vera Sans 9", just the desktop-font is "Sans Serif 11".
in Konqueror the font is set to "Cumberland AMT" , "Sans Serif" or "Albany AMT".
The problem is, it seems that "Bitstream Vera Sans" doesn't support/show national characters (utf-8) like the german "ue", ae", "oe". Is the same font selected in your system after installing the theme ? it would be nice if the selected font supports utf-8 :)

thanks

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Yaba

14 years ago

Could you please do me a favour and try the Hunky fonts? (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=121650&package_id=132728). These fonts are based von Bitstream Vera * but provide additional characters for other languages. Hopefully this fixes your problems and then I will use these fonts in the next update.

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mononoke

14 years ago

hi, i tested the font now, it contains all "german umlaut", so it works good, also the euro-symbole is included..

i could use the hunky-sans font, but hunky-serif font was looking the same like hunky-sans on the desktop. just the font-preview in kcontrolcenter-modul showed the serif version correctly.

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Yaba

14 years ago

Hm... I can't reproduce this here... serif looks different than sans... with serifs like it should.

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mononoke

14 years ago

ah, ok, i will try that later when i am at home :)
thanks

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Yaba

14 years ago

My $LANG is set to en_US.UTF-8, but the German Umlauts are shown.... strange!

To what is $LANG set on your system? Which distribution do you use?

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mononoke

14 years ago

my System is SuSE 10.0 (not oss), KDE 3.5.1.
My locale-settings should be de_DE.utf8 (currently i am at work, so i can't check, but i am sure) :)

(i also wonder why the strange fonts were selected. i corrected the fonts but if i install the next version of your theme, then the fonts might get mixed up again.)

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Yaba

14 years ago

I will try to cleanup the fonts in the next release, however I've never heard of Albany and Cumberland. I don't have them on my system.

Regarding the character problems... Is there any reason why you are stuck to UTF-8? On my dad's system I was able to solve this problems by setting RC_LANG in /etc/sysconfig/language to de_DE.

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iStarTAC

14 years ago

The download link ins't working....

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12 years ago

2007-10-22: No update of the theme, just an update of the URL.

0.5: 2006-03-26
- Includes KBFX themes for the kicker sizes tiny, small, normal and large.
- New and GPLed wallpaper.
- Changed color scheme.

0.4: 2006-03-05

- Contains screenshots of all configuration pages for the crystal window decoration.
- Corrected link to Taskbar V2

0.3: 2006-03-05

- QtCurve 0.34 was released and flat colored menu bars are working again in GTK applications.
- FIX: Wrong schema name in embassy.qtcurve file prevented upload.

0.2: 2006-03-05

Due to a bug in QtCurve 0.33, colored menu bars do not work in GTK applications. However there seems to be another bug that does not apply gradients to menu bars, but does a flat coloring and this also works in GTK applications. So the new archive contains a different QtCurve scheme that applies the gradient to the menu bar. Note that this is a workaround for QtCurve 0.33 and may behave different in older and future versions of QtCurve (Craig Drummond is already aware of this).

0.1: 2006-03-04

Initial release

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