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Konstantinos Smanis , Greece
System Software
GRUB Themes
Kwin Scripts
GRUB2 Editor

System Software 115 comments

Score 82.4%
Jul 25 2018
Thanks, feedback is always welcome. - Mar 11 2011
You miss the org.kde.kcontrol.kcmgrub2.service file which installs under /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/. Also kcm_grub2.desktop misses from /usr/share/kde4/services/ which is perhaps why you don't see any module installed. And you have installed some files under /usr/ and some other under /usr/local/. Did you mean to do so? - Mar 11 2011
Both issues fixed, as of v0.1.5. - Mar 08 2011
Thanks for feedback.

Both of the issues you mentioned were planned to be and will be taken care of as soon as possible. - Mar 08 2011
Sure, both features are in the plans. Glad it worked :) - Mar 07 2011
Yeah, definitely it will be translatable. This is just a preview release, anyway. It's lacking lots of stuff.

Just following the "release early, release often" scheme. - Mar 07 2011

System Software 38 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 26 2008

A preview of the upcoming GRUB configuration library. Currently supports GRUB2 (only reading the configuration). Writing the configuration is to be done. Then I'll write a Qt wrapper for the library and implement the GUI. - Jan 05 2011
There are good and bad news.

Good news is that the library for manipulating GRUB2 basic configuration settings is code-wise almost complete (shouldn't take more than a few days to complete).

Bad news is that it needs a lot of documentation and due to vacation it was kind of abandoned again. Plus, it's just a library - no user interface is available.

Perhaps I should work on it for a couple of weeks and complete it *at last*, but I can't seem to find the freaking time to do it.. - Aug 03 2010
QGRUBEditor and KGRUBEditor work only with GRUB Legacy, not GRUB 2 which is by default instealled with (K)Ubuntu 10.04.

Check your GRUB version using the "grub-install -v" command. If you get a version number >=1.96 (eg. 1.98 or so) it means you have GRUB 2 installed and both of the above applications are useless.

There is ongoing work on a GRUB 2 configuring application, it should be ready within a month approximately. - Jun 30 2010
Nothing new yet, expect something to come from this summer 2010 and after.

Actually a German community contacted me to inform me that they wanted to develop a KGrub2Editor, but I'm not sure what the current condition of the project is. I think it is stalled, though. - Jan 29 2010
No, this is not the case and I don't know if GRUB2 support will make it for Karmic.

I am too busy to actively develop KGRUBEditor so the development goes on at a very slow pace.

Hopefully I will make a new release (0.9.0) soon, with changes I have been working on for quite some time now. After this, maybe I will try to recruit someone else to maintain the project :S

Plus, I can't find some decent GRUB2 documentation. I can't obviously guess the file syntax of GRUB2. I need some good reference documentation as with GRUB (Legacy). - Jun 09 2009
Yes, this feature was available in all KGRUBEditor versions before 0.8.x.

However in the 0.8 release there were heavy changes in the user interface and this checkbox was silently dropped.

It is planned to be included in the next version but I don't know how close this will be. There has been no active development in it for about 1-2 months due to my limited free time.. - Nov 04 2008
I am sorry, but that would require too much effort without any major advantage.

KDE4 is (or will soon become) mainstream, so there is no really good reason to rewrite it. - Sep 22 2008
Yes, you need Qt 4.4 and later to compile, as it seems. - Aug 14 2008
Well, it *could* probably enter KDE's extragear in the future :-) - Aug 14 2008
As I can see, KGRUBEditor is in the Debian list of Prospective packages:,

If you want to try KGRUBEditor you could compile from source or convert the openSuSE .rpm package which is always up-to-date.

I am afraid I can offer no other solution, although I will try to do something. - May 02 2008
Yep, indeed I will create a SystemSettings module.

If I'm not mistaken it will be also included in the next Kubuntu version, Interpid Ibex.

Probably I will have it ready in the next release or even earlier. - Apr 24 2008
@carlill0s: it seems that you have problems with the installation of the .desktop files that should appear in the menu. I can't think of something right now other than that your CMake version is old.

If this is the case update CMake to the latest stable version.

What you can do is open the file CMakeLists.txt (as indicated by the error) and remove the lines 69 and 70. You may then manually copy the files ./other/kgrubeditor.desktop and ./other/kgrubeditor-kde.desktop to /usr/share/applications/kde4/

@jirityr: Thanks a lot for the package. I already added it. More packages will be available soon. - Feb 21 2008
GRUB2 support will be added some time but not in the immediate future. Firstly there are some other things I would like to improve in KGRUBEditor. And yes as you said, QGRUBEditor will no longer be developed. - Feb 18 2008

Plasma 4 Extensions 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 07 2009
The patch hit the trunk.

Revision 923911:

It was no big deal, don't worry. - Feb 09 2009
Actually I created the patch and sent it to the plasma devs to review it. It should probably hit trunk soon. I will let you know as soon as I commit it to SVN. - Feb 08 2009
That's something I too like but I really think that it would be better to create a patch for the "official" lock/logout plasmoid (eg. in the config dialog the user should be able to choose which buttons to show - some users could probably want only the lock button to appear) rather than creating duplicates.

The KDE Team is really nice and would accept such a reasonable feature. Don't be afraid to contact them. If I had more free time, I could probably do this... - Feb 06 2009
yaWP (Yet Another Weather Plasmoid)

Plasma 4 Extensions 1198 comments

Score 85.8%
Mar 23 2013 can be seen in the following screenshot:

You forgot to update the version number in the config dialog. It shows 0.0.5 while it is 0.0.6...

Good job otherwise to you and the guy who contributed the patch. - Dec 14 2008
This is how 0.0.4 looks over here:

This is the default appearance (I simply drag it over the "Add Widgets" dialog - no resizing etc.).

I am going to test 0.0.5 but I see nothing in the changelog concerning fonts, so I don't expect it to be fixed. - Dec 13 2008

Plasma 4 Extensions 3 comments

Score 58.0%
Jul 01 2010
In the current version (0.02) you have included your hidden .svn directory in the tarball.

Other than that, good job. - Oct 09 2008

System Software 224 comments

Score 69.6%
Jan 08 2013
I really like KPackageKit and I would like it to see grow even better.

I could probably contribute if time permits, but for the time being, I would like to know where I should file bug reports and ask a couple of questions.

So, doesn't KPackageKit have an official web site or an official project page? - Sep 30 2008
Extract And Compress KDE4

Dolphin Service Menus 174 comments

Score 58.0%
Mar 12 2009
Nice. It is much better now :) - Aug 02 2008
Just a reccommendation about the changelog section.

It would be better, to my view, if you only provided the changes of the last 1-2 versions in the Changelog section. Providing all the changelog makes the project page a bit "heavy". The previous changes can be of course be preserved in a ChangeLog file in the tarball.

Yet, if you really want to provide all the changelog in the project page, the latest changes should be always up. The reason for this is because most users that would read the changelog (including me) don't want to scroll down all the page.

;-) - Aug 01 2008

Plasma Themes 9 comments

Score 63.3%
Jun 19 2008
As expected, excellent work. Keep up! - Jun 19 2008

Plasma Themes 262 comments

Score 64.2%
Feb 14 2010
Your theme is really nice but there are some small glitches.

First of all, although you mention "changed the widget background because of rendering problems in kde4", you still haven't fixed KRunner's issue. It still has this strange issue.

The shutdowndialog also appears to have a problem over here. - May 23 2008
...indeed! You should create more themes. It looks great! - May 20 2008
Score 50.0%
May 01 2008
All of the "PC Linux OS - *" splash screens you uploaded actually fall under the category Gfxboot Screens.

GRUB Bootsplashes are only gzipped xpms (.xpm.gz).

Please consider changing the category. - May 01 2008

KDE 4 Splashscreens 2 comments

Score 53.3%
Apr 23 2008
Good job pal.

It even works with Get Hot New Stuff. Could you create other splash images - full screen perhaps? - May 01 2008

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 305 comments

Score 72.5%
Oct 22 2010
Ah, that's much better as compared to your initial implementation, where you created an autostart script...

I should look at your code sometime again later, perhaps... - Apr 22 2008
In his case, if he is trying to compile while not in a KDE4 session, he must do a PATH export.

In (K/X)ubuntu it is done like this:

export PATH=/usr/lib/kde4/bin/:$PATH

On other distros simply change '/usr/lib/kde4/bin/' to the distro's KDE4 bin path.

This export should be done before cmake. - Apr 20 2008
Wow! At last a Systemsettings module! Do you have SVN or something like this setup to get the latest code? - Mar 25 2008
Perla Negra (for theme contest)

Plasma Themes 8 comments

Score 63.3%
Apr 08 2008
Indeed, the only thing I like is the clock. - Apr 04 2008

Plasma Themes 67 comments

Score 69.6%
Sep 25 2008
+1 from me. The contest has brought about many good Plasma themes. - Apr 03 2008
OLED Orange

Plasma Themes 5 comments

Score 58.0%
Apr 06 2008
I really like it! Keep up the good work! - Apr 03 2008

Plasma Themes 62 comments

Score 67.8%
Feb 15 2009
Simply excellent job! Thumbs Up!

I am sure that it will be among the 3 first themes of the contest... - Mar 31 2008

System Software 21 comments

Score 58.0%
Jan 27 2010
One feature request: kdesudo's dialog should have an icon. I find the question-mark icon really irritating. As if the project is incomplete.

And maybe add some more descriptive text. It seems too little to me. Of course this is just my opinion. I simply wanted you to know these. - Mar 28 2008
NuoveXT2 Splash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 26 2008
Please consider providing a .tar.gz file instead of a zipped one. - Mar 22 2008

Plasma Themes 17 comments

Score 74.0%
Jan 06 2009
I think this theme is a very good candidate for the Plasma Theme Contest. See here for more details if you haven't already seen it: - Mar 21 2008

Utilities 232 comments

Score 80.5%
Nov 16 2014
Good job for the KDE4 port. I am looking forward to the first stable release. Keep up! - Mar 18 2008

System Software 52 comments

Score 77.7%
Feb 17 2008
Firstly, there is package for 64-bit users, in the repos.

Secondly, you may install KDE applications under GNOME. Almost all GNOME users have a KDE application installed along with their GNOME ones. Amarok/Konsole/Kate are good examples. KGRUBEditor could be appended to this list. - Mar 17 2008
Please consider translating KGRUBEditor (see QGRUBEditor's description) after version 0.6 is out. Thanks for your translation. - Feb 28 2008
Well the package is 'home-made' (by me) so it isn't perfect. In the hardy repositories there is an official package though.

Concerning the screenshots, I really can't remember the style etc. since I captured them about 6 months ago. I suppose though that the Window Decorations are Crystal, the Style is...well Qt (Plastique) and the icon set is Crystal Clear.

If I'm not mistaken you can find all these in the Ubuntu repos. - Feb 19 2008

System Software 41 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 19 2009
Excellent job my friend. I really like MountManager and totally agree with the idea behind it.

Just wanted to let you know. I'll keep an eye on your work. But please one request: don't write documentation or anything else in your native language. First in English...

Have you considered switching over to the KDE4 libs instead of Qt4? - Mar 07 2008

Plasma 4 Extensions 16 comments

by dos1
Score 50.0%
Apr 20 2008
Nice plasmoid but what's the use of it? Why not use KRunner? - Feb 17 2008
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