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How can I help?

Postby tabrown05 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:35 pm

I am offering my services to the KDE developers and/or developers at large at Mint.

I do not have experience putting packages together, but that doesn't mean I can't learn given some gentle advice.

I am a 3D CAD designer by trade and am highly able to learn anything technical in nature pretty quickly.

I have been using Linux since approx 1998 started with Storm, Corel, Red Hat, Mandrake, and a few others I can't remember at the moment.

My time is a limited as anyone else's I suppose but I am willing to set aside time to help.

I'll wait for any offers if I don't hear anything within a few days I'll assume you have it all covered and require any additional assistance.

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Terry
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Re: How can I help?

Postby Boo on Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:35 am

Thanks for the offer.
well the main area we need help in is porting the mint apps from GTK to QT4.
the backend of the apps are done so we really need a QT4 front ends for them.
you could look at qtdesigner (qt4 version), as a start.
This may be more coding than you like though.

there is always new artwork needed, wallpapers, icons, etc.
I always thought it would be good if someone packaged up some/all/bestof the wallpapers posted in the art section.

Thanks again

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Re: How can I help?

Postby tabrown05 on Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:12 pm

I will start with the artwork as suggested, what is the time line you'd like to have it done by?
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Re: How can I help?

Postby Boo on Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:27 am

checkout the artwork area of the forums.
there is also a mint art site.

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Re: How can I help?

Postby dlkreations on Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:09 pm

This is an interesting thread, as I am in the process of redesigning a GTK theme for Gnome. It is based off of the GlassyBleu theme used by HP for their Ubuntu based netbook theme. The theme itself is 98% complete, and the only thing I am not finished with is the wallpaper.

I called it GlassyMint, and it is a dark theme with some nice hints of green thrown in. I created a new menu button for MintMenu and have included it in the panel folder for people to manually add once the theme is installed.

Although I am pretty new at making themes, I feel this is a good starting point. I still have a long way to go for actually creating a full blown theme from scratch since I basically copied one already made; I feel personally that this looks good. I may need some help is getting rid of un-needed things that has to do with the netbook part of it, but then again it may be useful for those who wish to add the netbook remix packages on their systems. I don't know yet.

I will post some screenshots of it in the appropriate artwork thread later today, so my apologies if it seems like I hijacked this particular thread.
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Re: How can I help?

Postby tabrown05 on Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:09 pm

Please don't apologise, I am new to this sort of thing as well.

I will accept and help or advice I can get.

I look forward to seeing what you have to offer as I am sure everyone else is.

I am still putting together a plan on how I am going to tackle this myself so any input is greatly appreciated.

That's part of what is so great about the Linux community in general, you can reach out to a cloud of people with the same desires and passions as yourself and come away feeling better about it.

Thanks
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Re: How can I help?

Postby Boo on Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:59 am

so the easier way to start a theme etc is to start with the source of another, epically if it is in the repos and you dl the source and start modifing that.

apt source package_name

modify the package, rename etc and then build the deb of it.

apt build

That may be a very simplified version of what to do.

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Re: How can I help?

Postby tabrown05 on Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:30 pm

Update status:

I have begun downloading and saving wallpapers from the artwork section.

All I have been able to find are wallpapers though, are there any specific Linux Mint themes that anyone has access to they they would like to see included?

Please let me know

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