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Green theme of KDE?

Postby EnthusOcn on Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:11 am

Hey there,

So I'm thinking about switching over to Linux Mint KDE. But I noticed that the theme looks blue in the screen shoot of RC1. Blue? Why blue? Should Linux Mint be green?

Also, why is the primary distribution of all these distributions Gnome. Why isn't KDE the choice of SOME? I feel like it's a tack on and that not much work goes in to it. Is this true with Linux Mint CEs?
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:52 am

EnthusOcn, you can't imagine how much work goes into the community editions! The community editions go through the same testing and quality checks as the main edition. Anything bearing the Mint name must be approved by Clem before it reaches the community. As for the blue theme, I think that we just wanted some variation and KDE by default uses blue as the dominant color. You can change the theme and colors to suit your taste. The community editions are not a "tack on" as you described, it is just that the main edition is guaranteed to always be around. Our community edition maintainers are extremely hard working individuals that donate their time and effort to provide the community with the different desktop environments.
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby EnthusOcn on Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:47 pm

exploder wrote:EnthusOcn, you can't imagine how much work goes into the community editions! The community editions go through the same testing and quality checks as the main edition. Anything bearing the Mint name must be approved by Clem before it reaches the community. As for the blue theme, I think that we just wanted some variation and KDE by default uses blue as the dominant color. You can change the theme and colors to suit your taste. The community editions are not a "tack on" as you described, it is just that the main edition is guaranteed to always be around. Our community edition maintainers are extremely hard working individuals that donate their time and effort to provide the community with the different desktop environments.


I'm coming from Kubuntu. Kubuntu seems like they tacked on a K.
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:39 pm

I'm coming from Kubuntu. Kubuntu seems like they tacked on a K.


Now I understand. Kubuntu releases by a schedule, we release things when we feel they are ready. :mrgreen:
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby Zwopper on Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:44 pm

EnthusOcn wrote:why is the primary distribution of all these distributions Gnome. Why isn't KDE the choice of SOME? I feel like it's a tack on and that not much work goes in to it. Is this true with Linux Mint CEs?

Or an even better question why isn't XFCE the default desktop for Mint? :)
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby Carl on Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:01 pm

Zwopper wrote:
EnthusOcn wrote:why is the primary distribution of all these distributions Gnome. Why isn't KDE the choice of SOME? I feel like it's a tack on and that not much work goes in to it. Is this true with Linux Mint CEs?

Or an even better question why isn't XFCE the default desktop for Mint? :)


because it's archaic... no wait hang on this is just asking for a flame war :) I'll stop :lol: :lol:

I've never actually really used XFCE...what's it like?
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:55 pm

No flame wars guys! :mrgreen:
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby Zwopper on Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:33 pm

exploder wrote:No flame wars guys! :mrgreen:

Promise! :mrgreen:
Carl wrote:I've never actually really used XFCE...what's it like?

Well, download the live-cd and give it a spin! :)
You're probably better off waitng for version 7 though.
Shouldn't be long now...
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby exploder on Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:26 pm

Zwopper, it won't be long. :D
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby Zwopper on Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:41 am

exploder wrote:Zwopper, it won't be long. :D

Glad to hear! :D
Sorry for TOTALLY stealing this thread! :(
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby EnthusOcn on Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:21 pm

So... Is there a real set of theme colours and icons and task bars that will give a consistent green theme like the regular Linux Mint has?
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby markcynt on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:50 pm

Think of Mint KDE as peppermint. I like the blue.

And this is not a tack on. I'm a KDE man and IMO Mint beats out openSUSE and Mandriva, the top two KDE distros.

Kubuntu is a joke.
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby WildSioux on Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:52 am

markcynt wrote:Think of Mint KDE as peppermint. I like the blue.

And this is not a tack on. I'm a KDE man and IMO Mint beats out openSUSE and Mandriva, the top two KDE distros.

Kubuntu is a joke.


I agree...I have tried all of those and Mint KDE tops them all!

To those who want a green theme...its not that hard to change the look. I did this real quick...
- Green Mint DEW background
- Plasma theme - Air
- KDE System settings:
- Style - Oxygen
- Color - gentle (Get new scheme button)
- Windows - Crystal (added from a repo)
- You can also change the icons http://www.linuxmint-art.org/content/show.php/Mint+KDE+Icons?content=82179
- Changed the kicker menu icon to a green Mint one

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As for me, I prefer blue since it is KDE!
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby exploder on Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:45 pm

WildSioux, those are some really great themes! Your information provides a way to have an awesome looking theme using green! :mrgreen:
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby dmbrent on Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:39 am

Just had to throw my two cents in on this one, I have been using linuxmint distro's in one form or another for the past year or so. And I have to say the KDE CE distro is by far my favorite out of any distro. The development team puts a lot of work into the CE's, and it shows. Heck just DL the 7 RC and you will see what I am talking about.
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby EnthusOcn on Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:58 am

That's great. It's just to bad you can't get rid of the blue outline around the active window in the task list plasmoid. Thanks for that!
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Re: Green theme of KDE?

Postby WildSioux on Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:04 am

exploder wrote:WildSioux, those are some really great themes! Your information provides a way to have an awesome looking theme using green! :mrgreen:


It is hard to make everyone happy. Just showing others that if they want green...DO IT.
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