Moving Back To KDE4

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Just packing my things up and dumping GNOME3, going back to KDE4, so expect KDE4 customisation goodies. I might bring the Carbon Plasma theme back from the dead, which I did years ago, some of you might know what I'm talking about.

It's nice that KDE4 have worked hard to bring customisation back to their users, in small part I helped in that while helping KDE upstream. If you didn't know, I made this video for KDE4.4 while I was contributing, I also made a lot of the KDE Games themes, especially the Egyptian style and some UI elements like the Desktop Settings. You can see my name in the credits of the KDE Games themes.

KDE 4.4 Video youtu.be/aEuapaLJF8g

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marcusklaas's avatar
Well if you jumped, I'm going too :-P Cannot live without your themes. Currently downloading the kubuntu-desktop :-)
half-left's avatar
May as well give it a whir and see if you like it. The default isn't great as it's a bit too verbose but it's fully customisable.
Djedhi-Khepri's avatar
funny how i just dumped gnome 3 about 2 weeks ago and now i read this ... great move?
half-left's avatar
We all have our reasons.
neruson1981's avatar
Well, that's a shame. You made some damn good themes, but I can't be mad. The Gnome Shell is a steaming pile of crap and it seems to be getting worse with each new idea I here of from the Gnome dev's. I was about to make the switch to KDE, but Cinnamon has pulled me back to the Gnome world (at least the base system). Cinnamon is still very young and not quite there yet, but it at least gives me hope. I've been using Linux since Fedora 7 and I've always been a Gnome/GTK guy. Old habits die hard I guess :)
ivan-cukic's avatar
Joining in the welcome-back-wishing crowd :)

We really need more artwork. Oxygen/Air and others are quite nice as the default, but we need more fresh alternatives.
Anarchtic's avatar
I may have to try kde 4, only if only you can make some amazing themes. My problem is kde seems so bloatish, I love minimalism.How do you feel about [link]
half-left's avatar
I think it's fine for people with old machines but us users want customisation and choice, KDE gives use that and you can make it look minimal.
Anarchtic's avatar
well im going to use xfce because I like the mac look. You can see my style from my screenshots. Is it possible to make it like my style on kfce?
half-left's avatar
Easy enough yeah.
Izobalax's avatar
Currently on KDE 4.8, after having not touched KDE since the Great Memory Hog of 4.4.

I... I kinda like it. Like... really like it. It'd just be nice to see more high-quality plasma themes complete with a QtCurve and colour theme or something.

/izo\
half-left's avatar
Yeah, 4.8 is great, loving the new stuff and it's buttery smooth here as well.
turjuque's avatar
I think i might do the same move in the near future... but kde is always kinda heavy on ram usage in my opinion
half-left's avatar
I think it's a bit of a myth to be honest. I seen something a while back showing KDE4's actual real ram usage and it was lower than people thought. I've got 6GB of RAM so. :)
turjuque's avatar
I've got only 4GB and I'm doing heavy 3D shit so every Byte matters :D. By the way what's your distro?
half-left's avatar
At the moment, Ubuntu 12.04 because I was just trying Unity. The word "was". :)
turjuque's avatar
I know what you mean ;)
ainq's avatar
why not lxde?
half-left's avatar
Nothing to do on it and it's GTK2 after all isn't it?
Ubuntico's avatar
Very good decision, I think that a lot of us probably should to do the same.
atanas's avatar
Welcome back mate! I hope you enjoy your staying! :)
half-left's avatar
Thanks, nice to see my Carbon theme works after all this time instead of being broken with every release. :p
atanas's avatar
Is it really still working? o_O
Damn, I remember the times when I was using it, pretty good theme!
By the way, I was the guy who gave you ftp access to host it on my server, if you remember (~atanas was ~Apocalypsus before) :D
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