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Oxygen Project: KDE Vista Patcher

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Good Morning to all.

I'm proud to announce the KDE Vista Patcher.

It is in first beta stages but it is promising.

Credits should go to XPero for his vize code and off cource to oxygen team for the icons.

Here is a first screenshot, more are about to come and soon i will upload the first beta version.

KDE Vista Patcher

KDE Vista Patcher is a project based in the fantastic code wonder or XPero, The Vize Project.

It's main goal is to bring the view and feel or KDE 4 GUI to Windows Vista Users.

The final Version 1.0 is intended to bring you the full experience of KDE 4 right on top of Windows Aero.

Below are some key steps in the development process.

Version 0.1 ? Internal

? -Processing of Vize source code

? -Translation of reshacker scripts

? -Pre-Alpha Testing

Version 0.2 ? Internal

? -Fully Customized Interface

? -Added more resources

? -Pre-Alpha Testing

Version 0.3 ? Internal

? -First "bugs" found, there is some problem handling paths with space " " for example, c:\Program" "Files\Internet" "Explorer\iexplorer.exe

? -Temporary removed custom paths with space

? -Problem with accesibilitycpl.dll and authui.dll temporary removed until it is fixed

? -Alpha Testing

Version 0.4 ? Internal

? -Fully Working Release

? -Bugs are schedule to be fixed in 0.5 version

? -Fixed accessibiltycpl.dll and authui problems, readded.

Version 0.4.1

? -Fully Working Release

? -Cosmetic changes

? -Added custom text, replacing the XPero's

? -Removed extra languages since they were translated for vize, any one willing to re-translate?

? -Beta Testing

Version 0.4.2 Beta

? -Fully Working Release

? -Cosmetic changes

? -Updated resources inside imageres.dll

? -Added extra resources shell32.dll

? -Beta Testing

Version 0.4.3 Beta

? -Fully Working Release

? -Cosmetic changes

? -Added extra resources Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, nVidia Control Panel,Realtek Control Panel

? -Fixed the famous spaces bug, (thanx to vertigosity for his help)

? -Beta Testing

Version 0.4.9 Beta

? -Fully Working Release

? -Cosmetic changes

? -Added extra resources

? -Updated some resources from icons from the newest KDE 4.1.2 releases

? -Minor Code Improvements

? -Added official KDE 4 Wallpapers and option to choose between resolutions during the installation process

? -Beta Testing

Version 0.5 TODO List

? -Fix all "bugs"

? -Add More Resources

? -Add Visual Style, Screensaver, Cursors, LogBig changes to the project as i finally found some time to improve it.

Version 1.02 [build 4.2]o the project as i finally found some time to improve it.

Version 1.02 [build 4.2]

* Version numbering changed. The current version numbering is 1.02 where 1 is the major application version and the 02 is the current month, followed by [build 4.2] which is the corresponding KDE version from which i gathered my resources.

* Added more resources (Icons and Wallpapers) from the latest KDE 4 Packages

* Updated some obsolete icon resources

* Added the KDE installer for Windows, you can find it under the menu All Programs=>KDE Vista Parcher=>KDE Windows Installer give it a try but use it with caution

* There are two Editions now, Full and Lite. The Lite Edition comes without Wallpapers or the KDE Windows Installer.

* Some minor code optimizations

* Some Minor UI changes

There is a screenshUpdating links please download from Deviantart links belownk 1 Skydrive: Updating links pleKDE Vista Patcher 1.02 [build 4.2] Beta Fulla-Patcher-1-02-Full-92659293"]KDE Vista KDE Vista Patcher 1.02 [build 4.2] Beta Lite-Patcher-1-02-Lite-100701632"]KDE Vista Patcher 1.02 [build 4.2] Beta Lite[/url]

Get more info and latest updates at KDE Vista Patcher Official Blog[/urlremember is in beta stage still.

Download and use with caution,

remember is in beta stage still.

Please uninstall Tango Shell Patcher or Vize before installing this. It might screw your system upremember is in beta stage still.hings you like and things you don't.

remember is in beta stage still.

You will find a shortcut in the start menu under KDE Vista Patcher.

Thanx to all and especially to XPero.

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Very cool! Looking forward to it.

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Looking nice..

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Just thinking or resource usage, will this use Aero as much as possible or will it try to implement Plasma and KDE4's graphical framework on top of Aero?

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Just thinking or resource usage, will this use Aero as much as possible or will it try to implement Plasma and KDE4's graphical framework on top of Aero?

will replace resources inside dll's and add walls, theme and some other stuff similar to KDE4. The KDE team is working on KDE 4 project running natively in windows. I believe there is a lot of work to be done to have plasma running properly in windows. This pack is trying to make vista look like kde 4, but still Aero is far from the new KDE4 experience.

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all right lads, ready to download?

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Sure, I go for it.

Edit: No problem so far.

It went out smooth.

Edited by NienorGT

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Is it for x86 only or also for x64?

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It says 32Bit only in the program notice.

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Is it for x86 only or also for x64?

x86 only, vertigosity is working on a x64 solution for his Tango Patcher, if his opens the code then i wil implement 64bit support too.

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Screenshots anyone?

+1 screens please

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LOL - not gonna register to just see screenshots!

Shame, was interested for a bit...

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I'll wait to final release !

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As I said above: That page requires people to register to view screenshots.

This requires too much commitment from a casual interested user to just see what people are talking about.

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As I said above: That page requires people to register to view screenshots.

This requires too much commitment from a casual interested user to just see what people are talking about.

check the begining of this post. new screenshots awaits you

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Sweet, nicely done! :)

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When patching shell32.dll and using creatives cmss for surround sound, cmss stops working. When replacing the back up of shell32.dll cmss works.

Something being patched in shell32.dll is causing creative cmss to stop working.

also had this with

vize and tize

something worth looking into, since i have no idea what could be causing it.

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Looks promising. I gotta download this and run it on VM and post more screens later tomrorow.

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So it changes the icons? Looks nice! I never got into Linux...

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