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July 7, 2012


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Ok so I am posting this in case the links I used go away, this way I and anyone else who wants this info will have a way of stashing it for later use. Also want to say thank you to Lars and Tom for pointing me in the right direction for this info.

Note: I have only done this on Kubuntu 12.04 x64, 12.10x64, running KDE 4.8.4, KDE 4.9.2, KDE 4.9.3  so anything other than this I can not say for sure will work. I would assume as long as you have the dependencies met it should work but this is just a guess.  As Always make sure to back up your stuff before trying anything new like this!

1:  Make sure to install all Denpendencies:
     - build-essential
     - cmake
     - kde-workspace-dev
     - libxrender-dev
     - libxext-dev
     - libqt4-dev
     - libx11-dev
     - kdebase-workspace-dev
     - kdelibs5-dev
     - libxdamage-dev
2: Pull The Source:  Type this in the terminal ( This should also create a cloud city folder in your /Home )
           "svn co https: //"     Do not use the " when typing this command and take out the spaces between the http and the //!!  

3: Open your Terminal of choice and type     CD cloudcity     This will put you in that directory.

4: Compiling: These next steps are all typed into the terminal:
     1)   mkdir -p builddir

     2)   cd builddir && cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr

     Output)   You should see output similar to this:
                   -- The C compiler identification is GNU
                   -- The CXX compiler identification is GNU
                   -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
                   -- INFO: XRender was found - kwin deco & FX via GPU available!
                   -- KWin headers found
                   -- Configuring done
                   -- Generating done
                   -- Build files have been written to: /media/sda3/Bespin/cloudcity/builddir

      3)     make

      Output)     Your should again see somethign similar to this:
                            --Scanning dependencies of target QtBespin
                            --[ 1%] Building CXX object blib/CMakeFiles/QtBespin.dir/colors.o
                            --Linking CXX shared module ../lib/
                            --[100%] Built target plasma_applet_xbar

     4)     sudo make install

     Output)    So here again you should see something similar to this
                              Install the project...
                              -- Install configuration: "RelWithDebInfo"
                              -- Installing: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/plugins/styles/
                              -- Removed runtime path from "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt4/plugins/styles/"
                              -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/apps/kstyle/themes/bespin.themerc
                              -- Installing: /usr/lib/
                              -- Installing: /usr/bin/bespin
                              -- Installing: /usr/lib/kde4/
                              -- Installing: /usr/lib/kde4/
                              -- Removed runtime path from "/usr/lib/kde4/"
                              -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/apps/kwin/bespin.desktop
                              -- Installing: /usr/lib/kde4/
                              -- Installing: /usr/lib/kde4/
                              -- Installing: /usr/share/kde4/services/plasma-applet-xbar.desktop

5: Now  you should be able to go into System Settings and change to Bespin Style!  Keep in mind you may need to Log Out then Back in once you change to the Bespin Style, well I did at least. Then you can start creating your own Besping style or use one of
the great ones here on DA!  Another tip Lars gave me was when you change to a new Bespin style any open apps may need to be quited then re-started to look correct or as intended.

Well let me know if I have missed something or if I made any errors in typing this out. Also add your comments if you encountered other things or found a better way to git this done. I hope some of you find this useful like I did, it is always good to pay it forward so that is just another reason I was posting this journal. Anyways enjoy the world of Bespin!

Also here are the links I used that were given to me and they may better explain this in case my how to sucks! ;-)

From Lars:  :iconlagadesk:…

From Tom:  :iconmiguelsanchez666:…
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bmorobane Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014
Brilliant! Of great help... Thanks alot. Oh yes the link above to the svn code is outdated as it has been moved to another location.
mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you so much and thanks for the info on the updated SVN info.
miksedk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
so far, it looks like it's working, but the one from Kubuntu repo doesn't install might be some changes in 13.10 that outdated the old from repo.
miksedk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
The svn link you provide is outdated it seems so the one from Lars' link works as it should. svn checkout svn:// cloudcity-code
miksedk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Maybe updating the svn source link, would be a good idea :-) building as I'm writing this, so far so good. using Kubuntu Daily builds 13.10 x86_64 very fresh install
LaGaDesk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hi Marc... if you want to add, for latest installation I needed libxdamage-dev. :)
mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ok Lars I will edit the how to, thank you for the heads up as well. :-)
LaGaDesk Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks Marc! :)
mmesantos1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your very welcome Lars. :-)
chicoray Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thanks very helpful :)
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