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    Phoronix: KDE Releases Plasma Media Center 1.0

    KDE developers have announced the release of Plasma Media Center 1.0.0. Plasma Media Center is a new software package built atop KDE and Plasma technologies to deliver a "rich experience to media enthusiasts."..

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMzMjM

  • #2
    Hire freaking designers. Who made those ugly icons?

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    • #3
      They are from the oxygen icon theme, which is the official icon theme for KDE 4.x.

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      • #4
        Core Dumps on me

        Compiled it on my Ubuntu 12.10 with KDE 4.10.1 and it coredumps when I start it from command line

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        • #5
          Looks interesting, though even as a KDE guy, I'm already totally in love with the awesomeness that is XBMC

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          • #6
            Compiled it on Archlinux and it works mostly fine.

            On the first run I only got the big icons and no menus. On the second run it worked.

            So when I play a video and then press the back button or esc two times or something I get the "main" screen and the video in the background and I don't see how I can get back to the video in the foreground... Is it just me?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoen1x View Post
              Hire freaking designers.
              KDE isn't a company...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
                Looks interesting, though even as a KDE guy, I'm already totally in love with the awesomeness that is XBMC
                I'm on the exact same boat.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phoronix View Post
                  KDE developers are aiming to deliver a unified media experience across PCs, tablets, netbooks, TVs, and other devices through Plasma Media Center.
                  Which is an extremely stupid idea. These are different devices and need different interfaces. It's common sense. What KDE achieves is a bad, unified experience for everyone. What they should be doing is a good, non-unified experience.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                    Which is an extremely stupid idea. These are different devices and need different interfaces. It's common sense. What KDE achieves is a bad, unified experience for everyone. What they should be doing is a good, non-unified experience.
                    Eh.. it's essentially another shell doing media center stuff that has a relatively standardized interface anyway which works well enough for the various platforms. It'd only need minor tweaks if that, it's not like you're doing normal desktop stuff in it... it's media center software.

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                    • #11
                      Who made those ugly icons?
                      Last edited by vvumgaay; 03-21-2013, 12:03 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by phoen1x View Post
                        Hire freaking designers. Who made those ugly icons?
                        I've never gotten this... just what is ugly about those icons? They look better than GNOME's and OS X's, I'd say they are more or less on par with Windows in that regard. If they really bother you that much though it's absolutely trivial to change them just go:
                        Code:
                        system setting/Configure Desktop -> Application Appearance -> Icons
                        and switch them out with something else.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Luke_Wolf View Post
                          I've never gotten this... just what is ugly about those icons? They look better than GNOME's and OS X's, I'd say they are more or less on par with Windows in that regard. If they really bother you that much though it's absolutely trivial to change them just go:
                          Code:
                          system setting/Configure Desktop -> Application Appearance -> Icons
                          and switch them out with something else.
                          Unfortunately, There's few to none good icons on KDE (except maybe, Faenza).

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
                            What KDE achieves is a bad, unified experience for everyone. What they should be doing is a good, non-unified experience.
                            Uh, what? KDE is pretty much the only one not doing a "unified experience". It now has 4 completely different interfaces for different situations. And if down the road they find they need to have different versions of plasma media center for different sorts of devices, they can do that too without much trouble.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by t.s. View Post
                              Unfortunately, There's few to none good icons on KDE (except maybe, Faenza).
                              KDE and gnome follow the same icon spec, so GNOME icons should work for KDE.

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