True transparency for Konsole

True transparency for Konsole is a fix for one of the most annoying missing features in KDE.
True transparency for Konsole
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True transparency for Konsole is a fix for one of the most annoying missing features in KDE. This patch brings true transparency (with Xgl/Beryl) to Konsole. And as a bonus, it removes the 1 pixel border around the window, so that you can embed the console in the desktop.

To be fair, I have to admit that the transparency code was already there, I just activated it and fixed the 1-pixel-border-bug. (I consider that a bug because earlier versions didn't have that border, and it's rather ugly.) So be careful, this patch could have some unexpected side effects, otherwise it would be active by default.

Installation:

* get kdebase source (tested with 3.5.5, but could work with other versions, no guarantee)

* in source directory, do:

patch -p0 < konsole-3.5.5-trans.patch
./configure -C --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`
cd konsole
make
make install

Installation for Ubuntu/Debian:

* Get apt-build:
sudo apt-get install apt-build

* Get kdebase sources:
sudo apt-build source konsole

* Go to sources and make user-writeable:
cd /var/cache/apt-build/build/kdebase-3.5.5
sudo chown --recursive (your username) .

* run configure:
./configure -C --prefix=`kde-config --prefix`

* if configure fails, you have to install some developer packages, e.g. if it complains about missing qt headers:
sudo apt-get install libqt3-mt-dev

* apply patch, compile and install
patch -p0 < konsole-3.5.5-trans.patch
cd konsole
make
sudo make install

last updated on:
November 6th, 2006, 14:54 GMT
price:
FREE!
homepage:
www.kde-apps.org
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
TheNacho
category:
ROOT \ Utilities
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