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This section describes the creation of themes for the themed greeter. For examples including screenshots, see the installed standard themes and the themes from the theme website.
kdm themes can be created by creating an XML file that follows the
Theme files are stored in the directory
The theme directory should contain a file called
KdmGreeterTheme.desktop which has similar format
.desktop files and looks
[KdmGreeterTheme] Greeter=circles.xml Name=Circles Description=Theme with blue circles Author=Bond, James Bond Copyright=(c) 2002 Bond, James Bond Screenshot=screenshot.png
Copyright fields can
be translated just like in other
.desktop files. All the files
that are mentioned should be in the theme directory itself. The
Screenshot field points to a file which should be a
200x150 screenshot of the theme in action (it is OK not to have one,
but it makes it nicer for the user). The
entry points to an XML file that contains the description of the theme.
Once a theme has been fully tested, make a tarball that contains
the directory as it would be installed to the
directory. This is the standard format for distributing kdm themes.