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Zumi

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« on: December 18, 2005, 09:00:35 am »
After 5 months and 2 days of developing fvwm-pdaXrom team proudly presents *drumroll*...
...the new pdaXrom tuned Fvwm config files! (to cut down PR costs, this is from the speech of the 0.3.x release )

Download the 0.4.5 release:


Changelog since 0.3.1:
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fvwm-pdaxrom ChangeLog
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0.4.5 (2005-12-18)
    * files are distributed in the system directories, from the
    original /home/root/.fvwm directory
    * everything is home independent, symlink the
    /usr/share/fvwm-pdaxrom/xinitrc file as .xinitrc in an other
    home directory to use the package with another user too
    * added sample config lines to the .fvwm/personal/config file
    to help simple color changes, keybindigs modification

0.4.0 (2005-12-03)
    * updated ztaskbar, graphic battery display in the systray
    * added .fvwm/personal directory where you can store and use
    your altered config files across fvwm-pdaxrom installations
    * you can now edit .fvwm/personal/menutop or menubottom to add
    menu items to the pdaXrom menu more easily
    * added dinamically generated menus to the FvwmRoot menu, so
    you can set or view various things with a click in the menu
    * "Network Schemes" dynamic menu - set or view the active
    network scheme
    * "Volume" dynamic menu
    * "CPU Speed" dynamic menu

Release notes:
Read the welcome message after installing it, for more info.
The package depends on the "fvwm", it's in the official feed of RC12.
Previous topics about older releases: "pdaXrom-Fvwm, more eyecandy, less memory usage" and "Fvwm-pdaxrom 0.3.x, 0.3.1 released"
If you are thinking about "where was the 0.4.0 release...?" then the answer is, nowhere. It was only a pre-release and I made some big changes, so I skipped that one.

Here's a picture about new dynamic menus and the new ztaskbar with graphical battery meter:
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Let this be the bugreport thread, so feel free to report bugs here, suggest changes and express delight.
I hope you like all the stuff,
Zumi  
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2005, 02:47:06 pm »
Well done - I took the plunge and it seems to work a treat.  An immediate comparison with the default WM is that the taskbar is actually present on all desktops.

Does it need to be/is it restarted if the Z is left off for more than 12 hours?  The restart on the default WM at least prevents lockup, but is very annoying as it takes ages to refresh everything and resets to Desktop 1.

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2005, 04:31:20 pm »
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Does it need to be/is it restarted if the Z is left off for more than 12 hours?  The restart on the default WM at least prevents lockup, but is very annoying as it takes ages to refresh everything and resets to Desktop 1.
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Well, I'm using fvwm-pdaxrom for more than a year and I haven't experienced lockups with it. I went through several flashing and RC versions, I used to leave my Z suspended for more than 12 hours but I don't remember about lockups since the RC5 came out (there were stability problems before that).

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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2005, 05:23:00 pm »
That's good - but I presume I have to modify some script somewhere to prevent the WM being restarted automatically.

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2005, 05:34:09 pm »
Well, I don't think so. If there's a restarting script (what I haven't noticed yet) it must be restarting the openbox or matchbox processes, so it doesn't do a thing in Fvwm.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2005, 06:55:50 pm »
Hey Zumi,
Just curious, does the nokia bluetooth card you are using work with the PDAXROM using the GUI alone and not tinkering with some config script.
To the best of my knowledge no one has listed a success with a BT card using the GUI alone without editing.

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2005, 06:57:53 pm »
Never mind, I should have read your sig closer its gps bluetooth, i'm curious about phone connections

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2005, 03:52:49 am »
Keep up the good work! I like your fvwm configuration a lot. It allows me to configure and change the functionality very easily. As of this release it works a lot better on the SL-C3100. There are only two thinks that aren't properly working so far:

(1) the CPU  speed Menu. Your CPU speed logic doesn't seem to work on the C3k1 platform. I'll try to look into this next week.

(2) from time to time strange things happen to the taskbar when turning on the Z. Sometimes I get an additional purple 'X' with the root menu, sometime I get an additional ztaskbar in a separate window.

BTW: I love your dynamic menus! I haven't yet studied the mechanics behind it, but it seems the logical place for a CF/SD/wlan card unmounting menu.

regards, Philippe

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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2005, 04:37:56 am »
There is some sort of restarting script, yes.  If you turn the Z on after a period of inactivity, it doesn't just re-draw the visible windows but the task-bar as well, and resets you to the "first" virtual desktop.

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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2006, 06:24:36 pm »
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Keep up the good work! I like your fvwm configuration a lot. It allows me to configure and change the functionality very easily. As of this release it works a lot better on the SL-C3100. There are only two thinks that aren't properly working so far:

(1) the CPU  speed Menu. Your CPU speed logic doesn't seem to work on the C3k1 platform. I'll try to look into this next week.
Yeah, I thought that's different in Cxx00 versions, but I can't figure that out with a C860.
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(2) from time to time strange things happen to the taskbar when turning on the Z. Sometimes I get an additional purple 'X' with the root menu, sometime I get an additional ztaskbar in a separate window.
Well, these things never happened here. Somebody is experiencing the same thing?
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BTW: I love your dynamic menus! I haven't yet studied the mechanics behind it, but it seems the logical place for a CF/SD/wlan card unmounting menu.
I was playing with this mount menu idea when I had time and I made some draft. It's in Python, so it need to be rewritten in C to use it as a dynamic menu in a release (because it's quite slow this way), but I think it's good to study the mechanism behind them if you try to incude it in your config.

It looks like this (green is mounted, blue is busy (you cannot unmount it) and grey is unmounted; if you click on a green, it gets umounted, if on a blue, nothing happens, if on a grey, it gets mounted):

And here is the script. I'm gladly help if you are stuck how to use it, but I will include this in some form in the next release anyway.
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(sorry about "zip", the forum is bitchy about file extensions and it only allowed this, no py, no bz2)
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2006, 04:52:22 am »
I found on my 860 that I sometimes got oddities happening, with the screen filling with task bars, each one showing nothing but the name of one open application.

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2006, 01:11:49 am »
why my menu has no application, exception Aterm and the 3 Exit, Rotate and TheOtherICannotRemember ?

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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2006, 01:20:26 am »
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why my menu has no application, exception Aterm and the 3 Exit, Rotate and TheOtherICannotRemember ?
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Probably the /usr/bin/fvwm-menu-generator.py program doesn't generates the menu on startup. Try to run it from console and see what's the error.
It happened for me sometimes that there were broken links in /usr/share/applications/ which made the script exit. If it's the same for you, then deleting the broken links solves the problem.
I try to make it more error-proof in the next version.

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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2006, 11:41:11 am »
Zumi:

Love the new release! Been using it for a while. I've got a suggestion for making it easier to modify the taskbar (or anything else that changes between landscape/portrait).

I moved the $FVWMCOMMANDS from the landscape and portrait scripts into  seperate files, landscape-bar and portrait-bar, in the ./fvwm directory Here's how I'm doing it. I replaced the $FVWMCOMMANDS from fvwm-landscape.sh with the following:
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if test -e $HOME/.fvwm/personal/landscape-bar; then
    $FVWMCOMMAND 'PipeRead "cat $[FVWM_USERDIR]/personal/landscape-bar"'
    else
    $FVWMCOMMAND 'PipeRead 'cat $[FVWM_USERDIR]/landscape-bar"'
fi

Then added similar code the the fvwm-portrait.sh script. This way I can hack my custom taskbar and easily go back to the default taskbar by renaming my custom file.

I'm using a similar process to read the wallpaper command from a seperate file so I can use the Taviso's wallpaper browsing function to set the wallpaper. I read that file from the landscape/portrait-bar file with a PipeRead command.

Thanks for all of your work on fvwm (and the kopi alarm)!

Cheers,
Jerry
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2006, 02:09:54 pm »
xstroke doesn't work on fvwm

since xstroke is the only Input method really working as it should on a touchscreen, I won't be able to use fvwm