Forum: Site News
Topic: dsl-4.4.8.iso
started by: roberts

Posted by roberts on Nov. 08 2008,00:58
* Added "aterm window" to display backup is occuring.
* Restored Fltk plastic scheme
* Added new menu option to .fluxbox/menu to restart mount.app to reflect pendrive additions.
* Added jwm tray button for mount.lua
* Removed opt/powerdown.sh from default filetool.lst

Files likely in your backup that need to be updated:

Posted by chaostic on Nov. 08 2008,03:02
Homepage still reflects 4.4.4 as the latest 4.x release.

And as a future idea, could Mount.app be changed to try to relaunch itself or scan for new additions every x minutes?

Posted by roberts on Nov. 08 2008,03:33
mount.app only concerns fluxbox. Both of which are very old versions to accomodate older hardware that DSL targets as well as the self imposed 50MB limit.

Using the default JWM and mount.lua one does not have the issue of re-reading /etc/fstab.

Trying to satisfy both camps of fluxbox and slit applets and the much lighter resource jwm is pushing the limits of 50MB.

Each fluxbox slit applet is taking more resources as it is already a constantly running application. This was in fact the reason to try to move away from fluxbox and slit applications. Even though many thought I was trying to look like Windows. The fact is JWM is uses much less resources and performs better on older hardware.

Personally, I prefer less running processes and find that a simple click on-demand and only when necessary is the better solution.

Fluxbox only remains in DSL in respect to the founder of this project. If it were up to me it would be gone.

Posted by roberts on Nov. 08 2008,04:41
Hey how about this as a compromise for the fluxbox desktop.
I drop mount.app and the use of the slit. Move fluxter back to its original position, bottom left. Then create a desktop icon and menu item for mount.lua ?

Then those who want to use the slit can grab the mydsl extensions in the WM area.

Posted by stunix*com on Nov. 08 2008,11:57
yup, that would work for me. my 200mhz 96mb thinkpads run fine with my personal pref of fluxbox & rox pinboards, the latter will mount drives.
does fluxter use much?, its a bit of a luxury imho.

talking of our beloved founder, i read that there is little contact of late, and domains are lapsing. I thereby hope this does not affect the continuation of this innovation at a time of environmentalisation.

Posted by curaga on Nov. 08 2008,12:10
Was the Firefox default homepage changed?
Posted by roberts on Nov. 08 2008,15:42
Quote (curaga @ Nov. 08 2008,09:10)
Was the Firefox default homepage changed?

No as the domain dslos.com was quietly renewed to 04 Nov 2009.
Posted by roberts on Nov. 08 2008,16:12
does fluxter use much?, its a bit of a luxury imho.

Yes. Take a look at running the command top
Another reason why jwm is lower in resource demands.

Posted by vendion on Nov. 09 2008,16:17
On top of the out of date homepage is there something wrong with the < ftp://ftp.oss.cc.gatech.edu/pub/linux/distributions/damnsmall/current/ > mirror?  It still has 4.2.5 listed as current.
Posted by roberts on Nov. 09 2008,18:12
I was able to update the homepage. I do not know how or if any communication is performed to the mirror site owners.
Posted by stunix*com on Nov. 10 2008,01:01
after trying to upgrade from 447 i added .murgaluarc to my xfiletool.lst (along with the other files stated at the start of this thread) and rebooted to replace it. but now flrun.lua encounters a segmentation fault.  popask.lua works fine.
any ideas before i resort to a rebuild (which isnt such a big deal as i love fiddling with dsl and each incarnation just gets better.)?

Posted by roberts on Nov. 10 2008,04:49
No problem here. Cannot reproduce. Perhaps you have a bad burn or a bad load.

You don't even need .murgaluarc You can delete it altogether.

It's only use was to set a scheme and then later to satisfy an ego and now both.

Posted by jls legalize on Nov. 12 2008,17:40
There is a problem in netcardconf.lua:
if u decide 2 save the setting, the program add a line in filetool that starts with /

so the backup fails

legalize cannabis, coke, ero..

Posted by roberts on Nov. 12 2008,21:08
Good find. Will fix ASAP.
Posted by Juanito on Nov. 13 2008,03:27
This also happens in the later 3.x series releases (eth0 being written to .filetool, not the backup failing).
Posted by roberts on Nov. 13 2008,04:28
Posted a quick fix for the netcardconf.
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