Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Sep. 02 2007,19:07
|Quote (wavetel @ Sep. 02 2007,05:16)|
|Well done on the RC2 release. I did not check out the earlier ver 4 but since Ive been messing about with USB DSL3.41 and making some of my own DSL exts I thought I would check this new v4 out.|
Some real differences.
First off I would support the move back to emelfm. I dont use mc at all if I have root access with emelfm. I also learned quickly that mc does not support long file names properly.
Emelfm is back and will be in RC3
Secondly. after bootup into Jwm a right click on the desktop gives a menu to alllow mount and some desktop config options amongst other things. Thats fine but if I change to Fluxbox and then back to Jwm the right click on the desktop seems to produce the same menu as the DSL button.
I have been unable to reproduce. If you select "restart window manager" will it be corrected? Perhaps a timming issue.
Yes, this is the new default. This will allow Windows to see the remaining drive space, as it is now sda1.
Ive made a bootfloppy up and use fromusb frugal at boot.
Made a USB install on 128meg USB flash stick. The boot image is on sda2
Thirdly. I am really confused about the myDsl exts. Ive tried a few things. Created a modules directory under the mydsl menu
on the USB sda1. Put all the modules in there. It sees the modules on boot ok.
Modules are only "insmod'ed" they don't have menu or icon elements.
Nothing appears in the MyDSL menu unless I force them to load . When they are loaded some of the apps appear twice in the Menu. Examples of this are Xscreensaver and LinPsk31 Both of these are public MyDsl apps.
So once I have these apps loaded in the Menu they are not loaded next time I boot and not saved to I guess.. I read that we are no longer to put the exts into the MyDsl directory and if I do, I end up with a real mess in the menu of doubled up .app and .dsl files.
Perhaps the confusion is that the .dsl is the "package" closed box icon, the .app is the "open box icon" indicating the application's shortcut to run this app. What is new is icons for mydsl extensions (packages) the closed box icon. All things relating to mydsl extensions are grouped together in the mydsl/ directory. It will likely be that the generic open box icon will be replaced with the actual icon of the application. This requires a batch processs to run on all mydsl extensions.
Currently the application desktop icon is a generic open box. This icon is placed in the MyDSL desktop folder, and not placed directly on the desktop area. This allows easier cleanup of mydsl extensions, which are dynamic by definition.
Forth. Some MyDsl Exts actually create a Desktop Icon. Ive made some up myself using PNG files. Apps like LinPsk31 and Oppen Office Org make up their own Icons as a part of the package. The .xtdesktop directory no longer exists as Ive seen mentioned in texts. How do we now make these old apps give us desktop icons?
Make a 32x32 .xpm. Although size does not really matter, the new standard is 32x3 reduced from the 48x48 of the DSL 3.x series
Do we need to rework the old apps to make this work again? For that matter how do we make a Desktop icon?
I found something in a menu off the desktop that talks about creating a new icon but it does not work.
Sounds like a mix of 3.x with 4.0. Which would explain double menu items as well. You should test by using "base norestore". The menu element for both fluxbox and jwm are now includes.
Some of these issues may be works in progress. In all I see some definite advantages in v4 DSL so far but its just understanding and getting a grip on it after using v2 and v3 DSL.