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Tinkering w/ Haze WM
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samira


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013, 16:46    Post subject: Tinkering w/ Haze WM  

goingnuts: I downloaded your version of mlvwm, was quite impressed with it's flexibility. Also, it feels more zippy & light on my laptop with pup 4.30.. And though the icons aren't there, i managed to get it running with the plain & mac os 8 themes.
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samira


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013, 16:49    Post subject: Tinkering w/ Haze WM  

Keef: I've tried to use xfontsel but it seems when clicking 'select', nothing is in the clipboard for me to paste in geany/leafpad..
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goingnuts

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013, 07:29    Post subject: Re: Tinkering w/ Haze WM  

samira wrote:
goingnuts: I downloaded your version of mlvwm, was quite impressed with it's flexibility. Also, it feels more zippy & light on my laptop with pup 4.30.. And though the icons aren't there, i managed to get it running with the plain & mac os 8 themes.

Thanks for testing! I will add the haze min/max, resize & close window boxes as style option and a few other things. And then post source & link to mlvwm-hacked-starter-pack...
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samira


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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013, 10:57    Post subject: Re: Tinkering w/ Haze WM  

goingnuts wrote:
samira wrote:
goingnuts: I downloaded your version of mlvwm, was quite impressed with it's flexibility. Also, it feels more zippy & light on my laptop with pup 4.30.. And though the icons aren't there, i managed to get it running with the plain & mac os 8 themes.

Thanks for testing! I will add the haze min/max, resize & close window boxes as style option and a few other things. And then post source & link to mlvwm-hacked-starter-pack...


Great! I'll be waiting for that..since i last did any c programming way back in '04, i'm a bit rusty, looking at a .c file is abit overwhelming for now i guess.
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Keef


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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013, 13:44    Post subject:  

samira

A middle mouse click will paste into a text editor. Right click and 'paste', as well as ctrl+v, seem not to work.
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goingnuts

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 07:47    Post subject:  

Uploaded a starter-pet for Mlvwm091-Hacked here
Install as normal pet - exit to prompt and start the fun with "startmlvwm".
If you have your sound configured you should experience the added system sound theme as well...
Should we rename to MazeWm?
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Keef


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 08:30    Post subject:  

Working nicely. Not used to all that desktop bling.
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goingnuts

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 08:57    Post subject:  

Keef wrote:
Working nicely. Not used to all that desktop bling.
Thanks for testing! The good thing is that it can be turned off - I just felt like exposing some of the possibilities...
By the way - in /usr/share/mlvwm/pm_mlvwm_xdg.sh try change
Code:
#MAIN - publish the menu

#multi menu
the_menu_things

#one-menu with all things in submenus
#the_one_menu_things

to
Code:
#MAIN - publish the menu

#multi menu
#the_menu_things

#one-menu with all things in submenus
the_one_menu_things


That should crawl your /usr/share/application directory, convert your images and create a mlvwm-menu with most applications present in Puppy...without harming any of your normal desktop or image files. But run it before launching mlvwm as it can take some time for the first run.
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Keef


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 11:15    Post subject:  

Tried that and it has worked quite well, with just a few quirks:
In the 'Utilities' menu, the pupMd5sum icon is too large, which stretches all the other entries. gHasher, which uses the same icon, is the right size.
Also, xfontsel won't run from the menu. It will run if I take out the background colour setting though - didn't you mention previously that mlvwm had trouble with '#' in the configs? (only sees it as a comment).

I am running a 1600x1200, and windows do not maximise to full screen - looks like it is about 1200 wide.
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goingnuts

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 12:07    Post subject:  

In mlvwmrc
Code:
# Define the default window decoration
Style
"*" MiniIcon mini-cross.xpm, NoSBarH, NoSBarV, NoResizeR, MaxmizeScale 90, MenuBar default
END
change value for MaxmizeScale 90 to 100 - or delete and maximize use 100% of desktop.
I also have seen the one or two pixmaps not getting right size...easier to fix manually than by code...for me at least...
Again - thanks for swift response and test!
I will try to fix this problem with "#" and " " in commands.
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samira


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Oct 2013, 15:14    Post subject: Tinkering w/ Haze WM  

Keef: Noted with thanks.

goingnuts: good job! (clap! clap!) Finally mlvwm & haze are unified as a new wm. I support it being renamed to MazeWM. Or just Maze perhaps?
Briefly tried it out on my 2.14x, and it was good tweaking the settings & seeing how'd it turn out. Amazing that it still supports the os8 and haze look, together with the bare 'maze' look,(when you comment out the colours) and this being done within a short period. So far didn't bump into anything weird. Didn't have time to test the menu creator though..
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goingnuts

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2013, 12:35    Post subject:  

Thanks - there are a few things I would like to check/add before moving it to mazewm. Meanwhile I think I fixed the command parser. Real problem was if quotes present in string to parse (in ["xfontsel", Action Exec "xfontsel" exec xfontsel -bg "#e0ffe0"] the quotes around color made command parsed "" - doing nothing). So pet updated with this minor improvement - same link to upload as given above.
Update 20131029:
Added setting desktop (root) color from mlvwmrc and autoset of rootwindow cursor (no need for xsetroot now). Added a flag for SOUNDTHEME in mlvwmrc to turn on/off system sounds. Fixed calling programs in InitFunction/RestartFunction containing quotes in command.
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goingnuts

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 05:38    Post subject:  

mazewm-1.0 released

pet with static linked bin
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amigo

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 09:46    Post subject:  

Hey nice! You got a sourceforge site for it... keep up the good work.
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goingnuts

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Nov 2013, 04:33    Post subject:  

@amigo: Thanks - sourceforge seems to be easy to use and a good place to put some of my projects - I already have another project in mind...
Coding a window manager is quite heavy stuff - my additions to mlvwm are mostly cosmetic.
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