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tallboy


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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jul 2017, 21:53    Post subject:  

Clicktitle and sloppytitle window focus sounds exciting!

But radky, it seems you have access to info that we ordinary mortals don't have! Do you have a list of translations from the JWM vgit numbers to ordinary release numbers?
Why cannot the title of the vgit JWM contain a standard version number as well?

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radky

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 12:05    Post subject:  

Hi tallboy,

In a terminal, you can type jwm -v to check the current numerical version of jwm. The value will depend on the type of release, either developmental (vgit) or official (standard).

When launched, JWMDesk checks the current numerical version of jwm (vgit or standard) and constructs the GUI with options supported by that version. The distinction is important since some Pups have vgit versions (such as the venerable vgit-976 of BK's current Quirky) while others have offical releases (such as 2.3.2 in the current Slacko and 2.3.6 in the current Tahrpup).

For the most part, I use the following changelog to determine the developmental (vgit) or standard version that supports a given option or feature of jwm.

http://joewing.net/projects/jwm/snapshots/ChangeLog

Thanks for your comments!

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Jul 2017, 22:03    Post subject:  

Thank you, radky, the changelog link was really helpful.
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 11:01    Post subject:  

Just found/seen this jwm-settings-manager that may be of interest.
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backi

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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 11:57    Post subject:  

Hi rufwoof !

Very interesting ....... exactly what i always missed in Jwm.
This could raise JWM into another higher Category .
Hope someone will integrate it into Jwm as a new future Improvement/standard .Needs more public relation IMHO.
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PostPosted: Tue 25 Jul 2017, 20:41    Post subject:  

Hi Backi.

Don't have much use for a jwm gui configurator myself, I have it all in the single .jwmrc file, including startup commands. I use the inbuild (default) gtk2 theme, so no themes either. Just a few tweaks in a manually created ~/.gtkrc-2.0. The default inbuilt Raleigh theme isn't particularly good looking, but neither is it particularly ugly, and it just works well and keeps things nice and simple (and fast).

I had been using pcmanfm to provide desktop icon management, so fundamentally a base of xorg, jwm, pcmanfm, but have reverted to using Rox again just for the desktop icons as I find it easier to cater for different wallpapers and icons on each desktop using rox.

Neither do I have much of a MENU content, just logout, reboot, shutdown. So no jwm-menu changes to be managed. Basically I just use desktop icons to launch programs - grouping them into different desktops, or menu key to run gmrun and type in the name of the program to be run. I have brightside installed so a mouse into the top left corner toggles showing/hiding the desktop ... so a bit gnome3 like but where the pages of applications are arranged as I like (different desktops). Simple, but effective.

A problem would be that Joe still develops jwm, such that any gui configurator would as you say ideally have to be more of a integrated/combined project. Nor would it likely get into the Debian main (stable) repository any time soon, and I use that exclusively now for the benefits that brings (everything from their main repository works well for me). The only exception is that I did use their backports for jwm (so the latest version). Booted frugally and its really really quick, even on my 10 year old Phenom 4 core 2GB. I very much like the single provider all encompassing setup, especially for oldstable (Jessie) as the entire repository seems to have most of the problems/bugs ironed out ... and just works. With everything from development (compiling), video editing, audio editing, office suite .... etc. around a 650MB main sfs. I suspect many pup's would exceed that with less functionality, after devx and other sfs's are counted. And not include the quick security updates/fixes single provider/maintainer of the complete package that Debian provides. My intent is to stick with Jessie, hardware permitting, until Stretch rolls into being oldstable, at which time I might 'upgrade' to that. In effect running 2 years behind the crowd, letting them iron all the problems out and provide a legacy of references/documentation.
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