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dvw86


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 02:25    Post subject:  System-Tools control panel
Subject description: dvw86 resurrects the System-Tools project
 

Okay here is a very stripped down version of my System-Tools control panel. Unfortunately I couldn't find my latest copy of it so I'm going to have to re-write a bunch of the tools. The only things that are enabled are the JWM configuration tools and the firewall tool. I took out some of the JWM options since they didn't work well with the Eeepc or Pupeee such as changing the try height. I posted another version just for Pupeee. This should work in just about any version of Puppy that uses JWM. It requires murgaLua. MurgaLua has gone through some changes since this was written so if you want you can download it from here so that everything will work. Later I will test it with the newest version of murgaLua so it won't be an issue.

***UPDATE 2/28/08***
murgaLua is now included and you no longer have to download and install it separately. If you already have murgaLua installed it will use the included version to avoid conflicts in murgaLua versions. System Tools has been renamed to "Puppy Control Panel" or "PCP" for short.


http://waltonpond.com/eeepc/extras/pcp.tar.gz




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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 02:40    Post subject:  

Looks interesting


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 02:52    Post subject:  

Embarassed thanks. No body caught that when I posted it last year.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 03:37    Post subject:    

Thanks, dvw86. I think this will be perfect for the 3.02-3.10 stream of Puppy. ecomoney may also find it more than useful for his 2.14rCE project Phoenix.

As we now have JWM-2.0, which has a much more finished look, your Control Panel would be ideal as the tool that will help make Puppy far more usable "out of the box". Will you be offering a version that supports either JWM or IceWM?

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 04:17    Post subject:  

WhoDo wrote:
Will you be offering a version that supports either JWM or IceWM?

I didn't plan on it, but it shouldn't be too hard. I guess you could check for the default window manager and load the appropriate code.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 05:04    Post subject:  

dvw86 wrote:
WhoDo wrote:
Will you be offering a version that supports either JWM or IceWM?

I didn't plan on it, but it shouldn't be too hard. I guess you could check for the default window manager and load the appropriate code.

Yep. /etc/windowmanager, I think. That would be really cool, especially for refugees who are used to the M$ Control Panel. If you can do that, and the guys running the two big projects can't accommodate it, I'll include it in the next EZpup.

Thanks, mate.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 09:37    Post subject:  

I don't have IceWM installed on my machine. What exactly does your /etc/windowmanager file read with IceWM set as the default? Mine quite simply is:
Code:
jwm
It's all in lowercase.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 09:50    Post subject:  

I should just install IceWM. What version are you all using? Can you post a link to it so we are all on the same page?
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 16:32    Post subject:  

I changed it to work in Pupeee and any other version of Puppy so there is just one version of the control panel. It now works with the latest version of murgaLua so please download it from John's site linked in the first post. I added the FTP tool as well. There is now code to detect the window manager and load the correct tools. However there are no tools written yet for IceWM. It now has the plastic look too. Please test and let me know how it works.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 18:06    Post subject:  

dvw86 wrote:
I don't have IceWM installed on my machine. What exactly does your /etc/windowmanager file read with IceWM set as the default? Mine quite simply is:
Code:
jwm
It's all in lowercase.

Again, all in lowercase
Code:
starticewm

It looks as though the contents of that file may be passed to xwin as a parameter when none is chosen ... sort of a $CURRENTWM placemarker.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 18:08    Post subject:  

dvw86 wrote:
I should just install IceWM. What version are you all using? Can you post a link to it so we are all on the same page?

Most would be using the version in EZpup-3.01, Icewm-1.2.34 which comes from the Slackware 12 repos. Earlier versions of EZpup contained earlier independent versions of IceWM.

Use Gslapt from MU to access the repos and install, if you'd prefer not to install EZpup-3.01, or simply use pet2tgz to unpack EZpup-3.01 and install the bits you want. Don't forget to take a couple of nice themes along for the ride, though. Wink

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 18:17    Post subject:  

dvw86 wrote:
I changed it to work in Pupeee and any other version of Puppy so there is just one version of the control panel. It now works with the latest version of murgaLua so please download it from John's site linked in the first post.

Isn't there a runtime version of murgaLua? I seem to remember the original was only 512kb, but what I've downloaded from the supplied link is nearly 5Mb.

Edit: Used the binary from the download - only 383kb!!

dvw86 wrote:
I added the FTP tool as well. There is now code to detect the window manager and load the correct tools. However there are no tools written yet for IceWM. It now has the plastic look too. Please test and let me know how it works.

WooHoo! I'll be back in a flash with the cash!!! Razz

Edit: Yeehah!! It works. Now all we need are the relevant apps. Calling all programmers willing to help dvw86!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 18:37    Post subject:  

WhoDo wrote:

Isn't there a runtime version of murgaLua? I seem to remember the original was only 512kb, but what I've downloaded from the supplied link is nearly 5Mb.


Yes, the supplied link has all the docs, binaries, and source code. All you really need is to place the murgaLua binary somewhere in your $PATH such as /root/my-applications/bin. I just put a symlink to it there.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Feb 2008, 18:39    Post subject:  

dvw86 wrote:
Yes, the supplied link has all the docs, binaries, and source code. All you really need is to place the murgaLua binary somewhere in your $PATH such as /root/my-applications/bin. I just put a symlink to it there.

Thanks, dvw86. I've edited my post to reflect. Cheers.

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PostPosted: Sun 24 Feb 2008, 09:48    Post subject:  

Hi,

Great to see the control panel coming back !!

Incidentally, as for the new version of murgaLua :

http://www.murga-projects.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=290

The best binary for Puppy is the "Linux/otherBuilds/murgaLua_Dynamic", the main murgaLua binary works, but is about 200k larger than it needs to be for Puppy.

Cheers
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