The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Landmouse on Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:55 am

I am also running the RC of Helena FB, and this is included already. When I open /home/<my home>/.fluxbox/keys, this is the fourth line from the bottom:

Mod1 F3 :ExecCommand /usr/bin/sbt

I hope this helps!
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby agwblack on Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:37 pm

Thanks Landmouse. I put that in and it works great. I must have deleted accidentally. That said, I did notice that the keybindings gui (which appears to generate the keys file in .fluxbox) seemed to have some slightly scrambled entries with some odd characters present, so maybe that had something to do with it?

Unfortunately, I tend to get too absorbed in what I'm doing to think to check the battery, and have already had the battery on my computer die on me twice! So I installed the xfce4-battery-plugin, which I then put onto the xfce4-panel. Seems to do the job fine.

Thanks again Kendall for all your work on this edition - I look forward to the final release!
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby wlake on Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:04 pm

Sorry, just had to post a screenshot of my MintFlux CE. What an amazing distro. XFCE4 panel.
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Kendall on Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:18 pm

The XFCE4 panel seems to be fairly popular. It looks good, love the color scheme.
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby ju1ius on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:24 am

Hello,

First, congrats to all of you who are making such a great job developing the Fluxbox CE !
I'd like to share with you some thoughts about the mint-fm2 menu system.
  • I think it is not a very good idea to hardcode the top-level menu entries.
    What if I want to change my file manager or my terminal emulator ?
    Or keep the mintUpdate & mintConfig insinde the System submenu ?
    I'll have to go and edit /usr/lib/linuxmint/mint-fm2/rootgen and force the menu to regenerate ! Not very user friendly...
    IMHO all of these should be put in ~/.fluxbox/custom-menu-entries to allow users to easily override it.
  • I also think that it would be nice to remove the dependency to the mint-fluxbox-default-settings package,
    so that users can upgrade their menu regardless of their distribution.
    I have to stick to Elyssa, since the Hardy Heron is the only Ubuntu version in which I managed to run jackd properly, and it was kind of a hassle to upgrade to the latest version of mint-fm2.
  • And what about a "Wine" category as in the main edition ?

Thank you again for this wonderful distro ! :D
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Kendall on Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:13 pm

ju1ius wrote:I think it is not a very good idea to hardcode the top-level menu entries.
What if I want to change my file manager or my terminal emulator ?
Or keep the mintUpdate & mintConfig insinde the System submenu ?
I'll have to go and edit /usr/lib/linuxmint/mint-fm2/rootgen and force the menu to regenerate ! Not very user friendly...

Well, user friendliness is strived for, but can't always be had. This is actually a pretty good idea and I'll look into something like this for Mint 9.

ju1ius wrote:I also think that it would be nice to remove the dependency to the mint-fluxbox-default-settings package

Which version do you have, the most recent versions of the package don't have mfds as a dependency.

ju1ius wrote:And what about a "Wine" category as in the main edition ?

I might be able to get this done in an update. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby ju1ius on Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:36 pm

Kendall wrote:Which version do you have, the most recent versions of the package don't have mfds as a dependency.

Ah, sorry I should have checked that ! :mrgreen:
The package I tried to install was one of the first pre-releases for CE 8 version I think, and since I patched the scripts I've been updating it by copy-pasting the relevant parts of the code...
Anyway, thanks for your listening !
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Landmouse on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:05 am

Any word from Clem on the ETA of the final release? Not that I'm impatient or anything... :wink:
Just an FYI, I've been playing with a couple of the other versions of Linux Mint, and FB is still my favorite!
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Kendall on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:20 am

@Landmouse: You mean this:

http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/8/LinuxMint-8-Fluxbox.iso

The official announcement probably won't until later today or tomorrow.
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Landmouse on Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:57 am

Sweet!
*does happy dance*
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Kendall on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:13 am

Landmouse wrote:*does happy dance*

Pics???
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby markfiend on Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:25 am

*also does happy dance*

Is there a recommended transition route from the RC to the final release? Or if I've done all the updates will it be the same?

EDIT: never mind, I just read this post: viewtopic.php?f=142&t=40462&p=239808#p239808
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Landmouse on Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:19 pm

Kendall wrote:Pics???


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Edit: We can grab the md5 from http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/8/md5sum.txt
For those who (like me) fall into the "lazy" category, the md5 == 1b2f311199d2d0d7f5fc431d0252e824 :wink:
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby shane on Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:48 pm

Kendall wrote:
Landmouse wrote:*does happy dance*

Pics???

Or it didn't happen :lol:

[edit]... aaargh... reflex post... didn't notice the next page... that was a fail...

P.S. Nice moves :D

and Congrats Kendall!
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Zorklat DeOrc on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:42 pm

I have it installed, and so far, so good. Still exploring. One thing I most certainly miss, though, is the "update all" button on Synaptic. <sigh>
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Kendall on Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:08 pm

I had some free time this afternoon so I started rewriting some of the system tools. First on the list is a much nicer Mouse Settings application. I probably won't get it finished today, but I should have an update out sometime next week. It's written in Python using fixed layout PyGTK (unlike most other Mint tools where Glade is the weapon of choice). I didn't see any reason to make it more complex than that.

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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Mr_Shifty on Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:02 pm

Awesome! Disabling the touchpad is one of those things that nobody ever seems to effectively accomplish. :)
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:14 am

This should be in main too
Kendall tell Clem about it :)
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Kendall on Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:53 pm

I have about 10 more minutes of work in the actual application, then I need to package it and run a few tests.

I'll let Clem know.

EDIT: Package is built, testing now.
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Re: The status of Mint Fluxbox CE

Postby Kendall on Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:26 pm

Update is in the repo.
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