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#1 sef

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:37 AM

Rebooted my desktop today and saw a 'Bodhi' in grub that I haven't booted to in a while ... well, I'm now typing from my e16.999.71001 desktop, and it's Bodhi 1.4.0 right at my fingertips!!!

 

I now remember why I loved Bodhi from the start. Call it nostalgia, call it crazy, call it a trip down memory lane (... wait didn't I already call it that???) This thing still just flies through menu's, opens windows faster than a speeding bullet, and turns web pages as though it were a book in a hard breeze.

 

Anyone remember the modules TClock, Scale Windows, or Engage? (Engage! that was one awesome module!)

 

Anyway, thanks for putting up with my little road trip thru the past. Just had to post this, I was so fired up about my find!


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:19 AM

Wait a second sef. Is this where Bodhi had that plymouth theme with the leaves being blown by the breeze?

 

Thanks for reminding me how good it can be


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:33 AM

10-4
Blowing leaves.

Absolutely no knock on 4.2 because I think it is the finest bodhi release to date. But that trip down memory lane was just priceless, and the old e16 was pretty awesome.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:21 AM

Yeah, those were the days.

 

But do you remember how often you had to redo your desktop after an E-update? 

Engage, I wish it was still around and working, a floating "shelf" I loved very much.

 

Screenshot from 2012:

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 11:41 AM

Sorry guys...

 

Is sth wrong with TClock or Engage?! I maintain TClock module which is more featured than before...

 

I have installed them and they are working OK.

 

This is the git where we maintain all modules with Ylee and Jeff. All are working under Bodhi.

https://github.com/t.../commits/master

 

Bodhi 4.2 desktop screenshot 2017 with Engage and Tclock modules

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:05 PM

all you need now is your '57 chevy!



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 01:14 PM

BTW: 

 

What was the scale windows module. I can't remember...



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:19 PM

BTW: 

 

What was the scale windows module. I can't remember...

 

From Archwiki:

Scale Windows
The Scale Windows module, which requires compositing to be enabled, adds several features. 
The scale windows effect shrinks all open windows and brings them all into view. This is known in "Mission Control" in macOS. 
The scale pager effect zooms out and shows all desktops as a wall, like the compiz expo plugin. 
Both can be added to the desktop as a gadget or bound to a key binding, mouse binding or screen edge binding.

Maybe it is called comp-scale module, don't remember exactly.

 

Have you ever tried to add the gadcon element to engage and add the systray in there for content? When I try it makes the desktop restart, even though I don't have a systray active anywhere.

 

My Bodhi desktop nowadays is very close to the default, I use less gadgets than I did in the past.

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:35 PM

@sef

 

e16.999.71001 is e17.

 

I know what e16 is, and why it stands on its own. (It is worth erm, investigating--that seems to be the word I'm looking for.) There will be new things it cannot handle like dbus or flash capable browsers but have a look at this screenie to see what hacks even e17 is now missing:

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:43 PM

Sorry guys...

 

Is sth wrong with TClock or Engage?! I maintain TClock module which is more featured than before...

 

I have installed them and they are working OK.

 

This is the git where we maintain all modules with Ylee and Jeff. All are working under Bodhi.

https://github.com/t.../commits/master

 

Bodhi 4.2 desktop screenshot 2017 with Engage and Tclock modules

 

 

No need to be sorry, it is I that should be sorry!  :wacko:  I didn't even know they were still around, but I will check them out ASAP.

Awesome work The waiter, I can't wait !!!   (esp engage)

 

Is there a sensible way to search for all modules available to Moksha through 'apt-cache search' ?


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:55 PM

We package modules from time to time. Not all of the collected in the git are in the repo. Try to apt-cache search *moksha* as we made a style of naming moksha-modulename. Unfortunately some names could be different. Hmm I think tclock is named moksha-clock-advanced or sth. Maybe not the best idea...

http://packages.bodh.../pool/b4main/m/

These modules should work ok... Enjoy
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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:56 PM

the 'search' button in synaptic is IMHO the equivalent of apt-cache search, and you can decide what to do from the results. Just don't forget to hit the Reload first 


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:59 PM



all you need now is your '57 chevy!

 

A nice alternative, '57 is a bit too old for me.

 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:01 PM

Charles. Yes it is not possible to add systray there. If I remember I tried this before but it did not work...

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:03 PM

the 'search' button in synaptic is IMHO the equivalent of apt-cache search, and you can decide what to do from the results. Just don't forget to hit the Reload first 

Sorry too much of a terminal junkie to use synaptic anymore. I guess I just like to keep my hands on the keyboard and off the mouse as much as possible...

 

EDIT: But you're right, that would be a good way to do it


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:16 PM

The problem is not Bodhi Linux, but the simple fact that most laptops I installed earlier Bodhi on have Chinese socialist hardware that completely gave up once their warranty periods expired. This Acer device I am typing from has got a keyboard that got cranky after fluids spilled on it. There is another one beside me with keyboard buttons that malfunctioned in a manner that I can no longer put them back. Buddha knows how many communist harddisks, memory chips and dvd drives I have discarded in recent years. Thank goodness linux still works on most of my broken machines.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:05 PM

There is still hope for us console cowboys, sef.

 

You are probably aware of dselect then. Think of it as the poor man's synaptic.Or synaptic, skinless edition =)


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:30 PM

and what about for us mules?  GUI's????  heh heh!!!

 

 

(or OS X)...



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 11:09 AM

Hmm, very interesting. If I add a gadcon container to the engage module and add the systray module, it crashes as I mentioned. But it does not under Xephyr although I can not see the systray items only the empty space. Thus I am not able to detect what is wrong, because I can not see any outcome in the console. Maybe Valgrind could help some way...I will try later



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

BTW: 

 

What was the scale windows module. I can't remember...

This I miss. For a while I could use skippy-xd but eventually it became incompatable. Then I used x-tile, but it became incompatable. Now someone is making another one, but it uses wmctrl, and it doesn't play nice either. Since I can't get ecomorph to work with 4.0, I am out of luck.


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