New Moksha version for testing
Posted 25 January 2018 - 08:17 AM
The Bodhi Linux team (http://www.bodhilinux.com/w/the-team/) is working on new Moksha release (#3). I am here to tell you what is new in alpha release available on our testing repo:
1. After some debate with Jeff I persuaded him to get back desktop icons as many of you are asking for them. The reason of disable this feature was EFM (enlightenment file manager) which has lack of features and many questions were asked on the forum to this piece of SW. In the new Moksha version I managed to cut out EFM from opening folders on the screen and replace it with opening with default FM you have set up on your system. In default Bodhi installation it is PcmanFM. If some troubles are there, set your default FM this way (example for Thunar):
xdg-mime default Thunar.desktop inode/directory
Desktop icons enabling : menu-settings-modules-files-EFM starter (load)
2. Another nice new feature was made by Sef. Now you have a key shortcut for "Always on top" window. The default shortcut (you can change it in key bindings section) is CTRL + ALT + T.
3. I made a resurrection of a former screenshot dialog which was cut out in the past due to E server instability. It is up to you which way you prefer. Setup is easy in the Screenshot setting under "Show full Screenshot dialog" item. It is disabled by default. The path for saving pictures was set to "desktop" by default to avoid language troubles with folder naming.
4. As we plan the new Bodhi Linux release, I'd like to show you some new design features which will be perhaps implemented. New Glassy icon set and new extra modules design set (extras need more time for recoding scripts and changing faces. I can show you just 3 gadgets - mem, trash and cpu, which I am working on these days - not finished, just for show off).
And now a little tasting
I hope you like it, and of course we wait your feedback and bugs reports (if exist)
Posted 25 January 2018 - 11:44 AM
Good work Stefan!
The glassy icons look great!
Seems I'm not a member of the team
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:53 AM
Sorry, you have to work harder
Just kidding, yes you are mentioned here:
The team page needs update
..and yes, Glassy icons looks awesome
Aah, Glass Icons from 12.04 era. I wish someone ressurrect it, the PPA end at 13.10.
Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:24 PM
I overlooked the fact the Glass icons are under author license which does not allow using the set for commercial purposes, any modifications and redistribution (Jeff thx for warn me).
The only way was asking the author for having the permission thus I yesterday kindly asked for it and I can say with happiness WE HAVE permission for all his work.
Look at his outstanding work on deviant art page:
I also found there some wallpapers available in the set. Maybe nice one for next Bodhi release
Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:37 PM
Is it possible for a non-team-member to test this alpha? If possible, I would very much like to. Is it just a matter of editing repositories and adding a testing repo? If so, I think I can handle that.
Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:42 PM
And question to the waiter : what exactly does Desktop icons enabling : menu-settings-modules-files-EFM starter (load) mean? Is this a common Moksha / elementary configuration file which needs to be edited, or a startup item?
Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:50 PM
I count with you as a good tester. Yes, it is a matter of adding the testing repo, sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install moksha. Or just get it from here
Be aware the systray fix is not included in the package yet.
As far as EFM is concerned. EFM is a module which is a short for Enlightenment File Manager.
It is binded with moksha desktop the way it takes care of desktop icons also. Just enable it from the module menu and that's it
Thanx for your interest and help. I appreciate it
PS: Jeff is thinking of renaming the EFM (Starter) item to "Desktop icons". I think it is not a bad idea because EFM (Starter) is very non intuitive. In our case EFM (I mean the pure FM) will not be shown in any file/folder action (I hope It is your role to test it)
Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:18 PM
Thank you. I downloaded and installed the updated moksha package in a bodhi 4 VM. The VM has been stable and updating moksha seems to have had no effects on stability or useability. And personally, I appreciate this concession from the lead developer : he may not like or use desktop icons, but for some of us (less advanced) users, they are important.
Thank you again. Should any issues arise, I will post.
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