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#104495 Bodhi 4.x.y in the News

Posted by Jeff on Yesterday, 09:46 PM

A somewhat recent review this month: http://www.linuxandu...eek-bodhi-linux


"Reviews" like this are so awful. They lack depth and this one has the gall to close with:

The only negative is that there are still a lot of bugs in desktop


No software is perfect, Bodhi included, but the reviewer doesn't mention hitting any issues and then closes with this blatantly false statement. Really annoying. 

#104282 Moksha not so stable.

Posted by Jeff on 10 May 2017 - 08:40 PM

Perfect. Thanks for checking. I thought I had toggled that off at one point. Couldn't remember though.

#104259 Bodhi Youtube channel

Posted by Jeff on 10 May 2017 - 12:22 PM

I have access to the Bodhi YouTube channel. If there is a desire for folks to create some tutorial videos I am happy to host them there.

#104258 Bodhi 5 etc

Posted by Jeff on 10 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

Bodhi 5.0.0 will happen some time next summer after Ubuntu 18.04 releases. We always just take the latest Ubuntu LTS release and then build Moksha on top of it.

At some point later this summer we will have a 4.2.0 release for the current Bodhi branch that will simply be an update release to keep the install ISO images up to date with fixes.

#104180 Swami Control Panel Priorities

Posted by Jeff on 05 May 2017 - 03:40 AM

I'm not sure that Swami is going to be as feasible as once thought. Some of the issues it is having stem from the fact that the config files for Moksha / EFL are not intended to be interacted with via non-C code like Swami is trying to do.

#104179 Moksha not so stable.

Posted by Jeff on 05 May 2017 - 03:38 AM

For reference this is not a problem with Moksha itself, but some underlying library. Probably the EFL we build on.

Here is a phab ticket I opened in January with the upstream folks looking for help. It got a pretty overwhelming response :-/


#103898 Failed installing Bodhi-desktop on top of XUbuntu 16.04

Posted by Jeff on 11 April 2017 - 07:32 PM

Using options like that can get your system into a nasty state just running regular upgrades.

Do as you will with your system, but those warning are there for a reason.

#103849 i386 python-efl docs, wrong symlink _gv.i686-linux-gnu.so

Posted by Jeff on 07 April 2017 - 06:30 PM

Something I intended to do but never got around to was making it so when you toggled word wrap on it simply turned line numbering off. 

#103658 Atom Text Editor

Posted by Jeff on 18 March 2017 - 02:33 PM


#103551 Item missing from main>settings menu

Posted by Jeff on 10 March 2017 - 03:46 PM

This sub menu was removed by design in the Bodhi 4.1.0 release when we simplified the main menu. You can reenable it in the settings panel under advanced:


#103427 Can't install 4.1.10 x64 in Dell D620

Posted by Jeff on 26 February 2017 - 07:21 PM

Does it work if you create the drive using the dd command as opposed to unetbootin?

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#103323 Enlightenment and slow laptop

Posted by Jeff on 20 February 2017 - 02:36 PM

And LXQT. And Openbox.


LXQT isn't a stable release / will eventually just be LXDE when it is stable. Openbox is just a window manager not a desktop and I don't consider it major or feature rich like Moksha and others.

#103320 Paper Icons & GTK Theme

Posted by Jeff on 20 February 2017 - 02:34 PM


#103319 nm-applet logs

Posted by Jeff on 20 February 2017 - 02:28 PM

I cannot agree. Whenever I install new applications (pdf viewers, office stuff or media players) this error persists. It is app-independent error and should be debugged at system-level.


If you are getting this error with every application it is an issue with your system. As I mentioned - check system health. We only support / test in virtual box so YMMV with other tools such as hyper V. All these things work fine in virtual box.



So why the hell it is still there? What is the use of debug message which brings no useful info?


Because it is harmless so it is low priority. Bodhi doesn't pay my bills or anyone's bills for that matter. It is a labor of love. If an issue like this is something you really need fixed / removed before our folks get around to it feel free to submit a patch yourself or sponsor someone to do it. As is the work that puts food on the table for my kids always take priority. 

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#103258 Transparency with ibar and ibox: how?

Posted by Jeff on 17 February 2017 - 01:28 PM

Ahh yea - left over settings from e19 could cause any end of issues. You very much should nuke your `/.e folder and start fresh.