Release Candidates :: DSL v4.1RC2

Cumlative change log for v4.1RC2

* Completed support for alternate window managers.
* Removed background/wallpaper control from dfm and .xinitrc
* Created /opt/.backgrounds, use xsri in window file include
* Updated wallpaper.lua to use new structure
* Updated "Getting Started" with Esc and Backspace key definitions for dfm

* New boot option user=name
* New boot option settime settime=its_server_name (must have boot time net access) use with tz=XX/Yyyyy for accurate local time.
* New mini-icons in jwm mydsl menu when available.
* New iconView.lua - View & Edit xpm icons.
* Updated torsmo to v0.18 - now supports noswap
* Updated .dfminfo now a plain text file.
* Updated processing order of extensions with .tar.gz now last to better support myconf.tar.gz
* Root menu solely under user control - defaults to selected window manager menu.
* Added 'toram' to frugal installed grub checkfs menu item.
* Updated several murgaLua programs to reflect the dropped fl_ask GUI widget.
* Dropped SWM - Small Window Manager.
* Fixed link error.
* Better support for alternate window managers. - see /opt/.mydsl_menu/ and ~/.{wm}.inc
* Streamlined MyDSL download procedure - dropped use of sudo and download location prompt.
* Dropped unsued emelfm wrapper.

Many, many programs, files, and their locations have changed to support the new user=name option and the new window manager support.
Most noteably .filetool.lst and .xfiletool.lst are now under /opt.

Files that have changed since v4.1RC1 that are likely in your backup.


Note: .fluxbox/background was a directory is now a link to /opt/.backgrounds/ the common backgrounds/wallpaper collection that is window manager netrual.

This is the last of the major structrual changes to 4.x.
I plan to release v4.1 soon.

-- Robert

where is rc2?

in ver4 rc1

what  is "Make sure that apps using a command window have "aterm -e !o!"

i added "aterm -e" previous to !o! and no run ,  in option menu after drag and copy

i added "aterm -e" and path to opt/ and no run .....with click in  emlfm run ok ...

somebody can explain steep by steep to make a drag and copy and commands change... i have mount the uci and have the program in /opt/


I just posted RC2 it will take some time to get to all the mirrors.

Your issue is one of properly building UCI extensions.
Your firefox uci extension has no embedded user.tar.gz.
The user.tar.gz should contain a fluxbox standard menu item and both a xtdesk icon for v3 and an xpm icon for v4 support.

If you have questions on how to build an extension, please post in the proper section. It is not an RC issue. I would suggest to start by loading other existing UCI extensions and look at the user.tar.gz in their /opt/xxxx directory. This is the part that you are missing.

Quote (kuky @ Nov. 19 2007,17:54)
somebody can explain steep by steep to make a drag and copy and commands change... i have mount the uci and have the program in /opt/


The problem is that your firefox app needs to run in the same directory as its supporting files.  Create a symbolic link, and then you can drag it to the desktop and it works fine.

Thus: "ln  -s /opt/ firefox-2.0-gtk1/firefox ."

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