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From: Tito Mari Francis Escaño (titomarifrancisgmail.com)
Date: Sun May 19 2013 - 08:57:42 CDT
Hello again Sebastian,
As you advised I was able to successfully install most if not all the
apps that are to be included with the gnustep-desktop meta-package.
One thing I observed is that the behavior is buggy. For example, in
the GWorkspace menu, I selected the Info->Preferences menu, this will
open up a Gworkspace Preferences window where there's a pulldown, I
chose from the pulldown the Terminal option, clicked on the textbox
with the label xterm hoping to replace it with the GNUstep-native
Terminal.app. After clicking on that textbox, the cursor will change
into an I-cursor, AND STAY SO thorughout the system until I restart X
again by clicking on the GWorkspace Quit menu option. Is this an
already reported bug?
Being a DIY system, I patiently took time to edit the .xinitrc to only
have 'wmaker' as entry, then from the xterm session, run the command
to run the likes of Gorm, ProjectCenter and GNUMail, once they run,
their icon will appear on the bottom left, I will drag them
individually on the right to group them together, then on the
WindowMaker Application menu, click on Session->Save Session, and
click on Session->Exit, check the 'Save Workspace State' checkbox,
then click on the 'Exit' button to ensure that the icons of the
GNUstep-native apps remain on the desktop once I change my .xinitrc
file to contain the changes I described from last email. Is there a
way to simplify this for the common user?
I really like the GNUstep and OpenBSD tandem, it's so cool, hope this
would be one of the desktop options in OBSD. Thank you very much and
look forward to help test and refine GNUstep on OBSD.
On 5/19/13, Sebastian Reitenbach <sebastial00-bugdead-prods.de> wrote:
> On Saturday, May 18, 2013 18:06 CEST, Tito Mari Francis Escaño
> <titomarifrancisgmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for the pointers SEbastian :)
>> I tried creating an xsession or .xsession file with those contents but
>> didn't work. Following your example, what I did instead was to create on
>> the home dir the file .xinitrc with the following content:
>> wmaker &
>> This enabled me to run X with the WindowMaker and automatically starting
>> GWorkspace, with the effect that exits X11 when I Quit GWorkspace. Thank
>> you very much. Now my next task is to run the installed apps when I ran
>> pkg_add gnustep-desktop
>> Maybe you can further advise me on this. I'm very grateful. Thank you
> good that it works for you.
> The gnustep-meta package installs a README file, with some pointers to
> You should find it there:
> Otherwise take a look at each softwares homepage, those you can find here:
> I know that at least GNUMail is a bit flaky and crashes here and there :(,
> but the
> others should at least "just work" T.M.
> If something doesn't work for you, or crashes on you, send me bug report so
> I am hopefully be able to reproduce the problem in order to fix it.
> Or even better, send patches ;)
> Besides maintaining the ports, I'm also working upstream on GNUstep and GAP
> so any feedback is appreciated.
>> On Sat, May 18, 2013 at 11:15 PM, Sebastian Reitenbach <
>> sebastial00-bugdead-prods.de> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > On Saturday, May 18, 2013 16:32 CEST, Tito Mari Francis Escaño <
>> > titomarifrancisgmail.com> wrote:
>> > > Good day,
>> > > I tried to install OpenBSD 5.3 64-bit on VMware Workstation 9.x and
>> > > so
>> > far
>> > > it's working like a charm.
>> > > I next tried to install WindowMaker, to override the default twm, I
>> > created
>> > > an .xinitrc file on home directory with just one entry: wmaker. When
>> > > I
>> > > typed startx, as expected, the X window manager is WindowMaker.
>> > > I then installed GWorkspace, and to run it, I have to type in the
>> > > xterm
>> > > window: GWorkspace.
>> > > I read the man page on startx, I tried to follow the example of
>> > > /etc/X11/init/xinitrc where it ran "fcwm || xterm" to run xterm after
>> > > the
>> > > default WM started, by creating an <home dir>/.xinitrc with "wmaker
>> > > ||
>> > > GWorkspace" but it doesn't seem to work.
>> > > Can somebody please give me pointers how I can run GWorkspace
>> > automatically
>> > > when I start X with WindowMaker as WM?
>> > > Thank you very much.
>> > >
>> > just install the gnustep-desktop meta package:
>> > sudo pkg_add -i gnustep-desktop
>> > then, I have this in my .xsession file in order to start windowmaker
>> > and
>> > GWorkspace:
>> > if [ -f /usr/local/share/GNUstep/Makefiles/GNUstep.sh ];then
>> > . /usr/local/share/GNUstep/Makefiles/GNUstep.sh
>> > fi
>> > export GNUSTEP_STRING_ENCODING=NSUTF8StringEncoding
>> > export LC_ALL='en_EN.UTF-8'
>> > export LC_CTYPE='en_US.UTF-8'
>> > if [ -x /usr/local/bin/gpbs ];then
>> > /usr/local/bin/gpbs
>> > fi
>> > if [ -x /usr/local/bin/gdnc ];then
>> > /usr/local/bin/gdnc
>> > fi
>> > wmaker &
>> > if [ -x /usr/local/bin/GWorkspace ];then
>> > /usr/local/bin/make_services
>> > /usr/local/bin/GWorkspace
>> > fi
>> > cheers,
>> > Sebastian