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Offline roberts

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Re: tinycore_v2.0rc3
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2009, 07:31:28 AM »
Rob, Hold off from doing anything until I post RC4.
There is much I have changed for RC4. I think everyone will be surprised.
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Re: tinycore_v2.0rc3
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2009, 07:44:37 AM »
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Rob, Hold off from doing anything until I post RC4.
There is much I have changed for RC4. I think everyone will be surprised.
ok, that sounds exciting  :)
I was about to make dwm and dmenu...i'll put those off until rc4 too

also, is there going to be a new way to manage menu entries from extensions since the window manager is user definable?
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Re: tinycore_v2.0rc3
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2009, 07:59:21 AM »
We will continue to use the existing XML, actually JWM menu specifications in all extensions.

Each window manager that can support a menu, can have an interface file written called windowMgrName_makemenu  This script/program reads the XML menu item in /usr/local/tce.menu/extensionName and converts to the native menu format of the target window manager. Then the window manager is restarted via windowMgrName_restart program.

All this happens seamlessly by way of these standardized calls from Tiny Core.

The interface program can be written in what ever language the extension maker is comfortable with. Just note that using a language not in the base implies that the window manager extension will need a .dep and thus increases it system resource demands.

I have written several example interface programs for flwm, jwm, and hackedbox, all using awk.
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Re: tinycore_v2.0rc3
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2009, 01:00:06 PM »
I have just released 2.0RC4 to Team TC for QA and early feedback.
So hopefully not too much to wait for public testing.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2009, 01:15:18 PM by roberts »
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