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PekWM 1.15 Released
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oldyeller


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 15:42    Post subject:  

musher0 wrote:
L18L wrote:
musher0 wrote:
..making a link from /etc/pekwm to /usr/local/etc/pekwm...

my console wrote:
# pekwm
failed to open file /usr/local/etc/pekwm/config_system
failed to open file
failed to open file /usr/local/etc/pekwm/mouse
pekwm: root window unavailable, can't start!
#
# ln -s /etc/pekwm /usr/local/etc/pekwm
# pekwm
pekwm: root window unavailable, can't start!
#

BFN, c'est quoi?


Hello again, L18L.

I just noticed... Typing "pekwm" as you did from any console will not bring you any joy!!! Sad

To start your Puppy with pekwm as a window manager, you have to go back to the initial black console by typing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, and then, at the prompt, type "xwin pekwm" (without the quotation marks). This will bring you back in your Puppy with pekwm as the window manager. Very Happy

Best.


There is no joy here Sad

restarted x got pekwm but no menu used your pet. I am stumped.
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musher0


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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 21:05    Post subject:  

oldyeller wrote:

There is no joy here Sad
restarted x got pekwm but no menu used your pet. I am stumped.


Hello, oldyeller.

The attached pet should fit the bill nicely. It's a drop-in replacement for the default pekwm menu, and really adapted to PuppyLinux. Please see illustration.

This menu contains aragon's dynamic menu, plus a couple of niceties (dynamic clock, access to my-documents, etc., as well as some online help), and the capacity to edit the pekwm parameters. Very Happy

Keep me posted? TWYL.

Christian
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 21:47    Post subject:  

This may sound dump, but how do you get the menu to show up.

I have un-installed your pet and installed aragon's one. I still get no menu.

Still have no joy Sad Sad Sad
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PostPosted: Sat 08 Sep 2012, 22:16    Post subject:  

Hi, oldyeller.

aragon always does a good job, but I am sorry to hear you went back to a previous version of pekwm. You won't be benefitting from the latest features.

In answer to your question, a mouse right-click on any empty part of the desktop will bring up the pekwm menu.

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What brought me back here tonight is the choice of panels for pekwm.

Since pekwm does not have a panel, you might need lxpanel, which you can get from here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=62757

I believe fbpanel is included in most puppies now, so you may want to use fbpanel instead. (I prefer lxpanel because it has more plugins.)

pekwm authors also suggest some "companion" programs, including various panels. Please see https://www.pekwm.org/projects/3/wikis/Companions
However I have no experience of them, save for the xfce-panel, which is as powerful as lxpanel, IMO.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Sun 09 Sep 2012, 04:09    Post subject:  

I am using pekwm that yu just did. It was the menu pet that you did that I un-installed.

For some reason it will not work I will continue to try though

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2012, 03:24    Post subject:  

Hi, guys.

I've included a script to convert an icewm menu to a pekwm menu here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81496

It's quite fast, really, probably due to the fact that both menus are basically in text format.

I hope you won't mind the French comments, I haven't had the time to translate. As well, the job itself is done in bash language, no?

Just pluck the script off the page and save to ~/my-applications/bin. Once copied, make executable, of course. Don't forget to download the replaceit utility, too, it's the one making the conversion... Smile

So we now have another avenue to the pekwm menu.

Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar 2013, 14:01    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Mar 2013, 14:46    Post subject:  

hi simargl,

maybe because there are so much config options ...

but you're right, this makes me wonder too.

aragon

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Apr 2013, 03:06    Post subject:  

simargl wrote:
Version 0.1.16 available!

Pekwm is good window manager, something like openbox with better theming support.

I wonder why it's not more popular.



I agree. It does pretty much everything I want a window manager to do and is lightweight into the bargain (musher, thanks for the script too).

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Apr 2013, 18:13    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
> (musher, thanks for the script too).

My pleasure! I'm glad it can be useful!

musher0

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Apr 2013, 20:05    Post subject:
Subject description: popularity
 

The 'popularity' may be due to a lot of config options° with no 'dumbed-down' gui (doc-page in one tab, texteditor in the other .. sane yes, but hardly point'n'click Laughing ).

Does it need imlib2 support for icons in the rootmenu? (haven't seen an openbox that does this in puppy yet either). The average user likes icons (lazy/quick visual recognition). Balance that against the intrinsic speed of a text-only menu..

Panels, bars and other addons for sure (but they all consume resources to a greater or lesser degree). Speaking of, bbdock is awfully slow to initialize as a harbor in pekwm for me Neutral

° - It has superior kybd support (and not-too-shabby mouse, either)
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Apr 2013, 23:57    Post subject:  

Hello, everyone!

Speaking of version 1.16... here you go ! Puppyfied, too ! Smile
http://limelinx.com/e5j56

Enjoy! Crying or Very sad

Note: Compiled and packaged under the latest wheezypup (v. 3.5.2.5) by pemasu. Works well in wheezypup, but untested in other pups. Let us know your mileage?

BFN

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr 2013, 13:33    Post subject:  

Hello, all.

Anybody taken aback by the new configuration files in pekwm 1.16 ?
I had to import my old config files from version 1.14 to get the new
pekwm 1.16 to behave like I'm used to.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Best regards.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 May 2013, 03:31    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Thu 30 May 2013, 14:14    Post subject:  

Hello, all.

pekwm 1.17 is out. However, there are not enough significant changes -- as compared to pekwm 1.16 -- to publish a new Puppy build, IMO. Among other smaller things, it provides a snapshot utility, but Puppy already has many of those.

Best regards.

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