Nick Fortune wrote:Well, it looks about right. Click the image for the config.
Yeppers! It looks good, Nick.
Nick Fortune wrote:
I wound up cheating outrageously. The mail notification is just xbiff wil graphics borrowed from the icon set 48-ifox from the wm-icons
project. The clock is xclock reversed and padded down to icon size. Likewise the load monotor is xload, padded and coloured to match the theme.
I wouldn't have called it cheating, more I'd have said 'creativity'. Using these programs is good in many ways, we're guaranteed that they're going to be on any system with X11. And they don't look too bad, either.
Nick Fortune wrote:Thomas, if you still fancy taking a crack at a script clock/mail notifier, feel free. I stalled on biff not being installed on this box and how to allow for maildir and mailbox, and on the potential inefficiency of spawning multiple date commands each second - although that could be fixed with a back end process and a pipe...
Perhaps -- it's something I wlil look into at the very end, as it's not absolutely necessary -- the principle has at least been conveyed, in my opinion....
Nick Fortune wrote:There's also code in there, disabled for now, to let you spin the pager through the desks while keeping the current desk the same. So you could be on desk one, and cycle the pager through the other desks looking for something and click to go there when you find it.
It's quite nice -- but heed theBlackDragon's comment -- whilst I like the colours you've chosen, I can't help but feel that from an accessibility point of view - those people that might be colour-blind might have a hard time of it.... But then, the same could be said of *any* colour we use.
Nick Fortune wrote:
At this rate I'll have nothing left for the next from-scratch
OK. So I've been quite quiet here the last day or so - but I've been busy...
I've done the following.....
Updated the SetupForm for use with no config file found. Removed a lot of the modules, and gave the option of (optionally) copying the config files for FvwmButtons and FvwmIconMan.
Created a root menu with a selection of relatively common applications that might be installed (using the Test (x ....) construct so it's dynamic, at least). I wouldn't necessarily want to add much more to it -- it proves the point.
Organised FvwmIconMan to appear at the correct offset from FvwmButtons (see the wrapper function in $[FVWM_USERDIR]/ConfigFvwmIconMan). Also configured it to act like windows 95's taskbar.
I have yet to HTMLise the "Getting Started" guide. :/
Can you (at some point) supply the .xpm files for the FvwmButtons configuration, so I can further test it? Going to have to look at EWMHBastStruts et al., but it's going to be slightly more tricky than I first thought....
As a final comment, whilst I *really* like the four colours, to what extent should we theme the other modules? If we start to change the colours of the menus and FvwmIconMan (which remain blue, irrespective of the desk one is on) to match - there's a danger we're heading down the fvwm-themes path, heh. That said, the blue/black combination on each of the coloured desks doesn't look too bad, IMO.
Give the setup form a good test -- hope it's all OK. As usual, you can download it here
-- Thomas Adam