Re: It's spelled "A f t e r S t e p", but it's pronounced "BloatStep"

J.D. Jordan (jdj5e@virginia.edu)
Thu, 20 Aug 1998 17:17:50 -0400 (EDT)


On Thu, 20 Aug 1998, Byron Brummer wrote:
>         However, even with a simple static color background switching
>         workspaces (not virtual windows) is quite painful, so much so
>         it renders them useless.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far
>         as I can tell there is no way to map all the workspaces to the
>         same set of attributes.  Because of this, even if the attributes
>         are all the same for all the workspaces, they still each have
>         to maintain there own copy, which is very expensive.

	Its a compile time option, pretty sure its in configure.h, if you
use 1.5preX it asks you during ./configure if you want them all the same
or to be different.


>         Got a pointer to where such configuration can be done?

	Try AS 1.5preX, pre7 with allanon patch 1 and 2 works great,
available from ftp.the-site.dyn.ml.org/pub/Linux/AfterStep/devel (I think
thats the right path I'm typing it from memory though so I could be wrong
on the exact directory names).  And the 1.5 pre stuff is totally
configureable from ./configure, you can change the default install dir's
for everything, all the compile time options, the helper apps, etc etc.

Everyone should try the 1.5pre stuff, it works great, its much more
easily configured during compile, and hey, if you find
a bug, report it, and we'll have full blown AS 1.5 out even faster...
especially if people all bash on the pre stuff and find all the nigly
little bugs left in it.

JD




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