a lot of questions and a few answers

Thadeu Penna (tjpp@bu.edu)
Sun, 17 Jan 1999 13:15:13 +0000 (/etc/localtime)


In the two days that Ma Bell let me without phone and Web, I played a
lot with the AS 1.7-devel. One remarkable  point: it is pretty stable.
It  did not crash.    Some remarks foolow: 
1) The translucent titlebar is cool but the handles do not
update accordingly.  Pager and Winlist should have this feature too. 
Is it in the developer's plans? 

2) Size in the Wharf is wonderful. In a horizontal Wharf, I swallowed a
whole 4-lines xterm! Scrollbars in this xterm does not work but does
Shift-PageDown. It is useful to call applications with no need to open
a extra xterm. It could be a console as well.
 
3) I succeded in to integrate Red Hat menus (generated with wmconfig)
and AfterStep. If Andrew thinks it is worth I can post the solution (it
seems to be a little trick). 

BTW, could you, Andrew, update my e-mail address in the AfterStep FAQ
(folders inside folders)- AOL sux ? 

4) Some applications, icons, etc.. refuse to be installed in a
Translucent Wharf. I used: 
MyStyle "*WharfTile"
  BackPixmap 129 Red
~MyStyle

I got 
Wharf: X Error
       Request 12, Error 2 0 
       Type: 0

5) I created another Wharf (OtherWharf). It works but I think that
imposing OtherWharf to be in /usr/X11R6/bin is too restricted. 
Not a big deal here, because I am the administrator but in big networks
it would be a concern. 
I tried using the full path in autoexec but it does not work. Maybe a
~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/Modules ????



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