Re: which look/feel?

Rex A. Roof (
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 10:41:03 -0500 (EST)

I already understand all this.

what I want to know is which file does it pick from?

look.DEFAULT  all the time?  

> There are 2 places where feel files are stored.
> (a) ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/feels/<feel-file>
> (b) (INSTALL_DIR)/share/afterstep/feels/<feel-file>
> The INSTALL_DIR is the directory where the afterstep-stuff is
> installed. If you compiled the package it's the '--prefix' that
> you specified. If you didn't specify it or used an rpm, it's
> prolly somewhere in /usr/local/.
> Now, what happens if you "update all" or "update startmenu" from
> afterstep: First, afterstep looks for some feel files in place (a).
> If there are none, afterstep looks for some feel files in place (b).
> If you choose a feel (with Start->Desktop->Feel), the approriate
> file will be used. Note that when you intend to change a feel-file,
> it's a good idea to first copy it from (a) to (b) and then make
> the changes. This way the system-wide installation of afterstep
> won't be affected.
> I hope my explanation didn't confuse you more than it helped.
> I guess I'd be a bad doc-writer. ;) If I said something wrong,
> please correct me.