non-configurable?

mac12@andante.cwru.edu)
Thu, 2 Sep 1999 09:25:06 -0400 (EDT)


One of the reasons I went with AfterStep was it was easy to configure, and
that I could configure it by editing self-explanatory files.  I am rather
flaberghasted to find a 'non-configurable' directory in the new version I
just installed (version 1.6).  Can anyone tell me what this directory does
for a living, and why I should stay away from it?

Well, actually, I probably would have left it be if it weren't for the
fact that I believe it is causing me grief.  I have configured a simple
start menu, with all the afterstep stuff in a submenu.  However, there is
one annoying little greyed out option that is always at the top called
Debian.  Nothing in my directory structure says anything about debian, and
the only two places where I could find any reference to debian were in
~/GNUstep/library/AfterStep/non-configurable/startmenu,
where there was a fragment that looked like this:
PopUp "Start"
 Title "start"
PopUp "Debian" /Debian
 MiniPixmap "mini-menu.xpm"
 PopUp "MyPrograms" 2
 MiniPixmap "mini-folder.xpm"
 PopUp "AfterStep" 3
 MiniPixmap "mini-folder.xpm"
 EndPopUp

That really confused the heck out of me, since i never mentioned anything
about Debian, and /Debian does not exist.
The other place where I found a reference to Debian is in
/etc/menu-methods/afterstep

startmenu:   "PopUp \"${fullsection}\"\\n  Title  \"${section}\"\\n"
endmenu:     "EndPopUp\\n"
submenutitle:"  Popup \"${section}$%{icon}\" ${fullsection}\\n"
genmenu:       "menudefs.hook"
rootprefix:    "/etc/X11/afterstep/"
userprefix:    "/.afterstep/"
input2prefix:  "/etc/X11/afterstep/"
mainmenutitle: "Debian"

I tried editing both files, but neither one made any difference.
My origional verison of AS on this system did come with Debian, but
suspecting that they were toying with it, I uninstalled it completely and
downloaded a version from www.afterstep.org.  THat didn't make any
difference.

So, could anyone shed some light on the mysterious Debian directory or the
non-configurable directory?

Thanks a million,
Mike
mac12@andante.cwru.edu


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