Re: [As-users] AfterStep 2.0 beta4 release

M.-A. DARCHE (ma.darche@cynode.org)
Sat, 13 Mar 2004 10:44:41 +0100


Le 2004-03-04 16:30 (jeudi), Sasha Vasko a =E9crit /=20
On 2004-03-04 16:30 (jeudi), Sasha Vasko wrote :
>=20
> Just wanted to let you know that AfterStep 2.0 beta4 had just been=20
> released. So go grab it from usual places :
>=20
> ftp://ftp.afterstep.org/devel/AfterStep-2.00.beta4.tar.gz
> ftp://ftp.afterstep.org/devel/AfterStep-2.00.beta4.tar.bz2
>=20

Thank you Sasha !

After having done some tests and exploration I have the following remarks=
 :


  1. Some pictures are still missing, especially there isn't any icons
     found by AfterStep :

     afterstep ERROR: I'm terribly sorry, but image file "dots/arrow_shor=
t_small" is nowhere to be found.
     afterstep ERROR: I'm terribly sorry, but image file "dots/x_medium" =
is nowhere to be found.
     afterstep ERROR: I'm terribly sorry, but image file "dots/menu_mediu=
m" is nowhere to be found.
     afterstep ERROR: I'm terribly sorry, but image file "dots/bar_medium=
" is nowhere to be found.
     afterstep ERROR: I'm terribly sorry, but image file "dots/windows_me=
dium" is nowhere to be found.
     afterstep ERROR: I'm terribly sorry, but image file "dots/pin" is no=
where to be found.
     ...

     Those icons are in the AfterStep-2.00.beta4.tar.bz2 archive
     alright, but not in the installed directories
    =20
 =20
  2. A call to "Exit -> Restart session" in the menu caused an error. I
     could not find the core dump as in my filesystem advertised :

  Printing Debug Information :
 Loaded dynamic libraries :
   [0x4001a000]:[/lib/libm.so.6]
   [0x4003b000]:[/usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6]
   [0x40116000]:[/usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6]
   [0x4011e000]:[/usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6]
   [0x40134000]:[/usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6]
   [0x40141000]:[/lib/libc.so.6]
   [0x40000000]:[/lib/ld-linux.so.2]
 Signal Context :
  Registers
   EAX: 0x081064D0  EBX: 0x40112FDC  ECX: 0x402566A0  EDX: 0x082C0E60
   ESP: 0xBFFFF7C4  EBP: 0xBFFFF7DC  EIP: 0x40058608
   ESI: 0x081064D0  EDI: 0x00000000
 Stack Backtrace :
   FRAME       NEXT FRAME  FUNCTION
   0xBFFFF7DC  0xBFFFF80C  0xBFFFF7C4  [some silly code]
   0xBFFFF80C  0xBFFFF83C  0x0806A5D6  [desktop_cover_cleanup+0x2E(46)]
   0xBFFFF83C  0xBFFFF86C  0x080631D7  [Done+0x10B(267)]
   0xBFFFF86C  0xBFFFF8AC  0x08071493  [restart_func_handler+0x23(35)]
   0xBFFFF8AC  0xBFFFF8DC  0x08070199  [/home/gothq/afterstep-2.00.beta4/=
bin/afterstep [0x8070199]]
   0xBFFFF8DC  0xBFFFF98C  0x080701D9  [ExecutePendingFunctions+0x29(41)]
   0xBFFFF98C  0xBFFFF9DC  0x0806D946  [HandleEvents+0xB6(182)]
   0xBFFFF9DC  0xBFFFFA18  0x08062792  [main+0x622(1570)]
   0xBFFFFA18  0x00000000  0x4015A14F[program entry point]
Please collect all the listed information and submit a bug report to <as-=
bugs@afterstep.org>.
If core dump was generated by this fault, please examine it with gdb and =
attach results to your repo
rt.
 You can use the following sequence to do so :
   gdb -core core /usr/local/bin/afterstep
   gdb>backtrace
   gdb>info frame
   gdb>info all-registers
   gdb>disassemble


  3. I could not make work any of the form and script "screenshot"
     utilities.


  4. I did not manage to change the background of any of the desktops.
     The configuration I use was in a file
     afterstep-2.00.beta4/share/afterstep/looks/look.Border. I restarted
     afterstep and selected this file in the "look" menu with no effect :

MyBackground "tiledSciFiBackground"
    Use 0 "~/img/cyborg-Bjork_head1.jpg"
    Pad 0 yellow
    Align 4
~MyBackground

DeskBack  0  "tiledSciFiBackground"


   5. As already writen on the mailing list, some elements are described
      using an XML-like syntax. But it's not well-formed XML. You should
      use quotes around your attribute values. I understand that this is
      your own parser and that you deal with your own data format as you
      want. But AfterStep follows standars and good pratices in so much
      domains that using well-formed XML is a something that one might
      expect from AfterStep. And by the way, why not using the ".xml"
      suffix for those files ? This way they could more easily be
      spotted and for example tested for well-formedness before release
      ;-)

      $ find -name "*.xml"|xargs xmllint

$ xmllint desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed
desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed:1: error: AttValue: " o=
r ' expected
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_icon" angle=3D180><img src=3D"dots/arrow_=
short_small"
                                         ^
desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed:1: error: attributes co=
nstruct error
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_icon" angle=3D180><img src=3D"dots/arrow_=
short_small"
                                         ^
desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed:1: error: error parsing=
 attribute name
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_icon" angle=3D180><img src=3D"dots/arrow_=
short_small"
                                         ^
desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed:1: error: attributes co=
nstruct error
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_icon" angle=3D180><img src=3D"dots/arrow_=
short_small"
                                         ^
desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed:1: error: xmlParseStart=
Tag: problem parsing attributes
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_icon" angle=3D180><img src=3D"dots/arrow_=
short_small"
                                         ^
desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed:1: error: Couldn't find=
 end of Start Tag
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_icon" angle=3D180><img src=3D"dots/arrow_=
short_small"
                                         ^
desktop/buttons/default-switchwindow-dark-pressed:1: error: Extra content=
 at the end of the document
<rotate id=3D"arrow_short_small_icon" angle=3D180><img src=3D"dots/arrow_=
short_small"
                                         ^


I could help you by attempting more tests, including testing the CVS
content at some specified time by you.

I could help later on by providing a new look and feel featuring window
borders. That was what I was trying to achieve during this test.


Regards,

--=20
Marc-Aur=E8le DARCHE  <http://www.cynode.org/>
AFUL <http://www.aful.org/>
Association Francophone des Utilisateurs de Linux/Logiciels Libres
French speaking Linux and Libre Software Users' Association
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