Re: [As-users] upgrading

Jason Day (
Thu, 3 Mar 2005 14:38:50 -0500

Hello everyone,

I'm in a similar situation, except I'm using gentoo.  I had been looking
at afterstep 2 since the early betas were announced, but was reluctant
to switch for the same reasons Andrew mentions.  Then an update switched
for me :)

Anyway, I mostly like the new version, but I'm having a few problems.
First let me say that I'm using afterstep 2.00.01, the current stable
version in Gentoo, but I'm happy to upgrade if that will fix things.

The first is that afterstep is still looking in ~/GNUstep/L/A/feels for
the feel files, instead of ~/.afterstep/feels .  I tried renaming the
~/GNUstep directory, but it wouldn't find any of my feel files until I
put it back.

Second, desktop switching is a little cumbersome now.  When switching to
a new desktop, or even to a new viewport on the same desktop, afterstep
freezes for about one to two seconds.  During this time I can still move
the mouse pointer, but I can't interact with anything, and the focus
doesn't change.  Also, if I switch desktops while a Gaim window is open,
the freeze lasts for about 10 seconds.

Third, I have SmartPlacement and RandomPlacement in my feel file.  This
mostly works, but if I open an aterm in an empty viewport, it puts the
aterm in the upper-left, but about 250 pixels down from the top of the
screen.  Subsequent aterms are positioned correctly.

And finally, thank you Sasha and everyone else for your great work on
afterstep.  Any help or insight is greatly appreciated.

Jason Day                                       jasonday at                    worldnet dot att dot net
"Of course I'm paranoid, everyone is trying to kill me."
    -- Weyoun-6, Star Trek: Deep Space 9
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