Re: [As-users] upgrading

Nathan Mahon (
Fri, 04 Mar 2005 11:09:32 -0500

Upgrading will actually make the aterm spawning problem worse, as of today.
2.00.03 still has a bug in it. ( i haven't gotten a bug fixed in the new 
ebuild for it yet...)
sasha and I are working on the Smart Placement bugs, but would love your 
If you want to help debug, follow this procedure so we can get it fixed:

1. cp /usr/portage/x11-wm/aftestep/afterstep-2.00.02.ebuild to your  
portdir overlay (you may need to set one up).
2. rename it to use 2.00.03.
3. install it with: USE=debug  emerge afterstep
4. run through a session starting enough aterms to have it screw up.
5. take a screenshot
6. quit afterstep and gzip the log file.
7. post the screenie and log file here

9. Profit!


Jason Day wrote:

>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.

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