Re: [As-users] upgrading

Sasha Vasko (
Wed, 02 Mar 2005 15:55:04 -0600

Andrew Sullivan wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 01:24:33PM -0600, Sasha Vasko wrote:
>>Nothing of the sorts :) The only big change was to revert back from 
>>~/GNUstep/L/A nonsense to more standard ~/.afterstep.
> So if I try just copying old files from ~/G/L/A to ~/.afterstep, I'll
> get some clues about what breaks?


>>I tried my best to keep AS as backwards compatible as possible, and 
>>considering that it was rewriten almost completely within last years, I 
>>think I did a good job at it. There are some oddities though due to the 
> I'm not trying to fault anyone.  I just have a problem I'm trying to
> fix.  I often spend 14 hours a day in my window manager, and the
> keystrokes are built into my neurons now.  And alas, I don't have
> much time to futz with a new config (so it's easier just to maintain
> an old version forever unless this is a trivial matter).

Well your old feel should work without any problem, as there were not 
much of changes. Look sometimes gets broken in a way that shows wierd 
spacing of buttons, etc. What gets broken the most is Wharf config, as 
icon files were shuffled around and sometimes dropped. Copying your 
favorite files into ~/.afterstep/backgrounds and 
~/.afterstep/desktop/icons may fix that problem.

Bear in mind though that AfterStep now supports antialiasing and TTF 
fonts ( several are even supplied in distro ) so you may want to alter 
your MyStyles to take advantage of that. Also it now comes with huge 
collection of nice PNG icons.
You can browse this collection at :

>>Something tells me though that you will be better off trying supplied 
>>look/feels that do take advantage of many a new features, and then 
>>altering whichever one you like best to your liking. After all there 
> I was afraid that'd be the case.  Ok.  Thanks.
> A
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