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SlimDesktop: Ten TarDist Customization Modules For 4Dwm!

Unread postby GeneratriX » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:15 am

Well; last night I was a little bored, without Nekochan.Net to browse; you know, one of the Neko's Origin200 was down, and the whole site was down with it. :(

Then a little idea brings to mi mind, takes force; and finally: Voila'!

SlimDesktop: Ten TarDist Customization Modules For 4Dwm!

Why not? :D
I've resulted inspired by all the newbees asking about 4Dwm customizations, and finally, by the whole bunch of ultra-lazy people (like me!) that hates repeat the whole set of customizations on their systems, every time the IRIX OS is fresh installed.

Oh, well; this packages are only a crazy attempt to find a customization group useful for the vast majory, and so easy to install as a bunch of tardist packages! :D

The only requirements are: your host must be called: "IRIS", or you'll need copy some files to your ".desktop-<YourHostName>" from ".desktop-IRIS"

The rest works fine without any modification on any other host named systems; but I could suggest save a backup of your current customization files if it is not a fresh install.

Of course; it is only freeware on a cheap&dirty beta phase; and I'll be happy to add more features if people submit changes; specially on the side of string-replacement scripts to autodetect host features, and then make a fully automated version.

But if your host is called "IRIS", and you have a fresh install; then, it is right now automatic! ;)


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I'll upload the packages soon; once polished some little features. But it works pefect right now.

I hope be of your interest, specially if you are a NewBee, a Lazy, or just and simply a guy/girl with the desire of get cloned easily your SGI desktops!

Cheers! ;)

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SlimDesktop V0.04 Available!!!

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SlimDesktop V0.05 Very Soon!!!

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SlimDesktop V0.05 Very Soon!!!

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Unread postby johnsmith » Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:41 am

18MB? Wow, what's in there? All I wanted was a look at what you can do with Xdefaults.

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SlimDesktop Contents

Unread postby GeneratriX » Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:09 pm

johnsmith wrote:18MB? Wow, what's in there? All I wanted was a look at what you can do with Xdefaults.


Oh! ...ehhhh! ...Currently, a little bit more than just a tunned Xdefaults file! :oops: Oh!; But all with TarDist Install!; Take a look ;)

SOFTWARE RESOURCE:
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* Generatrix SlimDesktop M01~M13 V0.05 (Beta) *
* Desktop Customization Modules *

(Wed. Apr 13, 2005)

TARGET:
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MIPS4 Based Machines From SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.)
With 4Dwm ("The IRIS Extended Motif Window Manager") Installed And Running.

USE:
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* Customization Of 4Dwm Indigo Magic Desktop To Slim Lines To Make Full Use Of The Whole Desktop Spatial Resolution By Mean Of A TarDist Fully Automated Installation.

* Also Includes The Following Desktop Customization Modules:

M01 V0.05 (Beta) -> Backgrounds
M02 V0.05 (Beta) -> C Shell Resources
M03 V0.05 (Beta) -> 4Dwm Application Defaults
M04 V0.05 (Beta) -> MPlayer FileType Icons/Rules
M05 V0.05 (Beta) -> NEdit 5.5 RC1
M06 V0.05 (Beta) -> NixieClock
M07 V0.05 (Beta) -> Color Schemes
M08 V0.05 (Beta) -> SGI Session
M09 V0.05 (Beta) -> Toolchest
M10 V0.05 (Beta) -> Video Format Compiler
M11 V0.05 (Beta) -> YafRay Version 0.06
M12 V0.05 (Beta) -> Blender Version 2.36
M13 V0.05 (Beta) -> QEMU Version 0.6.1

AUTHOR:
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Diego Alberto De Giorgio

Generatrix Dev. Co.

DISCLAIMER:
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The ["Generatrix SlimDesktop M01~M10 V0.05 (Beta)"] Is Not Endorsed By Or Affiliated With [Silicon Graphics, Inc.] And Our Generatrix Commercial Products [And/Or] Generatrix Freeware Products [And/Or] Third Party Freeware Products [Sold/Ofered] By [Generatrix Dev. Co./Diego Alberto De Giorgio] Are Not Warranted By [SGI].

The Third Party Freeware Program Includeds In The Current Distribution Are Re-Packaged Just For Convenience Of The End-User Of Silicon Graphics IRIX Systems, Without Modifications Of The Original Program SourceCodes. This Are Provided [AS IS], Without Warranties From Generatrix Dev. Co.

ACKNOULEDGEMENTS LIST (INDEXED BY ALPHA):
-----------------------------------------

* BlenderFoundation By:

"Blender Version 2.36"

* Greg Ercolano By:

"NixieClock Version 1.41"

* NEdit.Org By:

"NEdit Version 5.5 RC1"

* Nekochan.Net "Gallery" Section By:

Background Image Designs From [RageX]
Background Image Designs From [Mis]

* Nekochan.Net "Forum" Section By:

"MPlayer" FileType Icons/Fules Files From [UnixMuseum]

* Nekochan.Net Owner [Nekonoko] By:

-His Whole And Generous Support With His WebSite-

* QEMU.Org By:

"QEMU Version 0.6.1" From [Fabrice Bellard]

* Silicon Graphics Global Developer Program Plus By:

-The Whole Programming Adventure On IRIX & LINUX-

* The National Center For SuperComputing Applications By:

"Video Format Compiler" Video Format Source Files From [Stuart Levy]

* YafRay.Org By:

"YafRay Version 0.06" From [Alejandro Conty Estevez / YafRay Team]

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Unread postby foetz » Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:23 pm

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So Much?

Unread postby GeneratriX » Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:28 pm

foetz wrote:Image


:lol: :lol: :lol: So much? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Ready to Upload!

Unread postby GeneratriX » Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:34 am

Ready To Upload!


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No-No!!!

Unread postby GeneratriX » Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:41 am

No, No, No, No, No!

...*NOW* Is Ready To Upload!



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SlimDesktop V0.05

Unread postby GeneratriX » Sun May 08, 2005 11:14 am

SlimDesktop V0.05 is now uploaded to:

ftp://ftp.nekochan.net/incoming/

I've sent a P.M. to Nekonoko with a notice about my uploaded file, to ask him the transfer to my contributions folder. Now all is in his hands! ;)

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SlimDesktop V0.05

Unread postby GeneratriX » Mon May 09, 2005 10:43 pm

Good night people!;

Thanks to Nekonoko, who is kindly hosting the older ones, and this new version of "GeneratriX SlimDesktop V0.05", now this new package is ready for download:


http://www.nekochan.net/downloads/contrib/diego/SlimDesktop_V005.tardist

Enjoy it!
Cheers!
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(Thanks a billion, Pete!)

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Fixed

Unread postby GeneratriX » Sat May 21, 2005 12:38 am

For those asking for the fix for the latest release of SlimDesktop V0.05, there is a working (b) release already uploaded.

Enjoy it!
http://www.nekochan.net/downloads/contrib/diego/SlimDesktop_V005.tardist

Cheers! ;)

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Detailed Description

Unread postby GeneratriX » Thu May 26, 2005 6:21 pm

Wow!; I've noticed today the new graphic design of the Nekochan main cover, and I founds it really nice! Very good work! ...Hey, I've also noticed the mention to the new release of SlimDesktop.

I'm adding here a few updated details about the download available in the "contribs" section of this site, wich corresponds to SlimDesktop V0.05 Release B:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS LIST (INDEXED BY ALPHA):
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* BlenderFoundation By:

"Blender Version 2.36"

* Greg Ercolano By:

"NixieClock Version 1.41"

* NEdit.Org By:

"NEdit Version 5.5 RC1"

* Nekochan.Net "Gallery" Section By:

Background Image Designs From [RageX]
Background Image Designs From [Mis]

* Nekochan.Net "Forum" Section By:

"MPlayer" FileType Icons/Fules Files From [UnixMuseum]

* Nekochan.Net "Forum" Section By:

"Mozilla FireFox Version 1.0+" Compilated Binary Files From [Foetz]

* Nekochan.Net Owner [Nekonoko] By:

-His Whole And Generous Support With His WebSite-

* QEMU.Org By:

"QEMU Version 0.6.1" From [Fabrice Bellard]

* Silicon Graphics Global Developer Program Plus By:

-The Whole Programming Adventure On IRIX & LINUX-

* The National Center For SuperComputing Applications By:

"Video Format Compiler" Video Format Source Files From [Stuart Levy]

* YafRay.Org By:

"YafRay Version 0.06" From [Alejandro Conty Estevez / YafRay Team]



SOFTWARE RESOURCE:
------------------

* Generatrix SlimDesktop M00~M15 V0.05 (Beta) *
* Desktop Customization Modules *

(Wed. Apr 16, 2005)



TARGET:
-------

MIPS4 Based Machines From SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.)
With 4Dwm ("The IRIS Extended Motif Window Manager") Installed And Running.



FEATURES:
---------

* Slim Lines Customization For 4Dwm Indigo Magic Desktop Making Full Use Of Spatial Resolution On Popular Visuals.

* Easy Setup To Multiply SGI Machines, With An Homogeneous Desktop Environment.

* Installation By Mean Of A Fully Automated IRIX TarDist Installation.

* Easier Setup Of Popular Applications That Frequently Are Not Availables In IRIX TarDist Installation Format.

* Upgrades And Enhancements Availables On A Periodical Base.

* A Perfect Companion To Get Freely Optimized Your Setup Of Generatrix Products As PartixFX And VideoTrackerRT.

* Without Any Kind Of Disturbing Promotional Add-Ons.

* Current Desktop Customization Modules:

M00 V0.05 (Beta) -> Global Information
M01 V0.05 (Beta) -> Backgrounds
M02 V0.05 (Beta) -> C Shell Settings
M03 V0.05 (Beta) -> Shell Profile
M04 V0.05 (Beta) -> 4Dwm Application Defaults
M05 V0.05 (Beta) -> MPlayer FileType Icons/Rules
M06 V0.05 (Beta) -> NEdit Version 5.5 RC1
M07 V0.05 (Beta) -> NixieClock Version 1.41
M08 V0.05 (Beta) -> Color Schemes
M09 V0.05 (Beta) -> SGI Session
M10 V0.05 (Beta) -> Toolchest
M11 V0.05 (Beta) -> Video Format Compiler
M12 V0.05 (Beta) -> YafRay Version 0.06
M13 V0.05 (Beta) -> Blender Version 2.36
M14 V0.05 (Beta) -> QEMU Version 0.6.1
M15 V0.05 (Beta) -> Mozilla FireFox Version 1.0+


Thank you very much, Pete!
Cheers! ;)

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Re: Fixed

Unread postby recondas » Thu May 26, 2005 7:18 pm

Diego wrote:For those asking for the fix for the latest release of SlimDesktop V0.05, there is a working (b) release already uploaded.
Enjoy it!
Cheers! ;)


Thanks Diego - I installed SlimDesktop V0.05 on one of my systems and had some minor issues - the "Background Settings" window would remain open no matter what I did - it was even visible on top of the login screen. Probably something simple, but I couldn't find it, so I un-installed SlimDesktop and restored the config files I backed up prior to installation.

So what'd I fubar? :roll:

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Re: Fixed

Unread postby GeneratriX » Thu May 26, 2005 7:49 pm

recondas wrote:Thanks Diego - I installed SlimDesktop V0.05 on one of my systems and had some minor issues - the "Background Settings" window would remain open no matter what I did - it was even visible on top of the login screen. Probably something simple, but I couldn't find it, so I un-installed SlimDesktop and restored the config files I backed up prior to installation.

So what'd I fubar? :roll:


Hello "recondas"!,

please, let me know what kind of SGI system you are currently using. I've tested SlimDesktop on four different configurations of O2 boxes; ranging from R5K/180MHZ-64MB to RM7K/600MHZ-768MB, and each system was reportedly without any kind of problems; but I know that some kind of platforms without hardware texture memory could not handle with proper speed the XPM files that I've bundled with SlimDesktop.

In fact I've considered this kind of issues, arranging four different kinds of resolutions for the background files, to not just enable lower res desktop to handle the backgrounds properly, but also to allow the machines without TRAM modules to handle littler images with a surrounded solid colour of your choose.

The chances are, that your "Background Settings" panel is actually loading perfectly the XPM file, only that it takes definitively too much time to set up properly the background preview frame. That looks as a system hang-up, but in fact the system is trying to show properly the image, just that too slowly. If you wait enough, you'll be able to see the image. My O2 600MHZ changes between two high resolution background files on about 12 seconds.But in fact R5K/180MHZ takes a lot more.

I've downloaded the tardist, just to test the integrity, a few days ago and was funtional without errors in O2(s) running IRIX 6.5.26/6.5.27; but as I've mentioned, I can't test it in others SGI platforms, so; please, write here a post including: 'hinv' and 'uname -aR'

I'll try to see if ther is some other kind of problem! ;)

Thanks in advance by your feedback! ;)
Cheers!


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