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#1 2004-06-10 06:17:12

rasat
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Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

I am working on AL-AMLUG version 0.5 and plan to change its purpose to act more as a demo CD instead of a workstation disk. It will still function as a rescue CD, HD installer and testing Linux compatible hardwares. Some office and multimedia packages, mysql and php will be removed to give place for Desktops and WMs so users can try other xwindows beside KDE.
http://amlug.net/new-projects/live-cd/a … ve-cd.html

Default setup of Desktops and WMs beside KDE, are not presentable. There are are plenty of nice setups in this forum. I am asking users to post here links. Don't post your own screenshot but others you prefer could be added in LiveCD.

I have not yet decided what WMs to include. Most likely GNOME, XFec4, Fluxbox and FVWM (the fvwm-devel version is nice).

In my brief browsing I found these links:
Fluxbox by Shemeta
http://stud.unileoben.ac.at/~m9935356/fluxbox.html
Gnome by Blaasvis
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?p=22027#22027
FVWM by Zephirias
http://img65.photobucket.com/albums/v19 … -31-04.jpg
FVWM screenshots gallery
http://www.fvwm.org/screenshots/desktops/

PS.
Include user's name of the screenshot for me to contact for setup instruction.

Forums with screenshots:

Post Your Desktop! (June 2004 Edition)
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=4845
Favourite window manager
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=3372
AL screenshots
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=295
screenshots - for my website
http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=3123

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#2 2004-06-10 07:52:51

dpb
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Re: Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

If you include Fluxbox in it (and you really should ;p), include the fluxbox-devel version, it's much better than the stable one.

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#3 2004-06-14 03:48:29

sud_crow
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Re: Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

Hi,

I would like to know the reasons for the change smile

Regards!


Leonardo Andrés Gallego
www.archlinux-es.org || Comunidad Hispana de Arch Linux

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#4 2004-06-14 08:09:22

rasat
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Re: Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

sud_crow wrote:

I would like to know the reasons for the change smile

Main idea for users to have a look at different Desktops and WMs. Currently I don't think there is such live CD.

As a workstation CD (office, multimedia, saving data on Thumb Drive and running an UserID from TD) the compressing system (zisofs) is slow. Also low in free memory for this type of purpose. But it runs fine as a demo CD. Moreover from feedback, I assume 95% used as a demo and to install Arch in HDD (hwd is the key).

PS.
This change gives scope for other devs to  build a workstation or developer AL Live CD. wink

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#5 2004-06-14 09:25:34

sud_crow
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Re: Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

Its a good point  8)


By the way... if you intend to make a Desktop/WM demo liveCD, then IT MUST include Enlightenment... ! the greatest of them all! smile IMHO.


Leonardo Andrés Gallego
www.archlinux-es.org || Comunidad Hispana de Arch Linux

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#6 2004-06-14 15:14:14

Zephirias
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Registered: 2004-04-26
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Re: Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

Well, if you're looking to use that config for FVWM as a window manager, you'd probably have to let me modify it a little more, as it's not fully done, but it works. Also, there's a couple packages that you'd need for it to fully function also, such as imagemagick (for the iconified images). That, and the actual program images need to be fixed. But, you can use it if you want. If I get a chance, I'll work on it later.


"Technically, you would only need one time traveler convention."

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#7 2004-06-14 15:58:30

rasat
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Re: Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

Zephirias wrote:

But, you can use it if you want. If I get a chance, I'll work on it later.

Would it be possible to put the setup in a tarball + how-to and e-mail it to me ..... or how-to only?
rasat@bliss-solutions.org

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#8 2004-06-14 16:47:19

Zephirias
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Re: Desktops and WMs for AL-AMLUG LiveCD

I could tar it for you, but the thing would be the how-to. I originally got it from someone else, and I'm not too keen with FVWM customization, but I can definitely get you the config file...


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