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Subject  :  Enlightenment window manager problem
Author  :  klipp rklipp@megared.net.mx
Date  :  12 Apr, 2007 on 22:24
I have Enlightenment ver 0.16.4 installed in XFree86 ver 4.5 (ECS beta4)and it works great!! Except -- it doesn't creat User Menus and User Application lists -- which makes it pretty well useless!
Could someone fill me in on how to get these items installed and functioning. I've tried manually creating them (from Linux ones) but can't get them to work.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Subject  :  Re:Enlightenment window manager problem
Author  :  cyberspittle cyberspittle@yahoo.com
Date  :  13 Apr, 2007 on 04:18
Dude, like, why not post in an Enlightenment forum? Doesn't sound like XFREE86/2 to me. Peace out.

Subject  :  Re:Enlightenment window manager problem
Author  :  El Vato
Date  :  13 Apr, 2007 on 04:55

klipp (12 Apr, 2007 22:24):
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cyberspittle (13 Apr, 2007 04:1:
Dude, like, why not post in an Enlightenment forum? Doesn't sound like XFREE86/2 to me. Peace out.


It is a cool window manager for XFREE86/2.


The last time I used it was with 4MB of video RAM, 96MB of RAM, and 120Mhz CPU, under OS/2 Warp Merlin and XFREE86/2 3.X.

Below are the pertinent subscriber list info. You have to make sure to install all the packages in the distribution of Enlightenment plus related dependent ones (I installed those from < http://os2ports.com/ >).

On the other hand, some of the links apparently do not work --especially the X Ported Software link-- from where I downloaded all the support for Enlightenment. Where did you downloaded Enlightenment from?

Xfreeos2 mailing list
Xfreeos2@lists2.ais.fraunhofer.de
http://lists2.ais.fraunhofer.de/mailman/listinfo/xfreeos2

Cheers !

P.S. Make sure to unblock the lists address in your anti-spam program.


Subject  :  Re:Enlightenment window manager problem
Author  :  klipp rklipp@megared.net.mx
Date  :  14 Apr, 2007 on 01:33
Sadly, many of the excellent os2 porting sites have shut down. There are two or three which still carry the last ported version of Enlightenment which was 0.16.2 and a small update to version 0.16.4. I downloaded ENL016R4.ZIP, ENL0164U.ZIP & ECONF015.ZIP & EPPLET10.ZIP from http://www2.ellermann-online.de/Filelist/area60.html
I believe my problem is that I'm probably still missing a .DLL or other needed file, however I've followed the How-To's (there are now three of them for os2 XFree86 install!) and like I said earlier, Enlightenment works fine except that it does not create the needed User Menus & User Applications lists that should open with a "left click"!
I'm hopeing to find someone that had the same problem and tell me what I'm missing or doing wrong.
Thanks for you're reply

Subject  :  Re:Enlightenment window manager problem
Author  :  sXwamp
Date  :  14 Apr, 2007 on 03:37
I had the same problem, so I started just using HOBlink/2 for gimp and xchat.

Later I used the OS/2 Maintenance Tool program: http://www.os2mt.tk to reinstall XFree86 and then Enlightenment worked.

Try these sites:

http://www.fortunecity.de/wolkenkratzer/mars/341/gnome_download.html#
http://www.os2world.com/os2files/

Try this: http://www.fortunecity.de/wolkenkratzer/mars/341/files/gnome2-apps_tree_for_e.zip

-Adds and EDITS existing GNOME/2 Apps to the E/2-Menu with gmenu application (GNOME app)


klipp (12 Apr, 2007 22:24):
I have Enlightenment ver 0.16.4 installed in XFree86 ver 4.5 (ECS beta4)and it works great!! Except -- it doesn't creat User Menus and User Application lists -- which makes it pretty well useless!
Could someone fill me in on how to get these items installed and functioning. I've tried manually creating them (from Linux ones) but can't get them to work.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Subject  :  Re:Enlightenment window manager problem
Author  :  Bry brymelvin@melvinart.com
Date  :  14 Apr, 2007 on 04:58
It's been a long time...I no longer use OS/2 but I used to use E16 with OS/2. In fact there used to be a screen shot of it on ecomstation.org

IIRC you need the parts of gnome that were ported installed.

there was a package around gnome tree for E or something like that

I think there was a an additional package of utilities needed for a more complete unix like environment, I remember having bash sed et al installed.

Once you HAVE all that (shell plus environment) remove .enlightenment from your home directory. Restart and the menus should build.

IOW for the menu to build on initial startup it must have the ability to run "sh"

That said unless you are avoiding the wps a simpler wm like blackbox works just fine.

If you get E working...try a different theme. I used to use the Aqua theme copied from apple...

You can also build menus with a unix compatible text editor...the standard OS2 editor will mess it up.

I ususally used Gedit...part of the Gnome apps ported.

OH and E will build menu's from gnome menu (gmenu)and kde menu
what was ported for kde however was too rough to use...stick to gnome. It WON'T build for wps apps you'd have to do that yourself.

There is no ole between xfree86 and wps. no clipboard

Nothing has been added for a couple of years in critical areas, new hardware etc for production use of this.
If you REALLY want to USE x11 AND OS/2 together I suggest looking at Parrallels with OS/2 as a guest.

I am also of the understanding that Hoblink would better serve your purposes.

If for fun ...go to it.

FWIW I used E with XFree86 GIMP and Xsane for Graphics Production back then. In conjuction also with CorelDraw! on WinOS2 and eventually Open Office.org 1.1.4

Using X was part of a gradual shift toward UNIX

We migrated to Ubuntu and Solaris quite some time ago although I miss playing around with OS/2


hope some of this helps
bryann

PS I still have some of the Gnome components on my website. IIRC they were treed fro XFree863.3.6 so you might need to rearrange a few things

http://melvinart.com/os2/software


Subject  :  Re:Enlightenment window manager problem
Author  :  klipp rklipp@megared.net.mx
Date  :  14 Apr, 2007 on 05:54
Thanks Bry for you're very informative response!
I forgot to mention that Hobblink still has everything available for Enlightenment downloads, and that is where I finally obtained all the files necessary.
Turns out it was my own stupidity that "blew me away" for almost two weeks. Enlightenment installs the User Menus & User application lists in the "root" directory by default! All you need to do is copy these to you're /home/blagh/.enlightenment directory and all is fine! Boy! do I feel Dumb!
Thanks to all of you for helping me on this "self inflicted problem"!

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