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WMBDAY

 

 

I finally made a Arch package and it runs. At the moment it is just for use on my pc as it has some slight glitches and when I made the package it threw up some errors in the build.

 

I found a site that has quite a few Dock Apps for Window Maker and this is one that I found quite attractive,

 

http://freecode.com/projects/wmbday

 

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Neat looking dock app that was conceived in 2003. All the links from above were dead and I thought I had hit a brick wall but I persevered and google came to the rescue as I found a Slack build,

 

http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/download.salixos.org/sbo/14.1/misc/wmbday/

 

Alas when I first investigated my find I could not see any way to get source file. I turned again to google and found this,

 

https://packages.altlinux.org/en/Platform6/srpms/wmbday

 

Now I spent some time trying to unpack the .rpm before I noticed that there was a source file that I could download here,

 

https://packages.altlinux.org/en/Platform6/srpms/wmbday/sources

 

this is the file I used for my build, I am still trying to work out if the source contains the patches found here,

 

https://packages.altlinux.org/en/Platform6/srpms/wmbday/patches

 

or if the patches were added to the .rpm. I have tried to inspect all the files both in the patches and the source but can not decide if the source has been patched. I think it has but am not 100% sure.

 

I did look again at the Slack build and found by looking in the file,

wmbday.info 2014-06-23 02:29 317

 

that there was a link to the source file used in the Slack build to be found here,

 

http://ftp.nsysu.edu.tw/FreeBSD/ports/local-distfiles/uqs/wmbday-0.3.1.tar.gz

 

So I have a working dock app from 2003 that I have made a Arch package for installed on my pc. I intend rebuilding the package and seeing if I can chase down the errors. If I can and also work out what the small glitch is and fix it then I may rebuild again and produce a proper PKGBUILD and submit it to the AUR.

 

 

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securitybreach

Wow, very nice!! Great job man :thumbup:

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I know you are all eager to see my Dock Apps in full animated mode, screenshots just do not hit the spot. So I called upon the awesome power of ffmpeg to convert a vokoscreen movie to a gif so that you could appreciate the graphical delights of Window maker.

I found this guide,

 

https://davidwalsh.n...nvert-video-gif

 

Altered the commands to suit and ran them in a terminal. Now I know you are really interested to see what the terminal output was so here it is,

 

[longship@14:38:13 Vokoscreen]$ ffmpeg -i vokoscreen-2017-08-31_14-28-11.mkv -b 2048k dockapp1.gif
ffmpeg version 3.3.3 Copyright (c) 2000-2017 the FFmpeg developers
built with gcc 7.1.1 (GCC) 20170630
configuration: --prefix=/usr --disable-debug --disable-static --disable-stripping --enable-avisynth --enable-avresample --enable-fontconfig --enable-gmp --enable-gnutls --enable-gpl --enable-ladspa --enable-libass --enable-libbluray --enable-libfreetype --enable-libfribidi --enable-libgsm --enable-libiec61883 --enable-libmodplug --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libopencore_amrnb --enable-libopencore_amrwb --enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libopus --enable-libpulse --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libsoxr --enable-libspeex --enable-libssh --enable-libtheora --enable-libv4l2 --enable-libvidstab --enable-libvorbis --enable-libvpx --enable-libwebp --enable-libx264 --enable-libx265 --enable-libxcb --enable-libxvid --enable-shared --enable-version3
libavutil 55. 58.100 / 55. 58.100
libavcodec 57. 89.100 / 57. 89.100
libavformat 57. 71.100 / 57. 71.100
libavdevice 57. 6.100 / 57. 6.100
libavfilter 6. 82.100 / 6. 82.100
libavresample 3. 5. 0 / 3. 5. 0
libswscale 4. 6.100 / 4. 6.100
libswresample 2. 7.100 / 2. 7.100
libpostproc 54. 5.100 / 54. 5.100
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'vokoscreen-2017-08-31_14-28-11.mkv':
Metadata:
ENCODER : Lavf57.71.100
Duration: 00:00:30.58, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 313 kb/s
Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(progressive), 1298x156, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 1k tbn, 50 tbc (default)
Metadata:
ENCODER : Lavc57.89.100 libx264
DURATION : 00:00:30.583000000
Stream #0:1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16p, 128 kb/s (default)
Metadata:
ENCODER : Lavc57.89.100 libmp3lame
DURATION : 00:00:29.879000000
Please use -b:a or -b:v, -b is ambiguous
Stream mapping:
Stream #0:0 -> #0:0 (h264 (native) -> gif (native))
Press [q] to stop, [?] for help
[swscaler @ 0x8f413a7660] No accelerated colorspace conversion found from yuv420p to bgr8.
Output #0, gif, to 'dockapp1.gif':
Metadata:
encoder : Lavf57.71.100
Stream #0:0: Video: gif, bgr8, 1298x156, q=2-31, 2048 kb/s, 25 fps, 100 tbn, 25 tbc (default)
Metadata:
DURATION : 00:00:30.583000000
encoder : Lavc57.89.100 gif
Past duration 0.999992 too large
frame= 430 fps=0.0 q=-0.0 size= 1878kB time=00:00:17.25 bitrate= 891.7kbits/frame= 749 fps=747 q=-0.0 size= 3282kB time=00:00:30.01 bitrate= 895.9kbits/frame= 763 fps=748 q=-0.0 Lsize= 3372kB time=00:00:30.57 bitrate= 903.7kbits/s speed= 30x
video:3365kB audio:0kB subtitle:0kB other streams:0kB global headers:0kB muxing overhead: 0.200363%
[longship@14:42:15 Vokoscreen]$ 

 

Phew that is some complicated stuff. Here is what it produced. Watch and weep at the sheer beauty of Window Maker.

 

CrH5VFT.gif

 

You really really really do need to click the picture to appreciate the glory though.

 

:pirate:

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securitybreach

Looks nice but all that movement would drive me nuts...

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Looks nice but all that movement would drive me nuts...

 

I thought the same but it fades into the background after a while. :th_run-around-smiley: Hasn't affected me at all :hysterical:

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Nice B)

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abarbarian

Liquid Lemur Linux (aka: Lemur)

 

Liquid Lemur Linux (aka: Lemur) is a custom Debian distro, based on the Stable branch. Currently we have one desktop available, a Hybrid Window Maker (shown above). Available in 64bit only. Lemur includes the latest Window Maker base, custom Lemur and Window Maker apps, and lots of custom scripts / artwork. It was created to fill the void left behind by others in the same class. The goal was simple — create a fairly fast and functional base distro, that was also pleasing to the eyes. Liquid Lemur was never intended to be a “Beginner’s” distro. However, anyone familiar with Linux should be able to figure it out. We also offer help, via this site, to those that may need it. At the same time, we also accept help and suggestions from others that may have more experience in the field, as we are by no means “experts.” Liquid Lemur is a hybrid of sorts. Taking bits and pieces from many other distros, to build a more complete package. It is a growing toddler in the distro world, but continues to evolve with each release. We welcome the ideas and suggestions from the community. Although we may not use them, we will at least listen.

 

lemur-a1-wmaker.png

 

Hurray finally a developer with exquisite taste and sense. :hysterical:

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oWfJvCT.jpg

 

I start windowmaker from my .initrc with startx. Lately this no longer works and I get the above when trying to use startx. If I change my .initrc to use icewm I can use startx and icewm runs perfectly.

I am a bit puzzled as to why one runs and the other does not.

Any ideas folks ? :'(

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You are missing a library as noted in the error:

error loading shared libraries: libMagickWant-7.Q16HDRI.so.5

That library is part of imagemagick so re

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I am a bit puzzled as to why one runs and the other does not.

Any ideas folks ? :'(

 

That is because imagemagick is not a dependency of icewm. This had nothing to do with Xorg or Nvidia as this is purely related to windowmaker and a broken dependency.

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<p>You are missing a library as noted in the error:

 

error loading shared libraries: libMagickWant-7.Q16HDRI.so.5

 

That library is part of imagemagick so re<span style="color: #121112">

 

Ah ha I was heading in that direction and had tried to google for libMagickWant-7.Q16HDRI.so.5 but did not get any really useful results, in fact I think there were only eight results in total.

I think I will try the Arch Window Maker program page

https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/windowmaker/

where it looks like there is some information. I'll have to chase this up later as I have to go and get my motorcycle tested this afternoon and I need lunch before I ride of into the sunset. :breakfast:

Thanks fer the help.

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Yup, the top comment:

 

Refutationalist commented on 2018-04-19 12:18

 

Based on poking around from the link below, I found a imagemagick7 patch and added it to the PKGBUILD:

https://vis.nu/crap/....8-3.src.tar.gz

 

I actually didn't even look at the AUR package link for windowmaker, I just knew that MagickWant was part of imagemagick.

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Yup, the top comment:

 

Refutationalist commented on 2018-04-19 12:18

 

Based on poking around from the link below, I found a imagemagick7 patch and added it to the PKGBUILD:

https://vis.nu/crap/....8-3.src.tar.gz

 

I actually didn't even look at the AUR package link for windowmaker, I just knew that MagickWant was part of imagemagick.

 

Bike passed its Ministry test so I have a green light for riding legally for another year. :clap:

 

The package in the AUR is the same as the one I have so I am guessing that that patch is already included as it is over a month old. I think that imagemagick has been upgraded since which I suspect is causing the problem.

I have tried to backdate the imagemagick as per the wiki

https://wiki.archlin...ade_one_package

but keep on failing

[longship@18:03:10 ~]$ pacaur -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/imagemagick-7.0.7.34-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
loading packages...
error: '/var/cache/pacman/pkg/imagemagick-7.0.7.34-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz': package missing required signature

I tried downloading the package and its sig file but installing fails as I need a libmagick file which I can not find anywhere.

 

As my problem only surfaced when I rebooted I am guessing the dev has not had this problem as he may not have done a reboot lately. SO I will mention my problem on the AUR page and see if I get a response. If not I may try the rollback the whole system thing.

:breakfast:

 

Oh and I tried googling libMagickWant-7.Q16HDRI.so.5 and got this

 

Showing results for libMagickCore-7.Q16HDRI.so.5

No results found for libMagickWant-7.Q16HDRI.so.5

 

Some of the results did mention libMagickWant but they were not really of any help. Now if only I had a magic wand to wave around.

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I have tried to backdate the imagemagick as per the wiki

https://wiki.archlin...ade_one_package

but keep on failing

[longship@18:03:10 ~]$ pacaur -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/imagemagick-7.0.7.34-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
loading packages...
error: '/var/cache/pacman/pkg/imagemagick-7.0.7.34-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz': package missing required signature

I tried downloading the package and its sig file but installing fails as I need a libmagick file which I can not find anywhere.

 

The signature has to be loaded in pacman, not just in the same location. https://wiki.archlin...Package_signing

 

I am heading out of town for the weekend and will probably not be available until Tuesday.

 

Did you ever initiate the package signing and keys?

 

https://wiki.archlin...e_signing#Setup

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I have tried to backdate the imagemagick as per the wiki

https://wiki.archlin...ade_one_package

but keep on failing

[longship@18:03:10 ~]$ pacaur -U https://archive.archlinux.org/packages/imagemagick-7.0.7.34-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
loading packages...
error: '/var/cache/pacman/pkg/imagemagick-7.0.7.34-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz': package missing required signature

I tried downloading the package and its sig file but installing fails as I need a libmagick file which I can not find anywhere.

 

The signature has to be loaded in pacman, not just in the same location. https://wiki.archlin...Package_signing

 

I am heading out of town for the weekend and will probably not be available until Tuesday.

 

Did you ever initiate the package signing and keys?

 

https://wiki.archlin...e_signing#Setup

 

Yup did the, below, when I first set Arch up.

Initializing the keyring

 

To set up the pacman keyring use:

# pacman-key --init

 

I'll figure something out or the dev will update the package sometime. I'm in no rush as I am having fun with icewm. There is the possibility that my problem is caused by some other factor entirely.

Have a groovy time on you break.

:clap:

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Thanks man

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1AEeMF0.png

 

Feeling the lurve for Window Maker and messing around again here is an old theme I found called TORNADO. I can not find a date for this but it is pretty old but it still works ok. The original picture is smaller than my monitor but WM seems to have made a decent job of stretching it to fit my larger screen.

 

As I like the graded change of colour in the title bars and the backgrounds to the dock icons I felt they would look cool with one of my own pictures. I guess I could make this into a theme and call it Vulcan Purple or possibly Live Long and Prosper, mind you that is a tad long for a theme name.

 

ZgJnNLW.png

 

There is some interest in Window Maker out there in the real world as well as here on the site.

 

Antergos + Window Maker

 
Quote

 

© 2014 - 2020 hfcf
Feeling nostalgic... 

My Window Maker setup in Antergos.
Window Maker theme created by me to match the default Numix Frost theme in Antergos.
Window Maker is a great lightweight window manager and highly customizable but is often overlooked.
I leave here a challenge for the creators of linux distros: why not create a distribution like Linux Mint, Zorin, Manjaro, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc ... with Window Maker...

 

 
antergos___window_maker_by_hfcf_d82bkiy-
 
and another find here,
 
d7spt6x-32a577b3-63e2-4b61-b1b7-662a9efa
 
Well done that Antergos fan for throwing down the challenge. " I leave here a challenge for the creators of linux distros: why not create a distribution like Linux Mint, Zorin, Manjaro, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc ... with Window Maker..."
 
I wonder if anyone is sensible enough to take up the task...😋

 

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It's probably just not enough interest to do so or none of the devs are using WM.

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 Sort of like how they do not make Fluxbox versions either.

They do look nice though :)

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21 hours ago, securitybreach said:

It's probably just not enough interest to do so or none of the devs are using WM.

 

I think there are a few developer types running Window Maker but they are probably too busy doing more important sort of stuff to bother creating a separate distro. To be honest apart from the advertising or promotional point there is no need to create a stand alone distro for Window Maker as it installs with ease on most linux os's.

What would be neat would be some modern slick themes and icon sets. I know you can make your own up fairly easily but it takes some time to do a really slick job.

 

The above examples are neat  and the Numix icons in the first shot do look slick but the creator could have given an extra polish by giving the CLIP icon a Numix makeover. If there were available sets of slick modern icons for the twenty most popular programs I recon Window Maker might just gain a touch more popularity. Both shots show individual customisation though and I feel that is one of the strengths of Window Maker the easy way you can customise to suit yourself easily.

An of course Window Maker never ever gets a host of new features and "intuative" upgrades to the GUI's though it does get updates to the core of the program and no doubt code cleanup is ongoing. This makes for a very stable set up and if you have decided to run with it you can take your time over any customisation changes. I have my HAND icon graphics, and am still looking for more and also I am making up a TUX icon set.

.

If anyone is looking for Window Maker Themes I have collected 64 from around the net, some work perfectly some need a tweak to be up to date. A couple of the sites I collected themes from are now no longer on the net and I wish I had downloaded more themes from them but I only took the ones that I thought were more of interest to me. The collection shows a variety of ways that gradients have been added to title bars for instance and a quick view of the collection would be helpful to stimulate the creative juices. I would be happy to pass them on to any interested folk.

 

😎

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1 hour ago, abarbarian said:

 

If anyone is looking for Window Maker Themes I have collected 64 from around the net,...

 

😎

 

64 themes, holy carp, Batman! I have one per distro. 😀

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Very cool  Abarbarian :thumbsup:

 

 

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43 minutes ago, sunrat said:

 

64 themes, holy carp, Batman! I have one per distro. 😀

 

Don't feel bad, I haven't changed wallpaper or themes in years. Of course, there is no reason to change themes or wallpapers if you never see either.... B)

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