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Old 30th September 2022
shep shep is offline
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Sorry I did not get back to you earlier. I'd missed your post due to family obligations and
was wondering if updating this was worthwhile.
I just checked and the ports tree is locked for 7.2 - I will update over the weekend.

Essentially, you can substitute your favoriate client for sylpheed.
For some text based email clients, you may need to create a desktop entry. Example desktop entries
are shown in the 3rd and 4th posts.
If you look at the PLIST for deadbeef, it has a
Code:
share/applications/deadbeef.desktop
entry:
https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/c...ype=text/plain
As fas a Giimmix, it appears to have been dropped. If you use Deadbeef, it does not need music
player daemon (mpd). MPD clients that are available are
  1. audio/gmpc
  2. audio/ncmpc
  3. audio/ncmpcpp
  4. audio/ario
  5. audio/pms
  6. audio/sonata
  7. audio/ympd

I've been using ncmpc and pms looks interesting. gmpc is a GTK2 Gnome client that does geolocation dependencies - its larger but would drop in as a gimmix replacement. Ario should also drop in but it is an even larger client. Lighter, terminal based, ncurses based, ncmpc, ncmpcpp will need launch scripts and manual menu entries. The project now provides the launch scripts and desktop entries for ncmcp. In ncmpc the F keys will navigate; F1 for Help will list the basic navigation commands and more.

Last edited by shep; 20th October 2022 at 03:49 PM.
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Old 22nd October 2022
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Head_on_a_Stick View Post
The BBC weather service isn't very good any more, they switched from https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/ to the rather rubbish MeteoGroup to save money when the licence fee was frozen.

For a text-based weather service see http://www.wttr.in/

It's not as good as the Met Office forecast but it can be viewed in a terminal or from the TTY:
Code:
curl wttr.in
Not sure if that works with ftp(1).
Code:
ftp -o - https://wttr.in/
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No worry, I'm occasionally hanging around here. Thanks for all your updates with regard to 7.2. In fact, I used your SimpleDE or BareGUI long time ago and recently (a couple of months) I decided to come back from my cwm(1) setup. Cwm is very simple, nice and and pinnacle of minimalism but, in truth, this Openbox setup is still simple and yet more practical. I made similar setup on my attempt to figure out FreeBSD machine.

Did you consider to put your BareGUI DIY OpenBSD distro on GitHub or similar place? Might be easier to maintain and more lucid.
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Most of this setup is portable. I've set this up in FreeBSD, Debian 11+ and Arch linux - packages used are available as binaries. I've been able to build a jgmenu package in NetBSD but it does not run.

In OpenBSD, I just submitted patches to move OpenBox to python3 and update tint2 to the latest version which uses gtk+3. I think the tint2 patch was accepted but I have not seen it yet in CVS. I have corresponded with upstream for tray-app/gtk+2 whose country is at war with Russia. He's looking into updating to gtk+3.

The latest version of jgmenu has it's own menu-cache utility and is faster than the OpenBSD version that still uses the external menu-cache. I submitted an updated patch a while ago but it was not replied to. If you install this to Arch linux, the ~/.config/jgmenu/jgmenurc syntax has changed slightly.

I also submitted an update to yad which was not addressed. If you use a newer version there are some syntax changes
gtk-close -> yad-close

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