Re: [ydl-gen] switching to other themes crashes e17
Corey <corey.abshire <at> gmail.com>
2009-05-05 13:59:50 GMT
On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 6:47 AM, Hal Martin <hal.martin <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Corey wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I'm having an issue switching e17 themes in YDL 6.1 on an Apple Powerbook G4.
>> When I try to switch to any theme I've downloaded off of
>> http://exchange.enlightenment.org/ it crashes enlightenment and
>> restarts in the default theme, or simply reverts back to the default
>> theme. I have not been able to switch to any theme I've downloaded
>> from the site. I'm following what I believe is the correct process for
>> installing the theme:
>> 1. Download the theme into ~/.e/e/themes/
>> 2. Open up the themes configuration.
>> 3. Click the Personal button.
>> 4. Click the theme.
>> 5. Click the OK button.
> Yup, that's the way to add themes in DR17.
>> As soon as I click OK button e17 either crashes with the
>> "Enlightenment Error - This is very bad... (f1) Recover..." error
>> message, and lets me restart with the previous theme I used, or, it
>> does not give me an error message and simply reverts back to that
>> previous theme.
> Yes, if I recall my beta testing of YDL 6.1 correctly, downloaded themes
> do not work on the YDL builds of Enlightenment.
>> Here is a list of the names of some of the themes I've tried:
>> 1. 230z_016_999_043_1.edj
>> 2. A-illume-Blue.edj
>> 3. detour-0.7.4_e17.edj
>> 4. grunge.edj
>> 5. pce17os_new_h.edj
>> 6. simply-white-0.9.5.edj
>> I read through a variety of posts and the best I can come up with is
>> that e17 is very picky about versions and that perhaps the .edj files
>> that are provided on the exchange site are intended only for the very
>> latest version of e17. According to the About dialog, I'm running
>> 0.16.999.040. It seems the latest snapshot on the enlightenment site
>> is 0.16.999.060.
> Even the snapshots on their website are, at times, out of date. If
> you're looking for the newest, shiniest, version of DR17 (beware of
> bugs!) I would suggest using their SVN repository.
>> I read through a few sets of instructions for how to compile e17 and
>> install from source but it seems rather laborious, and wondered if
>> there is some easier way some of you more experienced users might be
>> aware of that you could point me to.
> On Gentoo, which I'm running on my desktop (although granted my desktop
> is an x86_64 machine) there is a script called 'e17update' that
> basically handles all the svn checkouts and building of the libraries
> for DR17. It is, however, rather tied to emerge and layman, so it may
> not be of much use to you.
>> As far as I can tell, all the updates from the default repositories
>> have been installed at this point. I'm not doing anything tricky I can
>> think of. Its a relatively new installation, + Apple wireless working.
>> Anyone else have similar issues switching themes on the version of e17
>> that comes with YDL6.1?
> Yes, I encountered this problem during my beta testing of YDL 6.1. If I
> recall correctly, it's a known issue that I'm not sure was ever
> pinpointed or resolved.
>> If so, have you figured out a way around it or have some advice on how
>> to get it working.
>> Is there an easy way to stay on the most recent version of e17 under YDL6.1?
> The easiest way is to use their svn repository and build by hand. As
> tedious as that sounds, in my opinion it's not that much work. I'm sure
> someone who is more adept at bash scripting then myself could, or has,
> written a script to automatically build enlightenment, similar to e17update.
Ok, I'll go ahead and finish building by hand. Thanks! - Corey
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