To-do asap

There are a couple of things that I want to work on ASAP.

1. langpacks
When you boot Wary/Racy for the first time, you get the QuickSetup window and can choose a locale -- if you choose a non-English locale, there is a window that advises to install a "langpack" for your language, if one is available.

However, it is a bit vague. Doesn't tell you if a langpack is available, nor exactly where to get it from. I want to fix that, maybe even ask again if you want to install the langpack when you have established an Internet connection.
Note, so far we only have a Russian langpack.

For anyone else interested in creating a langpack, we have MoMananager -- please read the posts in my blog. Shinobar has mentioned an existing collection of translations, which would be a useful resource for building a Woof-compatible langpack.

2. Desktop drive icons
I will need to check this, but I have observed that it seems the desktop drive icons are getting redrawn every time X starts. This should not be happening, only when a change in the drives is detected. The drive icons are specified in /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin, and if no drive-change then the icons should appear virtually instantly on the desktop, just like the other desktop icons.

Posted on 21 Feb 2012, 16:19


Posted on 21 Feb 2012, 17:39 by BarryK
More to-do
3. xkb layout fix
I noticed that rodin.s has /usr/local/bin/fbxkb_select and /usr/local/bin/xkblng in his langpack_ru PET. I don't know anything about this, is this something that I should have in Woof?

4. retrovol
I noticed on the Forum that pizzasgood has released a new version. I need to upgrade the PET in 'common' repo.

Posted on 21 Feb 2012, 18:02 by esmourguit
french langpack
The french langpack is nearing completion. At the end of the week certainly.

Posted on 21 Feb 2012, 18:03 by BarryK
More to-do
5. gxmessage
For internationalization purposes, the Wary/Racy builds have gxmessage, to replace xmessage. The gxmessage PET is supposed to create a symlink /usr/bin/xmessage to /usr/bin/gxmessage, however that is getting overridden, and /usr/bin/xmessage is still a symlink to /usr/X11R7/bin/xmessage. Need to fix that.

You can manually fix it by doing this:

# ln -snf gxmessage /usr/bin/xmessage

Posted on 22 Feb 2012, 2:26 by vicmz
Spanish langpack
I'm gathering existing Spanish translations and I will add new and revised ones as well.

Posted on 22 Feb 2012, 4:58 by rodin.s
I have made /usr/local/bin/xkblng from parts of XkbConfigurationManager for automatic setup or ru,us xkb-layouts. xkblng ua will switch to Ukrainian layout (ua,en). xkblng ru will switch to Russian. xkblng ru,ua will switch on both of then and English. xkblng xx will erase them and allow choose again. I was thinking about using it for other countries but I don't know what layouts are used in other countries so it works only for Russian and Ukrainian.

Posted on 22 Feb 2012, 6:13 by bigpup
Check Dependencies installed pkg
This program has had this bug for a long time.
When there is enough packages installed, to cause two columns of listed packages.
There is always two packages selected to check dependencies.
You will have one in first column list and one in second column list.
You can not select just one package to check.

Posted on 22 Feb 2012, 6:43 by bigpup
Check Dependencies installed pkg
Some work on this program posted here in the forum bug section.

Posted on 22 Feb 2012, 8:20 by BarryK
check-dependencies fixed
Now fixed:

Posted on 22 Feb 2012, 17:22 by BarryK
gxmessage fixed
I have fixed no. 5.