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Author Topic: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.  (Read 2520 times)

overthere

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #75 on: August 03, 2017, 09:12:23 am »

yes, enabling compositing in window manager tweaks does allow transparency in the panel preferences/appearance

so far have not gleaned much from googles on the subject, could it be a gtk issue?


on another note: there is a pidgin icon on the upper panel but the app appears to have been removed
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« Reply #76 on: August 03, 2017, 09:26:40 am »

You're right, launcher is there, but pidgin is not included.  :o

The orage background issue is layers deep into xfce configuration, and not something that is likely to be addressed before release. However, a solution may be available, so keep hacking at it.
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« Reply #77 on: August 03, 2017, 10:53:03 am »

Thanks
One solution is to go to settings/appearance/style and select something other than the default elementary-VL style

this allows one to change the orage panel clock background color but changes the overall style...xfce-flat is perhaps the most similar
« Last Edit: August 03, 2017, 10:58:16 am by overthere »
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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #78 on: August 03, 2017, 03:13:20 pm »

The orage bug is confirmed: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11915

Devs will watch upstream to see if a fix is forthcoming.
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« Reply #79 on: August 03, 2017, 03:13:59 pm »

on another note: there is a pidgin icon on the upper panel but the app appears to have been removed

Fixed.
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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #80 on: August 03, 2017, 05:10:58 pm »

thanks
Yes I agree that orage transparency is an upstream issue and applies to any distro using xfce.

However selecting a background color for the orage panel clock appears to be related to the default theme in vector linux named elementary-VL and is not associated with the transparency bug

Although I would not consider it reason to postpone a final release, as one can simply select any other available style, it should be confirmed and addressed in the next release.

I have not found a reason for this but have switched style from elementry-VL to several other onboard styles and the default is the only one that prohibits selecting a background color in orage panel clock properties.

I checked a few other xfce distros and although the transparent issue exists there was no issue changing background color.
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« Reply #81 on: August 04, 2017, 02:52:41 am »

Another solution for orage panel clock background color. especially if you otherwise like the default style.

It appears that the problem with elementary-VL for the orage panel clock is caused by the usr/share/themes/elementary-VL/gtk2.0/apps/xfce-panel.rc

Adding a # in front of the line as shown below will change the panel color to a flat grey but allows then the orage panel clock background color to be changed in the clock properties

The top few lines of the elementary-VL xfce-panel.rc are as follows

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style "elementary-panel"
{
xthickness = 1
ythickness = 0

# bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "Apps/xfce-panel/panel-dark.png" # Disable for normal panel backgrounds.

This change would only be required by those who would like to use the orage panel clock and desire to change the background color of the clock, while keeping the default style.

« Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 02:57:54 am by overthere »
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« Reply #82 on: August 04, 2017, 04:37:49 am »

Excellent detective work, thanks!  :)
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« Reply #83 on: August 04, 2017, 05:28:44 am »

Nice work indeed.

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« Reply #84 on: August 04, 2017, 09:08:15 pm »

VL64-7.2-STD-RC3.1toFINAL.delta     on http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/

 is corrupted, can't use xdelta patch generate vl72 final
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« Reply #85 on: August 05, 2017, 04:33:57 am »

Okay, you will need to download the whole iso. Keep in mind that it has not been announced yet, there might still be small tweaks applied.
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