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Re: [Oroborus-user] New Oroborus theme changer

From: Brandon L. Griffith
Subject: Re: [Oroborus-user] New Oroborus theme changer
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 06:47:06 -0500
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Got no place to put it? That's a shame. If you'd like, I'll put it on
one of my webservers for download. Could possibly give you your own area
to host a project page for it.
Let me know (off list) if you might be interested.

Brandon L. Griffith | address@hidden
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* Chris Wareham (address@hidden) wrote:
> Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2003 09:47:08 +0000
> From: Chris Wareham <address@hidden>
> To: Oroborus Mailing List <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Oroborus-user] New Oroborus theme changer
> Reply-To: Oroborus general Discussion <address@hidden>
> Hi!
> As I don't have Tcl/Tk on my computer, I've written an alternative to
> the existing theme changer. It's written in C and uses the GTK+ 2
> libraries. I don't have anywhere on the Internet where I can post a
> tarball of the program, so I hope you don't mind me including it as an
> attachment to this e-mail.
> Note that I wrote this on NetBSD, and I've implemented a pkill()
> function that sends SIGHUP to Oroborus. This relies on the kvm system
> for providing a list of processes running under the callers UID. On
> Linux, I believe similar functionality can be acheived with the /proc
> filesystem. I looked at the procps package, but it appears that the API
> for /proc is poorly documented and often changes. As an alternative that
> should work at least on Linux and Solaris, I have implemented a pkill()
> using system to call pkill(1).
> Occasionaly the window manager doesn't get restarted after it receives a
> SIGHUP, complaining that another window manager is already running. Any
> help on solving this problem would be greatly appreciated. Note that I
> am using xsm as my session manager as I don't have the parts of GNOME or
> KDE that implement panels or session management.
> Finally, I don't mind using my experience of writing the theme changer
> to have a go at a complete configuration tool for Oroborus. I would be
> inclined to use GTK+ 2 again, as it is a really nice toolkit to work
> with.
> Regards,
> Chris
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