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Old 06-04-2019, 01:41 PM   #1
rbtylee
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Moksha 3.1 and our upcoming 5.1 release


In preparation for our upcoming Bodhi 5.1 release, I have placed Moksha 3.1 in our testing repo. There have been many changes over 350 commits.

Most of these changes will be transparent to the end user, such as security fixes, code clean up and the like. But there are some minor improvements noticeable to the end user. Just a select few:

In Moksha 3.1 whenever you change Moskha's theme it attempts to find a matching elementary theme and change that also. Many but not all of our themes also have a matching elementary theme.

Our clipboard module has many changes: a revamped settings panel, the clipboard history can now be saved on a timer instead of saved every change. Behind the scenes code changes include being changed to event driven as opposed to poll driven. And so on.

The places module now supports gtk3 bookmarks (like the ones pcmanfm uses) as well as now having better support for being placed on a shelf.

The ibar module now supports the FreeDesktop .desktop Additional Actions menu. Practically this means things like being able to right click a firefox icon in the ibar gadget and open a new private window of firefox.

And an option to change the background to a solid color instead of an image. Over the years we been asked how to do that a number of times and the usual answer has been to create a solid color image and set it to that. There is a better way of doing that and now that is available to the end user and part of Moksha.

This is by no means the complete change log. Nor all the changes the end user may note. I plan to post a more comprehensive change log upon release. From this point on I plan only one semi-major change before release and perhaps a few minor changes.

For now I need some users to install and test Moksha 3.1 that I added to our testing repo. Any issues, bugs or problems please inform us. I would especially be interested in any new bugs not present in Moksha 3.0. So far it has been only Štefan and I testing it and using it, altho Jeff has been using 3.1 the last week or so.

If you note any issues contact me, post here or on github, or tell me in Discord, email, facebook message ... Just please let me know. Over 350 commit is alot of changes and while I have tried not to introduce any new bugs, Moksha has so many possible settings it is not practical to test everything.

Much thanks to Štefan for his help in all this work, his commits to the code and especially his willingness to use and test all the changes we have made.

Last edited by rbtylee; 06-04-2019 at 03:26 PM.
 
Old 06-04-2019, 02:24 PM   #2
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Thanks for the hard work!
 
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:24 PM   #3
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Hello

I can add some more features for end user which were not mentioned:

- Cpufreq module now working with tacho hand
- Places module now available also on the shelf in nice popup window
- Screenshot new dialog added. I hated a random print screen key grab with no possibility to cancel. Now new dialog appears with instant or delayed shot (or cancel of course )
- Clock custom format with strftime. Now you can set up your digital time format as you wish on the shelf or desktop
- Favorite apps fix. Long time issue we have been seeing for years. When you add your app to favorite list, you could see it only after Moksha restart. Now fixed.
- ...and many many more

This way I want to also say big thanx to Robert for devoting almost all his spare time to Bodhi Linux fixing long time issues (clipboard fix I really celebrated with glass of Whisky ) security holes, my bugs () and many many more. In case you admire this old faithful guy work, please consider some Bodhi donations...

Štefan
 
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:58 PM   #4
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whisky eh????? thanks to you also stefan!

need to pickup some woodford reserve bourbon. went through some over winter.
 
Old 06-04-2019, 03:04 PM   #5
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Good work Ylee. Looking forward to rolling up the new release once we hammer on these packages a bit.
 
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:58 PM   #6
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Will it be possible to upgrade BL 5.0 to BL 5.1 or will I have to reinstall everything?
 
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Old 06-05-2019, 06:25 PM   #7
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from the past - it is al automatic when you do update and dist-upgrade via terminal. going from 5 -6 is a complete new install. i believe 5 is supported until 2023???
 
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:07 PM   #8
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from the past - it is al automatic when you do update and dist-upgrade via terminal. going from 5 -6 is a complete new install. i believe 5 is supported until 2023???
This is correct.
 
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:20 PM   #9
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Thanks Jeff!
 
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:15 AM   #10
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It's great to know so much work continues to be done on Bodhi - many thanks. I've tried a number of other distros recently, and Bodhi easily outclasses them all. I've always run Bodhi successfully on old laptops, but I've been given a rather newer one recently - looking forward to installing Bodhi 5.1 on it!
 
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:56 AM   #11
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http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi...ting/m/moksha/

Note: they won't install with gdebi that I could figure out, but it worked to download then sudo apt install ./file1.deb ./file2.deb
I didn't even know I could use apt for deb files til today.

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Old 06-08-2019, 04:22 AM   #12
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sudo apt install package_name only works if you change repo in /etc/apt/sources.list to testing. Of course with apt update before

if you just download, use sudo dpkg -i package_name
 
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:38 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enigma9o7 View Post
http://packages.bodhilinux.com/bodhi...ting/m/moksha/

Note: they won't install with gdebi that I could figure out, but it worked to download then sudo apt install ./file1.deb ./file2.deb
I didn't even know I could use apt for deb files til today.
You should not download and install these packages manually. You should add the b5testing component to your /etc/apt/sources.list file and then run a full system upgrade as normal.
 
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:28 PM   #14
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You should not download and install these packages manually. You should add the b5testing component to your /etc/apt/sources.list file and then run a full system upgrade as normal.
Thanks. I didn't do that cuz I assumed that would update every app that's being tested, and I just wanted to update moksha. In the past I'd installed other testing packages that way, but they installed fine with gdebi. This one didn't cuz both files appear to depend on each other, but as mentioned downloading and then using apt worked to install and so far seems fine.

My question is, why shouldn't one install them manually, what problem might it cause?
 
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:04 PM   #15
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Because Moksha in the testing branch is specifically being tested / compiled against other newer libraries such as newer EFL versions.
 
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