Post by santor on Jan 28, 2022 23:01:19 GMT
First I have congratulate the great work in Bodhi linux. I love that is minimalist and is so light that actually I can use my RAM in my work and not in the system.
My humble suggestions are:
- Include the Bodhi Linux book from smashwords in the ISO, so when is installed you only have to read it
- The book does not say anything about plugins, when and how use them
- It would be great if somebody make video tutorials of how to in youtube or elsewhere. I only found 1 video of how customize Bodhi in youtube
- I wonder if there is an application to create your own themes? If not, the creation of one app would be great, so anybody can create their own themes and share it with other users
- Facilitate the change of icons that are used in gadgets, shelves, so anybody can change the icons. I installed Thunderbird and nemo and those don't have icons in the themes
Just another question, I wonder if it would valuable to explore the feasibility of a Bodhi with icewm
thanks for a great distro
Post by enigma9o7 on Jan 29, 2022 3:06:27 GMT
Great ideas. I especially like the last one, being able to change the icons for gadgets, as most of the moksha gadgets (besides clipboard) use hard coded icons user cannot control, you're limited to the choices in existing themes (as you saw in that youtube video you mention, which I imagine is mine). One thing tho is some of those gadgets are animated, they dont just use one icon all the time. That being said, if if's using multiple images internally, they could all be used externally too, just would mean whoever is creating new icon set would have a whole bunch to make... nm-applet is a (non gadget) example like that already, it uses various icons depending on how strong your wifi signal is, or if you're using wired lan, or if you're using vpn, etc.
But for apps, you can indeed control those icons yourself - if you switch to another icon set in settings, it will use them, plus you can override icon set for individual apps and instead specify any icon you want by editing the .desktop file, which (besides directly editing the file) you can do with Moksha UI by right clicking on the window decoration icon of any app and following menu to 'edit icon'.
An app to create themes would be really cool, but I wouldn't expect that anytime soon, unless a whole bunch more developers join bodhi team. Just understanding how they even work is a challenge for most (including myself) and not documented.
Let me know what video you want tho, that I can do, it's been well over a year since I made that customizing one, and I've learned much since then.
Post by thewaiter on Jan 29, 2022 10:53:18 GMT
Thanx for your kind words about our distro. Let me explain some of your questions:- Include the Bodhi Linux book from smashwords in the ISO, so when is installed you only have to read it
Not bad idea at all. I am sure our main developer can consider this request.- The book does not say anything about plugins, when and how use them
If you means Moksha modules and gadgets then yes, Roger's book does include the section about them. Check section 4.8 and higher- It would be great if somebody make video tutorials of how to in youtube or elsewhere. I only found 1 video of how customize Bodhi in youtube
Yes, Enigma9o7 made some videos. I also made some for Bodhi BL 5.1. I will add a link. There are some available on FB. Anyway, having a fair amount of good videos was on my to-do list. As I am also one of two Bodhi developers, there is not a time and energy frame for this job. We need an another member for this activity. BTW, these days I am working on BL 6.1 video which is around 12 mins and is much more descriptive than my previous one.- I wonder if there is an application to create your own themes? If not, the creation of one app would be great, so anybody can create their own themes and share it with other users
YES, we faced this question many times. There are some tutorials about themes creation around the Internet. Frankly, making themes is something which mixes graphic abilities with a scripting language. We had several guys interested in making themes. This really requires some mental setup (I am serious). It is something the user needs to study for some weeks. Unfortunatelly the theming works hand in hand with the Moksha or module code which can be sort of hard to understand. The history confirms guys are easy to give up this activity after a while
Anyway I want to encourage all guys around to start with theming. I can give a helping hand as a main themes developer and maintainer.- Facilitate the change of icons that are used in gadgets, shelves, so anybody can change the icons. I installed Thunderbird and nemo and those don't have icons in the themes
If we are talking about ARcGreen theme, we already added the Thunderbird icon. I have checked it. Also nemo icon is in folder shape icon. Secondly, the gadgets icons are a part of Moksha theme. I had to create all gadgets faces for ArcGreen theme. If the theme does not exist, the gadget falls to Moksha default theming. So, the easy way is to go to the advanced theme dialog and assign gadgets with an another or default theme.