[Linux] group for linux REBOL users
I liked KDE when it started with version 1.0, then it started to look like a PlayMobil/Lego Desktop, now its upto perfect and leaves gnome far behind, not only based on GUI but also based on pratical use ;-)... But it still eats a damm lot of resources... you need to tune , but thats fun ;-)
My view is that KDE has always had better internals, but Gnome has a better interface
Let's put it this way: if I think about the technology under the hood, I don't like using Gnome, but working with KDE's user interface makes me cringe all the time
By the way, D-BUS is currently used much more in Gnome than in KDE. Case in point: Gnome hardly had anything before, but KDE has to move away from its own DCOP IPC
i'm using xfce and it's much better than KDE or Gnome (at least from my POV). Not so bloated, fast and configurable enough.
Gnome vs. KDE: I gave up on KDE ages ago. It has pretty good underpinnings, but the philosophy of cramming every possible feature into the GUI just makes it a nightmare to use. I don't know about KDE4, so I won't say much about that. Gnome has a much better interface, but still a far way to go. It's exactly the opposite of KDE. I wish the two would go together and create a new desktop, based on KDE's underpinnings and Gnome's GUI.
But for serious work I prefer WindowMaker with GNUstep apps.
Well, you know where the best of both worlds is to be had ;-)
how do i set the network server for emstp on linux ?
oops i see
hmm, how do i set it to use local sendmail ?
Well, you don't ... rebol does not support sending email using sendmail, but if you have a version with command-shell support ( call ) you can probably create the command line to call sendmail yourself ... I don't know how to do this, though.
CALL was freed for use in unlicensed Rebol/View some time ago.
I think interfacing with sendmail via the command line would be through the standard "mail" command, if sendmail is properly configured as standard MTA
The alternative would be to make sendmail listen on the local loopback network address, so you could use the REBOL send function
Linux newbie here.
Downloaded vmplayer, and a Fedora 6 core image. Run the Fedora, and then downloaded Rebol core for Linux libc
when I try to run Rebol, nothing happens. The permissions say it is an executable though.
Is this the wrong version for Fedora ?
Graham, I use Mandriva and dled the debian version and it works
or on a side note,try this new distro http://www.ulteo.com/main/download.php
it was made by the guy who started the Mandrake distro and then got fired when Mandriva took over
Alan, I'm running this under Windows so need to find a Vmware appliance ..
Ok, found a Mandriva appliance .. downloading it.
900Mb later .. no go. The Mandriva Vmware appliance just keeps cycling on me. :)
to see what libraries it needs, then see if you have them installed
Thanks. It says libstdc++.so.5 not found ... everything else is found.
How do I install that?
This might help - http://blogs.activestate.com/kevinw/2006/02/libstdc5_how_to.html
I found another site that said I should do this: yum install compat-libstdc++-33 which I did .. and after a few things printed to the screen .. it's just sitting there :(
...sorry .. no experience of yum ....I'm as new to Linux as you ...I installed Ubuntu desktop as a dual-boot on my XP machine.
...silly question ...have you downloaded the library?
I think the rpm was already present ..and so yum was doing it's thing. 1 hour later, it's still parsing the input parameters :(
I managed to get a Suse livePC running .. and Rebol runs.
only problem, the screen res is 640x480 :(
Maybe I should use a real Linux rather than a virtualised one :(
Graham, most of the times if you have a libstdc++.so.<someotherversion> you can just symlink to .5 and REBOL will work.
It's the Law of Linux: different distros and different versions will have very different problems, but there will always be one showstopper...
Syllable will be different??
More newbie questions .. how come i double click on Rebol and the desktop comes up. I click on console, and it all shuts down. No console, and no desktop?
probably because you didn't start it from a shell. since it wasn't tied to a shell, it can't go anywhere when you leave the desktop and just shuts down.
IIRC depending on the desktop manager you use, you can open icons with a shell automatically. and can ask the manager to hide the shell until the app bums out. look into the icon's properties... This might also only be an option for .r file associated icons themselves (not rebol, but for script with an icon).
I used to do so for python scripts... it was really cool... no one saw the shell, until a crash occured, in which case all the prints where available for copy/paste.
Seems to be using Gnome
This is a tad frustrating .. my emr is a single script ( from prerebol ) and runs under windows. Under Fedora, it does nothing :(
what happens when you try to run it from shell?
I am trying to run it from the view console
I was using kde at the time...