Mezzo intergration in sabayon

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would you like to see mezzo in sabayon linux?

yes = 1 point
no = -1 point
really i would looovvee it here!!! =5 points
nooo,i am too tired ...-5 points
Total votes : 12

Mezzo intergration in sabayon

by terlmann » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:31

Mezzo is the desktop environment created by Jason Spisak. Added to Symphony OS, it follows Jason Spisak's Laws of Interface Design and poses a new way of presenting data to the user.

Mezzo disposes of standard concepts like "The desktop is a folder" and nested menu systems and instead presents all needed information directly to the user via the main desktop and four desk targets for tasks and files related to System, Programs, Files, and Trash. This tries to simplify the desktop. ... ph-032.png
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this might also make a good idea

by terlmann » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:34

The Kuartet Desktop is a completely customizable desktop shell built on top of KDE using Superkaramba and Python.

SuperKaramba 0.38
KDE 3.5.1
Python 2.4

Download and extract kuartet-

1. open a terminal and change to the extracted directory
2. copy kuartetlib/ to /usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/
3. make directory /usr/share/kuartet or /usr/local/share/kuartet
4. copy the following directories into the directory you just made
- settings/
- themes/
- images/
- configdialogs/
- plugins/

Using Kuartet:
Kuartet Applets reside in the apps/ directory. You can copy this directory anywhere in your home folder. There is an issue with permissions if you try to run the .theme file in a directory where the user does not have write permission.

Open any of the applets in the apps/ directory. If you encounter a problem, open a terminal, change to the apps/ directory, and run superkaramba from there. Post the error message here or email me.

Standard Applets:

The Desktopbar resides at the top of the screen and provides simple Desktop related functions (Log out/Lock Screen, a pager, and Show Desktop).

The Taskbar provides a taskbar and System Tray. Clicking the icons shows/hides the applets.

The Sidebar provides an interface to simple applets. So far, I've included a simple clock, analog clock, run/search input box, a system monitor, and a trash applet.

The Manager provides access to bookmarks (konqueror and firefox bookmark support to come), applications, and recent documents. ... 402b5fdc35
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by lxnay » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:07

another "bloat"... in the wall :D
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by Goatee » Fri Dec 08, 2006 17:51

Looks interesting, if it's in portage i'll try it out and report back (mezzo)
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FVWM is mezzo's window manager

by terlmann » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:55 ... .18.tar.gz links to the window manager we discissed last night mezzo....turns out mezzo is onty a deskop ,theme and menu intergration thingy,the actuall destop wm is called FVWM and can be aqquired in rpm and deb packages as well as being in a source tarball.
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by wolfden » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:33

you can just install fvwm

# emerge fvwm

other fvwm you can install

# emerge fvwm-themes
Description: A configuration framework for the fvwm window manager
# emerge fvwm-crystal
Description: Configurable and full featured theme for FVWM, with lots of transparency.
# emerge fvwm-themes-extra
Description: Extra themes for fvwm-themes

so easy to do
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not the point

by terlmann » Sat Dec 09, 2006 17:08

Wolfden,the object of this poll is not just to give me the power on fvwm,but to ask that it be intergrated into sabayon in general.
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