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A full-featured, multi-language, Gtk-based control panel targeted toward IceWM
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LATEST NEWS [8/18/2004]: IceWMCP version 3.2 is now available. This release patches bugs that many users of Python 2.3 experienced. Support has been added for the latest features of IceWM 1.2.14 / 1.2.15. A French translation has been added, and the Russian translation has been updated. The IceMe menu editor now saves non-English characters in the menu file correctly. A big THANK YOU to the following people: French Translation Added By - Yves Perraudin (yploglib ['at'] free.fr), Régis Décamps (decamps ['at'] users.sf.net), and Simon Gauthier (joy3k ['at'] hotmail.com). Russian Translation Updates By - Vasya a.k.a Vasiliy Leushin (basileus ['at'] newmail.ru). Thank you all for your hard work and patience with me. :-) DOWNLOAD List of New Features
LATEST NEWS [8/18/2004]: The following applications have just been released: IcePref2 3.4, IcePref2 Theme Designer 3.2, PhrozenClock 3.2, IceSoundManager 3.2, GtkPCCard 1.6, and IceWMCP Tray Icon Plug-in 0.2 Download
IceWM Control Panel is written in 100% Python, using the PyGtk libraries for a Gtk interface. (So, WxPython and all that crap is not required.) Don't have Python and PyGtk? No problem. A compiled, (mostly) self-contained binary with everything you need is available (or will soon be available) in the Download section. The binary should work with any Linux i586 or better system (RedHat/Mandrake/Suse-compatible type systems). If you are using some weirdo system, you're on your own and will have to use the standard non-binary distribution of IceWM Control Panel. Beware, the binary version is a LARGE download compared to the standard version. Look for files names ending with "binary_i586.tar.gz" in the Download section. The compiled binaries should only be used by people who don't have Python and PyGtk, can't get them, or don't know how to install and set them up. NOTE: Stand-alone binaries will no longer be available for new releases until further notice (technical difficulties!). Currently, stand-alone binaries are only available for older, unsupported PyGtk-1 versions of IceWMCP. Current, up-to-date pure Python versions are still available, of course: So your best bet is to have Python and PyGtk-2 installed.
REQUIREMENTS: Access to a Bash shell (very important), Python (2.2 or better), PyGtk-2 (1.9.9/2.0.0 or better), and Gtk+ 2.0.6 or better - neither Gnome nor PyGnome is required. (IceWMCP versions 2.5 and earlier require Gtk+1 and PyGtk-1 0.6.9) Repeat: IceWM requires NOTHING gnome-related. Also, your version of PyGtk should have the Gdk-Pixbuf modules on your system. Please run ALL IceWMCP programs from a BASH shell: Using other shells such as ksh, pdksh, csh, tcsh, etc. is likely to cause problems. If your IceWMCP programs have trouble launching other applications, it is most likely because you are using something other than a Bash (/bin/bash) shell. Run the programs from Bash...period! If you attempt to run the application and get ANY kind of error that says something like "Import Error", it means YOU do not have all the necessary Python libraries installed or do not have them installed correctly: This is NOT a bug, so do not file a bug report when you don't have the necessary software properly installed. Getting Python and PyGtk and getting them setup right is YOUR business. DO NOT ask for help installing Python, PyGtk, or GdkPixbuf. I recommend you get them from: http://speakeasy.rpmfind.net. If you are using a Python version lower than 2.2 and are too lazy to upgrade, use the "binary" distribution of IceWM Control Panel, or don't bother at all. NOTE: These requirements apply only to the standard pure-python version of IceWM Control Panel. Compiled, binary copies of IceWM Control Panel are stand-alone executables that do NOT require Python or PyGtk.
Disk space requirements: The standard, pure-Python version of IceWM Control Panel uses approximately 1.75-2.2 MB of disk space - very small! The compiled, binary version of IceWM Control Panel uses about 3.7 MB of disk space. Yes, the binary version is large, so people too lazy or impatient to install Python and PyGtk properly and choose to use the stand-alone binary version will pay with disk space. At last check, the 'Hardware' (or 'System') plug-in uses about 1.9 MB of disk space (most of it being the hardware ID data file).