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#1 2017-08-30 07:09:23

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helium-dev notes

This thread will hold announcements of things that users of the experimetal helium-dev version of BunsenLabs might want to know about: package upgrades that improve the default user settings in /usr/share/bunsen/skel, additions to the default package install list that they might also want to install...

Please continue to post any feedback on the helium-dev system in new posts, in the "Development & Suggestions" section for comments or general questions, and in "Bug Reports" when something seems to be wrong. Please also don't forget to put [helium-dev] at the beginning of the title.

Thanks to all of our members who are helping get the new version of BunsenLabs into shape with feedback and bug reports!


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#2 2017-08-30 07:21:11

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Re: helium-dev notes

Upgrades that change user config files

Once users have tweaked their personal settings, it would be very impolite for a package upgrade to overwrite them! In fact the BL default user config files (generally from bunsen-configs) are installed in /usr/share/bunsen/skel, not to anyone's $HOME directory. When a new system is installed, or a new user created, the default config files are copied into $HOME, but then left alone.

Sometimes, though, an upgrade to bunsen-configs will bring improved user settings. If you want to get those in your personal configs you have two options:
1) Check the contents of /usr/share/bunsen/skel and compare with your $HOME, then make any changes you want to by hand.
2) If you haven't yet customized your settings that much, you can:
    Delete $HOME/.config/bunsen/bl-setup.
    Log out and back in.
    Your config files will be upgraded to the new versions. Any that have changed will be backed-up.
    Use the backed-up files to copy/paste any custom settings you want to keep into the new files.


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#3 2017-08-30 07:27:17

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Re: helium-dev notes

Icon Themes

The helium-dev repositories now hold packages: paper-icon-theme and papirus-icon-theme, so you can install them with apt{,-get} as usual.

One of these might replace bunsen-faenza-icon-theme as the default in Helium.


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#4 2017-08-31 08:23:28

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Re: helium-dev notes

Installing helium-dev

Perhaps this should have gone in the first post. icon_rolleyes.gif
Right now the recommended method is described in Head_on_a_Stick's thread here:
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=3800


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#5 2017-09-08 02:07:31

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Re: helium-dev notes

bunsen-configs 9.1.4-1 now sets the "Paper" icon theme.

Existing users can install paper-icon-theme and set it in lxappearance to try out the new look. Please post any reactions in the Development & Suggestions section, either in Proposed Graphics for Helium or a new thread. (We're also considering "Papirus", available as papirus-icon-theme.)
Thanks!


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#6 2017-09-13 07:44:22

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Re: helium-dev notes

bunsen-configs 9.1.6-1 uploaded.

Testers can run

bl-user-setup --refresh

to have the default skel files copied into their local configs, overwriting what's there. As usual backups will be made (fewer unnecessary ones than before) when files are overwritten.
This isn't really recommended when you have a nicely configured desktop with lots of custom settings - better to copy by hand from /usr/share/bunsen/skel - but it might be useful for testers who want to try the latest user configs brought in by bunsen-configs.


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#7 2017-10-08 13:45:21

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Re: helium-dev notes

I've just pushed some changes to our stock ~/.Xresources & ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf files — urxvt's colourscheme and configuration now match terminator and I have added some comments to fonts.conf and removed two superfluous stanzas.

The new versions are here:

~/.Xresources

~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf

They will have to be merged manually for any existing users anyway, even after the new bunsen-configs package version makes it off the production line.


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#8 2017-10-09 06:58:38

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Re: helium-dev notes

bunsen-configs (9.1.7-1) helium; urgency=medium

  * Head-on-a-Stick: Add "Font configuration" menu entry and comments in fonts.conf.
  * Head-on-a-Stick: Match urxvt colour schemes with terminator.
  * hhhorb: Remove tint2 horizontal padding to save space on laptops.
  * Tomislav Kućar: Fix compositing settings for xfce4-screenshooter.

Existing users have the option of running 'bl-user-setup --refresh' (see above).


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#9 2017-10-13 03:02:14

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Re: helium-dev notes

There is now a BunsenLabs backports repository available for helium: https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=4237

The latest version ( 9.1-1 ) of bunsen-welcome will offer to add it, though of course it can also be done by hand. This repo uses the standard BL signing key (not the experimental helium-dev key). The easiest way to add that key is to install the newly added bunsen-keyring package.


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#10 2017-10-18 08:36:45

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Re: helium-dev notes

The apt signing key for the helium-dev repo has been updated - it was due to expire on 28th October, after which apt will output "cannot authenticate" errors.

Please re-import the updated key:

wget -q https://kelaino.bunsenlabs.org/~johnraff/helium-dev.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -

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#11 2017-10-23 02:18:31

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Re: helium-dev notes

Paper and Papirus icon themes have been upgraded to the latest GitHub commits of Oct 19th. Papirus especially has had a lot of changes. It's not such a big download, but apt-get's "unpacking" phase takes some time.

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#12 Yesterday 02:01:40

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Re: helium-dev notes

Some recent package changes:

bunsen-meta-all (9.0.1-1)
The packages are now pulled is as Depends not Recommends. This works because the apt config setting APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections:: "Metapackages", broken in Jessie, is supported in Debian Stretch. Now the metapackage works for users who are not installing recommends, but if one package on the list is uninstalled the others will remain, because dependencies of a metapackage are not marked as "auto".

bunsen-configs (9.2-1)
Pulse Audio configs have been moved to a separate package bunsen-configs-pulse, dependent on pulseaudio, so that if PA is removed, the custom alsa config will go too.
Dropbox install removed from menu.
sysrq (REISUB and friends) enabled by default.
Users shown by default on LightDm login screen.

bunsen-configs-pulse (9.0.1-1)
Flat volumes are disabled by default.

bunsen-welcome (9.2-1)
Dropbox install moved here from "Network" in menu.


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