Hi all and thanks Rainy, this seems to be a very nice update for Linux users. I still have some glitches, I will try to explain them (sorry I'm not into Linux Desktop programming nor a X guru, hope the information will still be usefull).
I'm on Ubuntu 7.10
(32 Bit) Gnome
Desktop with full Compiz
support enabled. If anyone need more specific infos (Advanced Desktop Effek Settings, Compiz Plugins, etc.), just ask. All in all it's a plain Ubuntu 7.10 installation with Compiz set to full. My Rainlendar settings are "On Desktop
" and Transparency set to "Native
" and I'm using the german translation (well, don't know if this matters). I installed through doubleclicking the .deb
file. Don't know if it's important, but I'm using my own skin (problems seems to be the same when using one of the standard skins).
On a sidenote though: I had to unzip the contents of the '.r2lang' file and copy them to '/usr/share/rainlendar2/locale/' manually, if I drop them on rainlendar I get the message but they weren't copied. Maybe that's becaus I'm using the .deb for the first time (before i installed to ~/.bin/rainlendar2).
While using previouse versions, I used Devilspie
 along with them, to keep the windows on the desktop. I stopped using Devilspie to minimize possible problem sources and this version seems to to what I want without the help of Devilspie anyway.
So, my problem is that i still keep losing my windows. From time to time the Rainlendar windows (calendar, even- and todolist) just disappear, while rainlendar is still running fine. I don't know exactly what triggers this, but one thing is, that everytime i click on the "Show Desktop
" the windows are gone.
Most of the time I can "fix" this by simply clicking "Show Desktop" again and minimizing all other windows per hand. Still somewhat anoying.
My estimation is, that problem is caused by the way Gnome (or Metacity or Compiz) handles the window stack and or the window type (_NET_WM_WINDOW_TYPE_DESKTOP), or that Rainlendar doesn't meet their expactations.
Anyway, as said, i don't know much about this stuff and just speculating here. Another programm i use - Conky  - works, means it display itself on the desktop and stays there all the time, not flinching when I hit "Show desktop", etc. So it's possible.
Other programms have problems with this behaviour too, here are two quotes from a discussion on the Ubuntu forums :
"i use (wintype "utility") because it's the most compatible setting: also tried as "desktop" but if the geometry is not maximize and you click anywhere outside the terminal, it will disapear.
the drawback os using "utility" is that the "show desktop" will hide/unhide the terminal.
"when I hit "show desktop" button it is minimized, and so I have to hit it again to have the terminal maximized back again! so if I want to get to the desktop I have to minimize each window alone! well .. for me I'm just too lazy to do that every time I want to use the command line! any solution?
Some more information:
"The window manager may choose to put some windows in different stacking positions, for example to allow the user to bring currently a active window to the top and return it back when the window looses focus.
Maybe this is part of the problem?
"_NET_WM_STATE_BELOW" could also be interesting.
Sorry for this long post, but I realy hope you can fix this.