Post updated. Small fonts and window frames: a problem of lightweight window managers

Original entry from 6th of March

Usually things go fine. You have your Openbox, Fluxbox, PekWM or Awesome  etc.  window manager running and everything scales up nicely. Sometimes you end up into a situation where you are not that lucky: window frames are too small and the desktop font is just too tiny – and you cannot even read the text properly.

Luckily, the previous issues are easy to fix. Usually, the root cause of them is that you have a big display and your window manager does not know how to size things correctly by itself. Another reason might be that you have changed your wires. For example, I replaced a broken old HDMI wire with a newer one and the issues appeared. You should edit your .Xresources file to apply changes to Gtk and QT programs alike. If you are only using GTK apps it might be a bit easier to change your DPI value via .Xdefaults file. Continue reading “Post updated. Small fonts and window frames: a problem of lightweight window managers”

Techtimejourney going through Javascript & Jquery transition

It is time to upgrade again. Techtimejourney websites will go dynamic with Javascript and Jquery. The transition will take about 2 to 3 weeks – since alongside the transition there are plenty of new things that are comming soon (like PostX Gnu/Linux 0.4.2). As I upgrade, I will make sure that there will be non-Javascript versions of the websites available as well.  The upgrade strategy is to code the new pages mainly with HTML5, CSS, Javascript and Jquery. The previous is done because it makes optimization a bit more faster and easier than doing things directly within the WordPress backend.

However, WordPress backend will be upgraded to become dynamic – provided that a decent Javascript and non-Javascrpt balance is found.

And finally, here is some data and upgrade plans about the ” soon to be upgraded pages”

PostX Gnu/Linux startpage: upgrade completed: 20th of January. Gtmetrix results.

TBA

Galleries pages

Program sections pages

Youtube video page

HTML5/CSS web designs page

About page

 

 

PostX-programs: package upgraded

Postx-programs package is now upgraded. Kernel will happen next week – since this time coding and tweaking took a lot more time than expected.

PostX-programs brings new versions for:

PostX-Calendar, which is now QT5.

Quick Terminal, which now has a cleaner interface. Also, some commands like copy and paste are now living within a right click menu.

Power-Manager is also now QT5 and it has some Openbox related and PostX Gnu/Linux related integration in it(lock screen=i3lock, quit desktop=openbox related etc.) Power-manager still uses only sudo. I will integrate su features in the next version.

Upgrade for PostX Gnu/Linux users (in  terminal): sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

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PostX Gnu/Linux status update and PostX Gnu/Linux 0.4.2 release date

In the upcoming week I will make some updates to PostX Gnu/Linux repositories. Power-Manager will upgrade to QT5 and it will contain some Openbox integration in it. Likewise, PostX-Calendar will upgrade to QT5. I will also build new Linux kernels, headers and source packages for both i386 and amd64. All this should be done  before the late Friday. The actual upgrade schedule might be a lot faster but Friday is the deadline. Continue reading “PostX Gnu/Linux status update and PostX Gnu/Linux 0.4.2 release date”