Diego's ROX page
I discovered a project called ROX, which includes a very
nice desktop-and-file manager (ROX-Filer), a nice MIME-association
mechanism, and some other applications. ROX-Filer is the first
desktop manager I have actually been using on my Unix desktop (I'm
accustomed to it on my Mac at home, but no other desktop manager
had felt "right" on Unix without using enormous amounts of
I have written several patches for ROX-Filer that you can find
at the project's
patch page. Some of them have already been incorporated into
the CVS tree, so please check before applying them.
I have written a number of things for ROX-Filer:
As I write more things for ROX, I will post them here.
- A patch for supporting application-specific menus. This
patch has been incorporated into CVS, so if you get the latest
version from CVS, you'll have it. NOTE: On March 8, 2001, the
CVS was updated, converting AppMenu to XML format. I have
updated all the applications in this page to use the new format.
- A program
for converting the old AppMenu format into the new XML
- A Trashcan application
for ROX-Filer, originally inspired by
dfm-trashcan.tcl (from Ethan's
Code Kitchen), but rewritten in Perl and now with very
different functionality, and specifically tailored for
ROX-Filer (last update: April 8, 2002 - see the ChangeLog).
- A wrapper for XEmacs,
which tries to use a client instead of starting a new xemacs
if possible, and keeps a cache of recently opened files using
the app-specific menus mechanism (see the patches page
above) (last update: March 8, 2001).
- A wrapper for LaTeX,
which tries to be somewhat intelligent about how to process its
arguments, and also uses the app-specific menus mechanism if you
have it installed (last udpate: March 8, 2001).
- A terminal
wrapper which is able to execute different terminal programs
by using its arguments (to be used with the app-specific menus
mechanism) (last update: March 8, 2001).
- A miscellaneous utility
application, which provides some useful functions through
its app-specific menu (last update: March 8, 2001).
- Simple wrappers for xdvi,
xfig, XV, display.
Last modified: Thu Mar 8 22:57:34 EST 2001