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EasyOS Pyro 0.9.7 almost ready

October 14, 2018 — BarryK

Thought it was ready, built it, some final tests... found another bug, actually, something that worked before, now has decided not to!

The "desk" desktop-in-container is looking really good. It seems to run as fast as the main desktop -- no problem with watching 720p full-screen youtube videos in the desk-container.

Something that has been plaguing me for a few days, is this error message when JWM runs in a container:

tcgetattr(): inappropriate ioctl for device

...and JWM crashes. Not just JWM. This is happening when launch a container from the desktop icon, not when I do it from a terminal. OK also when launch from JWM menu.

I readup on reasons for this crash, and thought that I could use the 'stty' utility to fix it, but no go. The only thing that works is to launch the container via a terminal, so for example an "audacious" container icon will launch "urxvt -e ec-chroot audacious" -- and have to set JWM in the host system to hide the urxvt window.
It works, but not entirely satisfactory.

Anyway, just a couple of things to do, so 0.9.7 should be out tomorrow.

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