OpenBox HOWTO updated

Since I had a little bit of extra time today, I decided that I would make some minor changes to my OpenBox3 HOWTO. Though it has not yet been committed to the official documentation repository, I do think it is finally in a “publishable” state. The changes that were made to this third draft from the second one were:

  • Fixed some grammatical errors
  • Updated package list information
  • Added note about keywording/unmasking packages
  • Changed xorg-x11 references to xorg-server
  • Added a nicer example of menu.xml entries

I’m still wanting to add some links to the relevant portions of the Handbook for the sections on keywording and unmasking packages. However, when I try to link to the Gentoo Handbook which is broken down in specific chapters and sections (“perfect for online viewing”), I get XML parsing errors regarding the equal signs contained in the links. For instance, the URL for keywording section is:

Also, I should note that the draft on my Gentoo Developer page is NOT current. I will update it as soon as I can, but I don’t have my keys on this work laptop. 😉

That’s all for now, and I hope you all have a wonderful day! 🙂

|:| Zach |:|

P.S. Just for reference, the previous drafts and the progress of my OpenBox3 HOWTO can be found in Gentoo Bug #256693.


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  1. Thanks a bunch Josh! I will make those revisions then and upload the new version (in plain text ;)).

  2. Normally = signs don’t have any problems being parsed. What’ll really screw you up are the ampersands in the URIs. Those you’ll have to escape with & entities. So this:


    …becomes this:


    If you need any other help doing GuideXML stuff, be sure to stay on #gentoo-doc; we’re happy to assist ya.

  3. Thanks Christian. That’s one of the changes that I made when I did this third revision. I lumped that one in the “updated package list information” section. 🙂 There are things that I like about tint2, and things that I don’t like. I am really happy that it is available though. 🙂

    • Christian Ruppert (idl0r) on Saturday, 27 June 2009 at 22:28
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    JFYI tint2 is now in gentoo-x86 🙂

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