Deleting folders

Forum thread started by TedH on Mon, 2011-06-27 11:48

Whilst cleaning up my installation to minimize it (system, browser and email only needed), I ran across the folder with all the development tools in. Can I delete this?

Also, is Vision needed? Can I delete it too?

Thanks - Ted

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Re: Deleting folders

Sure can. So long as you don't plan on writing/compiling software. Vision is a IRC chat program. Just delete vision, not the whole folder.

Re: Deleting folders

Okay thanks for that. I would have deleted the whole Vision folder and probably screwed up something.

Something else:
This forum software is weird. How do you get it to mail you when a reply is made?

Cheers - Ted

Re: Deleting folders

Look for Subscribe, it is hidden under your first comment.

Also I don't see why the folder for Vision itself can not be deleted.

Re: Deleting folders

TedH wrote:

Okay thanks for that. I would have deleted the whole Vision folder and probably screwed up something.

Something else:
This forum software is weird. How do you get it to mail you when a reply is made?

Cheers - Ted

You can delete the vision folder, just don't delte the APPS folder. but vision is a tiny little program few hundred KB IIRC.

Re: Deleting folders

Hi Ted!

TedH wrote:

Okay thanks for that. I would have deleted the whole Vision folder and probably screwed up something.

I don't see the harm in deleting the whole Vision folder, if anything it's cleaner. I wonder though, if the 1,5mb you'll gain from deleting Vision is worth it. IRC is a nice way to get help fast when you don't have the time to wait for a comment in the forum/mailing list.

Quote:

Something else:
This forum software is weird. How do you get it to mail you when a reply is made?

Go into your account profile (1st icon at top right) and look into the notifications and settings under "subscriptions".

Regards,
Humdinger

Re: Deleting folders

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I wonder though, if the 1,5mb you'll gain from deleting Vision is worth it

I don't know either, the main thing is stuff that I won't use, but system processes are going whether it's on or not. I see it is run by Python or least Python has a hand in it.

Mail
I had all the right stuff check etc., but had not selected from a list which one, so I checked forum and hopefully should know when a reply is made now.

Also see the A3 has a proper email program instead of all those little windows floating around :-)
Though I'd probably just use my Gmail account - if it'll work as I've noted some people having trouble with it. Probably because Google uses heavy Javascript all over the place. I had trouble with WP on my old blog software that I wrote, so dumped the WYSIWYG and rewrote the whole thing with an HTML Editor (the idea came from this forum actually - I wrote my forum script first and then the blog) - have used WP in A3 to do an entry and it worked a lot better.

Re: Deleting folders

I doubt Python has anything to do with Vision.
WRT the webinterface for GMail: It does work, but sadly only in "simple HTML" mode. Apparently Web+ isn't yet able to cope with the ajax stuff (I think).

Regards,
Humdinger

Re: Deleting folders

Yeah Web+ really doesn't like Javascript very much at all. I just had it freeze while running a test post to my blog which has a JS editor. Means I have to totally rethink what I'm going to do with my T41 now. I'll just have to be patient (not easy for me) until Haiku becomes a fully fledged OS, instead of Alpha or Beta.

Been trying to recover my hard disk for a while now, fdisk won't recognize the unit after Haiku was installed. Trying it via XP Pro interface to reset partition and format.

Re: Deleting folders

did you try Bezillabrowser ? likely your javascript is dirty, Haiku's webpositive works fin with html5 interactive canvas demos.

gmail works using BeZilla

The gmail.com web interface (logging into gmail.com and not using pop3 with an email-client app) only works in html mode using Web+. But in BeZilla (bon-echo 2.0.0.22pre for Haiku compiled Sept. 08, 2009) I can now use the full gmail web interface including text chat). This was not possible in Haiku R1 Alpha 2 (using either Web+ or BeZilla).

Regards,
hey68you

Re: Deleting folders

Went to BeZilla page, looks like it's no longer available and you have to use Firefox.

Anyways, thanks for all your help guys.

Re: Deleting folders

Hi Ted!

It's an optional package. Open a Terminal and type "installoptionalpackage -l" to see what's all available.
"installoptionalpackage BeZillaBrowser" installs Bezilla.

Regards,
Humdinger

Re: Deleting folders

Humdinger wrote:

Hi Ted!

It's an optional package. Open a Terminal and type "installoptionalpackage -l" to see what's all available.
"installoptionalpackage BeZillaBrowser" installs Bezilla.

Regards,
Humdinger

Installoptionalpackage -a BeZillaBrowser

don't forget the -a part

Re: Deleting folders

Got that okay, thanks.

Re: Deleting folders

Nah, you don't need -a part anymore.