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I am starting this list so that anyone who wants to work with OXT Lite on a Linux distro but has not yet chosen a distro can be aware of those where OXT works.
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Just installed OXT Lite 1.04 on Devuan Daedelus 5 64-bit with XFCE and it works perfectly (Message Box receives focus).

https://www.devuan.org/

On a side note: the LiveCode Open Source 9.6.3 Message Box cannot receive focus.
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There are options in the compatibility section to adjust the message box, based on what works for your distro.
Most of it is caused by the inspector. Particularly the 'Stack Inspector' throwing everything off (it makes multiple calls to show itself and this plays havoc with window managers). This is also why I'm rewriting the Inspector as the "Properties Inspector" (nothing to do with domestic housing).

Sometimes the really weird palette behaviour on Linux can show up when the message box and the stack inspector are both open. Then, adding a script editor into the mix used to send a ubuntu-based-xfce distro into a CPU loop (shouldn't anymore).
This is partly because the linux engine has no concept of "systemWindow" (float above everything on the inspector). This is mentioned in the guides > 'System Palettes': So rather than cause a crash - the decision on how to render the window is sent back to the OS to decide how to best render the window. This is why we get the varied behaviour. XFCE and IceWM can both have problems with this with the window frame and window title bar flashing repeatedly causing a CPU use loop.

Just to throw another spanner in the works, many distros offer multiple flavours of window manager and desktop environment, and also file manager. So it's going to be hard to cover each and every one.
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Just installed OXT Lite on Xubuntu 24.04

Works! 8-)

But, in the program listing it is listed as OXT 0.9.
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richmond62 wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 4:07 pm Just installed OXT Lite on Xubuntu 24.04 Works! 8-) But, in the program listing it is listed as OXT 0.9.
Can you provide a screenshot of where this shows as 0.9 please. I'm not asking that because I don't believe you, I'm asking that purely so I know what to correct.
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Sorry I took so long to respond: packing bags as off to Latvia tomorrow.
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No problem.
That error is...um... interesting :|
I suppose you can right-click that and edit the name, but thought I changed all those to read simply OpenXTalk Lite.
I'll have to go check my install script...

I see it can't find the icon either, so you might want to add that if you edit the shortcut. (That should be in /opt/openxtalk/openxtalk_x86_64/OpenXTalk-lite 48px.png).

If you open it, I assume it is indeed showing OpenXTalk Lite 1.04 in the splash screen and under help > IDE information?

Edit: found why. Somehow my old shortcut has found it's way back in, so thank you for finding that error.
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I had at one point already changed the "name" entries, so this didn't have a number - because just like the mac version, as soon as any update occurred, that would be incorrect. As on Windows, it's just called 'OpenXTalk Lite' on the desktop. I'll make sure that linux shortcut is right on the next version.

Ah, I had edited it - just on the other test computer (oops!)
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Well, well, well, I scrieved too soon . . .

I cannot type into a scriptEditor window on Xubuntu. ;)

Further poking around: certainly NOT in a stackScript, YES (but a bit odd) in a buttonScript or a cardScript.
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