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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
Jagsmm crashes when I try to open the configuration dialog...
This is because you have the gconf keys in your config but not the files installed in your ~/.jagsmm folder. You can unset the gconf key "/apps/jagsmm/main/version":
gconftool -u /apps/jagsmm/main/version
When you start Jagsmm the next time the plugins will be installed in ~/.jagsmm/.
Configure fails. I get the following error message:
checking for gtkmm-config... (cached) /usr/bin/gtkmm-config
checking for GTK-- - version >= 1.2.5... no
*** Could not run GTK-- test program, checking why...
*** The test program compiled, but did not run. This usually means.
*** that the run-time linker is not finding GTK-- or finding the wrong.
*** version of GTK--. If it is not finding GTK--, you'll need to set your.
*** LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable, or edit /etc/ld.so.conf to point.
*** to the installed location Also, make sure you have run ldconfig if that.
*** is required on your system.
*** If you have an old version installed, it is best to remove it, although.
*** you may also be able to get things to work by modifying LD_LIBRARY_PATH.
configure: error: Cannot find Gtk-- > 1.2.5...http://gtkmm.sourceforge.net.
What should I do?
If you think you have got gtkmm-1.2 and gnomemm-1.2 properly installed you can try to execute the configure script with two additional parameters, "./configure --disable-gtkmmtest --disable-gnomemmtest".
What does the mm in Jagsmm stand for? MM = Multimedia?
No MM is not short for multimedia. The mm suffix derives from the toolkit I've used to develop this program: Gtk-- and Gnome--. To make these toolkits easyer to search for in plain text they often call them Gtkmm and Gnomemm. These toolkit are C++ wrappers for the Gtk+ and Gnome C-libraries. Read more here.
Why should I use Jagsmm/Jags when Nautilus/gnome-vfs and Gnomba also browse a windows network neighbourhood?
Short answer: I like Jagsmm/Jags better. Long answer: Well, you could also ask yourself: why use galeon when you have mozilla? Galeon is a web-browser built on the mozilla html-rendering engine. It starts faster than Mozilla and has (according to me) a nicer user interface. As I think Nautilus is slow and bloated Jags is a good choice (though I like the idea of a general browser like Nautilus). Jags vs. Gnomba is more a question of functionality. Gnomba (and other browsers) didn't work on my network. That's why I started to work on Jags. Jags is also a more powerful program in my opinion. The output from smbclient is parsed by shell-scripts and this means that you can change the functionality of Jags without knowing C/C++...
Hey, when I double-click on a share I get an empty directory listning!
Well, the first thing you should do is to run Jags from an xterm-window. Then you may see where things go wrong. Probably the share you're trying to browse is not mounted. Maybe you have to set smbmount suid. Read the documentation!
I think I've done everything right but it still doesn't work!
You may cd into ~/.jags/plugins/xxx (where xxx is the plugin you're using). There you have the different plugins as sh-scripts. You can investigate these script and try to find out exactely what's not working... Then you can try to get it working and maybe send me a patch. The current plugins works fine on my network but as I only can test them on my own network I can't possibly know if it works on your network. If you make some changes to the plugins please send them to me and I'll include it in the next release of Jags. A far from complete plugins documentation may be found in documentation-section.
The program doesn't compile!
Check the system requirements (avaliable here). If you got glib and gtk installed, mail me the output from your compiler. The configure-script should take care of most dependencies but feel free to mail me if you experience problems when you try to compile Jagsmm/Jags.
Why don't you have rpms?
Since I don't have redhat (or any other rpm-based linux-dist) installed on my computer I havn't bothered to create rpms. If you want to be responsible for creating rpms, please contact me. However, there are a version of Jags in debian-unstable and also some version of Jags in the FreeBSD ports collection.
I like your program! Is there some way I can help you make it even better?
Yes, of caurse it is! It would be very nice to have someone who could help me and someone I can discuss things with. Gtk+/Gnome skills are probably good but not critical... If you're intrested contact me. Also, as all open source projects this should be better documented...

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