I have just recently installed Screem 0.6.2 onto my FreeBSD machine and am having some problems getting syntax highlighting to work. In the Preferences dialog when I click on the Highlighting button, nothing is displayed on the right hand side.
Syntax highlighting is enabled by default.
The *.syntax files have been installed in /usr/X11R6/share/gnome/screem/syntax/
David A Knight
I'm not entirely sure, I was changing the preferences dialog in CVS yesterday, and this problem occured and was fixed.
This is a bit complex but....
To check that it is the same issue then load the screem.glade file, whereever FreeBSD puts it, (will require glade2) double click the preferences item in the list, select syntax highlighting, and click the "Syntax Highlighting Colours" label. Click the Common tab in the properties dialog, and toggle the visible button to yes, then save the glade file. If the preferences dialog in screem then shows the label then it is the same problem.
I followed your instructions, and now Screem does show "Syntax Highlighting Colors" on the right hand side.
Still no actual syntax highlighting of the Editor window. I am assuming syntax highlighting does work in this version, right? :)
David A Knight
hmm, ok, so non of the highlighting files appear to be loading.
The highlighting does work (although not very well).
are there syntax files in ~/.screem/syntax/ ?
If you had a previous version installed screem would have wanted to overwrite these and asked on startup at some point. If you said no, then the old ones will still be there, and be getting ignored.
Ok, that worked! I copied the syntax files from /usr/X11R6/share/gnome/screem/syntax/ to ~/.screem/syntax, and the syntax highlighting now works.
Perhaps I should also make mention that after I had copied the syntax files to ~/.screem/syntax that Screem did ask if I wanted to overwrite these new syntax files.
Thanks for your help!