I had reported that the cursor set with look and feel would not
stay after a reboot/login and look and fell had to be opened again
Yes you had reported it but I forgot, sorry.
The reason is that lxappearance writes the setting in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 like this:
But not all apps and graphical environments read this file. In fluxbox, geany does, as lxterminal and lxappearance itself, but not in other graphical environments like Mate...
Atip wrote:Solution: in /usr/share/icons make symlinc with name default
to the cursor of choice in my case redglass.
$ ls -l /usr/share/icons/default
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 25 Jan 12 11:23 /usr/share/icons/default -> /usr/share/icons/redglass
Sorry, but this is not a general solution.
Yes it works in fluxbox, but e.g. it works neither in Mate nor in KDE.
It works in "lightweight" graphical environments, because they comply to what is stated in "man xcursor":
Xcursor (mostly) follows the freedesktop.org spec for theming icons. The default search path it uses is ~/.icons, /usr/share/icons, /usr/share/pixmaps. Within each of these directories, it
searches for a directory using the theme name. Within the theme directory, it looks for cursor files in the 'cursors' subdirectory. It uses the first cursor file found along the path.
If necessary, Xcursor also looks for a "index.theme" file in each theme directory to find inherited themes and searches along the path for those themes as well.
If no theme is set, or if no cursor is found for the specified theme, Xcursor checks the "default" theme.
Other graphical environments use other ways to set the cursor theme, cf. this Archwiki page.
So to this question:
Will there a new release coming which is less buggy?
The answer is no if by "less buggy" you mean "have a way to set the same cursor theme for all graphical environments using the same command".
What I consider doing is remove from the Slint Dashboard utilities like lxapearance, not to let users assume that the settings they make will stand everywhere. In addition I will add a line in the .desktop file to prevent displaying the icon or entry menu where it is not effective, like in this case
At least this will be less confusing.
PS I will do that upgrading some packages, and in the same batch of updates (not a new version) solve the issue with the LightDM GTK+Greeter settings icon and a few others, and also bring big enhancements to speech and sound handling. You probably don't care at all for the latter issue, however it is very important for blind users who on the other hand couldn't care less about the cursor theme