MW Linux Version

igor.s

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Thanks for delivering the Linux version. This is a great alternative to use on pc laptops. Anyone who has Windows 10 pc/laptop I highly recommend to have a double boot Linux OS or Linux only. Linux + MW is a great trading environment.

Excellent job, MW

Igor
 

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I am also very exited about this release !!

Pinguins for the win !! :LOL:

Already bought a new SSD to add to my dual boot (soon to be a triple boot)

Thanks a ton MW (y)(y)(y)
 

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Thanks for delivering the Linux version. This is a great alternative to use on pc laptops. Anyone who has Windows 10 pc/laptop I highly recommend to have a double boot Linux OS or Linux only. Linux + MW is a great trading environment.

Excellent job, MW

Igor
Why do you like Linux over Windows 10? Which distribution do you use?
 

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I use Linux Mint. Simple and elegant. I like it. I don't use the dual boot. Just Linux.

Igor
 

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I only use Win when I really REALLY need to.

Linux is much lighter (uses the PC's resources better) and much more stable. I have systems running at home for over 2 years now, without a single reboot :)
An extra bonus is that your external access (over SSH / remote desktop / VPN / ...) to your Linux (trading) system at home or at the office is safer than on Win (although I will admit I have no clue on how far Win 10 advanced in this specific area)

I will probably go for an Ubuntu installation over the weekend (since it is supported/tested by the MW-team)

edit: Ubuntu would be easiest for a beginner-user: well-documented, full-featured and easy to set up: See here
 

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You can’t go wrong with Linux :) By the way, I use Oracle VirtualBox on Linux where I run Windows 10. This is just to run my brokers application if I need to.
 

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I switched over to MW on Kubuntu 19.10 recently and I experience some odd behavior:

my mouse wheel only works in one direction. I can zoom in (enlarge the 'bar width'), but cannot zoom out. Ticking the 'invert' box in the mouse preferences allows for zoom out, but then zoom in no longer works :unsure:

I tested with several mice (three to be precise) and I also checked whether scrolling worked in other applications: no issues there.

Anyone else see this happen on a *nux distro ?

EDIT: Fun fact: scrolling through lists (the instrument list or the Keyboard Preferences list) still works as expected ❓
 
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Hey, it's my first post here! Figured I would do it in the Linux section since I been running my MW on Linux on my tower.

I am using Feren OS. Its basically a KDE version of Linux Mint. Runs super smooth. I have not experienced a single bug with MW. Honestly can't believe how stable it is running.

This really puts MW on top in my opinion!
 

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Update on my "Linux Mouse Scrolling issue":

I have been trying to debug this weird scrolling behavior (as described in the post above).
I noticed that my mouse scrolling is perfectly ok when I deploy MW on a new Debian-install (I used Debian 10 with KDE Plasma for my latest test).

Since I really like the possibility of having a 'shared' repository, I implement that (mine is on a server, all my systems sync with it).
I noticed that my mouse scrolling goes haywire the second I switch from local repository to my server.

'So it MUST be something in my config ! ', I thought and I inspected it closely.
I suspected it might be a key binding, so I removed all the keybindings. Problem persisted.
So perhaps a 'mouse setting' ? Nope, no luck there either. But, ahaaa ! Some progress at least:
I established that one of the three mouse-options behaves perfectly normal ! The 'time shift' is listening nicely to the scrolling of the mouse wheel. I can scroll back and forward as expected. :)

I keep wondering now: why won't the same mouse scrolling wheel not work with 'vertical spacing' or 'bar width' ?
It this a bug hidden somewhere deep in MW's code perhaps ? :unsure:
 

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Hi Spin,

I checked with development and there is no fix for this at the moment as it seems that the issue is likely to be related to a quirk in the os rather than the MW code.

I will let you know if anything changes.

Best,
 

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I have good news, but also bad news:
The good news is that the 'mouse-issues' I mentioned above indeed do seem related to the OS: the problem only exists when using KDE Plasma as Desktop Environment. So issue fixed!

The bad news is that I have been experiencing frequent 'hangs' (still on a Debian 10 box, but with the default gdm3 display manager):
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It seems that for some reason MW is not able to use more than 2gb of memory (there is plenty present). This is a fresh install on a fresh Debian 10 box. No other applications are running (box will become my home-MW-server that will run 24/5)

Anyone else seeing this ? :oops:
 

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The MW relies on java. i don’t think the MW code is a responsible for that particular error. I’m running the MW on Linux Mint for quite time and it is all stable.
 

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Yes, it does indeed run on Java. The question then would be: why does it not use more of the available memory ? Why is it limited to 2gb ?

Can I change that somewhere ?
 
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