Suggested changes to the menubuilder etc.
billmedland at mercuryspeed.com
Thu Dec 15 11:36:03 CST 2005
On December 15, 2005 01:00 am, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 14:51 -0800, Bill Medland wrote:
> > I am intending doing some work and submitting some patches
> > to "improve" the integration with the operating system
> > desktop integration. Rather than waste time coding up my
> > ideas and having Alexandre reject them I thought I'd start
> > by specifying what I intend and awaiting a barrage of
> > complaints. So please do comment.
> If you want prose, check out my (draft) spec for a super-cool
> integrated Wine in Ubuntu:
> I would be forever grateful if you could help me get this
> working nice by doing what can be done upstream.
> As for where Wine needs to put .desktop files to put new
> entries in the applications menu, the standard place from what
> I hear is in ~/.local/share/applications. As for adding a new
> "Windows" program group, that has to be done somewhere else,
> but I believe that's out of the scope of Wine at the moment
> (ie: in another package).
> Scott Ritchie
Thanks for the comments, Scott.
Regarding your spec:
In Design/Nautilus and Gnome/Para 2: It is not clear which icon
you mean. Do you mean the icon that appears in Nautilus and
which the user double-clicks or otherwise "executes"? If so
then I disagree; that icon should be the executable's icon; the
package provider has gone to the trouble to produce an icon that
reflects the program and it should be used; at that level it
should not be relevant that it is running under Wine. If you
mean the "busy cursor" then maybe I agree, but what does it
achieve? Anyway, why should the Wine icon be used; does the
user really care how the program is being executed?
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