Suggested changes to the menubuilder etc.
k04jg02 at kzoo.edu
Thu Dec 15 11:58:35 CST 2005
Bill Medland wrote:
>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).
>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?
I know I'd find some indicator that a binary is not native useful. I
think the best icon would be to have the application's icon with a small
wine glass in the lower right or lower left corner.
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