GSOC proposal - control panel
owen at owenrudge.net
Thu Mar 27 11:31:15 CDT 2008
> What I and the other Ubuntu UI people would really like to see is the
> ability to uninstall Wine programs from within gnome-app-install (The
> Gnome applet the user interacts with after selecting
> The UI is a fairly intuitive step - just add a "Windows Applications"
> category and list the installed Wine apps on the right. Once that's
> done, we don't need a special Wine program for uninstalling anymore,
> since we can expand the functionality in a similar place where the user
> could reasonably expects to find it.
This sounds somewhat like it'd be a bit of a side project to my intended
plan. Implementing such a "Windows Applications" category wouldn't involve
much more than interating through the registry, and then calling wine on the
appropriate uninstaller .exe.
I would still suggest a proper Control Panel namespace for Wine would be
best. Implementing functionality to embed the Wine control panel into other
X windows would then be possible too, although looking at the patch
submitted a few months ago, I fear the implementation of it may not be the
most tidy thing. The idea of a side project implementing a basic set of
reusable functions to iterate through the registry to retrieve application
details (for Add/Remove Programs, at least) may be better.
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