[Goodies-dev] [Bug 6446] Change the associated command from 'xterm top' to 'xfce4-taskmanager'

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Florian Rivoal <frivoal at gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Florian Rivoal <frivoal at gmail.com> 2010-05-29 06:05:50 UTC ---
For a moment, I put xfce4-taskmanager as a default, but was convinced to remove
it because:
- it doesn't work well on anything else than linux (*bsd, solaris...)
- xfce4-taskmanager is not a base component of xfce, always guaranteed to be
installed, but a goodie. I'd rather not add a dependency on it, as the ability
to use only some parts of xfce is one of its strengths.

So, for these reasons, I don't think just adding xfce4-taskmanager as default
would be such a good solution.

Now, for your proposal of setting it as a default, and changing the setting to
something else if it fails to run, that would technically work, but that would
also be very unintuitive. Settings changing themselves isn't expected by users.

Instead, how about changing the default command to this:

sh -c "if which xfce4-taskmanager; then xfce4-taskmanager; else exo-open
--launch TerminalEmulator top; fi"

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