Patch for xfrun
Benedikt.Meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed Mar 12 15:03:22 CET 2003
On Wed, 12, Mar 2003, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:15:34 +0100
> Benedikt Meurer <Benedikt.Meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:
> > On Wed, 12, Mar 2003, James Tappin wrote:
> > > On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 12:40:32 +0100
> > > Benedikt Meurer <Benedikt.Meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:
> > >
> > > BM> Maybe this should be configurable via the setup (and in addition
> > > BM> the terminal emulator to use), as this should make life easier
> > > BM> for the average user.
> > >
> > > The terminal emulator is supposed to be set via the TERMCMD variable
> > > (that's really all that xfterm4 does), however I've never been able
> > > to get it to use anything other than xterm from the panel or xfrun,
> > > although from another terminal it does work. I've set TERMCMD in a
> > > part of .cshrc that isn't dependent on it being in an interactive
> > > session.
> > If Xfce is to be used by a novice computer user, he wouldn't know how
> > to change the Terminal Emulator, the browser or even the filemanager
> > to be used by Xfce. He don't about .xsession/.xinitrc, he would except
> > this to be configurable via a setup.
> > So, in order to get a good user experience, we should probably add a
> > "Xfce helper applications"-Setup. That'll be a quite easy task: The
> > launcher scripts will be replace by simple C-Programs that execute the
> > selected applications.
> > Opinions?
> I have been thinking about that. They don't really have to be
> application usually. For xfterm it could be nice, because it has some
> functionality for drag and drop (useful in the panel) and opening
> certain file types.
> Helper apps:
> * terminal, perhaps with terminal execute option if not '-e'?
> * file manager
> * browser (for help files)
> * screensaver command? Should perhaps be on the panel settings dialog.
Yeah thats exactly what I meant. The configuration could be done with
a simple XML file which is read by the wrapper programs on startup.
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