pollux at xfce.org
Wed Nov 10 10:54:39 CET 2004
Le mardi 09 novembre 2004 à 17:58 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone a écrit :
> On 11/09/04 20:41, Brad Cowan wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 16:45 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > > On 11/09/04 23:38, Ladanyi, Akos wrote:
> > > > Dear Xfce Developers,
> > > >
> > > > As far as I know xfterm4 uses the TERMCMD enviroment variable to
> > > > determine the preferred terminal program. While xfhelp4 uses the BROWSER
> > > > variable to determine the preferred browser. Now in the default menu
> > > > generated by xfdesktop the Web Browser entry launches mozilla, and in
> > > > xffm the terminal icon launches xfce4-terminal.
> > > >
> > > > I guess now everybody knows what I want to say. I suppose xffm should
> > > > use xfterm4 too and a new wrapper script should be introduced
> > > > (xfbrowser4 ?). Latter would be a simple modification of xfhelp4.
> > > > And both the 'Web Browser' entry in the desktop menu and xfhelp4 could
> > > > use xfbrowser4.
> > > >
> > > > I think this would improve consistency, and it can be easily done.
> > > > What do you think?
> > >
> > > xfhelp4 is basically just a browser launcher. it could just be renamed
> > > to xfbrowser4, and xfhelp4 could call it for backward compat. yeah, this
> > > is something i've been meaning to do for a while now, but i never got
> > > around to.
> > Please implement this. We (gentoo-desktop team) were just discussing
> > this the other day as a usability issue along with xmms showing up as
> > default on the panel.
> huh? xmms doesn't show up on the panel by default. i'm not even sure that
> the xmms plugin still works. it certainly isn't installed by default.
> > I commented that xfmedia may be available with
> > the next major version after 4.2 but until then we were trying to figure
> > out a good workaround.
> i doubt xfmedia will ever actually be a part of xfce proper. for one thing,
> it's not really in xfce's philosophy to provide a media player, and a
> dependency on xine for a desktop environment doesn't make sense to me
> (gnome's future [current?] dependency on gstreamer notwithstanding). also,
> i kinda like the ability of making releases whenever i want to, and not
> having to worry about xfce feature freezes. forcing a media player to
> conform to a DE's release schedule just doesn't make much sense to me.
> > Another issue was being able to remove/hide items
> > from the desktop apps menu w/o manually rm .desktop files.
> here's a fun one. i'm not sure that this is going to happen, really. i
> don't believe benny's menu is customiseable in this manner, though since it
> fully supports the freedesktop spec, the menu editor could probably be
> extended to handle it properly. at any rate, the autogenerated menu isn't
> intended to be edited. if you don't want it, you remove it, and add the
> items that you really do want to the menu proper (you can use the menu
> editor + appfinder to do this via DnD).
i can work on the menueditor (for next major release of course) to allow
the user to insert the autogenerated-menu as it is at a given time and
then he will be allowed to remove what he wants to
> > All the devs whom tried the lastest betas really like the direction the
> > projects heading. Keep up the great work.
> glad to hear it, thanks ^_^.
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Jean-François Wauthy <pollux at xfce.org>
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