Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Fri May 12 20:23:30 CEST 2006

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On 5/12/2006 10:31 AM, Alexander Rødseth wrote:
> Hi,
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>> The bash script works just fine.
> It didn't work for me at all, which is why I rewrote xfbrowser4.

Then perhaps you should try to fix it.  Rewriting something period
(regardless of language) because it doesn't work is foolish and a waste
of effort.  Or at least file a bug: it works fine here for me, so I
don't know if it doesn't work for other people.

>> If we really wanted to add a GUI (I don't think we do),
> Then how do you wish xfbrowser4 to react if it can't find any usable
> browser?
>> we could use zenity or fall back to (ick) xmessage.
> Not everybody has zenity or xmessage installed. (As a sidenote, the
> first rewrite I did used Zenity or Xmessage, but I found pygtk to be the
> better choice).

Zenity or xmessage will do if installed, otherwise we should print
something to stdout or stderr.  Not everything needs a GUI.  If distro
packagers want, they can ensure that zenity or xmessage is installed
with Xfce if they feel that is the best user experience for their
distro.  People who compile from source are expected to know what
they're doing and that things might not "fit" perfectly with their
distro (since Xfce is distro- and OS-neutral).

>> The complexity here is not warranted.
> As long xfbrowser4 should have some sort of gui, it has to depend on
> something.

I'm not convinced it needs a GUI.


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