Idea about generic command framework for launching common applications
dfulton at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 16:45:01 PST 2008
daengbo at gmail.com wrote:
> I'm not trying to be snarky in my following comments: they're meant to
> be constructive.
Thank you for your constructive comments.
> First of all, the FD.o mailing list isn't only about "Linux," so specs
> can't be written to it. Constantly referring to it confuses the issue.
Very sorry. Shall I say "UNIX-like operating systems with modern
graphical desktop environments" from now on? Maybe "graphical desktop
environments commonly deployed on UNIX-like operating systems?" Frankly
that seems unnecessary, but I'll write it however you prefer from now
on. Let me know.
> Secondly, the reason that you don't know what editor is installed in
> "Linux" is because it's not an OS. You know that gedit will be
> installed on Fedora and Ubuntu, because they use Gnome. You know that
> kedit will be installed on Suse because it uses KDE. You don't know
> anything about what's on a Debian install because nothing is default.
That is an incorrect statement.
[dfulton at lt1 ~]$ uname -a
Linux lt1.MYDOMAIN-REMOVED 126.96.36.199-109.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Thu Nov 13
21:01:50 EST 2008i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[dfulton at lt1 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)
[dfulton at lt1 ~]$ which gedit
/usr/bin/which: no gedit in
I'm running KDE from standard distribution provided packages with no
> You really need to switch to talk about desktop environments instead
> of kernels and OSes to keep the conversation focused. FD.o is about
> desktops -- it's in the name.
I guess. Would that have been helpful? "freedesktop.org is building a
base platform for desktop software on Linux and UNIX."
Best implementation decisions for a given environment is an important
topic of discussion and I hope to be able to assist in that, especially
for the environments where I can provide useful insight. At the moment
I am trying to "get people to understand the concept, understand that it
will not (hopefully) break anything, understand that it will not force
anyone to do anything differently, and build a consensus that this is
something that will be useful..." as stated in the last email.
Thank you for your input. Please continue to send questions, comments,
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