Re: (Possible) menu code rewrite
On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 01:29:58PM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> For the already suggested "user-level" setting, "novice" etc.:
> Nautilus 1 had such a thing in the menus, and it was removed for naut2
> At least the Gnome Interface Team do NOT like that i fear...
> Their usual argument is that the menu, settings etc. should be kept that
> simple that anyone understands them, whereas experienced users should
> use for example gconf-editor to tweak their settings.
> I'm not sure if i do agree with that, and if it does apply here.
> But instead of leaving some entries out of the menu completely, i'd
> prefer just having submenus for the extended programs.
> So that even a user preferrring the simpler menus does find all apps in
> the menu.
I think it just needs a correction of focus. There should not be a
user-level setting. Instead, a user may have a number of roles, represented
by Unix groups. If a user is added to a group associated with a particular
role, all menu entries associated with that role will be added.
Group ownership of the menu file establishes what role it applies to. If
the sys admin has a problem with the project's role assignements, the group
ownership can be overridden by dpkg-statoverride.
nSLUG http://www.nslug.ns.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
Debian http://www.debian.org email@example.com
[ pgp key fingerprint = 7F DA 09 4B BA 2C 0D E0 1B B1 31 ED C6 A9 39 4F ]
[ gpg key fingerprint = 395C F3A4 35D3 D247 1387 2D9E 5A94 F3CA 0B27 13C8 ]
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com