Re: Definite menu code rewrite
On Jul 20, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> > 8. It'd be nice if debmenu was Priority: standard for woody+1. Our
> > menu system has always been one of our strengths and IMO it's one
> > that should be preinstalled by default. But that's just me.
> if you write it in an interpreted language other than perl, shell or awk this
> can not happen unless that language is also moved into standard.
Python (2.1) is standard as of woody. Python 2.2 or 2.3 will be
standard for woody+1, since that's what reportbug 2 needs anyway (I'll
probably be writing against 2.2).
Aside: I did an install on someone's box (one of those Shuttle
small-footprint boxes with integrated everything) as a LUG demo on
Thursday (showing off the bf24 flavor - people were quite impressed)
and menu was pulled in by tasksel somehow (probably the desktop task),
so bumping to standard may be unnecessary.
> kde has c++ and gnome has c code doing this work already, you could
> "borrow" it as a basis. At least then you could avoid part of the
> language 'war' and menu could even be essential (-:
Perhaps, but my C(++) is so rusty I'd probably just create a giant
security hole/segfault fest.
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