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Re: Default menu entries are deprecated, 2nd call.

On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 01:41:47PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 07:11:07PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > I question whether menu entries for shells are a useful thing to have.
> > Does anyone actually use these?
> People probably use the XShells, and indeed an x-terminal-emulator is a
> prerequisite for the shells to be listed, but I can still see how someone
> would want to have each shell listed, otherwise there's not much point to
> the whole Shells subsection. While that subsection exists, each of those
> should be in their own package, like e.g. zsh has its one.

I guess that I question the utility of the Shells subsection, then. :-)
Someone who is interested in trying out different shells would certainly be
comfortable typing them at the command line rather than selecting from a

> > Same here...isn't gpm meant to run as a daemon?
> See /usr/share/menu/default/gpm -- the menu entry calls gpmconfig, which
> is (vaguely) useful.

Vaguely, indeed...console jockeys probably prefer to run this from the
command line as well.

> > > hello
> > 
> > I don't think anyone will miss this one.
> Agreed! :)

Though, now that I think about it, hello is meant to serve as a packaging
example, and so this might be useful in that context.  I retract my comment
above; I think that a menu entry should be added to the hello package.

> > > lilo
> > 
> > Likewise.
> Like gpm, this one calls liloconfig.

mumble mumble...

 - mdz

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