Re: Default menu entries are deprecated, 2nd call.
On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 05:02:12PM -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
Well, some people like graphical interfaces over anything typing-related.
Note also that pdmenu exists.
I don't have a problem with any number of shells in the menus, because
they're in a separate subsection. If they were e.g. littering Apps/Tools,
then I'd be annoyed.
> > > 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.
Again, for pdmenu users it's useful...
> > > > 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.
Ah, you're right.
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