Re: Help with menu (Was: Bug#389932: wish: gnumed --debug should open terminal window)
On Tue, Oct 03, 2006 at 10:24:37PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 07:37:24AM +0200, Andreas Tille a ?crit :
> > 3. File bugs against all packages that provide
> > x-terminal-emulator but do not show the -hold feature
> > (would this be reasonable)
> > Would be option 3 also interesting for other packages? IMHO if
> > we have the x-terminal-emulator feature we need to fix the call
> > to a common set of options between all these terminal emulators.
> Hi all,
> actually, it would be interesting if the common core of options of the
> x-terminal emulators would be documented somewhere, such as in a manpage
> for instance. In one of my future packages, the upstream sources are
> modified so that x-terminal-emulator is called instead of xterm, but I
> do not know if this would break for non-mainstream alternatives...
This is documented in Debian policy:
11.8.3. Packages providing a terminal emulator
To be an `x-terminal-emulator', a program must:
* Be able to emulate a DEC VT100 terminal, or a compatible
* Support the command-line option `-e <command>', which creates a
new terminal window and runs the specified <command>,
interpreting the entirity of the rest of the command line as a
command to pass straight to exec, in the manner that `xterm'
* Support the command-line option `-T <title>', which creates a new
terminal window with the window title <title>.
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