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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[1] 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>.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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