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Bug#91252: marked as done ([ACCEPTED 2001-05-17] enhanced x-terminal-emulator policy, second try)

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Subject: [PROPOSED] enhanced x-terminal-emulator policy, second try
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Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist

I believe I attempted to accomplish too much with my last policy proposal
on this subject.

Instead of worrying about character sets, UTF-8 support, and trying to come
up with some algebra through which we can find "the best" terminal
emulator, this simply documents a least-common-denominator terminal
emulator for X that is suitable for interfacing with the Debian menu

--- policy.sgml	Sun Mar 25 01:34:33 2001
+++ policy.sgml.x-terminal-emulator	Sun Mar 25 02:17:56 2001
@@ -5976,13 +5976,31 @@
 	  <em>Packages that provide a terminal emulator</em> for the X
-	  Window System which support a terminal type with a terminfo
-	  description provided in the <tt>ncurses-base</tt> package
-	  should declare in their control data that they provide the
-	  virtual package <tt>x-terminal-emulator</tt>.  They should
-	  also register themselves as an alternative for
-	  <tt>/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator</tt>, with a priority of
-	  20.
+	  Window System which meet the criteria listed below should declare
+	  in their control data that they provide the virtual package
+	  <tt>x-terminal-emulator</tt>.  They should also register
+	  themselves as an alternative for
+	  <tt>/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator</tt>, with a priority of 20.
+	</p>
+	<p>To be an <tt>x-terminal-emulator</tt>, a program must:
+	<list>
+	  <item>Be able to emulate a DEC VT100 terminal, or a compatible
+		terminal.<item>
+	  <item>Support the command-line option "<tt>-e</tt>
+		<emph>command</emph>", which creates a new terminal window
+		<footnote>
+			"New terminal window" does not necessarily mean a
+			new top-level X window directly parented by the
+			window manager; it could, if the terminal emulator
+			application were so coded, be a new "view" in a
+			multiple-document interface (MDI).
+		</footnote>
+		and runs the specified <emph>command</emph>.</item>
+	  <item>Support the command-line option "<tt>-T</tt>
+		<emph>title</emph>", which creates a new terminal window
+		with the window title <emph>title</emph>.</item>
+	</list>

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Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 00:30:50 +0100
From: Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>
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Subject: debian-policy_3.5.5.0_i386.changes INSTALLED
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Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2001 10:23:07 -0400
From: Debian Installer <installer@ftp-master.debian.org>
Subject: debian-policy_3.5.5.0_i386.changes INSTALLED
To: Julian Gilbey <jdg@debian.org>,
        Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>

  to pool/main/d/debian-policy/debian-policy_3.5.5.0.tar.gz
policy-process.txt.gz byhand
libc6-migration.txt byhand
fhs.txt byhand
  to pool/main/d/debian-policy/debian-policy_3.5.5.0_all.deb
perl-policy.txt.gz byhand
menu-policy.txt.gz byhand
mime-policy.txt.gz byhand
virtual-package-names-list.txt byhand
upgrading-checklist.txt byhand
fhs-2.1.html.tar.gz byhand
policy.pdf.gz byhand
menu-policy.html.tar.gz byhand
policy.html.tar.gz byhand
mime-policy.html.tar.gz byhand
debconf_specification.html byhand
debconf_specification.txt.gz byhand
policy.txt.gz byhand
policy-process.html.tar.gz byhand
perl-policy.html.tar.gz byhand
  to pool/main/d/debian-policy/debian-policy_3.5.5.0.dsc
policy.ps.gz byhand
Changes: debian-policy ( unstable; urgency=low
  * Fixed up incorrect entries in the changelog (there was an erroneous revision which never happened; it has now been correctly
    merged with the changelog entry)
  * Add section numbers to upgrading-checklist for all revisions from
    3.0.0 onwards
  * Complete rewrite (and renumbering) of sections 9.1 and 9,2
  * This time *really* include the HTML version of the FHS
  * Added doc-base support for all of the HTML files
  * Added several more files to the byhand list and rewrote chunks of
    debian/rules to do this
  * Add patched versions of debiandoc-sgml stuff to source package until
    patches are incorporated upstream
  * Versioned Build-Depend on debiandoc-sgml for fixed Text.pm
  * Improved mkdir example in 10.1.2                 closes: Bug#92744
  * Made the "where examples live" entry in the upgrading-checklist
    clearer (add "for use by scripts")
  * Add a dpkg-statoverride description section      closes: Bug#89473
  * Fix the ldconfig usage description (remove "only if")
                                                     closes: Bug#89674
  * Clarification of package priority issues vis-a-vis the X Windows
    system                                           closes: Bug#91249
  * Enhanced x-terminal-emulator policy              closes: Bug#91252
  * Minor changes to X app-defaults policy           closes: Bug#91259
  * Clarification of X policy in respect to FHS      closes: Bug#91260
  * OpenMotif has the same rules as OSF/Motif        closes: Bug#91261
  * The X Font policy rewrite                        closes: Bug#91257
  * The "man" program is no longer guaranteed to read header information
    to find alternative manpage names                closes: Bug#94995
  * Correction to meaning of Standards-Version       closes: Bug#97072
  * Split section 12.8 (X Window System) into subsections for readability
  * Plug-ins != shared libraries (at last)           closes: Bug#66023
  * Add packaging manual remnants to policy document as appendices, and
    mention this in control file                     closes: Bug#95906
  * Clarification in Perl policy                     closes: Bug#98712
Announcing to debian-devel-changes@lists.debian.org
Setting bugs to severity fixed: 66023 89473 89674 91249 91252 91257 91259 91260 91261 92744 94995 95906 97072 98712 

Thank you for your contribution to Debian.

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