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Re: Bug#197835: [PROPOSAL]: integrated environments are allowed

On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 17:02, Bill Allombert wrote:

> Not really because we are only talking about the Debian default. 

I thought we were talking about EDITOR and BROWSER, which are common on
other systems as well.

> programs I have seen have a way to change the default locally, so this
> does not lock the user.

You can change the preferred applications, yes, of course.

> I have no problem if GNOME allows to change the editor launched by all GNOME
> softwares in one click, just that it default to sensible-editor.

No way it's going to default to sensible-editor, at least not in its
current form.  If the user doesn't have EDITOR set, then it's going to
invoke nano in an xterm?  That'd be absolutely horrible.

> The purpose of the default is not to be the best choice for a particular
> user, because each users have different preferences, but to be usable by
> everybody. That imply not to present them each time with a different
> editor.

Sure.  For GNOME, the default is something that is also a GNOME
application.  That's the point of an integrated environment.

> What you are looking for is a tool that propose users with different 
> configuration choices and do all the quirks neccessary. 

I suppose someone might use such a thing.

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