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.
> All GNOME
> 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
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.