Re: GNOME Run Dialog, su, uris, tabs, files and GNOME 2.6

BTW, Frank, thanks for tackling all of these- the 2.4 run dialog is one
of my personally favorite bits of 2.4.


On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 23:34, Frank Worsley wrote:
> Hi Sven,
> I did some work rewriting the run dialog for 2.4 and tackled most of the
> issues you mention. See my comments below and also the ChangeLog entries.
> >  * run as
> >    use a lib that the gksu-team is currently working on to provide
> >    that.
> This has not been done.
> >  * tab ompletion
> >    tab completion should be added to make users start their
> >    applications faster
> This has been done for executables in your PATH. For example, if you enter
> "moz" it will complete it to "mozilla". It would be nice to do this also
> for the last recently run commands and for files in the file system. A
> drop-down lists ala webbrowser style would be nice too.
> Handling completion for filesystem paths/uris is a little tricky. There's
> been a message posted to this list about this already, look in the
> archives for it. Basically, the problem is knowing whether the user is
> entering a URI (wihout the method:// part), or an application command or a
> not-fully-qualified file path. Look at the code to see how we currently
> try to smartly determine what the user is entering.
> >  * uri support
> >    should be possible to open any gnomevfs uri with the right
> >    application
> This has been added for 2.4. All uris supported by gnome-vfs work in the
> run dialog. Handlers for other uris can be setup in gconf. See ChangeLog
> for details. This goes hand-in-hand with the gnome_vfs_url_show function I
> added.
> >  * file support
> >    should be also able to start abiword if i select a .abw file
> This is also fully supported in 2.4, assuming your MIME types are setup
> correctly. Again, see the gnome_vfs_url_show function. There's also
> gnome_url_show which delegates to the vfs function and just adds nicer
> GErrors on top of it (instead of plain vfs return codes).
> Some other ideas I have for the future is basing the command-line applet
> on the same code as the run dialog. They basically do the same so I think
> they should share the same code. Disclaimer: I've never used it or looked
> at command-line applet code.
> Cheers,
> - Frank
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