Re: spatial stuff detail
- From: Guido Schimmels <guido schimmels freenet de>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: spatial stuff detail
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 17:00:35 +0200
Am 23.09.2003 14:25:45 schrieb(en) Matthew Berg:
On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 08:15, Guido Schimmels wrote:
The biggest issue, IMHO, with bundled libraries isn't a matter of
or memory; it's updates. Is it really in the best interest of
to have to wait for a half dozen applications to be repackaged
hole was found in libhippityhooplah?
I'll repeat my claim that 90% of libraries are not used by more than 1-
3 apps. Only of those I'm talking. When there are 6 apps using a
library, 2 of them will break when you upgrade the library. Fact of
life. How do distributors solve this problem traditionally? Upgrade
those 2 apps together with the library. Result:
apt-get evolution == apt-get dist-upgrade
And that is better? Regular 100M downloads are not so nice for modem
users, which are, on a world-wide scale, the vast majority.
And security holes almost always only affect commandline tools and
popular shared libraries. How does a remote exploit for GIMP look like?
I'd also wonder how you're supposed to handle things like menu
You start apps by clicking on them in the file-manager. Resting the
mouse-pointer of the appdir reveals the tool-tip. Right-click over the
appdir and select "Info" for further details. That's how ROX-Filer does
In other words with appdirs and a decent file-manager *.desktop files
gconf keys, mime info, help files, etc... How do they get registered
the first place, and how do they get cleaned up when the application
Each ROX-appdir comes with a startup-script (AppRun). In there you can
check for these things and issue the necessary commands on first-
launch. Global gconf keys may be usefull to enforce a corporate policy.
Outside of this realm what's the point. Of course you can always make
the script prompt for the root password. Also works for the mime-
database. How I deal with help files I have already answered somewhere
else in this thread.
Cleaning up? For ROX-apps: rm -r ~Choices/<Appname>.
That is why hiding the settings is __BAD__.
Even if in some cases drag&drop alone is not enough. What good does
spreading out the guts of an office suite all over the disk do?
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