Re: Getting Red Hat menus visible in Garnome??

%% "Joseph E. Sacco, PhD" <joseph_sacco comcast net> writes:

  >> for menu editing for 2.10 menus. 

  jesp> Which is OK until you wander into the 2.11 branch [:-)]

Nah, not interested.  I'll take 2.12 when it comes out... presumably it
will come with a menu editor of its own (there's one in development in
the 2.11 Gnome project list but it won't build with 2.10).

  >> It looks very nice, BUT it's written in Python and relies on lots
  >> of Python modules like PyGTK, PyXDG, etc.  most of which I don't
  >> have on my system...

  jesp> Actually, you do...  Check out what you built in the bindings
  jesp> directory.

No, I don't have this.  The Python installed with Red Hat 8.0 is too old
to support PyGTK.  Rather than building a whole new Python for my
Garnome install I just removed the reference to it (it's only used in
the vte package, and I don't need Python bindings in my vte).

So, to support the menu editor I'd need to build/install Python into
Garnome, then the other needed packages.

  >> I'm trying to decide whether it's worth building all that stuff
  >> myself just for this.

  jesp> From the README:

  jesp>         GARNOME -- the bad-ass, bleeding edge GNOME distribution for
  jesp>         testers and tweakers everywhere -- is finally released unto the
  jesp>         teeming masses. If you're dying to test the latest GNOME code,
  jesp>         but don't want to fall into the depraved addictions and
  jesp>         co-dependencies of testing from anonymous CVS, then GARNOME is
  jesp>         for you.

  jesp> If that's not you, then you are correct, it's not worth it. If that is
  jesp> you, then wade on in... The water is not too deep [:-)]

Yeah, I know... this stuff is very simple to build (not like the Bad Old
Days before autoconf & friends :-)).

But still... I'm not one of the people referred to above: I'm one of
these people (also from the README):

  What is Stable GARNOME then?

      Even though GARNOME is great for testers and bleeders, there are still
      people who are stuck with, for whatever reason -- a machine with an old
      version of GNOME (2.8, 2.6, 2.4, 2.2, 2.0, even 1.4!) who might want to
      give their desktop a dose of stability and sanity with the new improved
      funkeyness of GNOME 2.10, without annoying their admins, teachers, staff
      or anyone that doesn't care that you might want to run a desktop
      that comes from this millenium.


 Paul D. Smith <psmith nortel com>           HASMAT--HA Software Mthds & Tools
 "Please remain calm...I may be mad, but I am a professional." --Mad Scientist
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