Re: About Boxes Re: The Help Menu
- From: Tom Tromey <tromey cygnus com>
- To: Jochem Huhmann <joh unidui uni-duisburg de>
- Cc: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: About Boxes Re: The Help Menu
- Date: 23 Aug 1998 01:48:14 -0600
Some old email...
>>>>> "Jochem" == Jochem Huhmann <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Jochem> Once I dreamt about an "gabout"-app, that might compose from a
Jochem> simple configuration file (supplied by the author of the
Jochem> application) a really useful about-box, with clickable e-mail
Jochem> and www/ftp adresses, actual memory-usage, installation date,
Jochem> viewable changelog, etc.
All existing Gnome applications use the gnome-about code in
libgnomeui. You could easily implement this proposal there. It might
require some small extensions, but I don't think it would be a big
Feel free to send a patch!
I thought about doing this once, too, btw. I didn't do it because I
thought perhaps some authors wouldn't want their email address to be
clickable. At least with the current method you can weed out some of
the lamest questions.
Is this a real problem? I dunno. If so, we could instead have a
standard bug-reporting address. Better yet, a standard bug-reporting
widget that the user can fill in. Such a widget could automatically
record useful information about the environment (OS, application,
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