Re: Internal viewer troubles.
- From: Miven Dooligan <dooligan intergate ca>
- To: mc-devel <mc-devel gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Internal viewer troubles.
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 00:41:06 -0700
You're right. It was more of a rhetorical question than anything, and
this is not the group for talk about gnome-terminal past some basic
interface things. (and there's a good chance that if I got the freshest
source available, the problems with my version would be fixed already).
But there's no other way to find out than to try. Of course I'm going to
have to spend a considerable amount of time analyzing the source code
before I can say anything about it, and maybe I'll just end up devising
my own "hack" to do what I want, but more likely I'll find new things
about linux and what makes it tick.
I don't know the developers of gnome-terminal, but you risk to be
ridiculed in the best case if you don't do a real analysis. If you are
going to mock someone, you can be blacklisted. That applies to this list
as well, by the way.
I'm trying to do what I can to bring the bits and pieces of this great
operating system together a little more. I'm trying to find something I
_CAN_ do, and apparently I'm not at all alone, from the look of these
mailing lists and newsgroups. Some people LOVE this os. I subscribed to
the mandrake-cooker list: 1700 postings in 2 or 3 days! Wow. That's
almost as bad as comp.os.linux.advocacy :) Too noisy for me.
I can imagine how annoying it is as a developer to keep answering the
same dumb questions over and over again, but how else can a person find
out those obscure and arcane details that are hard to find at best.
As far as mocking, I'm talking about people who complain about linux in
general, pointing out small faults, unwilling to do anything about it,
certainly not people on developer mailing lists.
If you want to mock me, though, I'll post my
panel-mousewheel-scroll.patch, and you can have some fun with it. It's
probably a candidate for Ugly Hack Of The Week Award :)
It's not that bad, just a few lines in screen.c:panel_event(), one extra
local int to control a speedy mousewheel like mine (combine it with my
xterm-btn2-doubleclick.patch and I can lean back in my chair and surf!).
You'd hate it because it introduces ANOTHER option possibility that would
need to be documented :) Keep up the good work. It's a great app in
spite of cut-n-paste hacksters like me :) I'm glad somebody around here
knows what they're doing...
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