Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: magic desktop URIs

Darin Adler <darin bentspoon com> writes:
> On Thursday, July 19, 2001, at 06:19  PM, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> >>>       preferences:  /usr/share/control-center
> >>>       programs:     /etc/X11/applnk + /usr/share/gnome/apps
> >>>       sysconfig:    /etc/X11/sysconfig
> >>>       serverconfig: /etc/X11/serverconfig
> >>>       favorites:    ~/.gnome/apps
> >>>       starthere:    /etc/X11/starthere
> I love "preferences", "programs", and "favorites". I am not as happy
> with the "star there" scheme, or the "syscon" and "servercon" schemes
> that all use the "fig" protocol.
> I like Andy's suggestion of "start:" instead of "starthere:", 

Do you guys think the icon on the desktop, etc. should also be simply
"Start", or change only the URI scheme?

> but I
> don't have a better suggestion for "sysconfig:" or "serverconfig:",
> partly because I have no idea what you'd find in those (directories
> full of config files to edit?).

These are full of desktop files. They are equivalent to
/usr/share/control-center, but for system and server control panels

So in sysconfig I would have desktop files for:

 - date/time setup
 - modem/ISP setup
 - gdm configuration 
 - simple user-friendly network configuration

that sort of thing, and in serverconfig:

 - Apache configuration
 - BIND configuration
 - Sendmail configuration
 - giant network-configuration monstrosity that handles 10 different 
   ethernet cards, firewall, and routing


I don't expect GNOME to actually have anything to put in serverconfig:
by default, but it seems fine to me to have the VFS module in GNOME so
OS vendors can put stuff there. sysconfig: would also have somewhat
vendor-defined contents, but not entirely. e.g. I expect we'd use
gdmconfig, but the Red Hat modem config thing.


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