Re: [Usability]User Object Simplification?

On Mon, Feb 17, 2003 at 04:11:15PM -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote: 
> This is really get out of scope for GNOME, I think, and into "vendor
> land."  Application installation/removal for most Linux/UNIX's using
> packages doesn't make this at all something GNOME can expect to do and
> do right.  Independent vendor tools are an absolute must (since each OS
> packages things differently - breaking a single app across several
> packages, like Debian tends to do, or bundling multiple apps into one
> packages, like source-based distros will).

I do think GNOME could offer features like this with hooks where
vendors could provide the right functionality for their system.

It'd take a good bit of thought on how to implement it but it isn't
necessarily that complicated; e.g. on Red Hat removing an app by
clicking on its desktop file doesn't come down to much more than:

 rpm -e `rpm -qf /usr/share/applications/foo.desktop`

(in general, there are some corner cases)

On Debian it'd be about the same.


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