[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#639996: Bug#639996: fastdnaml is not able to start in GNOME
melchiaros at aol.com
Thu Sep 1 14:21:16 UTC 2011
Am 01.09.2011 15:50, schrieb Andreas Tille:
> On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 10:25:37PM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
>> Indeed, fastdnaml, tree-puzzle, and the fastlink programs do not start when
>> launched from the freedesktop menu in GNOME, and therefore probably in KDE and
>> XFCE as well (not tested).
> These programs are simple command line programs so what exactly should
> we expect? The freedesktop menu should just open a terminal and call
> the program - nothing else. Is there a way to implement this?
>> Since the programs can still be started from the command line, I have
>> downgraded the severity of the respective bugs.
>> The freedesktop menu entries could be corrected by making them start a
>> terminal, but I think that it goes against the vision of our GNOME maintainers.
> If there is a way to do so (which I do not know) then we should do
> exactly this. I have no mind reading abilities and so I can not guess
> the vision of our GNOME maintainers, but what else should be done for
> command line programs than opening a terminal? The only way would be to
> not provide a freedesktop entry at all and this should probably not be
> the method of choice.
>> I propose to replace the freedesktop menu entries by Debian menu entries
>> similar to the one of boxshade for instance. The Debian menu can be made
>> accessible in GNOME by configuring the freedesktop menu.
> I think having a Debian menu entry for these programs makes sense anyway.
> Kind regards
Oh, sorry have forgotten to send it to all.
in reply to:
"These programs are simple command line programs so what exactly should
we expect? The freedesktop menu should just open a terminal and call
the program - nothing else. Is there a way to implement this?"
It may be helpful to look at biolinux6 where it is implemented.
(Also with icons for all programs in the GNOME menu: Well a standard
icon, but there are no free spaces).
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