[arch-dev-public] An introduction to gooeydo
dibblethewrecker at gmail.com
Fri Jul 27 07:55:51 EDT 2007
On 27/07/07, Damir Perisa <damir.perisa at solnet.ch> wrote:
> the .desktop files are read by DE's for menu-making. the DE has
> usually a standard "su" tool. that's why i was thinking in the
> beginning, that this would be the ideal thing to handle needs-root
Hmmm, I guess that's true, but then I suppose it depends on a great
degree of compliance by the DE creators and it also means users of
those DEs are tied to that one method of launching apps, which I can't
see being universally popular.
Now, if all DEs had a facility for setting the run as root
application, on a per user and even system wide basis, then we'd be
talking! But what about WMs that just crib the .desktop files for
desktop menus (openbox)? I can't see them wanting to include that
sort of functionality.
It's one of those awesome Linux grey areas where sheer variety causes
> but if gooeydo works, great for us! :)
Well, I hope so :-) It certainly does for _right now_, as brain0 would say...
If no-one has any particular objections to this approach I'd be keen
to throw it out and start implementing it ASAP. The dichotomous
situation with wifi-radar and gparted is already icky enough for a
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