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Re: GNUstep directory layout


From: Dennis Leeuw
Subject: Re: GNUstep directory layout
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 18:21:12 +0200

Nicola Pero wrote:

> > I agree.  The  "Developer" domain is there only  because the Developer
> > tools are packaged and sold  separately by NeXT Computer, Inc. and now
> > by  Apple  Computer,  Inc.  There  is  no  good  reason not  to  store
> > developer applications into the /System/Applications directory.
> >
> >
> > By the way, on my NeXTstation where I installed a lot of free software
> > from  peanuts, I've  added a  sublevel in  the LocalApps  directory to
> > classify  my numerous  applications, and  there could  very well  be a
> > /System/Applications/Developer   subdirectory   along   with   various
> > /System/Application/Communication,           /System/Applications/Text,
> > /System/Application/Graphic,  etc,   subdirectories,  and  similar  in
> > /Local, /Network and $HOME (or $HOME/GNUstep).
>
> Interesting ... I think it's quite a nice idea.
>
> I modified openapp on GNUstep so that when it looks for applications
> inside, say, $GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT/Applications, it also checks for the
> application inside subdirectories (if there are any).
>
> As a related issue, I also extended openapp to be able to manage the case
> 'openapp Gorm' (as opposed to 'openapp Gorm.app').  openapp will then
> automatically search for Gorm.app or Gorm.debug or Gorm.profile.

Cool, I like this one. This might the simplest way to go...

Dennis


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