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Re: app wrappers and gworkspace

From: Alex Perez
Subject: Re: app wrappers and gworkspace
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 15:18:20 -0700 (PDT)

> This is purely from an end-user's perspective, mind--I'm not a coder 
> nor OPENSTEP advocate, hence I probably just said something that runs 
> completely counter to the basic "philosophy". ;)

I'm going to put on my asbestos suit here, and then say that I think the 
whole obsession with the step philosophy /is/  actually the problem here. 
GNUstep is multiplatform and we have to make concessions where necessary. 
This is one of those areas. If someone disagrees with me here, please stay 
in 1993 and go cry alone in your corner. The world moves on. Ideologies 
and philosophies are virtuous traits, but so is flexibility and a 
willingness to move foreward. Please note that I am not saying we should 
not use appwrappers, just that they should be automagically generated for 
non-gnustep apps in a more intelligent, canonical manner. The easy way of 
going about this in a non-gnustep-centric, standardized way is by using 
.desktop entries, per the specification (which, as I will re-iterate, is 
already in widespread use outside of the GNUstep comminuty) here: 

A little more pragmatism will get us a long way...

Alex Perez

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