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Re: I found a bug. (Autopackage menu items on fedora core 3)

From: Jan Nieuwenhuizen
Subject: Re: I found a bug. (Autopackage menu items on fedora core 3)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 16:50:43 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Mike Hearn writes:

> Hmm if it's not a GUI app, then why does it have menu entries?

The idea is to help a newbie user getting started without the need to
read documentation.  For one, users expect a program they install to
appear in the menu.  Also, the autopackage installation explicitely
mentions new menu entries that have become available.

The menu for lilypond opens a gui text editor with a simple piece of
lilypond music and instructions to drag and drop it onto the lilypond
icon on the desktop.

This way, a new user need not use the command line or read

It's debatable, though.

> Command line apps normally wouldn't have them at all.

No, but command line apps are not known for their newbie-friendliness,
and lilypond can be used with drag and drop too.  I haven't figured
out how automatic processing of a .ly file works, just by clicking on
it like on Windows.

After installing my mime type file


nautilus-2.10 keeps craching.


Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> | GNU LilyPond - The music typesetter
http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien       | http://www.lilypond.org

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