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

From: Mike Hearn
Subject: Re: I found a bug. (Autopackage menu items on fedora core 3)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 16:04:26 +0100

On Wed, 2005-06-29 at 16:50 +0200, Jan Nieuwenhuizen wrote:
> 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.

I see, interesting. Actually, what I'd do there is just have a simple
GTK+ wrapper with a button to feed the input to Lilypond rather than ask
the user to drag/drop and such. You could also integrate instructions,
tips and so on into it like that.

> > 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
> http://savannah.gnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/lilypond/installers/linux/autopackage/specs/lilypond/lilypond.xml?rev=HEAD&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-markup
> nautilus-2.10 keeps craching.

It's a Nautilus bug, but there may be a workaround. Do you have a

thanks -mike

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