forest at alittletooquiet.net
Tue Jun 5 13:52:48 BST 2007
On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 05:51:49PM +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 08:48:38AM -0400, Forest Bond wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 10:15:44PM +1200, Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> > > On May 31, 2007, at 9:18 PM, Arthur Loiret wrote:
> > > >
> > > >Loïc Martin a écrit :
> > > >>
> > > >>Just by curiosity, what are the differences with the graphical wine
> > > >>applications uninstaller found in Applications>System Tools>Wine
> > > >>Software Uninstaller ?
> > > >
> > > >wineui rather use gtk and qt toolkits rather than the win32 api for
> > > >display. The goal is to make a desktop specific gui for each desktop
> > > >environments, such as gtk for gnome, qt/kde for kde, and etk/ewl for
> > > >e17 for example.
> > > >...
> > >
> > > If your objective is to integrate with the desktop, probably the ideal
> > > solution would be to make installed Windows applications show up in the
> > > existing Add/Remove Applications window, rather than to have a separate
> > > window for them.
> > But the applications that are currently listed in Add/Remove Applications are
> > installed system-wide, and most wine applications will end up in ~/.wine (or
> > whatever it is these days). That is an obvious incompatibility.
> There's no reason that couldn't be transparent to the user.
Isn't that something of a usability issue? "Help! Some applications I install
can be used by other users, and some can't, but I can never tell which ones fall
into which category prior to installation." It's not exactly intuitive, is it?
I suppose you could handle that with some special-case notification to the user.
The underlying differences need to be represented to the user somehow, I would
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