coding/packaging related ideas

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Mon Jan 9 19:45:05 UTC 2006

> >
> > The system menu definitely needs a reorganization it has way too many
> items
> > especially the settings submenu.
> i totally agree, especially for xfce settings stuff (see NoDisplay=true)
> If i could have the "final" list of the applications that could go in
> system menu i could start organising a table that could show how it
> could look like, and then people could make their purposes.

There's no final list of apps yet, but besides what's now installed  by
I think at least gnumeric and evince will be added.

By places menu I mean something like gnome (and windows I think) has , a
menu just like the system menu but
with filesystem paths as entries (home, photos, music , trash, network) and
launch thunar on them.
But probably thunar won't handle trash and network yet in the upcoming

Anyway i think the xubuntu settings package could have as dependencie
> xubuntu-artwork, but to move gdm to xubuntu-artwork shouldn't be a
> problem or it is ?

no it's not a problem. As we get more certain on what exactly we have as
shippable artwork
we can merge these packages or move gdm stuff over.

well, i was thinking that to have an homogeneous desktop xubuntu could
> use its own logo, I've taken a look on the source of xfce splash ..
> and it should not be that hard to customize it.

yes it looks ok.  We could just replace the png with the  default fading
in/out mouse with
our logo. Ditto for the icon in the startmenu.

maybe i love esetroot because i don't really like xfdesktop4, and the
> way it controls the root window.

 which xfdesktop and what you don't like in particular? 4.2 4.4 or the one
in ubuntu (they are different)

Anyway maybe the best thing to do here is to figure out how and when
> thunar will draw the window root

Again I don't know if it's planned for the upcoming release.

> i would see an app for networking that allow to configure:
> * dial up
> * dhcp
> * static ip
> * pppoeconf like (as gnome-ppx)

would be very nice. But dialup requires quite some work, more than ethernet
and there's the issue of winmodems. It is not accidental that even if a spec
is around since
warty it hasn't got implemented :)

Such a tool should use  system-tools-backends as gnome-system-tools does.

I'll take a look at your proposed ivman config changes.

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