On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 23:28:42 +0200
Christoph Wickert wrote:
Am Donnerstag, den 23.06.2011, 21:24 +0200 schrieb Martin Sourada:
> 1. There are people who wish to use different terminal than desktop
> default (it's not "just running xterm in a window with tabs" and
> it's certainly not running bash everywhere. There are people who
> use different shells)
> 2. There are multi-user installations where one user uses KDE,
> another GNOME and yet another XFCE
> How are you going to show both of them sensible menu entry for
> terminal? ShowOnlyIn will block the first use case, leaving
> Terminal will result in menu with two or more Terminals in there...
1 is not a problem as long as we don't change anything. People can
install and run what they like
2 is not a problem as long as we don't change anything. People can run
any terminal in any environment and they can configure their menu.
Well, when the configuration utility also displays 2 optically
identical entries, it's still hit and miss. But to be fair, I wouldn't
probably argue this so long (after all, the only problematic are AFAIK
gnome and xfce's terminal emulators, the rest have
different names in menus) if it hadn't hit me personally during my
switch from Gnome to XFCE...
There only is a problem when 1 and 2 are combined: In a multi-user
install where users are using different desktops and do not want to
use the default terminal of that environment. This is 3 conditions
combined and I consider this a negligible cornercase that is not
worth the hassle.
Cannot argue on this front -- I don't have any data concerning the
actual percentage of installations fulfilling both 1 and 2 conditions.