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Re: SEUL: Re: What's the diff to SEUL ? (fwd)
On Sat, 17 Jan 1998, Star's End wrote:
> I see a fvwm window manager, with something in the install script to
> allow you to put the application you want into the system.fvwmrc if you
I think that if we could extend the fvwm95 interface so it's a little less
clunky, that may well be the best way. Right now it LOOKS like Win95 but,
as I may have mentioned, it lacks a number of features present in the
genuine Win95. No matter what you may say about the win95 interface, it
is certainly the most FAMILIAR...
> > I even recently saw a GUI interface for ipfwadm in c.o.l.a.
> Where is this?
I'd be interested in it too. ipfwadm is one of those "magic command line
utilities" which would be a perfect model for that "properties tab" idea
I've been pushing. :)
> What I see as the seul distribution is as follows:
> The base system - enough to boot into vga Xserver and pop up a nice
> gui to setup the real Xserver. I would suggest a tktcl script that
> runs at install time and asks the correct questions to setup your
> card and monitor in the XF85Config..
Me too. The, uh, monitor database is one of the things I was going to be
working on, but although I obtained the database, I haven't gotten it all
parsed out yet. It looks like it would not be too hard.
Me personally, I suggest tcl/tk for everything. I love tcl/tk, even
though I don't know a thing about how to program it. Does anyone here
actually know how to program in tcl/tk?
> Distributions of prefered applications that do automatic installs.
> This means that after installing an icon is added to a toolbar
> representing the application, or a menu item at the root menu.
Yes. I think that adding the application to the toolbar should be a
function of our post-install script (I assume debian has one). Similar,
the pre-uninstall script should take care of removing it from the
> Some people expressed interest in "extension" binding. You know that
> thing that when you click on x.doc in windows word for windows is
> launched with x.doc.
This, sadly, is going to be application dependent. If an application does
not understand how to launch an initial file from the commandline, this
wont work; but if it does, it'll be very very easy. It would be a
function of the filemanager, in any case.
> For practical purposes there other problems to contend with - repartition
> hard drives, adding swap space ( I believe a swap file is easier because
Repartitioning will be tricky. I wonder if someone would like to port
FIPS to Linux? The source is available, isn't it?
As for swap space - I don't like swap files, neither does very many
people, as their slowness is beyond compare and they are prone to
corruption. Couldn't we just make a best guess as to the appropriate size
of the partition and let the user tweak it?