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Re: Fedora Core 2 wishlists



On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 03:36, =?ISO-8859-1?Q? Nils O. Sel=E5sdal?= wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 16:23, Karl DeBisschop wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 14:57, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > > Karl DeBisschop (kdebisschop alert infoplease com) said: 
> > > > On Mon, 2003-12-08 at 10:43, Robert Marcano wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > > However, that won't be the ONLY feature of Fedora Core 2.  I'd like to
> > > > > > hear people's wishlists...
> > > > > 
> > > > > Make default applications configurable, for example instead of Mozilla
> > > > > Web Browser, call it Web Browser and allows the user to change it
> > > > > without messing around with the .desktop files
> > > > 
> > > > We have a system mechanism for this in the alternatives system. Any
> > > > chance of extending that to provide a uniform user-level way of
> > > > specifying alternatives?
> > > 
> > > I'd prefer not; the alternatives hack is something that should be
> > > severely limited in where it's used.
> > 
> > Are there alternatives to alternatives?
> Could be done on the package(rpm) level.
> Making some packages contain the same file(s), and Conflicts: and a few
> more tricks. That will only allow one of several alternatives to be
> installed at the time though.

What I'm looking for is good OS support for choosing between application
suites when they are both installed. In the cases I'm concerned with,
avoiding file name conflicts is not too hard. But having both installed
at the same time is the primary object.

-- 
Karl DeBisschop <kdebisschop alert infoplease com>




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