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Re: Experiment: an RPM that shows uninstalled apps in main menu



On Jan 19, 2008 7:22 PM, Denis Leroy <denis poolshark org> wrote:
> This is an idea I've had about a year ago and gave some thought on and
> off since then, but Richard Hughes has mentioned a similar idea several
> times on this list as well.
>
> The idea is to show the (large number of) applications available to
> Fedora users through yum, but instead of a linear list displayed in
> pirut for example, show them directly in the main menu: that way the
> available apps are already categorized in a familiar way, and you can
> see the application icons and short descriptions through the menu tooltip.
>
> For kicks and giggles, I hacked up a proof-of-concept RPM here for F-8 :
>
> http://www.poolshark.org/src/fedora-apps-0.1-1.fc8.i386.rpm
>
> After installation, you'll have to restart the gnome-panel with a quick
> 'killall gnome-panel'. The rpm is 5 MB, which is not bad for almost 1000
> apps (remember we're only talking about GUI apps here, i.e. apps that
> install a desktop file).
>
> Screenshots:
>
> http://www.poolshark.org/apps1.png
>
> The RPM comes with a 'fedora-apps-update' binary that updates the
> symlinks based on the apps already installed (so that an installed
> application doesn't show up on the uninstalled list).
>
> What command should this menu entries run ? i was hoping there would be
> a simple 'pirut --install foo' or 'pup --install foo' option, but
> apparently there isn't.
>
> Comments ?
>
> -denis


While I don't think it should be exactly how you have it, an
'Uninstalled' submenu in every category, seems like a great idea to
me.


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