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Re: [opensuse-factory] Policy around desktop files for command line applications
On 13/02/2019 09.37, Vojtěch Zeisek wrote:
Dne středa 13. února 2019 4:57:44 CET, Simon Lees napsal(a):
On 13/02/2019 13:57, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Simon Lees <> [02-12-19 20:06]:
Installing 4 joe desktop files for every isn't the best user experience
ever so I'll likely remove it from the patterns if it keeps the desktop
files but I don't really mind which or have an opinion on which solution
would be better so I thought i'd open it up for discussion.

I prefer the wordstar version of joe and have used it for years.

The reason it installs 4 desktop files, is because it also installs ones
for the Wordstar, Nano and Emacs versions.

I personally like the desktop files for command-line applications, I find it
much more user-friendly and accessible, so I'd rather remove joe from
patterns, also as I never used it. ;)

Boot the installation DVD, and ask for the rescue system. What editor do
you see there?


Joe is there because several of us asked for it long ago, as we can not
use vi, coming from a Windows past.

When the system has a problem and will not boot correctly, maybe not
into graphics mode, we need a text mode editor. Which will be it, vi or
emacs? Please, no.

(and if you like emacs, there is jmacs)

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 15.0 x86_64 at Telcontar)

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