Re: New Gnome Developer Says: Test

Sounds like an excellent idea! In my opinion, one thing on the
gMenuMagic would be good, if readily possible:

Define an internal sort of syntax that you can convert to _any_ of the
styles. Then develop the capability to take any style and convert it to
your syntax. This will then allow you to generically convert say KDE menus
to BlackBox and BlackBox menus to KDE. Or BlackBox to IceWM, etc. One of
the things that I find a major discouragement to trying new window
managers is the fact that I have my BlackBox menus highly customized (for
instance, runs via cron to give me slashdot headlines in my
Blackbox menus), and I loose all of that when I try a new window manager.
Then I have to add the time to learn the menu file syntax while learning
the rest, or remember where all the software is installed that is not in
my $PATH and what the name of the app is and its case (upper, lower, or
mixed). Having a menu creator/convertor that supports a wide variety of
WM's would overcome this.

My $.02 US,

Nathan P. Clemons                       "Peace favor your code."                 ICQ: 2810688

On Thu, 3 Jun 1999, Neil Brideau wrote:

> Hi all;
>  Please forgive the length of this post but I would like to introduce
> myself. I have only in the last couple of weeks started developing
> with gnome/gtk so my contributions will be small for the next little
> while. I have a couple of small projects I'm working on right now,
> one must start somewhere, so I'll give a brief rundown lest anyone
> think they are of value:
> gmenumagic: This program may be used to produce; Gnome, KDE or Red
> hat menus, either personal or system, for the following window
> managers: WindowMaker, Icewm, Enlightenment and Blackbox(Not done
> yet). It also includes a perl script to populate icewm menus with
> icons. This program conforms to gnome standards, is stable but
> finishing touches are required: getting the autoconf stuff right,
> using corba to call gnome-edit rather than an explicit call to gedit.
> Theme-O-Matic: In progress but I can't find gnomecc +
> theme-selector-capplet in any of the CVS stuff I have, the
> directories are in gnome-core but no files :( This program has an
> extremely simple interface for making basic gtkrc files. So if your
> feeling a little yellow it's about 5 seconds to make a yellow gtk
> theme. This works on the principal that the user may select basic
> color and the rest of the values are calculated :) The demo I have
> works fine.
>    First I want to thank you all for the bandwidth, I assure you I
> will keep my posts to a more reasonable length in the future. I also
> humbly ask for comments as to weather any of the above may be useful
> to gnome or anyone using gnome.
> Best Regards,
> Neil Brideau
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