Re: Integrate VMware and Gnome - continued

> > but I don't think it is reasonable that the user who don't 
> > care or want to use VMware should be prompted for it, too.
> He is only prompted _one_ time ! What is wrong with that?

I don't see anything wrong with this.  Regis, you're talking about a
corporate business environment, correct?  A corporate environment has a
ton of users that tend to respond to a "push" mechanism than a "pull"
mechanism of getting information.  Being in a sysadm to a very large
environment, we've had the same trouble of announcing packages.  The only
alterntiave thing is to install the package and send mail. :-)  But people
don't read their mail, so they never get information that there is a new
software package installed.  Hence, the idea of popping up something on a
user's desktop has been used.

> The idea is to inform the user that a new software has been
> installed, because the average user will _not_ have the courage to
> browse the full menu hierarchy each time he opens a gnome session just 
> to see what has been added/removed on this particular machine. So just 
> adding an entry in the system menu hierarchy doesn't help.

I think one problem here is that, this isn't so much a GNOME problem as
much as it is a sysadmin problem.  The tools are there in GNOME to do what
you want, but I feel it's more of a sysadmin job to figure out how to
announce to their public that a new package has been installed.  Each
method then can be specialized for that particular community.  My
customers for instance are very picky on how software is announced to
them.  Some prefer just email, others prefer the "pop up on their
desktop", in either case, they want options on their desktop that will
allow them to toggle the feature.


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