Re: App-start feedback

On Wed, 3 May 2000, Peter Astrand wrote:

> > > I am fine with it being an external program, which means less code in
> > > gnome-libs etc.
> > 
> > Imagine, what happens, if extern-command does not work for some reason!
> > Instantly all applications end with clueless segfault...
> I think this problem is no worse than if gnome_util_user_shell () returns
> something non-working. 

There is slight difference - gnome_util_user_shell usually returns
something known and well-tested, proposed external command probably will
take some time to mature...
- command should not block, if any (CORBA?) service is not immediately
- if it segfaults, gnome-libs should report it, and execute program
Which will add extra burden to gnome-libs anyway...


> To improve the situation slightly, gnome-libs can (and should) check if
> extern-command can be found. 
> /Peter Astrand <>

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