Re: three open issues for gnome

I agree with this completely and second this request.  It is little
things like this that make a desktop great and this has been an issue
for me versus my friends who use Remote Desktop with Windows XP.


Jim Hodapp

On Sat, 2002-04-27 at 15:10, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> I have three open issues for me--things that I frequently wish worked
> better when using Gnome--and I wanted to bring them up.
> If they have already been discussed, can you please give me a pointer,
> and I'll review the previous discussion?
> 1) Sound
> Many programs make sounds.  It could be just audio-feedback (which is
> already nice) but also of course a/v viewers and so forth.  But alas,
> of course, this doesn't work for applications being run via a remote X
> server set up with ssh -X.  Ideally, X should be extended, I
> think--audio output should be coupled with video output and mouse and
> keyboard input.  But changing X is, well, unlikely.  It would be very
> nice if Gnome include architectural support for remote sounds so that
> things Just Work.  A related problem here is the lack of agreement
> about just what the sound outputs should be: importantly, some
> programs insist on using /dev/dsp and don't have esd output, and this
> loses.  A useful thing would be a /dev/dsp-like device that could take
> samples and feed them to esd.
> 2) Web browsing.  Lots of gnome programs provide live links that pop
> up a web browser.  I run galeon on the same system as my X server, and
> I want programs started up remotely to automagically get the galeon on
> the same machine as the X server.  And indeed, I want to always get
> galeon.  It seems quite random what I do get---sometimes mozilla pops
> up, or *netscape*.  One program thought the thing to do was bring up
> emacs in w3 mode!  There is some infrastructure here (gnome-moz-remote
> and all), and it may be that I just have things configured badly, but
> I would like it if it DTRT
> 3) mailto URLs.  I use Emacs to send mail.  When I click on a mailto
> URL--within or without my web browser--it should pop up an emacs
> window sending mail to the relevant spot.
> Thomas
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