Re: Seams to be a good idea
> As I
> wrote, using a derivate of pkgconfig,
> the dialog can create the database "on
> the fly" and synchronize its local
> database with a database at
> FreeDesktop.org. This is more easy to
> implement and works quite automated. The
> user selects an application and clicks
> on the parameter button. The parameter
> dialog parses the parameter-list,
> displays it and stores the parsed
> information in its local database. By
> time, the parameter dialog tries to
> connect to the online-database for
No sorry... no way.. no way is a model which requires people using systems inside an intranet to go outside into the wild to to retrieve information like this from a centralized server is going to be acceptable as an implementation goal. No way. You are getting WAY ahead of yourself by taking your thoughts this far without at least bringing this up in the development mailinglists of interest.
I would suggest getting your idea started as a thread on a freedeskop list that is relevant, or a gnome list. Your going to do your idea a disservice if you get too hung up on specific implementation details before the 'right' people get a chance to be sold the importance of addressing the problem raised in the article. Concentrate on selling the importance of cleaning this UI interface issues up, don't pick to sell a specific implementation to address them at the same time. In fact it would be best if you could offer several competing approaches to solving the same problem.
Ack...the signal to noise has gone down
How do I make sure theme announcements don't show up on the freshmeat homepage? I really don't want to keep up with every theme that gets placed into freshmeat. I'm much more interested in reading summariers of software that I might not be aware of yet.
Don't get me wrong..having the themes archived is a good idea...but being told about every addition of a theme on freshmeats homepage impairs my ability to find new software.
I think as a defualt themes should be filtered out of the www.freshmeat.net homepage new/updated software listings. Let themes.freshmeat.net show today's theme updates. For me themes are something I go hunting for when I get bored with what I have. The text descriptions that show up on freshmeat.net's homepage for a new/updated theme are of limited utility from day to day.