On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 15:25:35 -0800
Ken Hayber <khayber@...> wrote:
> > Well, the point is to have a standard... All ROX-Apps would
> > "register" their options with a ~/Choices/AppName/AppOptions.xml
> > and then the options could be reached from one single place, AND
> > from each separate Appmenu.
> > So, OroboROX, ROX-Session and ROX-Filer would add its options here
> > and instead of having separate systems for this they will be
> > consistent in one system.
> > My thought was especially for the core-components (which will be
> > those three listed above) but it could be used by any ROX-Apps...
> > The central optionwindow (reached from the filers menu or the
> > desktop root menu) should then contain a tree list to the left and
> > the options to the right...
> > Do you see the point?
> No. I see nothing wrong with the current system of Options.xml in
> each AppDir.
I'm sorry, didn't know about the Options.xml... But they are used
differently in different apps, wouldn't it be nice if the right-click
appmenu had a "Options" item (if the appdir contains an Options.xml)?
> By having the apps register you break the nice feature
> of having each AppDir be self contained. (except for Choices which is
> separate by design)
Yes, the thought was that the Choices are already separate, and the
Options.xml files are small so it wouldn't hurt to copy them to the apps
Choices directory, and then the filer could scan ~/Choices/*/Options.xml
and present a central configure window.
Ah well, this was just a thought. Maybe a central place to configure
many stuff is not a good thing, to be honest I don't feel particulary
need for it myself. =)
BUT, I would very much like a hardcoded "Options" item added to the
appmenu's, just like "Help" is! Then it would be easy to bring up the
options for the WM (assuming it's a ROXish WM like OroboROX) and
> I CAN understand having this for things like WM, and Session and a
> few things from Filer which don't have 'Windows' per-se that you
> would have a menu or toolbar which could launch these options. But
> then all you need is a WM-Config AppDir or ROX-Config AppDir or
> something like that, you don't need to bring other apps' Options in
Well, the WM and ROX-session will already have AppDir's, why make
separate ones for their options?
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