Earnie Boyd wrote:
> Manu wrote:
> > Yet another idea of mine.
> Here's my idea for a Windowized MSYS.
I'm not talking about a Windowized MSYS, but a Windowsian one.
One that could interface happily with Windows Explorer, one that could
be run through a registry key. A bridge over *nix and w*n32.
(Imagine Bill G. and RMS running towards each other with open arms...)
:) In short, I do not mean, a DOS pif that runs a shell script that runs a shell
that runs a terminal that runs a shell that runs another shell..... that runs......
This is exactly what would perform a msys-here bat file.
(rxvt -e /bin/sh --login -i -c "cd 'my_dir' ; exec /bin/sh")
ooops, I did it again ;)
It looks cleaner with a dedicated loader, I think.
> 1) Enhance termcap and readline to use Windows callbacks to process the
> windows messages.
What are termcap, readline?
No... forget that... I'm joking :)
(It's really better to joke than to get irritated, isn't it?)
> 2) Enhance bash
Yes...., when It will be possible to "$ ./configure && make" bash ]:)
> to use the enhanced features of termcap and readline to
> provide menuized functions to view the tree list, drag and drop files,
> etc. This eliminates the need for rxvt.
Well, I like rxvt.
> 3) Incorporate the scintilla and the fox libraries (perhaps wxWindows or
> gtk/glib instead of fox) to provide a project based ide.
> 4) The project based IDE would handle the executions of configure and
> event the creations of configure.in and Makefile.in using drag and drop
> and/or checkbox features to determine those files.
Sounds like yet another IDE project. Why not, it sounds great.
Now, seriously, I have already an IDE project, I won't start another one.
BTW, what about vim, emacs and others. I doubt that GNUsians
would like to reinvent these wheels.
> 5) Create a resource IDE that can create pretty windows.
Yes!!! I agree!!!
Luke already sent me a special build of windres to start a resource
editor with. I haven't worked on it yet :(
It might be a very good starting point, though.
I'd be interested to work on the user interface, if someone is
interested to deal with file parsers.
> If anyone is willing to work on any of this, we can discuss it in
Then, no MSYS loader? That's unfortunate.
Ok. I'll do it anyway. Currently, I can build the sources and run
MSYS within Visual-MinGW. (Just wonderful! Believe me!)
As well, that's incredibly easy to create a shortcut to the loader,
without wondering about "rxvt/sh not found".