On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 11:07 CET, Niels Grewe <niels.grewe@...> wrote:
> Hi Sebastian,
> Am 07.02.2012 10:56, schrieb Sebastian Reitenbach:
> > AFAIK, there doesn't exist something the other way around, allowing other application to create
> > an App Wrapper automatically. Even if that would exist, you'd still have to get others to make use of
> > it, which I think is then the harder part.
> > I'd also really like to have an applications menu in GWorkspace, built from the information from those
> > .desktop files in /usr/local/share/applications, that would allow me to browse all installed applications
> > and just start them from the menu ;)
> A while ago I pondered whether it would be a good idea to write a fuse
> filesystem that uses the xdg-menu data (which spread out through the
> filesystem, not just in /usr/local/share/applications, mind you!) to
> dynamically generate wrappers. You would just mount it at
> /GNUstep/Applications/Legacy and be done :-). I still think it's a neat
> idea, maybe worth putting forward as a potential GSoC project?
but fuse is not portable, so I'd have to downgrade my OpenBSD to Linux ;)
So, joking a bit with downgrading, but at least IIRC, fuse would not be available on OpenBSD. Don't know
if its ported to other BSD's.
But generally I'd like the idea, even if it would be just a daemon, monitoring or crawling the directories in question
and then just create/remove the apps wrappers from a place where GNUstep uses them.