[maemo-community] Command line apps & Extras

From: Josef Assad joe at DonAssad.com
Date: Thu Nov 26 13:52:57 EET 2009
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 10:24:02PM +0000, Valerio Valerio wrote:
> Hi,
> - For some CLI apps (mc,pico,nano,htop,etc) you can actually create a
> desktop file that launches app inside an xterm. Can we generate such files
> effectively making apps desktop-based?


Though, such an approach won't work for interactive CLI apps like htop
and mutt though. It doesn't really solve the problem for stuff like, say,
netcat or procmail and the like. And I'd still like stuff like that in

Maybe just flag non-interative CLI apps' package descriptions so the
user has a fair chance of understanding why there's no icon for
offlineimap after installing?

This has got me thinking though. It's one thing to have a broad and
quality selection of apps on maemo. But it would be an enirely
different level of innovative if there were a simple graphical way to
string together non-interactive CLI apps with pipes and redirection.


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