[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Future features for Maemo Desktop (Task Navigator, Home, Status bar)?

From: Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Date: Fri Aug 18 18:21:49 EEST 2006
Probably mainly interesting to developers (and other Linux-savvy  
people) but I'd like better integration between the desktop  
applications and the XTerm.

This doesn't have to be very fancy, MacOSX provides pretty good  
integration with just a few minimal measures:
- The "open" command (from the command line) will open lots of files  
(and directories, and urls), selecting the application to use with  
the same database as used for double-clicking.
- Dragging an  icon from the finder to XTerm will paste the pathname  
- Desktop apps can be started from the command line, and will accept  
a filename to open when run in that way (implemented in the GUI  
framework by simulating an open command, not something every app  
needs to care about).
- Even though the Finder doesn't normally show the geeky unix  
directories you can open them with the shell "open" command or by  
typing their pathname into a special dialog. This allows you to use  
standard UI tools (such as the minimal text editor) on things they  
can't normally reach.
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma  

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