[conspire] Dapper & Easyubuntu

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Sun Dec 3 22:58:54 PST 2006

On Sun, 03 Dec 2006 22:31:27 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):
>> > Random thought:  I'll bet the GNOME guys would frown if you walked into
>> > GNOMEville talking about the binary names of individual GNOME widgets,
>> > and scandalised at the very idea of someone opening an xterm and typing
>> > "gnome-volume-control &".
>> I don't think they would need to. I'd speculate that most people who have
>> ever executed any binary that uses any form of libgtk from an xterm think
>> twice about ever doing such a thing again.
> I might be missing your joke, here:  FWIW, I just went to an xterm on my
> Xubuntu iBook and typed "abiword &" at the command prompt.  It seems to
> work great, exactly as expected.
> For that matter, typing "gnome-volume-control &" seems to work, too.
> So, if there's some deep GNOME magic, I'm _really_ missing it.

I was referring to the fact that the xterm would immediately start filling
up with reams of never-ending garbage.

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