[openbox] Ob4

Manuel Colmenero m.kolme at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 10:45:21 EST 2006

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 15:42:38 +0100 (CET)
Mikael Magnusson <mangosoft at comhem.se> wrote:

> > and then tweaking your config.xml and menu.xml to use it as a submenu

D'oh! By config.xml I meant rc.xml...

> I think the default being to overwrite the user customised menu is a bit 
> crazy, you should require an output filename or print on stdout i think. 
> rc.xml lets you include several menu files as you probably know.

It's not intended for standalone openbox users. That's why it seems a crazy idea for openbox users (well, yeah, it *is*). I thought I'd be a good starting point for users coming from sawfish/gnome and/or using openbox with gnome. BTW, It automatically backs the old menu.xml up (menu.xml~). The normal way of using it outputs a pipe menu.

I think I'll change it for something like "--replace", and "--import" will work as you say (a rather more sensible way for OB users). Using the pipe menu as "root-menu" seems a good idea too, but I didn't use it because I wanted to add reconfigure, obconf and obmenu to the imported menu. Any ideas?

Other pipe menus that will be bundled with obmenu (and are nearly finished) are: RSS, firefox/mozilla bookmarks, navigator (à la KDE) and a sorted menu. The sorted menu will scan a folder and generate something like this:
a-f >
g-m >
m-r >
o-z >

Any suggestions, please?

kolme -at- telefonica.net

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