[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Wed Oct 27 18:20:36 CEST 2010

Renaud MICHEL wrote:
> On mercredi 27 octobre 2010 at 12:43, Frank Griffin wrote :
>> The menu structure is a different problem.  There is no reason why "not
>> GUI" should equal "not in the menus".  For my money, if I deliberately
>> install a program I want to see it in the menu whether it's GNOME, KDE,
>> or CLI.
> That could work for CLI programs that have a curse-based UI, so you can 
> simply launch them in a terminal.
> That's what is actually done for htop (maybe others).
> But most CLI programs are meant to be used by giving them appropriate 
> command-line arguments, and so are useless from a menu and only useful in a 
> shell.
I should have been more precise.  If I deliberately install a CLI
program, and it is suitable for launching in a terminal from a menu
item, then I want to see a menu item for it.  There are plenty of
non-curses CLI applications that have an interactive mode, e.g. telnet,
ftp, nslookup.

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