I have just build a redhat-menus package that gets rid of the Submenus
in Preferences. We kinda inherited them from the control-center shell,
which never really took off, and they didn't really work well, since the
categorization left people guessing which submenu to open.
This means the Preferences menu will be a bit long. We should perhaps
take it as encouragement to weed out some unnecessary things from
Here is another F11 feature that will become complete enough to warrant
testing in the next few days:
The mass rebuild that is currently underway will make sure that the
font- and mimehandler-installing packages gain the Provides that are
necessary to make this work.
Please give it a try once the mass rebuild lands in rawhide.
xguest provides kiosk mode/ guest user functionality that is very useful
for desktop users. xguest has been available in the repository for a few
releases but has little exposure since it is not included by default.
Can we consider including it by default in the live cd and perhaps the
DVD image as well? It currently works only with GDM.
So, here's the example scenario: Someone writes an extension for
OpenOffice.org writer which adds a file format importer and that gets
packaged into Fedora. Is there a way to then register the extra
mime-type that writer now supports if, and only if, that extension is
The mime-type field in .desktops
basically assumes a static list of supported mime-types. Adding the
mime-type to the writer list would claim that it always can open the
type, which isn't true if the extension isn't installed.
So is the right solution to install a new .destop along with that
extension with NoDisplay=true set and the list of extra mime-types that
the extension adds to writer and then use the same Exec line from the
normal parent package .desktop ?
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Document Freedom Day is on the 25thof March.
Plenty of teams will be taking part in the event
(I am coordinating the Kolkata team IlugCalinfo )
Is it possible for somebody to make a custom spin including:
1. Mainly destop oriented packages (updated to stable Fedora10)
2. All Open Office stuff with good collection of templates, Dictonaries
3. Scribus, GIMP, Koffice, Gnumeric, Docbook, Lua, Quanta etc (latest stable)
4. TexLive and IDEs
5. Lots of Advocacy related documentation + Whitepapers, Technical
reports, Tutorials etc (for DF-Day): (I can help)
More (please suggest)
(a non official spin can be considered for some locales ... for
I think many teams would be able to make copies and do lot more.
Member, Cal. Math. Soc
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I felt I should highlight one of the almost complete F11 features that
have recently landed in rawhide and are waiting to be tried out...
Marek has pretty much completed his work on making system-config-printer
use PolicyKit to control access to privileged operations:
To see how the policies apply, just open system-config-printer and try
to make changes to your printer configuration.
To change or inspect cups-related policies, go to System ➔ Preferences ➔
Authorizations and navigate to the org.opensuse.cupspkhelper part of the
tree. (As the name indicates, this feature is a collaboration between us
and some OpenSUSE guys).
Please let us know if things work as expected (or if they don't...)