[CentOS] zenity <-- Re: rpm containing gmessage???

Tue Feb 16 00:05:54 UTC 2016
ken <gebser at mousecar.com>

On 02/15/2016 05:29 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:24:19 -0500 ken wrote:
>> Contact zenity devels at
>> https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Projects/Zenity?action=show&redirect=Zenity
>> about this???
> Perhaps you're trying to push zenity past what it's intended to be, a
> quick method for gathering input and presenting output from bash
> scripts and the like.  If you need something fancier than that, you
> might be further ahead writing a real program to do the job.

Five or six days ago I considered coding it myself.  But one of the 
first principles of coding is: 'Don't re-invent the wheel.'

Secondly, it's really not a question of "fancier"; zenity would do what 
I asked (see today's previous posts) if it just eliminated a bug and a 
couple other things we could call 'oversights' (reason for my mentioning 
developers' URL).  As is often the case, better documentation would be 
helpful as well.

Thirdly, the above (again, mentioned in previous posts of today) are so 
obvious that I'm sure some future version of zenity will have them 
corrected.  We just have to wait.

4) Ten-fifteen years ago I already wrote essentially a (g)xmessage that 
has worked fine, been rock solid, and looked better.  I could add some 
more functionality to it to get 100% of what I want (what I recently 
thought would be nice to add to it), but unfortunately I don't have time 
for that right now.

E) It would make more sense to join the devels with zenity.  But I don't 
have time for that either unfortunately.

So, yeah, that's a good suggestion.  It's just that my calendar is in 
the way.