[PC-BSD Dev] Questions

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Tue Sep 16 08:10:11 PDT 2008

A.Y. wrote:
> So, what structure of service settings did you chose?
> And what are our dev-plans?
> Currently I'm looking into plasmoids, want to make post-your-bug one :)

Here's a thought. What about having the GUI simply check if there is a 
settings.sh script, and when the user clicks "settings", it launches 
that script? That settings.sh script could in turn call a python-qt 
script, which handles all the GUI elements, or even a binary settings 
program, depending upon whatever the user wants. That would give us 
flexibility, and allow developers to make simple or very complex 
settings dialogs, depending upon their needs.

We can still try to implement our own UI scheme, but the trouble is that 
we'll probably run into cases where it doesn't do "everything" a 
developer may want to add, when they could simply use an existing 
language for it.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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