[TAG] GUI for idesk ??
ben at linuxgazette.net
Wed Mar 4 07:04:00 MSK 2009
On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 07:14:42AM +0000, Thomas Adam wrote:
> 2009/3/2 Ben Okopnik <ben at linuxgazette.net>:
> > So, if you're willing to wait a couple of days - our next issue comes
> > out on the 1st - you'll have access to a very nice GUI for idesk. As far
> > as I know, there isn't one available outside of that.
> "idconf" or some such name is what I recall of there being an idesk GUI.
I've just searched around for 'idconf', and found a very poorly-written
script (e.g., one of the entry fields is labeled 'Comma' - and you're
supposed to figure out that it means 'Command'.) A bit more searching
around turned up a page (http://fixxxer.cc/blog-en/?p=6) which lists the
various configurators for 'idesk'; most of them had died (at least,
searching Google produced no results), and most of the rest were pretty
One, however, was interesting: "idesktools" by Vadim A. Khohlov
(http://icecc.sourceforge.net/idesktools.html) looks like a neatly-done
Python app with reasonably good functionality which allows you to
configure both your ~/.ideskrc file and to create your .lnk files. I
haven't done much testing on either tool, but they seem usable.
On the other hand, I prefer my own version; I like being able to select
the icon visually, and none of the other apps give you that option.
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