Feature request - Remove apps from inside gnome menu.

Mike A. Harris mharris at mharris.ca
Tue Jan 17 09:18:21 UTC 2006

Naoki wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-01-17 at 02:38 -0500, Mike A. Harris wrote:
>>Naoki wrote:
>>>I was thinking, "Gee, wouldn't it be neato if I could right-click an
>>>application in my gnome menu and pick Remove", which presumably could
>>>spawn off the package manager with the related RPM already selected..
>>>I have no idea where a feature request like that should go (gnome?
>>>But before I look any further, is that a crazy idea or would anybody
>>>else like it? I figure newbies aren't going to know that menu item X
>>>relates to package name "Y".
>>In theory, the idea sounds rather natural and user friendly. I'd
>>be a bit worried however that it is possible for a single package
>>to install many individual programs which each have their own
>>icons, of which may be spread around the GNOME menu structure.
>>In this case, right clicking on one GNOME app and choosing to
>>uninstall it, could end up uninstalling many more things than
>>the user may have anticipated, including perhaps things that
>>they did not want to uninstall.
>>It's definitely a neat idea worth discussing however, as this
>>theoretical problem may be solveable in an equally user friendly
> Totally valid concerns there Mike, which is why I'd recommend it just
> spawns the OSes package management system with the item selected. From
> there the user must use the interface to agree to any removals and will
> be shown any dependencies.  They would also need to input the root
> password so it would be difficult to accidentally remove apps.

That sounds like a reasonable solution.

Mike A. Harris  *  Open Source Advocate  *  http://mharris.ca
                       Proud Canadian.

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