[LUNI] running iceWM?
slitt at troubleshooters.com
Thu Nov 7 12:13:09 CST 2002
On Thursday 07 November 2002 12:27 pm, you wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 11:04:02AM -0600, abbey wrote:
> > Hello from iceWM!
> Good show, old bean.
> > Martin, I tried the .xession in vi even -- I know, you guys are
> > probably laughing over your terminals now -- but sometimes baby steps
> > are a good thing ;-)
> Oh, heck no - there are lots of ways to do these things, and as I had
> sort of expected, the script I threw together used at least one tool
> that's common (in base or required, in fact, IIRC) on a Debian system
> but is not so commonly available elsewhere.
> Whiptail is....
> Description: Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts.
> whiptail is a "dialog" replacement using newt instead of ncurses. It
> provides a method of displaying several different types of dialog boxes
> from shell scripts. This allows a developer of a script to interact with
> the user in a much friendlier manner.
> I suspect that "dialog" is even less likely to be present on a
> non-Debian, since it depends on debianutils, though it has, aside from
> that, fewer and more basic dependencies (libc and ncurses are pretty
> widely available <smile>).
> And I see I was wrong: whiptail is only "standard" priority. It's
> really a good deal more than is required here - less than a dozen lines
> of shell script ought to be enough to present a simple menu in that
> xterm. Whiptail makes for a nice text-mode interactive menu, but I
> would never have bothered with it if I'd had to go out and get it.
> Then again, this was done mostly for Cally, so maybe I would have, at
> that. :-)
Where does one get Whiptail, and will it run on any distro? Is it GPL? If so,
I can package it with UMENU. It sounds like a great companion for UMENU. Does
whiptail have a file browser too? With UMENU, whiptail and a file browser,
one can, within 5 minutes, provide an easy front-end to any group of
shellscripts, making them look like a complete and "user friendly" app. X is
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