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KDE -> XFCE (was: getting rid of kwrite and kdesudo kwrite throughout the wiki)

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#1

Not easy to replace since there is no generic replacement to write instead of kwrite.


https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Template:Open_with_root_rights


Not what you think perhaps!

gnome-text-editor is just a weird name of /etc/alternatives/gnome-text-editor, i.e. a weird name for “default graphical editor”.

This does by default NOT actually use a gnome editor in KDE, XFCE, etc.

/var/lib/dpkg/info/leafpad.postinst is using:

# Register leafpad as a gnome-text-editor in the alternatives system.
update-alternatives \
	--install /usr/bin/gnome-text-editor \
	    gnome-text-editor /usr/bin/leafpad 40 \

In other words, leafpad registers itself as “gnome-text-editor”.

So once porting Non-Qubes-Whonix to XFCE desktop and Qubes-Whonix to XFCE applications is done, we hopefully can change the wiki to either

  • sensible-editor (preferred, if that works), OR
  • gnome-text-editor (not pretty but closer to being standardized among desktop environments)

kwrite however is not registered as “gnome-text-editor”.

kwrite also does not register as “/usr/bin/visual”. (Old bug report.)


https://forums.whonix.org/t/whonix-xfce-development/6213/52?u=patrick


For a transition period from KDE to XFCE we might have to write something like “if you are using KDE, use … (kwrite)”, “if you are using XFCE, use … (leafpad)”.

Help wanted (whatever makes sense):

  • wiki template for kdesudo
  • wiki template for kwrite
  • wiki template for “open in editor”

Long Wiki Edits Thread
#2

Have this on my list as well. :wink:


#3

We now have:

KDE kwrite vs XFCE mousepad should be sorted except for the things that I overlooked. :slight_smile:


#4