Not easy to replace since there is no generic replacement to write instead of
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 “
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 “
kwrite also does not register as “
/usr/bin/visual”. (Old bug report.)
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”