[GRASS-dev] Re: init.sh OSX browser setting
woklist at kyngchaos.com
Thu Mar 15 05:35:18 CET 2007
On Mar 14, 2007, at 11:00 PM, Hamish wrote:
> William Kyngesburye wrote:
>> I'm wondering, since it would make OSX an extra-special case as far
>> as it concerns users customizing which browser to use for help files
>> (it would be by name or app signature, not by executable path), and
>> considering the above features of Help Viewer, if forcing Help Viewer
>> as the only GRASS_HTML_BROWSER for OSX is acceptable?
> Why not contiunue to allow a custom GRASS_HTML_BROWSER, only if that
> isn't set at startup have init.sh set the default to the Help Viewer?
> init.sh's default web browser code is already behind a
> if [ ! "$GRASS_HTML_BROWSER" ] ; then
> ... moz, konq, etc
> so just keep the OSX Help Viewer setup within that check??
> Forcing the Help Viewer without a way out isn't so nice.
It was just a thought. Though there is the complexity issue - some
developers may question the extra tests and mess.
If you want to simplify the patch I sent, you could remove the
browser-by-name bits. Then only app signatures would work, and we
wouldn't have to add a test for all known browsers and figure out
their signatures (let the user figure out signatures).
> Is "/Applications" different for non-English language installs?
Hmm... good question. I would guess always /Applications since it's
the GUI that localized. And you create Installer packages with fixed
paths. Is 'nix localized at that level? ie localized bin/lib/
> other business:
> Shall [ "`uname -s`" = "Darwin" ] replace:
> [ "$HOSTTYPE" = "macintosh" -o "$HOSTTYPE" = "powermac" \
> -o "$HOSTTYPE" = "powerpc" ]
Yes. Darwin covers all Mac OS X versions and architectures.
> Lorenzo wrote:
>> $HOSTTYPE var has different output in:
>> PowerPc 10.2.x --> macintosh
>> PowerPc 10.3.x --> powermac
>> PowerPc 10.4.x --> powerpc
>> MacIntel 10.4.x --> intel-pc
>> Best option is: uname -s
>> The output is: Darwin
>> always in any processor, in any OS X version, I think
> (currently init.sh doesn't know about MacIntel)
I'm not sure how Mac Intel comes out as "intel-pc". 'pc' is just
wrong already. And this was what I found odd - for me (MacBook)
HOSTTYPE produces "powerpc".
So, as above, unsame -s is the way to go.
William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos at kyngchaos.com>
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