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Re: Peppermint 7 reviewed in DistroWatch weekly
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2016, 08:18:16 am »
Thanks fellows.  Iím usually lurking in the shadows keeping an eye on you boys and occasionally aggravating Marcus (Captín Crunch) the Great.   The OS has really evolved and the forum remains, IMHO, at the top of the heap in the Linux world.  Great job, fellows!  Thanks a ton!

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Re: Peppermint 7 reviewed in DistroWatch weekly
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2016, 01:07:44 pm »
That Capt'n Crunch reference will baffle a few mac :)
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2016, 06:05:46 pm »
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Re: Peppermint 7 reviewed in DistroWatch weekly
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2016, 04:06:40 am »
I also scratched behind my ears when reading the review.

"In my opinion there is not enough distinction made between what is a native desktop application and what is an on-line app."

Well, that is the whole point. I actually point it out as an outstanding feature when showing Peppermint to potential users.
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Re: Peppermint 7 reviewed in DistroWatch weekly
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2016, 04:23:09 am »
I think he means that he thinks there should be something like an icon overlay similar to the way symlinks have the little arrow overlay .. at least that's how I took it .. I can think of no way of easily achieving this, the problem is SSB launchers are just normal ".desktop" launchers so if I associate an overlay with .desktop files it would appear on ALL menu items.

I suppose I could easily do it for the preinstalled SSB's .. not an "overlay", but custom icons .. but that wouldn't help with ones the user creates.
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Re: Peppermint 7 reviewed in DistroWatch weekly
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2016, 06:47:38 am »
I think he means that he thinks there should be something like an icon overlay similar to the way symlinks have the little arrow overlay .. at least that's how I took it .. I can think of no way of easily achieving this, the problem is SSB launchers are just normal ".desktop" launchers so if I associate an overlay with .desktop files it would appear on ALL menu items.

I suppose I could easily do it for the preinstalled SSB's .. not an "overlay", but custom icons .. but that wouldn't help with ones the user creates.
There is no need to make a distinction.  They're fine as they are.  There are only a minimum amount of default SSBs present.  Anything after that is made by the user.  I think they'll know which is which, without further indication.  It's as Capivara says.  It's the whole point of the SSBs.  They're supposed to be indistinguishable from locally installed packages.  It's just Jessie Smith not understanding what Peppermint is about.  Unfortunately he has an old fashioned idea of what a Linux distribution is and how it's supposed to function.  Anything that doesn't fit into his generic molds, draws a blank.  The review reflect this too.  He trying to fit a square block into a round hole.  While somehow this is achieved.  It just doesn't look right.
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Re: Peppermint 7 reviewed in DistroWatch weekly
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2016, 12:17:13 pm »
You guys are right, that was my 'initial' take too.

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Don't know why but I got a serious case of deja vous then  :-\
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Re: Peppermint 7 reviewed in DistroWatch weekly
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2016, 12:36:26 pm »
You guys are right, that was my 'initial' take too.

[EDIT]

Don't know why but I got a serious case of deja vous then  :-\

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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2016, 01:09:08 pm »
I think that was what caused it .. then again maybe I need to start storing the imodium and ecstasy separately ???
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2016, 01:16:56 pm »
I think that was what caused it .. then again maybe I need to start storing the imodium and ecstasy separately ???

Damn I need new glasses - I read that as snorting....  :o
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2016, 01:20:54 pm »
LOL .. damn that would gum up your nose :))
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