[haiku-development] Re: Tracker add-on Terminal opener

  • From: pete.goodeve@xxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 17:40:22 -0700

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 08:05:34PM +0200, Fredrik Modèen wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM, Fredrik Modèen<fredrik@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> So does OpenTerminal that also includes source and are MIT
> >> licens(http://www.bebits.com/app/4535)
> >> but they are not in Haiku :)
> >
> > OpenTerminal sounds like the one to add (well Summon has no source
> > AFAIK.) It is MIT licensed so is compatible. I'm sure Chris won't
> > mind, just add him to the Contributor list.
> So I'll contact him and set this up?
> any rejections?

Actually, yes, somewhat... (:-/)

OpenTerminal doesn't work for me -- either in Haiku or BeOS R5!

It's supposed (as I understand it) to open the Terminal in the folder
you invoke it from, but when I try that in Haiku, it *only* opens in
/boot/home.  Not really a lot of use.

In BeOS, I get nothing but an Error Alert, with the interesting
Microsoftish message "Error No Error loading Add-On Open Terminal-T"!!

One of the first things I did when I got into Haiku a few months ago
was to port over "TermHire" -- one of the first apps anyone [not me!]
wrote for BeOS --, because it's something I can't live without.  I even
mentioned it in this list... (:-))

TermHire (which I immediately renamed to "OpenTerm-T for my own obvious
convenience) does without difficulty what OpernTerminal is supposed to.
The only extra requirement is a slight addition to .profile to actually
cd to the folder.  (It set an environment variable for this.)

The original author, Pierre Brua, states that the code is freely
distributable, and he put no copyright at all in the source, so I
don't see any problem in using or adapting it.  If anyone is
interested I can pass on my Haiku-modified version somewhere.
(I had to change the hard-coded path to Terminal, but that was about
all I think.)  The directory is a bit of a mess at the moment, as
it still has all the old BeIDE projects and so on that I just left
there, but I can trim it down to the essentials.

                        -- Pete --

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