[Bug 1165] New: The console-only applications fail to start in terminal from menu

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Mon Jan 7 21:27:18 CET 2008


           Summary: The console-only applications fail to start in terminal
                    from menu
           Product: OpenMoko
           Version: 2007.2
          Platform: Neo1973
               URL: http://projects.openmoko.org/projects/ommathomatic/
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: major
          Priority: P3
         Component: openmoko-terminal
        AssignedTo: buglog at lists.openmoko.org
        ReportedBy: audriusa at bluewin.ch
                CC: buglog at lists.openmoko.org

We are porting the console only application to OpenMoko and have produced the 
normal .ipk installer that creates the icon in the application menu. This 
icon, however, fails to start the actual application: after some running (the 
process "eye" is rolling) it silently terminates.

The application actually installs with our .ipk file and can be easily started 
from the pre-opened terminal by typing its name ('mathomatic'). The 
configuration file (mathomatic.desktop) has the flag terminal=true but this 
seems not helpful. The configuration file is installed and respected because 
the icon is found, loaded and shown.

To reproduce, download the .ipk file from the ommathomatic project and observe 
the describe behavior.

I think that the command line support is important to the open source - based 
phone. Such applications are less user friendly but they are rather widespread 
and may be easier to port.

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