Wow! Mark you rock!
That's a huge lump of great information, thanks.
I would say that the most important thing about whatever I find for this issue is that non-kde apps need to be added. It looks that that modification will work for that. However what about removing existing kde app within the System settings? I guess if I can locate the config file for the Systems Settings app I could modify it.
Any idea where that is?
You see in my last project (which was based on PCLOS 2009.1) I completly rewrote the control center and turned it into Desktop Preferences. This desktop preferences replaced Kcontrol. I did this because Kcontrol-edit, the editor didn't work at all so I was forced to make a better solution. This new Desktop Preferences combined every user preference (non root access) item and made it available in one place. So any Kcontrol item I wanted I added it and the ones I didn't want there I just left them out. Non-kde items where added in the approprate category such as KeyTouch, Compiz, Emerald, Hardinfo and many more.
I have to admit it would be really nice to have just one control point and have a tabbed section for drake control admin config stuff and the rest would resided under the standard tabs that are already in System Settings app. I assumed that this whole new KDE4 System Settings config files where all binaries and that I could modify it...but is that the case? Are they binaries or python scripts? If they are scripts...do you know where they are located?
Here is another solution. What would it take to get the old PCLOS 2009.1/Mandriva Control center scripts working in PCLOS 2010.7? Here is what I tried already.
I took my "Desktop Preferences" app and all it's supporting files and directories and move them to test as a stand along app in PCLOS 2010.7....no go. It's looking for difference perl modules...but if somebody could help me sort out what it needs to work a package could be made of my app and it could be programed/hacked to have any app embedded within it.
Remember that PCLOS 2009.1 was KDE 3.5.10 based so Kcontrol was used and not System Settings in KDE4. I was just thinking that if I could only get some time to really look into what this older 2009.1 CC needs and supply that just for this Desktop Prefernces app in PCLOS 2010.7 it would work as long as the supporting files/icons/script/links were supplied with it.
Here is a shot of my Desktop Preferences app. showing two images. Most of the items that you see are from the Kcontrol center (all of the applets are called seperatly using the command for that given kcontrol app) but some of them, like Compiz, Emerald, KeyTouch are obviously all stand along apps..that are all integrated under one "roof".
Thanks again Mark
Hey my images didn't show up! How is that "Insert Image" icon on the forum suppose to work?