Hello Debian folk, As you might have discovered, the Debian menu support and in particular i18n has been greatly improved for most of the window-managers in Debian with the exception of GNOME. Here a summary of my attempts to get current GNOME and Debian menu to get along more nicely that they do now: Some of the issues: 1) Current gnome-panel do *not* support XDG menus (only KDE does). (Debian menu has XDG menu support through menu-xdg.) 2) Instead it support vfolder-info (which is similar to XDG menu in design but completly different in format) and a 'distro' menu which is crippled. 3) Eventually, GNOME will switch to xdg-menu but probably not the version in sarge. 4) It is rumoured that some distros apply a patch top GNOME panel to make it support xdg-menu, but Debian don't. 5) Currently the gnome-panel menu-method use the 'distro' menu which has a lot of drawback: poor i18n support, no support for user menu, cannot be easily removed by the user/sysadmin, etc. So I made a gnome-panel that generate a vfolder-info file, however I get stuck with the following issues: 1) vfolder-info format does not support an include statement. (i.e. we cannot generate the Debian menu layout in a separate file and have it read automatically). Debian menu provides a way around that (using templates files) but it is really ugly. (Debian menu will need to regenerate /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/vfolders/applications-all-users.vfolder-info from a template each time.) 2) I didn't manage to have it work for user menu (which was the main wishlist). So I look for help from someone with good knowledge of GNOME internal and patience with the Debian menu system to solve issue 2) and maybe issue 1). Thanks in advance, -- Bill. <email@example.com> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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