Re: adding desktop files to misc packages
On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 04:33:17PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 26 juillet 2007 à 12:59 +0200, Wouter Verhelst a écrit :
> > You do not remove the need for some functionality by simply removing the
> > functionality itself altogether, which is what I see GNOME developers do
> > more often than other developers.
> This seems to be based solely on hearsay.
No, this is based on me using GNOME for about nine months in 2005 until
I got fed up with the behaviour I described.
> The Debian menu in GNOME has been secondary for quite some time, and the
> source of confusion is rather having two menus than having a menu which
> isn't the same as WindowMaker's.
I'm not saying there isn't confusion in having two menu systems.
I'm saying there's *also* confusion in having a menu which isn't the
same as WindowMaker's, but for a different class of users than the ones
that will get confused by having two menu systems.
> > I think one of the great selling points of Debian is precisely this
> > unified menu system: no matter what window manager or graphical
> > environment you use, there is still this single menu system that will be
> > there, and that will contain all these applications; it is one of the
> > few things that distinguishes Debian from other distributions.
> This used to be true five years ago. Now, other distributions have moved
> and worked on their menu systems, and Debian has not.
Hmm. I must admit I haven't tried another distribution in years.
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