Hi Russ, hi Sune, I'd like to second this request to reword the current section in the policy regarding menu files, suggesting fdo .desktop files as the recommended mechanism and make it clear that .menu files are only really relevant for legacy or more exotic window managers. Sune's patch looks fine to me. As Sune already pointed out, the addition of menu-xdg actually is harmful in case of modern DEs like KDE or GNOME, where the entries generated via menu-xdg, duplicate a lot of existing entries, with no icons or low res bitmaps, not translations etc and clutter it up in a very bad way. In GNOME shell this even leads to wrong application tracking, if the wrong menu entry is chosen. That's why we decided to actively hide the Debian menu. Regarding the same issue, I talked to Christian, as tasksel co-maintainer, a while ago, to drop menu from the desktop task. If my memory serves me well, he basically agreed, but was worried, that my request came rather late into the wheezy release, so I've filed  and hope we can resolve that for jessie. Regards, Michael  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=699390 -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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