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Bug#741573: Two menu systems

On Monday 30 June 2014 23:23:53 Russ Allbery wrote:
> Isn't this the tool that Sune wrote and mentioned earlier in this bug as
> being incomplete and primarily useful for generating a template that
> requires subsequent work?


The primary issue is that there isn't a 1:1 mapping between all categories. I 
don't exactly remember the exact categories, but an example could be that the 
debian menu format generally have a 'game' category, whereas the desktop file 
based spec has a hierarchy of game categories, where the top level should be 

by looking in the desktop2menu script in the giant mapping table for !WARN 
should show where the mapping can't be done, or there are no good actual 

There is also, iirc, a couple of other oddities here and there that says I 
wouldn't want to use it in a automatic fashion.

I do think that arch's XdgMenu package is a much better approach for getting a 
xdg-based menu into various window managers, but it should really be 
maintained by someone in debian who has a use for it. (that will likely 
exclude Plasma users like me and Gnome users like Joss)

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kid I was pretending that I fit into the rules and structures of this world. 
And now that I’m an adult, I pretend that those rules and structures exist.
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