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Bug#741573: Proposed draft of ballot to resolve menu/desktop question

On Friday 28 August 2015 16:06:45 Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> I think apparmor is a fine example: the maintainers of apparmor do
> maintain the apparmor-profiles package which collects apparmor profiles
> for packages that don't ship them (or that ship outdated or broken
> ones). This gives them an easy way to have an overview of the profiles,
> update the outdated ones centrally, etc. Both the apparmor profiles in
> the packages and those in the apparmor-profiles package coexist.
> The "trad-menu" database will be preserved iff there is enough manpower
> to make this happen: either through an automated desktop-to-menu
> translation interface, or through a centralisation of that database.

FWIW I think this is indeed the way to go if the trad menu wants to keep 
itself relevant, specially because...

> The crux of the issue is IMHO whether it makes sense to continue to put
> the burden to maintain this database (with a by-policy larger coverage,
> but also technically overcome [icons, translation], etc) on all
> packagers through our technical policy.

...manpower. Indeed if the people interested in keeping the trad menu would 
manage it in this way they would be able to even have faster reactions than 
going trough each maintainer.


Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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