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

On Friday 28 August 2015 13:27:54 you wrote:
> On Friday 28 August 2015 16:06:45 Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> [snip]
> > 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 for packages that don't ship them (or that ship outdated or broken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 update the outdated ones centrally, etc.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.

And *maybe* this could be added to the ballot as an alternative suggestion.


Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer

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