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

On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 05:18:06PM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> >  * Overall, this would make it possible, therefore, to maintain the
> >    menu information primarily in the more sophisticated .desktop
> >    format, so that source packages with .desktop files would not need
> >    to contain trad menu files too.

> Yes, the wording that Sam and I worked out this morning for the final
> ballot option advises this kind of solution, where users of the debian
> menu system gain access to applications through a combination of menu
> and .desktop files.

> You can see that draft ballot here:

> http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/collab-maint/debian-ctte.git/tree/741573_menu_systems/odyx_draft.txt

Sorry for missing the IRC meeting this week, I was out with the DebFlu.

I'm happy to see that this discussion has resulted in a draft ballot option
based on your earlier work that seems to have broad support.

741573_menu_systems/keithp_draft.txt includes further guidance regarding the
technical details of how to map between the menu system and .desktop files.
Since this is not on the ballot itself, how do we intend to surface this so
that it can be useful to the Policy process?

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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