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Bug#741573: Comparison of Options AB and D

On Aug 29 2015, Sam Hartman <hartmans@debian.org> wrote:
> Option D goes further.  Option D requires that packages drop their
> traditional menu entries if they ship .desktop files.  (That's done on a
> per-application not per-package basis).

That would be a pretty ridiculous situation. So package maintainers
would be free to ship .desktop files as well menu files for their
favorite third menu system, but they *must not* ship menu files for the
traditional debian menu? 

Surely there is no need to single out the traditional menu as something
that must not be used. It's sufficient if policy mandates the use of
.desktop files, anything beyond that ought to be entirely up to the

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