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Bug#741573: Comparison of Options AB and D

>>>>> "Nikolaus" == Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:

    Nikolaus> 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).

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


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

I think the argument in favor of this need is that we're trying to force
a transition of the traditional menu to .desktop as a metadata format.

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