Bug#741573: Comparison of Options AB and D
>>>>> "Nikolaus" == Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:
Nikolaus> On Aug 29 2015, Sam Hartman <email@example.com> 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> 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.