Bug#741573: Proposed draft of ballot to resolve menu/desktop question
Le Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 10:01:27PM -0700, Keith Packard a écrit :
> Thinking about this tonight, I've rewritten option D as AB + patch.
> OPTION D':
> Using its power under §6.1.1 to decide on any matter of technical
> policy, and its power under §6.1.5 to offer advice:
> 1. The Technical Committee adopts the changes proposed by Charles
> Plessy in ba679bff.
> 2. In addition to those changes, the Technical Committee resolves
> that packages providing a .desktop file shall not also provide a
> menu file for the same application.
> 3. We further resolve that "menu programs" should not depend on the
> Debian Menu System and should instead rely on .desktop file
> contents for constructing a list of applications to present to
> the user.
> 4. We advise the maintainers of the 'menu' package to update that
> package to reflect this increased focus on .desktop files by
> modifying the 'menu' package to use .desktop files for the
> source of menu information in addition to menu files.
> 5. Discussion of the precise relationship between menu file
> section/hints values and .desktop file Categories values may be
> defined within the Debian Menu sub-policy and Debian Menu
> 6. Further modifications to the menu policy are allowed using the
> normal policy modification process.
> : http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/dbnpolicy/policy.git/commit/?id=ba679bff76f5b9152f43d5bc901b9b3aad257479
Thanks a lot, Keith, I think that this is much clearer and integrates very well
in the ballot.
Minor points follow, but I am happy with the current ballot and do not want
to introduce further delays.
- When I asked for acknowledgement, I was reffering not to the Policy patch,
but to the wiki page from 2008 <https://wiki.debian.org/Proposals/DebianMenuUsingDesktopEntries>.
However, if option D' does not contain anymore the transition plan of option D,
there is no need to mention the wiki page anymore.
- Since the only difference between options A and B is a statement on the
Policy process that is orthogonal to the technical decision on the menu, I
would recommend to just drop option B. This is in line with the fact that
option D' here is following A.1 and not B.1.
Have a nice day,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan