Hello Debian folks, On behalf of the Debian menu system team, I would like to annouce development in the Debian menu system. * I am now the maintainer with lots of help from Morten Brix Pedersen <firstname.lastname@example.org>. * Menu has now a project page and a CVS repository on alioth.debian.org. * More than 80 bugs have been fixed. * i18n support is underway, see <http://lists.debian.org/debian-i18n/2003/debian-i18n-200304/msg00008.html> how to activate it. * New feature have been implemented: If you use any of those in your menu-method you must Conflicts: menu (<<2.1.8), because older versions will break. - A new variable $basesection hold the section without the title. This should fix the problem with menu manager storing menu as a directory hierarchy. - Menu now support depending on several packages. For example one can do ?package(xboard,gnuchess) for launching 'gnuchess inside xboard'. * There have been some change and clarifications in the menu manual: - Icons are no more required to use 24 colors in cmap.xpm. See <http://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2003/debian-policy-200305/msg00050.html> for explanations. - Manual clarify that menu-method are required to !include menu.h and use icon() title() and term() instead of resp. $icon, $title and hardcoded terminal. - Title entry must be unique amongst menu entries. Providing two menu entries with the same title is a bug. - menu entry file should provide fields longtitle, icon16x16 and icon32x32. What I would like to do for sarge: * Provide a way for menu method to specify what charsets the window manager support for its menu file. Is there a standard to specify set of charsets ? How you can help me: * Improve the menu file by adding the missing field. * Fix the menu-methods scripts for the various menu manager to - Do proper quoting of special characters in title and command. - Store generated menu in /var instead of /etc. - Specify which charset are supported (once the way to do that is defined.) What I would like to do for sarge+1: * Moving /usr/lib/menu to /usr/share/menu. This will be done as soon as sarge is released. If you have wishlists, questions about the development of the Debian menu system, please send them to email@example.com. Thanks for your attention, Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> I am not subscribed to debian-devel, so please CC me, thanks!
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