Dear developers, With the upload of menu 2.1.35, the transition to implement the new menu hierarchy discussed in bug #361418 officialy start. The menu is now in transitional mode until packages are fixed. Menu sections translations will be updated in subsequent releases. The new menu structure is detailed in the menu manual, and in the next upload of the Debian menu subpolicy. Lintian will need to be updated. What you should do: =================== Look up the new hierachy in the menu manual and update your menu files to use the new hierachy. The manual include example packages for each sections. A summary of change is provided below. If you are not sure where to put your menu entry, please send an email to the debian-policy list. Thanks in advance with your effort in carrying out this transition. REMOVED SECTIONS Apps/Tools Games/Sports Screen/Root-window SPLITTED SECTIONS: Apps/Net [now Applications/Network] Apps/Science [now Applications/Science] Apps/System [now Applications/System] NEW SECTIONS Applications Accessibility [new] File Management [new] Mobile Devices [new] Network Network/Communication [new] Network/File Transfer [new] Network/Monitoring [new] Network/Web Browsing [new] Network/Web News [new] Office [new] Project Management [new] Science Science/Astronomy [new] Science/Biology [new] Science/Chemistry [new] Science/Data Analysis [new] Science/Engineering [new] Science/Geoscience [new] Science/Medicine [new] Science/Physics [new] Science/Social [new] System System/Hardware [new] System/Monitoring [new] System/Package Management [new] System/Security [new] TV and Radio [new] Video [new] Web Development [new] Games Tools [new] Window Maker [new] RENAMED SECTIONS Applications [was:Apps] Amateur Radio [was:Hamradio] Data Management [was:Databases] Network [was:Net] Science Science/Electronics [was:Technical] Science/Mathematics [was:Math] System System/Administration [was:Admin] System/Language Environment [was:Language-Environment] Terminal Emulators [was:XShells] Games Action [was:Arcade] Blocks [was:Tetris-like] Screen Saving [was:Save] Locking [was:Lock] Window Managers [was:WindowManagers] FVWM Modules [was:WindowManagers/Modules] Older transitions: =================== 1) /usr/lib/menu-> /usr/share/menu There are still 174 packages with menu entries in /usr/lib/menu. Please fix them. I will consider such packages NMU candidates. 2) /usr/sbin/su-to-root -> /usr/bin/su-to-root Actually, please just use "su-to-root". There is no need to hard-code the path. 3) /usr/sbin/install-menu -> /usr/bin/install-menu There are still 22 packages using #! /usr/sbin/install-menu. Please change to #! /usr/bin/install-menu Others changes: =============== -- Use this update as an opportunuity to improve the title and the longtitle. In particular, please capitalize them properly. Translations of title and longtitle will be available if we reach a sufficiently high quality. -- Menu support a new format called "menu-2" since 8 years. In this format lines break are not significant, but logical lines end by a semicomma: This is an example: !C menu-2 ?package(pari-gp): section="Applications/Science/Mathematics" needs="text" title="PARI/GP" command="gp" ; I do not have strong opinion about this format, but feel free to use it. Since even potato support menu-2, there are no upgrade or backport issue, however this might break the lintian code to parse menu file. menu-2 is also available for menu-methods, through the definition compat="menu-2". I highly recommand its use for menu-methods. Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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