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Re: Debian menus policy

Rob Bradford wrote:
> I think it would be a good idea to have a real push at getting as menu
> entries for all X applications. And similar for GNOME/Gtk and KDE. Although
> policy doesnt *require* it, it would be a very highly recommended.
> Maybe policy should be tightened up on this. And for those unsure about
> menu files i recommend reading the excellent documentation in
> /usr/share/doc/menu/
> I feel that this should be considered of a similar priority to man pages for
> all binaries.
> Input please.


  in addition to that IMO it would be good to have better menu structure
so that the programs are not randomly all over place (just look at the
menus of any system that has large number of programs installed, it's
even more chaotic when you enable hints) - just take a look at it, it's
quite appaling (I don't think there's any need to list examples).

  IMO instead of section and hints there should be one structure of
menus, user should be able to fine tune the menu system to display menus
according to various preferences (optimize for smaller menu depth? for
smaller numbers of items in each menu? put most often used item at the
beginning? in the top level menu? whatever).

  another point: IMO the debian menu should be accessible by
left-clicking on the root window in all window managers.


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