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Re: (Possible) menu code rewrite

On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 11:32:48AM +0100, Mark Howard wrote:
> On Tue, 2002-07-16 at 22:21, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> > - Complete backward compatibility with existing menu entries.
> > - Built-in support for conversion to .desktop files for KDE and Gnome.
> Is this just so that hundreds of developers don't complain about having
> to change all their menu entries.

We also have to make partial upgrades work sensibly, at least for one
stable release.

> Surely making a good menu system which
> follows a standard form (.desktop) is a better goal. 
> Perhaps have both systems running for the first few months, with the new
> menu as standard, with an extra category at the end  - Old-Menu-Items -
> for the packages which haven't been upgraded yet. This would ensure that
> the menus aren't 'broken' on any systems, yet would encourage developers
> to migrate to the new menu system.

I wouldn't bother with a separate category. Bug reports would be a good
enough mechanism to get people to migrate, I think.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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