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Re: (Possible) menu code rewrite

On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 01:29:58PM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> For the already suggested "user-level" setting, "novice" etc.:
> Nautilus 1 had such a thing in the menus, and it was removed for naut2
> At least the Gnome Interface Team do NOT like that i fear...
> Their usual argument is that the menu, settings etc. should be kept that
> simple that anyone understands them, whereas experienced users should
> use for example gconf-editor to tweak their settings.
> I'm not sure if i do agree with that, and if it does apply here.
> But instead of leaving some entries out of the menu completely, i'd
> prefer just having submenus for the extended programs.
> So that even a user preferrring the simpler menus does find all apps in
> the menu.

I think it just needs a correction of focus.  There should not be a
user-level setting.  Instead, a user may have a number of roles, represented
by Unix groups.  If a user is added to a group associated with a particular
role, all menu entries associated with that role will be added.
Group ownership of the menu file establishes what role it applies to.  If
the sys admin has a problem with the project's role assignements, the group
ownership can be overridden by dpkg-statoverride.

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