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Re: (Possible) menu code rewrite

On 17-Jul-02, 05:32 (CDT), Mark Howard <mh@tildemh.com> 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. 

I'm sure most developers are willing to change, but you can't expect it
to happen overnight.

> 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,

If 95% of my menu entries suddenly move to an entirely different
subtree, the menus most certainly *are* broken.


Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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