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Re: Definite menu code rewrite (update - Jul 23)

I'm also trying to get my usb floppy to work... if you find a way to do it, could you tell me?

No dia Tue, 23 Jul 2002 15:26:06 -0500
Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org> escreveu

> After some intenstive coding last night (nothing like an empty room
> with no net access or TV - just an air conditioner, a desk and a
> lamp), I now have a reasonable amount of code to convert Debian menu
> entries into .desktop files, complete with a reasonable Categories
> field.  What's not done is any sort of parsing of the hints that seem
> to be in use, but I'll try to get to that soonish; in any event,
> proper .desktop files by maintainers will require some edits.  I'm
> also not entirely sure how to make Emacs recognize that .desktop files
> are UTF-8 encoded (cating them in uxterm seems to work fine though -
> probably just my non-familiarity with Unicode talking here).  Finally,
> I need to figure out how to get the USB floppy on my laptop system
> working so I can transfer files (sneakernet is fun!).
> Next project: come up with some sort of generic code for parsing a
> .desktop file that can be used for the new-style menu-method files
> (which will not live in /etc/menu-methods... probably
> /etc/debmenu-methods instead), and an example that works with Sawfish
> (since that's what I use).
> Also to be done: a draft policy proposal (probably just a separate
> subpolicy to replace the existing menu policy).
> Chris
> -- 
> Chris Lawrence <lawrencc@debian.org> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

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