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Re: why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

On Tue, 2002-10-22 at 13:04, Chris Lawrence wrote:

> Well, the issue is really more that GNOME2 doesn't think you're going
> to put 1000 .desktop files in /usr/share/applications, so it makes no
> effort to make a deep hierarchy.  (The flip side is that its code
> isn't complex enough to collapse a deep hierarchy when the
> GNOME-typical 120-or-so .desktop files are there, so they default to a
> shallow hierarchy.)

I believe the reason they chose to do this is because deeply nested
menus are considered bad from a user interface standpoint.

> You can bolt Debian menus onto the side... but frankly I'd just drop
> their menus (and KDE's) and use our own by default.  (At least this
> would be equal-opportunity anti-desktop action on our part ;-)

I hope we can come up with a better solution than that (unless our menus
are equally good).

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