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).