Re: [desktop] Please read the vFolder spec [Was: why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks]
<quote who="Miles Bader"/>
> Jeff Waugh <email@example.com> writes:
> > I think this thread could do with a good helping of spec-reading. :-)
> > http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/VFolderDesktops.txt
> I looked at that, and it's almost completely impossible to understand,
> since it apparently assumes that you already know what they're talking
> about ...
> In particular: What are `vfolders'?
Virtual folders (read: menus). It allows the application displaying the
menus to decide on the structure (eg. gnome-panel, kicker, the Debian menu
update scripts), rather than hardcoding the layout on disk.
> And: what are `.desktop's?
The .desktop format is the proposed replacement for Debian's current menu
file format, and in use by GNOME and KDE already. I would have thought the
standard was required reading for even starting to discuss the next-gen menu
stuff in Debian...
What do you get when you cross a web server and a hen?