[desktop] Menu's in a graphical environment in the enterprise
In a corporate environment, most rolled out pc's contain the same
programs, they are imaged copies and on some pc's extra programs are
added according to the user his/her needs to perform his/her task.
What would be handy would be a centralized LDAP structure (application
not user centric) where all menu-entries and desktop-items for the pc's
can be maintained , users and groups that need to have access to a
menu-item and for KDE and Gnome access to floppy or CD-rom
(desktop-items) can can be added to the list under this item.
This structure could for example during userlogin or periodicly while
gdm/kdm/xdm is waiting for a login be replicated/matched from this
central structure on the server-machine to the same structure that
exists on the local workstation machine.
After login the user will have the menu and desktop items to which
he/she has been granted access and if extra programs are present on the
pc these will be visible as well.
If a user who has extra programs on his workstation logs in to a
workstation without these additions then the extra menu-items shouls not