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Re: [desktop] Draft proposal for a new debian menu system

* Enrico Zini <enrico@debian.org> [030410 18:51]:
> With all the new anvances in Linux Desktop tecnologies, it seems like
> the current menu system needs some redesign to keep up and integrate
> with the other existing systems.

Please explain this phrase. Ecspecially the "other existing systems".
Debian menu-system has many disadvantages, though I've not heared of
any other system at all.

(One of the problems is KDE's inability to use it. Thoug KDE is well
 known to no integrate well. Is it able to parse /etc/printcap nowaday?)

> The answer came quickly, and was quite encouraging: they are working
> together on it at www.freedesktop.org, and they are converging into the
> open Desktop Menu Specification found here:
>   http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/menu/draft/menu-spec/menu-spec.html

Seems to be both for the "desktop" and the "menus". I do not see what
they have in common.
It seems to miss some things, most important in my eyes a possibility to
switch window managers. (I doubt it is usable for anything than KDE or

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