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Re: Debian menu system update

On Thu, May 29, 2003 at 01:12:08PM -0500, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> I am not too sure I want this... One of the great things about our menu
> system is that it complies with a rather logical policy - menus are not
> overly nested. I don't know how is the .desktop format, but I understand
> it is just that - a format. I really doubt it provides the coherency of  
> Debian's menu system - Imagine, for example, a developer files his
> browser in Apps/Browsers instead of Apps/Net - What can we do about it?
> We can not even file a bug. He will probably not care about our
> complaint, as he does not need to abide by any policy for HIS work.

This is not a problem. (See below)

> Menu systems, IMHO, are the task of a distribution - a way to organize a
> collection of software. They should not be the task of individual
> developers.

If this were slashdot I would probably let it slide. You obviously did
not even look at the desktop menu spec or desktop entry spec. Read the
following sections before further commenting...





Also notice who wrote the spec...

Maintaining our own menu entries is a great disservice to users as well,
or do you have a plan on how to do i18n for all the languages that works
as well as the GNOME and KDE groups? KDE supports over 60 now, I am not
certain about GNOME. Pushing desktop entries to upstream of packages
allows everyone to benefit from translations and from the menu support


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