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Re: Brief descriptions in menu entries

On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 10:03:01AM +1100, Ben Burton wrote:
> > It sounds important to me to name the software, so it would more be
> > something like 
> > 
> > Applications -> Internet -> GAIM [Instant Messanger]
> >                            Mozilla Firebird  [Web Browser]>
> >                            Kmail [Email Client]
> >                            ...
> I'm in full support of this.  ATM menu supports only title (which must
> not contain a description according to menu policy) and longtitle (which
> can be up to a line and so is useless for menu entries).
> I'd suggest a new menu field such as "genericname" (to be consistent
> with GNOME and KDE desktop files which use the same field for the same
> purpose).

Why not just convert the Debian menu system over to the freedesktop
standard after sarge is released? Gnome, and KDE (and probably others)
already use it. It takes care of this problems and several others,
besides making the Debian menu files standard format.


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