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Re: Debian packages and freedesktop.org (Gnome, KDE, etc) menu entries

On Thursday 04 December 2003 13:19, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > The silly question is : What does our actual menu system provide that
> > shouldn't be achieved by using .desktop file ?
> >
> > As those are going to be a standard, we should deal with them.
> You could swap "our menu system" and ".desktop files" here and your
> argument would still be about as valid.

it was really a question, not an argument. My personal opinion here is that 
adopting standards enabled by freedesktop.org could be good, because 
upstreams seem to adopt them :)

I lack the technical knowledge about .desktop files and debian menu system 
that could allow me to have a real good opinion on the subject. Hence the 
question : Where are the real differences ?

.destop files advantage(s) :

 - well integrated with upstream desktops
 - i18n enabled
 - supported by freedesktop.org
 - ...

debian menu advantage(s) :

 - well integrated into debian :)
 - ...

Please, fill the blanks :)

The other question is "how hard could it be to adapt menu to desktop files ?".


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