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 ?".