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

On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 03:53:54PM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Sebastien Bacher <seb128@debian.org> writes:
> > I'm not sure that's a good idea. I'm using Gnome and I'd like to keep a
> > simple applications' menu, not having hundred entries like in my
> > debian's menu. Having too many entries in a menu is an usability problem
> > imho 

Does turning on menu hints help?

> I think dropping the current `auto add' behavior of menus would be a
> _serious_ mistake.

Agreed. The debian menu system is imperfect, but has some good features.
The .desktop system is not a direct competitor either, as I understand
it. '.desktop' is also a fairly bad name for a menu convention imho :-)

It has been bashed around a lot but I think the menu system needs to be
discussed thoroughly, as everyone seems to have reserved opinions on how
it should be developed. I would very much like to be involved in an
all-encompassing discussion of how it could be improved. Does anyone
else feel this is a good idea?

Jon Dowland

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