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



On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 04:49:45PM -0200, Felipe Almeida Lessa wrote:
> I think only one thing is blocking the whole idea of moving from
> Debian Menu style to freedesktop.org style: the work that need to be
> done. In other words, people don't wanna use the .desktop format
> because the have already write a debian/menu.

Then extend the functionality of the Debian menu system to use .desktop
format as both an OPTIONAL target and an optional SOURCE.  Doing so
might ease the burden and barrier to utilizing .desktop files.  It only
stands to reason that if both the KDE and Gnome desktop camps wish to
formalize on the format that we should adopt it as well, if only as an
extension of our menu system.  We would have to generate .desktop files
anyway, when Gnome and KDE move form their own native menu formats.

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