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

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003 13:18:46 -0600, Chad Walstrom <chewie@wookimus.net> said: 

> 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.

	You talk as if the whole universe of window managers is merely
 gnome and kde.

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