On Fri, 05 Dec 2003 04:08:41 -0600, Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> escreveu: > On Thu, 4 Dec 2003 13:18:46 -0600, Chad Walstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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. Now I'm using GNOME, but some time ago I have used XFce, Window Maker and others. IMHO, we could have a script that converted new .desktop to old-style Debian Menu while the WM don't understand .desktop. Or even better, we could make it understand :-). OTOH, it could require some work. Actually, for me it would be very hard to make any of these scripts, as I don't have the knowledge that would be necessary, so I'm just saying my opinions. 's, Felipe Almeida Lessa.
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