Re: More on icons for packages
On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 19:35:42 -0500, Dale C Scheetz <email@example.com> said:
> This document is only indirectly referenced in the policy manual, so
> it isn't clear how much force it has. (it could be taken as the
> mearest suggestion by the menu package maintainer)
The Debian technical policy, section 9.6 states:
All packages that provide applications that need not be passed any
special command line arguments for normal operation should register a
menu entry for those applications, so that users of the `menu' package
will automatically get menu entries in their window managers, as well
in shells like `pdmenu'.
Menu entries should follow the current menu policy.
The menu policy can be found in the `menu-policy' files in the
`debian-policy' package. It is also available from the Debian web
mirrors at `/doc/packaging-manuals/menu-policy/
Please also refer to the _Debian Menu System_ documentation that comes
with the `menu' package for information about how to register your
applications and web documents.
So, not following the menu policy would be a "normal" bug.
It should also be noted that the menu policy is packaged in
the same package that the Debian Technical policy is, so one may
infer that policy certainly thinks that menu policy has some weight.
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