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Re: Debian and the desktop

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005 21:08, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 13, 2005 at 10:28:28AM +0100, Moritz Muehlenhoff wrote:
> > This is beyond tasksel, but Bob User would profit immensely from generic
> > menu entries. SuSE does this and I think it's very helpful. Most people
> > don't care, which web browser they are using and if they're browsing
> > through their application menu, they're confused by an entry called
> > "Kopete", while an entry called "Instant Messaging Program" is a lot more
> > helpful. So maybe menu should be extended to keep both forms, so that
> > the generic form can be chosen during installation. Once Bob User has
> > turned into Bob Hacker he can switch back to the detailed form.
> Hello Moritz,
> There are several people interested with this.  As far as the Debian menu
> system is concerned, I am no objection implementing this proposal.
> What is needed at this point is a draft policy defining what will be
> the new layout and what will be the generic titles.
> However that will not affect the KDE and GNOME main menu, only the
> Debian submenu.
On my sarge system KDE already does this.  (Installed from sarge Installer 
beta 1 IIRC).

Menu->Internet->Download Manager (KGet)
                FTP Client (KBear)

Not all programs are properly classified eg. Mozilla, Thunderbird, most of the 
Development tools sub-menu, the Debian sub-menu.

Andrew V.

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