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Re: adding desktop files to misc packages

#include <hallo.h>
* Bernhard R. Link [Sat, Jul 14 2007, 01:10:50PM]:
> * Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> [070714 11:30]:
> > On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 10:55:00AM +0200, Bernhard R. Link <brlink@debian.org> wrote:

> > The fact is very very very very few users actually use these items. So
> > why bother the more than vast majority that doesn't need them ?
> Because our priority are our users, and not only those users that some
> people think are the important ones?

You confuse importance and interests of vast majority.

> And how is it bothering other people if there are options? Should we
> remove all features just because you and some majority you claim to have
> does not use them?

Not remove. Restructure, make the more important submenues appear
earlier and move the unimportant stuff (shells, emulators, hamradio,
...) out of sight.

In fact, I would suggest changing our menu structure a little bit, or
just convert it to the fd.o specs compliant structure (see [1]).

I also suggest moving away from the Debian menu files to .desktop files
because of more flexible format. Therefore, if the menu using packages
support the new style, they would read the menu data from those .desktop

Since we cannot change every package delivering a menu file, this could
be done by a helper package in the transition phase...  this helper
package would put auto-generated .desktop file into a replacement
directory so the new-style-menu-generators can use those files unless
real versions are provided by the correspondig package.

[1] http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/menu-spec-1.0.html#category-registry

Wie man sein Kind nicht nennen sollte: 
  Gerold Steiner 

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