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Re: adding desktop files to misc packages

Le vendredi 13 juillet 2007 à 18:34 -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> > I can't find anything in the Debian menu which is neither already in the
> > GNOME menu at a better place, or simply completely unsuitable for a
> > graphical menu.
> If that's actually true, we could drop menu from the gnome-desktop and
> kde-destkop tasks. (What about XFCE?)

I wouldn't speak for KDE, but after this discussion, I'd recommend
dropping it from the gnome-desktop task.

There seem to be a strong opposition to any proposal willing to fix the
Debian menu. People will all want to keep their pet useless entry in the
menu, and forcing them to migrate to another system will just lead to
the same clutter in the new menu. It will be too difficult to make the
project move as a whole in the same direction. We GNOME people focus on
usability, and this goal seems incompatible with some other developers'
will. I have seen how hard it is to make people fix their crappy debconf
questions, and at least in this case the debconf and d-i developers
could act as a central authority.

There are more constructive things to do than fighting for years to
improve the Debian menu situation; I think we should just let it die,
and let people who want to work on a dead system continue if they want

As a consequence, this will duplicate the work, but I think we should
add .desktop entries to packages, especially games, that don't have one
and deserve it.

: :' :      We are debian.org. Lower your prices, surrender your code.
`. `'       We will add your hardware and software distinctiveness to
  `-        our own. Resistance is futile.

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