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Re: adding desktop files to misc packages

Eduard Bloch wrote:
> * Josselin Mouette [Wed, Jul 18 2007, 07:32:28PM]:
> > > The Debian menu system will generate .desktop files from .menu files
> > > if the 
> > > .desktop file does not exist. This is intended solely
> > > as a temporary compatibility measure.
> > 
> > This is a very bad idea. It is going to clutter the freedesktop menu
> > with tons of useless entries with ugly icons and make it as useless as
> Make it short, what is your point? Not allowing others to play in your
> GNOME sandbox?

Surely the correct approach is to say that people who don't want to see
it won't have it installed and people who have it installed want to be
able to use it from the menu. Programs which you have to have installed
and yet don't want to see in the menu probably shouldn't have (visible
by default) menu entries and should be dealt with by fixing that
program, not by removing all the other entries.

Having said that, I do agree with moving to .desktop by default, but
that does not address the issue of what should be in the menus, just

Matthew Johnson

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