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Re: Menu categories




"Sune Vuorela" <nospam@vuorela.dk> wrote in message slrnfhmfmu.ntj.nospam@sshway.ssh.pusling.com">news:slrnfhmfmu.ntj.nospam@sshway.ssh.pusling.com...
On 2007-10-21, Ben Goodger <goodgerster@gmail.com> wrote:
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On 21/10/2007, Sune Vuorela <nospam@vuorela.dk> wrote:

I have tried to make a script that converts desktop files into reasonable
menu files.


I have trouble understanding the difference. Please elaborate.

Hi!

I thought it was basic knowledge what menu files are and what desktop
files are.

For menu files, read /usr/share/doc/menu/ for details
For desktop files, read
http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/

Menu files is a debian internal format for menu entries. desktop files
is a fdo specification that does more or less the same, but in a
different way.

A while back when the menu system was last under major discussion, It was suggested that the menu system be changed in the long term.

The idea is that the desktops that support Desktop files only use those files, and ignore the Debian menu system completely. (Although the files would need to conform to a new Menu policy).

The Destop systems not supporting Desktop files would continue to use the Debian menu system. The menu system would support desktop files as an imput format.

Obviously there would be a significant transitioning period. During which all desktops would need to continue to use the menu system, and the system needing to accept both types of input.

What ever happened to that? Is that by chance what you are working on? (The script you are writing would be an important part of the transition.)



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