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Re: gnome, kde, xfce use non-policy main menu

William Pitcock <nenolod@sacredspiral.co.uk> writes:

> Honestly, policy really needs to be updated to use the XDG standards
> menu spec, and every WM at this point really should be using them for
> their menus.

You mean the specification that is followed mostly in the breech by actual
implementations and to which KDE at least has a whole ton of extensions?

The XDG menu specification isn't anywhere near formalized enough or
sufficiently well-followed in Debian to be meaningfully standardized in
Debian Policy.  If people want to see it become Policy, they need to fix
how it's implemented in the archive first, which is probably going to
require significant work with Gnome, KDE, and the XDG standardization
process upstream.  Right now, different implementations can't even agree
on the permitted keys, let alone on the menu categories.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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