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

On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 10:54:30 +0200
Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de> wrote:

> Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 5, 2008 at 4:15 PM, William Pitcock
> > <nenolod@sacredspiral.co.uk> wrote:
> > 
> >> 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.
> >>
> >> I think the debian-menu system should be seen as legacy, since it
> >> has been replaced with a standard used and supported by many
> >> upstreams and many other distros.
> >>
> >> However, there's a few places where debian-menu is a better
> >> solution though. (It can be used to build menus for many WMs which
> >> do not support XDG, but honestly, do we need all these WMs?)
> >>
> >> Another solution would be to make debian-menu build .desktop
> >> entries for the menu in the main menu namespace and not the
> >> 'Debian' namespace; this seems like the easiest solution.
> > +1
> I don't think that the idea of superseding menu lacks support, it
> lacks people doing the work (and the coding part seems small compared
> to creating a mapping the categories, preferably in both directions,
> and come up with a sane policy). Also, this seems to be something to
> do shortly after a release...

Which makes coming up with sane policy around now a good idea,
methinks.  (So development can be underway and implemented by lenny+1).



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