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

On Sun, Jul 06, 2008 at 01:08:40PM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Therefore, I still feel that, despite it being a big mess, the current
> > situation is the best:
> >       * the default menu contains only what is needed, and we are still
> >         hunting down entries that are useless to make them not show up
> >         by default;
> >       * users wanting the Debian menu and its gazillions of entries
> >         including window managers, terminal emulators and shell
> >         interpreters can enable it easily in the menu editor;
> >       * those really wanting only the Debian menu can replace
> >         gnome-applications.menu by debian-menu.menu.
> > 
> > If you want this to change, you need to seriously think about evolutions
> > to both XDG and Debian menu systems, to convince fd.o and the Debian
> > menu maintainer to implement them
> Actually, no, if you want this to change, you have only to do nothing.
> People (many of them MOTUs from Ubuntu in my experience) are filing lots of
> requestes for random packages to have .desktop files added to them, so
> they appear in the gnome menu. The criteria seems to be "a program that
> $RANDOM_USER would like to have on the menu and files a bug about ||
> that $RANDOM_UPSTREAM ships a desktop file for, for whatever reason".

I wouldn't be surprised if most of those had "NoDisplay=true" as one of
the fields[0].  While there may be a drive to add .desktop files to
packaging, there's a similar (sometimes overzealous, IME) drive to have
them not displayed by default.

[0] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuPackagingChanges?highlight=%28NoDisplay%29#head-5c07e3429829189474d24f6bcc1f2bee2f385e9a
GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan@debian.org>

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