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

On Sun, Jul 06, 2008, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2008-07-06, Mikhail Gusarov <dottedmag@dottedmag.net> wrote:
> > fd.o menus are designed to allow distro-specific policy. It's the matter
> > of Debian KDE/Gnome packaging/menu policy to get the proper subset of
> > the packages in menu (e.g. moving Gnome/gtk applications deeper in KDE
> > menu and Qt/KDE - in Gnome one).
> I actually don't like this - just as I don't like the "kde" and "gnome"
> package sections.
> The users should have equal access to good programs.

 Are you commenting on OnlyShowIn?  This feature is not meant to list
 all GNOME-ish apps in GNOME and KDE-ish apps in KDE.  It's meant to
 prevent some silly things to display across desktops.  For instance
 "gnome-about" (About GNOME) shouldn't show in the KDE menus, nor should
 the configuration applets for window management, keyboard etc. which
 touch GNOME specific GConf settings, or nautilus-cd-burner...

 There are "only" 47 desktop files with OnlyShowIn on my system out of
 218 desktop files installed, so it's not used too wildly I would say.

 (Some of these are probably bogus.)

> Most people (no matter what desktop they are using) thinks that
>  - amarok is better than the gnome equivalent (rythmbox?)

 there isn't "one" GNOME player; I don't know whether amarok is
 OnlyShowIn KDE, but Rhythmbox should show up in KDE menus, just like
 Banshee and I hope the other players as well (Quodlibet, etc.).

>  - gimp is better than the kde equivalent (released versions of krita)
>  - kontact and evolution - fits different to different people

 These don't have an OnlyShowIn here and should show up in KDE menus.

Loïc Minier

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