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Re: New Menu category Applictions/Multimedia

On Mon, 2010-02-15 at 15:13 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le lundi 15 février 2010 à 13:40 +0000, Darren Salt a écrit :
> > [snip]
> > > The layout sucks: a good menu is hard to do because it must not be too deep
> > > (too many clicks/movements to reach an application) nor too crowded (too
> > > many applications in one submenu). The Debian menu is an achievement in
> > > failure itself, since it manages to be both too deep and have crowded
> > > submenus.
> > 
> > The freedesktop one is too shallow; it has crowded submenus as a result
> > (particularly its games submenu, IME).
> The freedesktop.org specification does not impose a layout. You are
> probably talking about the KDE, GNOME or Xfce menu.
> > The Debian menu could probably do with a little splitting up here and there
> > (sgt-puzzles, for example, adds quite a few menu entries to Games→Puzzles), a
> > bit of merging here and there...
> So, I take you will propose to split the Puzzles menu into Easy Puzzles
> and Hard Puzzles? Or by the first letter?
> If one package alone adds enough entries to make a submenu unusable,
> maybe the problem is not in the menu layout but in the package.

Oh, sorry, maybe I should just drop half the package to avoid confusing


Ben Hutchings
Humour is the best antidote to reality.

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