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Re: Lintian check for missing desktop files?

Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> writes:

> ACK on the de-duplication (although I don't know whether they are in
> fact more expressive than current Debian menu files).

Desktop files are in general more expressive than menu files, and
remaining missing features could be fairly easily added, I think.

> It doesn't seem to me that your proposal of making it a release goal for
> Wheezy is incompatible with Andreas' proposal.

The main thing that has to happen to replace menu files with desktop files
is to add an implementation of generation of menus from desktop files for
those window managers and other menu clients that have Debian menu
implementations but don't natively support desktop files.  Otherwise, we
have a regression in quality of menus for those applications.

Last time we discussed this, fvwm2 was raised as a major example.

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

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