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Re: Lintian check for missing desktop files?

On Sat, Mar 05 2011, Andreas Tille wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 04, 2011 at 06:52:39PM -0800, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> > I was a fan of fvwm for years and I even have configured my xfce with
>> > fvwm keycodes to have the same handling.  However, if you ask me the
>> > typical fvwm user (if something like this exists at all) is most
>> > probably ignoring the menu and has rather configured his environment
>> > to fire up applications via key codes or fires up an xterm and types
>> > the command for an application.  So while I do not really want to
>>         I would be surprised if that were indeed the case.  If you look
>>  at the exemplar configuration file providedat fvwm.org, there is
>>  extensive use of menus -- and for non debian folk, yes, they tend to
>>  manually hard code application paths in menus; for Debian folks
>>  upstream even ships the default system.fvwm2rc with:
>> Test (f  /etc/X11/fvwm/menudefs.hook) + "Debian Menu" Popup /Debian
>> Test (f  /etc/X11/fvwm/menudefs.hook) + "Re-read System Menu" Read "/etc/X11/fvwm/menudefs.hook"
>> Test (f  /etc/X11/fvwm/menudefs.hook) + "Update My Debian Menu" PipeRead 'update-menus &&  echo "Read $./menudefs.hook"'
> I do not question that these files *exist*.  I simply question that they
> are *used* in real life.

        Fair enough. Would you, then, be satisfied by my answer that
 they are used? I am a current real life user of fvwm, and I am on the
 mailing lists for the fvwm project with other real life users and
 developers; and my expeirnces, and the chatter on the list, do not lead
 me to believe that menus are unused.

        Do you have concrete data to add here, apart from speculation? I
 would be interested in such data (as the once and perhaps future
 maintainer of fvwm in Debian).

If I can have honesty, it's easier to overlook mistakes. Kirk, "Space
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