For further reference, the full TC decision text is at:  https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/09/msg00000.html Le dimanche, 6 août 2017, 11.40:26 h EDT Guillem Jover a écrit : > At this point I guess the decision to cope fairly with such subpar and > imposed policy that a maintainer that has a package shipping both a > desktop file and a menu file is either to: > > - ignore it, very sadly violating policy, :( at least until there's > a proper transition plan that does not leave users and WM/DE > maintainers in the cold, In September 2015 , the TC proposed a transition plan, in the form of points 3. & 4. : > 3. We further resolve that "menu programs" should not depend on the > Debian Menu System and should instead rely on .desktop file > contents for constructing a list of applications to present to > the user. > 4. We advise the maintainers of the 'menu' package to update that > package to reflect this increased focus on .desktop files by > modifying the 'menu' package to use .desktop files for the > source of menu information in addition to menu files. One "proper transition plan" has been proposed, and there was no visible result in almost two years; it's certainly sad that`xdg-menu` (from Arch, see ) has not been packaged; nor did our very own `menu`  receive enough love. The other recourse was (well, still is) a GR, which hasn't happened either. As I wrote back then  (and I haven't changed my mind) : > the burden of keeping the trad-menu relevant would be (IMHO correctly) put > on people who care about it, instead of leaving it on all package > maintainers through the Debian Policy. Also in : > The "trad-menu" database will be preserved iff there is enough manpower > to make this happen: either through an automated desktop-to-menu > translation interface, or through a centralisation of that database. Le dimanche, 6 août 2017, 11.40:26 h EDT Guillem Jover a écrit : > - protest it, and still be policy compliant, by going the Solomonic > route and removing both files. That would be stupid, to be blunt. The next step is that this policy change is likely to find its way as a Lintian warning (or error). But we're still _very_ far from mass bug reports, without even talking about their severity (and several TC members indicated they were against 'serious' severity). OdyX  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xdg-menu  https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/menu  https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2015/08/msg00076.html  https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2015/08/msg00046.html  https://lists.debian.org/debian-ctte/2015/09/msg00005.html
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