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Re: why kde and gnome's menu situation sucks

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 08:52:39AM +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Do not make user preferences as an escape from actually making a decision.
> Surely working with the freedesktop.org vFolder standard and providing menus
> for non desktop-affiliated software by default is infinitely more useful to
> your users than yet another option (especially one that sounds so violent;
> no, I do not wish to flatten my OS, thank you).
> :-)
> - Jeff

I was thinking about this. While people sit around pontificating on how
to make the menu system better, there is actually a standard which does
this all for us. The vfolder system allows you to specify general
categories which display in a way determined by the application in
question. GNOME2 and KDE3 already do it - RedHat added categories to
the vfolder files to distinguish X and terminal applications, and we can
extend this and make good use of it here. The vfolder system is flexible
and powerful.


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