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Re: "debian menu" in gnome's "Applications" menu

Jeff Waugh wrote:
<quote who="Marcos Pinto">

i'd have to agree. it seems like this would be against debian policy. what technical gain does this give the user? changing the source is too

On Sun, 2004-05-09 at 02:47, Link Dupont wrote:

I opened a bug about this a while back.

I don't think its right to have distro-specific stuff in the source.

Neither of you have proposed a method of getting the Debian menu into the
GNOME panel menu without having code-level support for it. They're different
systems at the moment, so require different code paths.
I've looked into replacing it with vfolder structure, but I've never gotten any solid result yet. I've been able to get it to appear in the menu, instead of the coded path, however, the vfolder include appears in the menu, alphabetized, rather than at the bottom. I don't know how to add a seperator into the menu either. I'm fairly sure its possible to do it with vfolders. That bit of code (in distributions.c) is left over from the pre-vfolder days of GNOME, and I think its just been neglected. Like I mention in the bug, I remember XD2's menu being like that, but it could be a blurred memory from the old Ximian Desktop 1 days.

Why would upstream support for Debian standards be 'against Debian policy'?

- Jeff

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