Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-packaging (111 mails)

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[opensuse-packaging] Menu handling
  • From: Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek <jakub.rusinek@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 21:37:52 +0200
  • Message-id: <1208806672.16113.12.camel@xxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

Many years ago, SuSE used selfmade menu. Now, according to
freedesktop.org's specs and implementations in software there's no need.

Upstream provides .desktop files, mostly well translated.

By creating .desktop files, you're reinventing the wheel, making SUSE's
menu entries inconsistent with other distros, and messing in menu.

You may ask "what's that mess?".

The mess is:
* more categories than entries in those categories
* entries duplication
* wrong categories set (Liferea is RSS aggregator, not newsgroups
client/whatever, same applies for Miro)
* configuration apps not in GNOME's control center but in usual
"Applications" menu and/or application browser

openSUSE should stop that. Apps already provide .desktop files, as said
before. desktop-file-install should be used to install them (probably
with --vendor and --delete original as schema).

Screenshots from GNOME: http://www.sendspace.com/file/mtf3lw
I'll probably have to find better host for these screenshots.
Tell me, when this doesn't work.

--
Jakub 'Livio' Rusinek
http://liviopl.jogger.pl/
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