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Re: [yast-devel] patches for .desktop file categories
  • From: Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 16:39:25 +0100
  • Message-id: <201001151639.26027.kmachalkova@xxxxxxx>

In the sled10 timeframe there was discussion about moving to the XDG
standard for menu generation. See comments 12 and 14 in

However that kind of fell through the cracks and was closed for sled10.
Any thoughts on this for the future ?

Is this about teaching Qt/ncurses control centres to read XDG-compliant XML
menu structure, living somewhere in /etc/xdg, all that (possibly) using

If so, I consider this to be an useful feature, as it would win us not only
Freedesktop standard conformance (which we currently violate with structure
using Groups .desktop files), but consistency of categorization across
different UIs as well.

But ... for reasons I'd rather not make public, I'm not so optimistic when it
comes to actual implementation :( Those have nothing to do with libgnomemenu,

\\\\\ Katarina Machalkova
\\\\\\\__o YaST developer
__\\\\\\\'/_ & hedgehog painter
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