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Re: [yast-devel] patches for .desktop file categories
  • From: "Scott Reeves" <sreeves@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 14:19:36 -0700
  • Message-id: <4B5079780200007600054FBB@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 1/15/2010 at 08:39 AM, Katarina Machalkova <kmachalkova@xxxxxxx> wrote:

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

Exactly. We generated an XDG menu that matched the current layout and it gets
layed down in /etc/xdg/menus/ Of course any time there is a
change though the 2 approaches get out of sync and we get bugs like this.

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.

also one standard way for large deployments to customize the menu.

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


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