[lsb-discuss] Re: Standarized Menu System / Hierachy

Heinrich Wendel sysop at heinospage.de
Sun Jun 8 01:42:35 PDT 2003


On Saturday 07 June 2003 21:16, you wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Jun 2003, Heinrich Wendel wrote:
> > There has been a lot of discussion about a standarized Menu System in the
> > last month and years ([1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]), but it seems that
> > there has not been done very much work until now.
>
> Not true - Waldo has implemented the new menu spec for KDE, and over the
> last month I've gotten it working for GNOME also, though I have not added
> it to GNOME builds yet.  It's in the desktop-file-utils module on
> freedesktop.org
>
> I also have an outstanding patch to add WindowMaker support to
> desktop-menu-tool, and XFCE has expressed interest in using this codebase.
>
> There's a good bit of work that could still be done; for example, I have a
> very incomplete test setup intended to validate that a menu system
> implementation produces the right results, and someone could add a lot
> more tests there and hook the major implementations up to it.
> Distributions could then use this suite to validate correctness before
> they ship. That would certainly be useful.

This sounds interesting, so can we expect that gnome 2.4 and kde 3.2 use 
exactly the same directory and files to create their menus?

>
> Havoc
Heinrich :)




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