[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#370712: Bug#370712: Please translate the Debian menus in xfdesktop4.menu-method

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sun May 27 14:08:05 UTC 2007

On mar, 2006-06-06 at 10:36 -0400, Dylan Thurston wrote:
> Package: xfdesktop4
> Version:
> Severity: normal
> Tags: l10n
> Currently /etc/menu-methods/xfdesktop4.menu-method only generates one
> version of the Debian menus for XFCE.  Please generate all available
> languages, the way that menu-xdg does for the Gnome and KDE desktops.
> (Ideally you would use the same menu method rather than a special one
> for XFCE, but I don't know if this is possible.)

Sorry for the delay. I'm not that familiar with debian menus. Currently
I understand we generate a menu understandable by xfdesktop using
the /etc/menu-methods/xfdesktop4 script.

I understand that this menu is only generated for english locales and it
would be nice to have it generated for every languages, or better, use
menu-xdg directly.

menu-xdg seems to output /etc/xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu
(or /var/lib/menu-xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu symlinked
to /etx/xdg/menus), which is only a pointer to folders where .desktop
are stored (and generated from debian packages supporting debian menus,
I guess, feel free to correct me).

xfdesktop doesn't seem to support the debian-menu.menu file if I try to
include it, but maybe it could look at the folders pointed by it, or we
could generated the same type of file instead of generating
menudefs.hooks which contains menu itself.

I'll try to hack this, but anyway, isn't debian menu system kind of
deprecated, and shouldn't upstream use only freedesktop.org menu type?

.desktop files in /var/lib/menu-xdg/applications/ doesn't seem very
localised anyway, so shouldn't user keep using FD.o (already used by
xfdesktop), which is localised currently.

Feel free to enlighten me on this, as I said I'm not really comfortable
with debian menu files.


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