[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#580290: Bug#580290: xfce: No "Debian" application menu

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Wed May 5 06:08:23 UTC 2010

severity 580290 whishlist
forcemerge 580290 489441
On mar., 2010-05-04 at 20:45 -0400, Curt Howland wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Version:
> Severity: important
> File: xfce
> Tags: squeeze
> The xfce menu does not include any entry for the all-inclusive Debian
> application menu. This seems new to Squeeze, since Lenny has such an
> entry.
> This severely impacts the usability of xfce, since there are lots of
> applications installed that don't show up in the xfce-specific menus.

If those applications really need a menu entry, file a bug asking
for .desktop file.
> I saw the wishlist bug #489441, but this is not a complete change to
> the menu structure. 

Too bad, because they really are the same thing. The menu library in
Xfce 4.6 doesn't support menu merging, so there's no way to display the
Debian menu along the freedesktop menu anymore. You might be able to do
some stuff (see http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu) using the
xdg-compliant Debian menu generated in /etc/xdg/menus when you have menu
and menu-xdg installed. But that's definitely not something we'll do for
common installs.

> Only an inclusion of what has made Debian one of
> the best distributions of all: Desktop agnosticism.

Well, freedesktop.org is exactly made for that, and it's
distro-agnostic, too. 

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