sending apps to the right place in the (new) submenu
dobey.pwns at gmail.com
Wed Jan 14 13:12:09 PST 2009
On Wed, 2009-01-14 at 20:21 +0100, schoappied wrote:
> Rodney Dawes wrote:
> > This is handled through categories. Of course Rhythmbox doesn't play
> > multiple types of media yet afaik. It only does music. :)
> > If the categories in the .desktop file for the app, and the .menu file
> > match up, then the app shows up in that menu, unless the implementation
> > is doing something wrong/weird/different. If you read the menu spec, you
> > will see how the categories stuff works.
> > --
> Ok, so 'each' source of an application contains a file *.desktop. If I
> want to make sure it will be placed in the new (sub)menu, I have to edit it.
> I'm thinking of a redesign of menus cause I want to build a custom
> multimedia distro. Now all the audio and video apps in Gnome are
> displayed in 'audio/video'. That means in a average Linux multimedia
> distro that you got about 15 different apps in that menu (Linux -> one
> task one app...) .
> This confuses especially newbies, so it would be much better to have
> something like:
> Audioproduction > Tools > Qjackctl
> > meterbridge
> Recording > Ardour
> > Audacity
> MIDI > Rosegarden
> > Qtractor
And this is what the secondary categories in the spec are for. SUSE for
example splits things into sub-menus like this, using the secondary
categories. You might want to look at any patches they have.
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