Problems with NoDisplay and menu editors
amaranth at ubuntu.com
Mon May 11 06:00:26 PDT 2009
On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 5:50 AM, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
> On Monday 04 May 2009, Travis Watkins wrote:
>> Personally I'd rather go with the change to the meaning of
>> Hidden as it makes the most sense to me (Hidden means it is hidden in the menu)
>> and would still be compatible with the current menu implementations
>> since they don't show Hidden items anyway.
> This would break compatibility with all installed .desktop files which say Hidden=true,
> with the intention of saying "this file is deleted". We cannot change this meaning,
> for penalty of introducing 1000 bugs. This is a big veto from me for changing the
> meaning of a 10-year-old .desktop file key, even though it was misnamed.
> I don't actually understand the problem you're describing. In all three cases
> we want "mime handling but no appearance in the menus", and NoDisplay=true
> does exactly that. So what's the problem you're trying to fix? Too much crap
> showing up in the menu editors as "no display"?
Exactly, I'm trying to figure out how to let users hide/unhide things
without making them see the 3 copies of Banshee and 2 copies of
Brasero and whatever other junk shows up.
The only other thing I can think to do is patch all of these
applications so they don't put any Categories in their NoDisplay files
so they end up in the Other menu and don't bother users so much.
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