Legacy-only menus?

Bryan K. Wright bryan at ayesha.phys.Virginia.EDU
Tue Jul 27 21:11:07 EEST 2004

Hi folks,

	I have an application menu that we've been using for a few
years now under KDE 2.2.2 on about a hundred RH7.*-based systems.
It's just a tree under /etc/X11/applnk, like this:

|-- Communication
|   |-- InstantMessaging
|   |-- Mail
|   `-- News
|-- Computation
|-- DataAnalysis
|-- Design
|-- Development
|-- Editors
..... and so on.

Each directory has a .directory file, giving the name.  Within the directories
are *.desktop files.  I'd like to take this tree, update it for
FC2, and use it as part of a new standard configuration for our department.

	My original thought was to edit /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu
so that it only contained the following:

<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN"

I thought that "LegacyDir" would do the right thing, and create the 
desired menu tree.  Unfortunately, what I end up with is a start menu
with no aplications at all.

	Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong here?
Does the menu standard allow for "Legacy-only" menus?

						Thanks in advance,

Bryan Wright                |"If you take cranberries and stew them like 
Physics Department          | applesauce, they taste much more like prunes 
University of Virginia      | than rhubarb does."  --  Groucho 
Charlottesville, VA  22901  |			
(434) 924-7218              |         bryan at virginia.edu

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