Mark McLoughlin markmc at redhat.com
Tue Jun 7 11:41:48 EEST 2005


On Tue, 2005-05-31 at 21:46 -0700, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> It was brought to my attention (more than once) by a user that KDE and 
> GNOME each install their own version of:
> 	/etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu
> {path varies from system to system}
> Clearly this doesn't work if you have both GNOME and KDE installed on 
> the same system.  Obviously, what you want is for the GNOME file and the 
> KDE file to coexist and be used by their respective desktops.

	The intention is that the same menu configuration be shared between
GNOME and KDE. On a system where both GNOME and KDE are installed, there
is no reason to have two menu configurations.

	Now, it is true that GNOME and KDE packages install their own menu
configurations in the same place which isn't ideal. One option is that
someone takes it upon themselves to try and define a shared
configuration on freedesktop.org, but failing that its up to
distributors to figure out a shared menu configuration for their


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