XDG Menus GNOME vs. KDE
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jun 9 13:18:11 EEST 2005
Travis Watkins wrote:
> I think we should use gnome-applications.menu, kde-applications.menu,
> etc but still have applications-merged/ merge in to these menus. That
> way each DE/WM can have their own menu and 3rd parties can still put
> things in a standard location and have them show up.
and then if you edit the menu:
So, your suggestion would seem to be compatible with the current KDE
practice -- only two would need to be renamed.xwp-office.menu
But, I wonder about how software would parse this. In the "menu"
directory, there is no problem, the menu would only use the files that
started with "kde", which the program would know.
But, I have added:
as you can see, the third one could be a problem. Is there a desktop
called: "xwp"? So, I would suggest that if we are going to do it by
prefix that this be setup like this (in my example):
and there is no ambiguity even though the parser doesn't know the names
of all the desktops. All it needs to know for KDE is: "kde" and
"applications". The last three would be used by all desktops.
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