XDG Menus GNOME vs. KDE
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Thu Jun 9 13:22:05 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, the first one:
"applications.menu" as you suggest, and the menu edit file.
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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