Menu Spec: including files & absolute paths
markmc at redhat.com
Wed Mar 9 12:31:35 EET 2005
On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 11:40 +0200, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> I noticed that some tools generate ~/.config/menus/applications.menu files
> that include the system level applications.menu file using an absolute path
> using <MergeFile>/absolute/path/applications.menu</MergeFile>. This is
> actually recommended in appendix D of the spec.
> I see the need for that and I also understand that it is hard to do this
> differently, unfortunately it also breaks the idea that the $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS
> variable controls which directories are used for the applications.menu file:
> Once a ~/.config/menus/applications.menu file is in place that includes a
> system level applications.menu file using its absolute path, changes in
> $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS will effectively be ignored.
> To solve this issue in a backwards compatible way I suggest to add an argument
> to the <MergeFile> element that indicates that if the file that contains the
> element is a file relative to $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS the same file
> further up the search path should be merged instead of the file that is
> specified in the <MergeFile> element. I propose to call this argument
How about just <MergeParent/> ?
Whatever we call it, I think we're all agreed we need it anyway :-)
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