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From: Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Subject: Re: What "just works" and what doesn't?
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 10:30:38 +0200
On Wednesday 06 October 2004 00:58, Carsten Lohrke wrote:
> On Tuesday 05 October 2004 22:44, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > Since I can't try everything, I need some feedback from you guys.
> > What already does a great job at this? What stands out in your minds
> > as being forgettable because of the lack of set-up effort?
>
> I did not look, if the developer documentation is improved or what the
> status of eclass menu functions for .desktop files is now, but I know
> that we're not doing the best job there. I really don't care much,
> since it is a minor issue, but it is a inconvenience to users, updating
> an ebuild and having none or more than one entry for an application in
> the menu. Would be good to find someone, who is interested in this. It
> shouldn't be hard, just boring work.

Actually the new kde and gnome releases both support the same menu files 
IN THE SAME LOCATION. Those files need to be in /usr/share/applications, 
and follow the freedesktop menu specification. The main difference with 
"traditional" kde .desktop files is that a Categories entry must be 
present. With current releases just putting a file there "just works".

> > On the other side, what is really hard to configure? Where can we
> > improve how we set things up when programs are emerged?
>
> Do we have something like "mime-config"?

We indeed might want to have some way to synchronize file associations 
between gnome and kde. That will probably be worked on by the respective 
projects though.

Paul

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Paul de Vrieze
Gentoo Developer
Mail: pauldv@g.o
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