Bug#478286: gnome-panel: Lots of kde config entries end up in "Other" menu

Bas Zoetekouw bas at debian.org
Mon Apr 28 15:16:41 UTC 2008

Package: gnome-panel
Version: 2.20.3-3
Severity: normal

I'm using Gnome as my main desktop, but I have a few kde applications
installed (notably Amarok and Konqueror).  Those two end up nicelyin
the gnome menu in Audio and Internet, respectively, but the kde apps
pull in kdebase and kcontrol and such.  This causes a "Other" menu to
appear in the gnome menu, which contains 90 (or so) individual kde
setting items, which useless names such as "CGI", "Behaviour",
"Cache", "Protocols", etc.
This seems to be caused by a weird handling or the desktop files in
/usr/share/applications/kde.  Those have a "Categories" line that
reads "Categories=Qt;KDE;X-KDE-information;" or
"Categories=Qt;KDE;X-KDE-settings-hardware;", which Gnome apparently
doesn't understand.

Would it be possible to either filter out thosekde settings (they are
available from the setup menus in the individual KDE applications you
use anyway), or move them to a proper hierarchy (maybe onder
System/Preferences even)?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnome-panel depends on:
ii  gnome-about                2.22.1-1      The GNOME about box
ii  gnome-control-center       1:2.22.1-1    utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-desktop-data         2.22.1-1      Common files for GNOME 2 desktop a
ii  gnome-menus                2.22.1-1      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  gnome-panel-data           2.20.3-3      common files for the GNOME Panel
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.22.0-1      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.22.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0             2.22.0-1      The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                      2.7-10        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcairo2                  1.6.4-1       The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2           0.74-2        simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libecal1.2-7               2.22.1-1      Client library for evolution calen
ii  libedataserver1.2-9        2.22.1-1      Utility library for evolution data
ii  libedataserverui1.2-8      2.22.1-1      GUI utility library for evolution 
ii  libgconf2-4                2.22.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.6.2-1     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.16.3-2      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.22.1-1      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome-menu2             2.22.1-1      an implementation of the freedeskt
ii  libgnome2-0          The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomeui-0         The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             1:2.22.0-2    GNOME Virtual File System (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.12.9-3      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.12-0.1 libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpanel-applet2-0         2.20.3-3      library for GNOME Panel applets
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.20.2-2      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libwnck22                  2.22.1-1      Window Navigator Construction Kit 
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.0.3-7     X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6                    1:1.0.3-2     X11 authorisation library
ii  menu-xdg                   0.3           freedesktop.org menu compliant win

Versions of packages gnome-panel recommends:
pn  alacarte                      <none>     (no description available)
ii  evolution-data-server         2.22.1-1   evolution database backend server
ii  gnome-applets                 2.20.1-3   Various applets for GNOME 2 panel 
ii  gnome-icon-theme              2.22.0-1   GNOME Desktop icon theme
ii  gnome-session                 2.22.0-2   The GNOME 2 Session Manager

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