Debian Multimedia Menus (discussion)

rosea.grammostola rosea.grammostola at
Fri Dec 24 09:39:44 UTC 2010

On 12/24/2010 02:01 AM, info at wrote:
> Hi,
> The problem is in my experience that even if you make a menu with
> alternative additional sub menus most packagers create their launchers to
> strict standards and the end user or distributor has to
> manually edit and allocate launchers to the correct submenu. In AV Linux I
> have a heavily customized menu built to the freedesktop standards and have
> heavily modified /etc/xdg/ but if there is a new or 3rd
> party package I haven't prepared for it still ends up in the wrong place.
> I think getting something like this to work on all D.E's and with a
> variety of package sources would be next to impossible.
> Just my .02 input....


Thanks for you input.

It is not by accident that I mail this to the Debian Multimedia Team. 
It's almost impossible to reorganize the menus as a solo project. If we 
decide that this is a nice way to improve the state of Linux Audio and 
Video production on Debian, we could also drop the idea at the LAU and 
LAD list and take the discussion a lit broader. Also it should be 
possible to file bugs upstream. The more people work on a new menus 
structure, the better and more easy it will be. In fact, the changes to 
the packages are pretty small afaik.


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