[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#436525: xfce4: does not adhere to new Debian menu policy

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 05:09:09 UTC 2007

Package: xfce4
Version: 4.4.1
Severity: important

the xfce menu does not adhere to the new debian menu policy.  
recently, a lot of the menus were renamed and reordered [0].  this is
also discussed in bug report #361418 [1].

the problem is that new packages built for menu 2.1.35 or newer may
not have correct entries in the xfce menu (if the heirarchy has been 

note that the gnome menu has already been updated to support this 
transition.  this caused me to scratch my head for way too long because
the menu entry for a package i am working on was not showing up under
xfce, but it did in gnome.

i am marking this as important for now, but it might need to be
considered serious since the menu is not presented as directed by the
debian menu policy.

thanks for all the hard work.


[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2007/07/msg00000.html
[1] http://bugs.debian.org/361418

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (400, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce             2.4.1-1    A GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  thunar                        0.8.0-5    File Manager for Xfce
ii  xfce4-icon-theme              4.4.1-1    Xfce Standard icon theme
ii  xfce4-mcs-plugins             4.4.1-1    Special modules for the xfce4-mcs-
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.4.1-1    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfce4-session                 4.4.1-1    Xfce4 Session Manager
ii  xfce4-utils                   4.4.1-1    Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfdesktop4                    4.4.1-5    Provides desktop background and ro
ii  xfwm4                         4.4.1-2+b1 window manager of the Xfce project
ii  xfwm4-themes                  4.4.1-1    Theme files for xfwm4

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  desktop-base                  4.0.3      common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  orage                         4.4.1-1    Calendar for Xfce Desktop Environm
ii  xfce4-mixer                   4.4.1-3    Xfce4 Mixer frontend
ii  xfce4-terminal                0.2.6-2    Xfce terminal emulator
ii  xfmedia                       0.9.1-6+b1 Xfce media player
ii  xfprint4                      4.4.1-1    Printer GUI for Xfce4

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