[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#558308: Bug#558308: Xfce menu doesn't show the Debian menu

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Sun Nov 29 10:11:46 UTC 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 12:05, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> On sam., 2009-11-28 at 01:02 +0100, Sandro Tosi wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 00:48, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>
>> wrote:
>> > That's not an Xfce stuff. And to be honest, I don't even know what
>> it
>> > is. apt-cache search reveals there's a gnome-main-menu package, so
>> maybe
>> > you try to configure the wrong stuff.
>> that's weird... because some of the items on the settings menu
>> actually configures the Xfce behavior, and I believed the Settings
>> section was under full control of xfce, without voices coming from
>> other DE.
> No, the “Settings” submenu contains all items tagged “Settings”,
> including stuff used by other DE or even stuff from no DE.

That makes sense :) But, OTOH, it might confuses the users, since what
you want is setting up Xfce, while you might end up in a program for
another DE without knowing it (as happened to me) and than wondering
why it's not working.

Can you find a way to bettere identify Xfce (or differentiate somehow)
settings programs from other DE ones?

>> > If you want to use the debian menu with the Xfce menu in the panel,
>> > right click on it, properties and select “use a custom menu
>> file”. Then
>> > pick /etc/xdg/menus/debian-menu.menu
>> But this way the freedesktop menu is overwritten with the debian one.
>> What I want, and I was able to get it with xfce (now I
>> upgraded to is to have another voice in the menu, named
>> "Debian", and inside it the whole Debian menu.
>> Is there a way to get that somehow?
> That's not possible. It might be back in 4.8.

Please, please, reintroduce it: from a user perspective, it's a
regression from 4.4 and it's quite "annoying" since several tools
still don't ship .desktop files, but only menu, and so are not shown
in the Xfce menu (and, for a non tech-savvy guy, can prevent to use
the app baliming "hey, I installed it but I can't find in the menu so
there must be something wrong").

if it's possible, also some temporary patch to 4.6 would be really welcome.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi

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