Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Mon Feb 20 04:57:05 UTC 2012

On Sun, 2012-02-19 at 18:10 -0800, Len Ovens wrote:

It's not that hard to add an icon by using alacarte.
I don't care much about the menu, but perhaps for people using the
applications menu on different Linux DAWs, by different distros, by
different studios using Linux, it would be more comfortable to have
nearly equal menus. A well-intentioned solo effort might be a handicap,
instead of an advantage.

IMO providing a menu that differs from the standard is
contra-productive, it would be better to provide a kernel that differs
from the standard kernel ;).

Adding an exotic menu could become an additional PITA, we already have
enough other issues:

- No audio output for pro-audio cards without workarounds.
- Just an experimental graphics driver for NVIDIA cards or a proprietary
  that will offend the GPL, when using it with a kernel-rt.
  There still is a working driver, but that driver is dropped, so lets
  force the vesa driver what screen resolution we are allowed to use or
  let's offend the GPL.
- No kernel that enables best performance for all audio tasks.
- etc.

A user still has to fix tons of issues. Please make such a menu
optional, don't force such exotic entries.

2 Cents,

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