Some screenshots of our new DE agnostic menu

Len Ovens len at
Sat Jun 22 05:36:39 UTC 2013

On Fri, June 21, 2013 10:09 pm, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-06-21 at 20:41 -0400, lukefromdc at wrote:
>> There are additional reasons not to depend on USC: One of them
>> is that it is reported to be very difficult to install in Mint, into
>> which
>> people might want to install US metas. All Ubuntustudio packages
>> are accessable from Synaptic in Mint, as it uses Ubuntu repos.
> That's not a valid argument. I also can't use US meta packages for my
> Arch Linux install ;) and I suspect hat even with using "alien", they
> won't fit to openSUSE either. Mint is a PITA, it's terrible broken, I
> once tested it myself and if people try to fix it, they ask the Ubuntu
> or Debian community, how to fix the borked, customized Ubuntu/Debian
> called Mint, while we don't know what's different for Mint.

While I agree that Mint itself is not reason enough, it is not the only
DE/flavour that may have problems with USC just from a SW POV. I
personally can't evaluate Mint right now as gnome3 libs and my video card
(or it's driver) are at odds.

> That's why Quantal perhaps is my last Ubuntu (Studio). I still follow
> Ubuntu Studio and I didn't decide to drop Ubuntu forever, but it's very
> likely that I'll do it.
> For now I'm using Arch + Ubuntu, but in the future it might be Arch +
> Debian. I'm undecided.

Well, our menu will work with any of them if the still use an xdg style
menu. The package contains no code itself, just a menu config file and the
files that it needs to work (Icons, desktop files and directory files).
Untarring it in / and then removing the debian directory should work. Well
I haven't tried it :)  but thats the theory anyway.

Len Ovens

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