Application menu info needed...???

Derek Broughton news at
Fri May 25 13:40:58 UTC 2007

Larry Shields wrote:

> PS: Derek to me the Debian menu is necessary, for it show all of the
> apps encluding Ham Radio programs, etc., while the normal application
> menu does not show all of the apps that the system has in 6.10 nor 7.04
> unless you have it setup as I do in 6.10...

I guess I should clarify.  The problem is not with the menu that gets lots
of interesting non-KDE/non-Gnome apps, it's (a) with categorizing
everything that isn't KDE or Gnome as "Debian" and (b) with all those apps
not bothering to _create_ desktop menu entries (at least I assume that's
why it requires adding the Debian menu).  Since I don't have the debian
menu these days, I may be misremembering, but iirc it sets up its root
as "Debian", then under that it uses many of the same categories as the
KDE/Gnome menus.  imo, those items should be placed under the same
categories at the top level - or at the very least, I should be given the
choice of having them there.  I don't want to be having to traverse two
separate menu hierarchies to find a tool.

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