Call for Testing - MenuLibre

Tiago Ribeiro zakzor at
Tue May 13 14:02:02 UTC 2014

Hi Sean,
Just installed menulibre and the first edits I did (tested on both Whisker
Menu and Applications Menu) worked flawlessly.
Will report any bugs if found.
Keep up the good work.


On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 1:04 PM, Sean Davis <smd.seandavis at> wrote:

> Greetings everyone!
> I've been working diligently these past few weeks to fix all of the bugs
> that popped up in MenuLibre after Trusty was released.  I've been testing
> my fixes out in a few virtual machines and I think the program is
> release-ready now.  I'm reaching out to all of you for a bit of variety in
> the tests.  So, if you'd like to help out, here's what I would like you to
> do.
> Just to avoid any variation with other libraries, please perform this test
> on an up-to-date trusty (14.04) installation.
> First, backup your files.  If you don't do this, you will lose your custom
> launchers and any launchers installed locally.
> You'll want to make a backup of the following directories to preserve your
> current menu layout:
> ~/.config/menus
> ~/.local/share/applications
> ~/.local/share/desktop-directories
> Second, remove your current menu structure.  There were some issues in the
> previous release that led to corrupt menus... we want to clean that up.
> rm ~/.config/menus/
> rm ~/.config/menus/applications-merged/user*.menu
> rm ~/.local/share/desktop-directories/*.directory
> rm ~/.local/share/applications/*.desktop
> Next, install the latest MenuLibre daily from the PPA:
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:menulibre-dev/daily
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install menulibre
> Finally, start menulibre and get to editing.
> menulibre
> Here's the changelog for this release.  If you want to verify the fixes
> and new functionality, that'd be great.  Otherwise, let me know if there
> are any quirks.
> - General:
>   . Strikethrough is now used to make separators look better
>   . Window is now properly centered at startup
>   . Fixed all instances of
>    Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_model_get_iter: assertion 'path->depth > 0'
> failed
>   . Updated translations
> - Bug Fixes:
>   . Enable X-Xfce-Toplevel at any time when using Xfce (LP: #1309468)
>   . Install menulibre icon to pixmaps directory (LP: #1307469)
>   . Do not save menu layout when in search mode (LP: #1306999)
>   . Restore expanded/collapsed menus after finished searching (LP:
> #1307000)
>   . Properly support spaces in the Exec line (LP: #1214815)
>   . Conflicted directory label for (LP: #1313276)
>   . preprocess_layout_info: assertion failed (LP: #1307729)
>   . Moving launchers to another category do not save immediately (LP:
> #1313586)
>   . Enable saving a launcher any time a field is modified (LP: #1315878)
>   . New launchers are replaced with existing ones when removed (LP:
> #1315890)
>   . Launchers in new directory have X-Xfce-Toplevel category (LP: #1315874)
>   . Add launchers to empty categories (LP: #1318209)
>   . Implement xdg-desktop-menu uninstall to prevent leftover items
>    (LP: #1318235)
>   . menulibre save changes confirmation dialog is handled wrong (LP:
> #1307481)
> Thanks for all the help and bug reports!
> Sean (bluesabre)
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