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Re: Menu Policy - please read if you maintain a package with a .desktop file in it!



On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 06:41:43PM +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> Having a general framework for preferred applications without kludges like
> htmlview which "everything" honors would pretty much make this whole
> discussion irrelevant. I really don't want to see 5 different email
> clients and 7 different browsers in the menus, regardless of what's
> installed. What I want is to have "Web browser", "Email", "Text editor"  
> etc generic functionality descriptions in the menus and only change it
> *once* in *one* place where I can pick up my preferred browser or editor
> etc from everything that's installed (or maybe even available) and be done
> with it.
> 
> Easier said than done :(

But a good scheme. Even if something like htmlview can't realistically be
arranged for everything, this still seems like a decent approach for a menu
editor to take.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>



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