xfce and RH9

Biju Chacko biju_chacko at vsnl.net
Tue May 13 15:35:12 CEST 2003

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On Tue, 13 May 2003 15:10:21 +0200, Michal Szymanski wrote:

> I've recently upgraded my home machine to RedHat 9. It was a fresh
> install so I reinstalled xfce-3.8.18-1 RPM. Everything is working fine
> with one annoying exception. XFCE has lost almost all "links" to KDE
> and GNOME apps. Most submenus of KDE and GNOME under "User menu" are
> just empty now. RH9 comes with KDE version 3.x, so it has probably
> many apps names and/or paths changed, GNOME likely the same.
> Is there a way to automatically teach XFCE to find/recognize those
> apps? Or maybe somebody has already went through it manually and could
> share the configuration file(s)?

RH9 implements the new freedesktop menu spec which isn't supported by
XFce3 (or 4 for that matter). I don't think that there is any plan to
add that support to XFce3. Adding it to XFce4 is on my TODO list, but
will probably happen only in XFce 4.2. 

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