start menu request (Was: Re: reporting for duty)

Biju Chacko biju_chacko at
Mon Jun 30 06:07:53 CEST 2003

On Sun, 29 Jun 2003 20:38:32 +0200, Olivier Fourdan wrote:

> Well, some clarification is required here :)
> If we can use the standard in a way that doesn't change the way stuff
> work in xfce panel, then yes, 100% agree.
> What I'm totally against, is making the panel a KDE or GNOME panel
> clone.

The freedesktop menu spec doesn't force a hierarchical (sp?) menu. It
specifies how to group menu items according to 'topic'. A topic would
something like 'Dev Tools', 'Office Apps', 'Internet', etc.

Most desktops use this to create a hierarchical menu. We could use it to
autogenerate menus according to subject.

So I suppose, the user could choose to make a popup either the current
style of manually added items or autogenerated on some theme/topic.

This is obviously stuff for 4.2 or 4.4 even.

-- b

Biju 'botsie' Chacko                        biju_chacko at vsnl dot net          Public Key available on request

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