menu editor does nothing?

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Wed May 5 00:13:22 CEST 2004

Ahh, got it finally. menu editor doesn't works if there is not menu in
users's .xfce dir:

I/O error : Permission denied
I/O error : Permission denied
unlink(menueditor_app.menu_file_name): Permission denied
and boom, the file is not saved!

BTW, it would be good if everybody could just focus on killing bugs and
code cleanup instead of adding new features now.

Please test your software, check for memory leaks, check for compilation
warnings, check your makefiles (try make dist, make rpm, make distclean,
etc. make sure all files are included in "make dist")

Don't be affraid of removing $HOME/.xfce4 and look for discrepancy
between default settings and actual values, etc.

Be assured that anything known to be unstable won't be part of the
release of 4.2 if ever.

As a reminder, the goal of xfce is to keep things simple, for the users
and for developpers. I really prefer simple, maintainable and clean code
over a full feature bloated buggy code.

Also, you don't have to satisfy every user request. Keep the number of
user options as low as possible. Make choice, use them as default, and
get ready to argue when users disagree.


On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 00:00, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Humm, odd, just when I come to say that it doesn't work for me, well, it
> works...
> The warning remain though. 
> Cheers,
> Olivier.
> On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 23:05, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > For some reason the menu editor never worked for me.
> > 
> > I just noticed that it display tons of warnings in the log:
> > 
> > [ofourdan at shuttle menueditor]$ ./xfce4-menueditor
> >  
> > (xfce4-menueditor:19262): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: unable to set
> > property `text' of type `gchararray' from value of type `gpointer'
> >  
> > ....
> > 
> > Cheers,
 - Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at - - 

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