Widgetizing Appfinder

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Sun Jan 23 09:08:25 CET 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
>> Anyway, for the menu parsing I believe Benedikt wrote something better 
>> than what is currently in xfdesktop, so I think we would like to have 
>> that in libxfce4util and make the appfinder widget use it too.
> I already discussed that with brian some time ago, and I think its 
> better to put the xdg menu stuff into a library (we need to sort out the 
> GUI stuff - namely XfceMenu* classes - if we want this in libxfce4util, 
> tho). One nice effect would be, that all apps using the xdg menu would 
> share one single .desktop cache (probably mmap'ed into all processes).
> But this will take some time to rework, esp. since the current 
> implementation still features some nasty bugs (most notably with legacy 
> menus).
> But, for "Open with..." we should stick to the MIME application spec. 
> The implementation should share the .desktop cache with the menu code, 
> but other than that, I don't think it buy us much to blow up the menu 
> code with MIME handling (this differs from what I initially said to 
> Brian, as I tried to combine MIME handling with the menu code in the 
> meantime and it made things overly complicated). Lets keep things simple 
> and easy to maintain. Although, just my 0.02€...

Sounds very reasonable ;-)

I think this is one of the most important improvements to our support 

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