Xfce4-dev Digest, Vol 35, Issue 15
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Fri Oct 13 15:01:09 CEST 2006
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 21:08:04 +0200
> From: "Alexander Toresson" <alexander.toresson at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: XFCE "multilevel" menu and "ActionGame" subcategory
> To: "XFCE4 development list" <xfce4-dev at xfce.org>
> <b33ba6660610121208p3a5e992axfcc414444193e3cb at mail.gmail.com>
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> On 10/12/06, Michael Verret <axxium.zenlnx at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > System Information:
> > OS: Zenwalk Gnu/Linux version 3.0
> > XFCE version: xfce-184.108.40.206
> > GCC version: gcc-3.4.6
> > Glibc version: glibc-2.3.6
> > Linux Kernel: kernel-220.127.116.11
> > Research taken:
> > /etc/X11/xdg/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml
> > /etc/X11/xdg/xfce4/desktop/xfce-registered-categories.xml
> > freedesktop.org "Desktop Entry Specifications Version 0.9.6
> > Problem:
> > I have edited line number 80 of the file /etc/X11/xdg/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml
> > to enable the "multilevel" autogenerated system menu feature.
> > In greater detail, I have edited the line:
> > <include type="system" style="simple" unique="true"/>
> > to read:
> > <include type="system" style="multilevel" unique="true"/>
> > This works beautifully and as expected except for one menu category,
> > "ActionGames". this is very important to me and the community as I
> > maintain and develop Zenwalk Linux's gaming website/community at
> > tuxgames.net
> > To attempt to solve the problem before requesting help, I have rebuilt
> > several game packages assuring that the *.desktop files are built in
> > accordance with the latest freedesktop.org "Desktop Entry
> > Specifications Version 0.9.6",
> > http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/menu-spec-1.0.html, which
> > lists the following available game sub-categories:
> > ActionGame
> > AdventureGame
> > ArcadeGame
> > BoardGame
> > BlocksGame
> > CardGame
> > KidsGame
> > LogicGame
> > RolePlaying
> > Simulation
> > SportsGame
> > StrategyGame
> > I have also read the XFCE file
> > "/etc/X11/xdg/xfce4/desktop/xfce-registered-categories.xml" which
> > lists the optional categories relevant to
> > the "multilevel" menu style.
> > Here is an example of a desktop file I have built for the BZFlag game package:
> > [Desktop Entry]
> > Encoding=UTF-8
> > Name=BZFlag
> > Comment=A free multiplayer 3D tank battle game
> > TryExec=bzflag
> > Exec=bzflag
> > Terminal=false
> > Type=Application
> > Categories=Game;ActionGame;
> > Icon=bzflag.png
> > Several packages fall into the "ActionGame" category but for a reason
> > unbeknownst to me, this one category is not visible and the games
> > menus are placed in the main "Game" menu category. Other categories
> > such as "KidsGame" and "CardGame" work as expected.
> > I assure you I have done as much research as I could to resolve this
> > on my own before asking here.
> > Your help is greatly appreciated.
> Afaik, last time you asked this, the maintainer of xfdesktop answered
> "I don't support the multilevel menu feature.".
> Sorry, but I don't think that repeating this question will get you
> much more help...
> Regards, Alexander Toresson
Sorry, but as hard as I looked, I never saw that response. Perhaps I
wasn't looking hard enough. Now that I've seen it, I thank you for
pointing it out.
The fact is that some of the categories work as stated in
/etc/X11/xdg/xfce4/desktop/xfce-registered-categories.xml it is truly
upsetting to see this functioning in 80 % of the categories and then
someone stops and says "I don't support the multilevel menu feature."
Why in the world is it partially there if no one intends to support it?
Please remove it.
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