XFCE "multilevel" menu and "ActionGame" subcategory

exvor0 exvor0 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 06:29:08 CEST 2006

Alexander Toresson wrote:

>On 10/12/06, Michael Verret <axxium.zenlnx at gmail.com> wrote:
>>System Information:
>>OS: Zenwalk Gnu/Linux version 3.0
>>XFCE version: xfce-
>>GCC version: gcc-3.4.6
>>Glibc version: glibc-2.3.6
>>Linux Kernel: kernel-
>>Research taken:
>> freedesktop.org "Desktop Entry Specifications Version 0.9.6
>>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
>>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:
>>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]
>>Comment=A free multiplayer 3D tank battle game
>>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
>Xfce4-dev mailing list
>Xfce4-dev at xfce.org
Why would the maintainer of the menu system not support a feature thats 
built in ?  If your going to maintain something you should maintain all 
of it or remove the feature.  Or at least say somewhere in the 
documentation that its an experimental feature or something.  If it does 
I aplogize.

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