Can we get a status update for 4.6?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Tue Jul 22 23:45:41 CEST 2008

Christian Dywan wrote:
> Am Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:27:55 +0200
> schrieb "Nick Schermer" <nickschermer at>:
>> 2008/7/16 Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at>:
>>> Hey guys,
>>> BTW, as far as I can tell, xfwm4 is the only module that still
>>> depends on xfce-mcs-manger, is that correct? I know there a bug,
>>> tracking the progress here, so I'll see if I can use those patches
>>> to get a rudimentary mcs free system ;-)
>> Well not entirely, xfce4-settings-manager is only collecting desktop
>> files installed in a directory outside the 'normal' applications
>> directory, so for example xfce4-panel does not show up in the
>> settings dialog, because it's not installing a copy of the normal
>> desktop file in the settings directory.
>> ($prefix/share/xfce4/settings-dialogs/
>> I voted for looking the the applications directory and showing all
>> applications in the 'settings'/ category, but nobody had a clear
>> opining on that...
> If that is an option, I would really love to see the settings manager
> pick up files from $prefix/share/applications. That has a few
> advantages as I see it.
> 1. All files in one place, easy to find.
> 2. No need to install files in more than one place.
> 3. A future version could show non-Xfce apps as well.
> Strings of the form "Categories=X-XFCE;Settings;DesktopSettings;" are
> currently in use for Xfce settings desktop files, so it should be
> straightforward to pick the right files.

Yeah, I guess I'd be ok doing it this way.  I'm just afraid that parsing 
all .desktop files in all the usual directories would slow down startup 
quite a bit.  But I guess there's only one way to find out...


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