Menu Editor

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at
Wed May 2 19:14:43 CEST 2012

On 05/02/2012 03:00 PM, Nick Schermer wrote:
> Same
> for alacarte, however, alacart does not respect the XDG_MENU_PREFIX spec
> (well gnome-menus doesn't). Anyway, a menu editor is probably a goal for
> 4.12 anyway.

If one has to make an "official" menu editor for Xfce, I think that 
alacarte-xfce [1] will be a good starting point, instead of starting 
from scratch. Xubuntu 12.04 shipped it too (seems to me that they used 
the same set of patches or a similar one).

It works flawlessly from my user point of view, but I was told by the/a 
Xubuntu maintainer that it had still some weird bugs (I quote : "it 
tends to copy categories, menues, and .desktop files in ~/.config/cache 
even when they are not being modified" [2])and was more or less 
unmaintained upstream.

As an alternative, there is lxmed. I used lxmed before, but it left my 
menu borked, and if I recall correctly it needed a JRE..

[2] (watch 
out! The second link is in french)

Just my 2 cents. ;-)

> Nick

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