|Summary:||menu system: serious incompatibility with newer versions of the specification|
|Product:||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4||Reporter:||Mark McLoughlin <markmc>|
|Component:||gnome-vfs2||Assignee:||Alexander Larsson <alexl>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2006-10-09 22:18:06 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-23 08:55:02 UTC
Newer versions of the menu spec: http://specs.freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards/menu-spec added some new extensions: 1) Support for describing how the menu should be laid out using the <DefaultLayout> and <Layout> tags 2) Support for merging in a parent .menu file by adding a "type" attribute to the <MergeFile> tag Problem is that our implementation validates the .menu file using our notion of the DTD at the time of release rather than using the DTD specified by the .menu file. Essentially, this means that if a user shares her home directory between RHEL4 and later releases like FC4/RHEL5 and a menu editor generates a .menu file which uses these extensions, then her menus will no longer work at all on RHEL4.
Comment 1 Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-23 08:55:02 UTC
Created attachment 112247 [details] patch to fix the bug
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-23 11:05:37 UTC
Fix is in gnome-vfs-2.8.2-8.3, errata is RHBA-2005:338
Comment 13 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-10-09 22:10:09 UTC
The component this request has been filed against is not planned for inclusion in the next update. The decision is based on weighting the priority and number of requests for a component as well as the impact on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux user-base: other components are considered having higher priority and the number of changes we intend to include in update cycles is limited.
Comment 14 RHEL Product and Program Management 2006-10-09 22:18:07 UTC
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this decision by reopening this request.