Bug 151889 - menu system: serious incompatibility with newer versions of the specification
menu system: serious incompatibility with newer versions of the specification
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gnome-vfs2 (Show other bugs)
4.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
RHEL4U3NAK
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Reported: 2005-03-23 03:55 EST by Mark McLoughlin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-09 18:18:06 EDT
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patch to fix the bug (4.51 KB, patch)
2005-03-23 03:55 EST, Mark McLoughlin
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Description Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-23 03:55:02 EST
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 03:55:02 EST
Created attachment 112247 [details]
patch to fix the bug
Comment 3 Mark McLoughlin 2005-03-23 06:05:37 EST
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 18:10:09 EDT
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 18:18:07 EDT
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request.  You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request. 

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