Bug 438072 - RFE: Add KDE submenus for Gnome desktop
RFE: Add KDE submenus for Gnome desktop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-menus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-18 17:21 EDT by Martin-Gomez Pablo
Modified: 2008-10-22 14:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-10-22 14:18:48 EDT
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Description Martin-Gomez Pablo 2008-03-18 17:21:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Currently, the cascading Gnome menus are managed by redhat-menus. This menu is
composed of categories' submenu which contain Gnome's applications as well as
KDE 's applications. I propose to have the possibility (by a package ? a command
?) to sort the KDE software in a KDE's submenu, as it's impossibly to review the
gnome-menu-extended (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=426026).
Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-03-18 19:50:58 EDT
triaging as RFE
Comment 2 Ariszló 2008-03-19 04:36:21 EDT
The GNOME SlackBuild project has a solution for this.  First, they patch the
applications.menu file of gnome-menus (the upstream equivalent of the
applications.menu file of redhat-menus) to exclude all KDE (and XFce)
applications from GNOME's Applications menu.  Thus you do need to patch each KDE
*.desktop file you want to exclude by adding an OnlyShowIn=KDE field to it. 
Second, the patch also adds hooks to applications.menu for optionally installed
merge files that add KDE (and XFce) submenus to GNOME's Applications menu.


The two optional packages, gnome-menus-kde and gnome-menus-xfce to add KDE and
XFce submenus to GNOME's Applications menu are available here:


Comment 3 Ariszló 2008-03-19 04:37:56 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Thus you do need to...

Oops, this should be "Thus you do _not_ need to..."
Comment 4 Ariszló 2008-03-19 04:41:22 EDT
And again, here is the link to the patch:
Comment 5 Rex Dieter 2008-03-19 09:50:04 EDT
I'm not sure I agree with this approach wrt menus.  Imo, apps are apps, and 
should be shown in (*all*) desktop menus, regardless of which toolkit they're 
written for/in.  That's how I feel atm anyway, I'd like to keep watch here and 
see where this goes.
Comment 6 Martin-Gomez Pablo 2008-04-05 18:36:05 EDT
Rex> I agree also with your point of view, but actually the fact that KDE
packages are monoliths is the problem. With a submenu, I resolve the KDE's
software pollution (when we want install KBabel, we install also 6 other
applications). Furthermore, with a separation b/w Gnome and KDE, I know when I
will run the kdelibs which are weighty.

But it's truth that I don't know if it's possible to have an apps menus in one
part and a desktop menu in the other, and isn't in my intention to force on type
of menu.
Comment 7 Matthias Clasen 2008-08-10 22:40:53 EDT
Those interested in this should probably just finish the review in bug 426026
Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-10-22 14:18:48 EDT
I agree.  I'm going to close this so it goes off my radar.

If someone has patches or some such to make redhat-menus interoperate better in different configurations without modifying the default configuration then please file a new report.

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