Bug 447665 - Package applications menu generator for WindowMaker
Package applications menu generator for WindowMaker
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: WindowMaker (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Andreas Bierfert
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 213982
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Reported: 2008-05-20 22:02 EDT by Petr Machata
Modified: 2015-05-04 21:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:09:34 EST
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A script that generates the application menu. (580 bytes, text/x-python)
2008-05-20 22:02 EDT, Petr Machata
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Description Petr Machata 2008-05-20 22:02:37 EDT
Description of problem:
The WindowMaker application menu doesn't match applications that are actually

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Look at WindowMaker applications menu
2. Look at Gnome panel applications menu
3. Observe that they don't match
Additional info:
WindowMaker understands auto-generated menues.  I have a script that generates
the application menu matching what's currently installed (adapted from Luke
Macken's script that does the same for OpenBox).  I'll attach that.

It would be nice to either modify WindowMaker default settings so that one menu
entry, e.g. "Fedora", is dedicated to actually installed applications.  That
would however introduce strong dependency of WindowMaker on Gnome, because
"gmenu" module necessary for this functionality is packaged in gnome-menus.  

If this is not desired, alternatively the script could only be packaged, and
users who wish to use the automatic menu could change their configuration by hand.

Or you could assume that most users will have Gnome installed anyway, just
surround the "import gmenu" with try/except, and on except generate empty menu.
Users without Gnome would then have to remove the menu entry by hand to get rid
of empty shell of menu.
Comment 1 Petr Machata 2008-05-20 22:02:37 EDT
Created attachment 306200 [details]
A script that generates the application menu.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 21:18:28 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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