On Sat, 2017-08-05 at 18:58:13 -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
> A.2. Version 4.0.1
> Released August, 2017.
> Packages installing a Free Desktop entry must not also install a
> Debian menu system entry.
Well this is still such terrible policy, and even if there was consensual
agreement to deprecated the menu system it would also still be a terrible
transition plan. :( Worse so given that it was an imposed change from
the so called tech-ctte…
[ And just to make it explicit here in case people skip the thread
refs below, I don't even use the menu system anymore on my systems! ]
Please see the thread starting at
and continued at
At this point I guess the decision to cope fairly with such subpar and
imposed policy that a maintainer that has a package shipping both a
desktop file and a menu file is either to:
- ignore it, very sadly violating policy, :( at least until there's
a proper transition plan that does not leave users and WM/DE
maintainers in the cold,
- protest it, and still be policy compliant, by going the Solomonic
route and removing both files.
Both options are very suboptimal, though. :(