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has caused the Debian Bug report #484656,
regarding main menu for top three desktops for debian not covered by policy
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Package: debian-policy
Severity: normal

For compliant window managers .desktop files under 
/usr/share/applications are considered the preferred method of creating menu 
entries, and these entries are what are used for the main menu in these 
desktops.  The problem is that this is what the debian menu was supposed to be, 
but because of this development the debian menu is rarely used and not very 
helpful in window managers like gnome, to the extent that downstream ubuntu 
doesn't even have the debian menu unless you work at it.

Also, for gnome users, the debian menu is not HIG-compliant AIUI.

I use XFCE, but the main menu is based on the .desktop files, and I only use 
the Debian menu for packages that haven't gotten around to shipping a .desktop 

.desktop files should probably be Debian policy because they are what the 
window managers expect and it is a cross-distro standard.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental'), (1, 
'unstable'), (1, 'testing'), (1, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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Done in an older release of policy.

Sean Whitton

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