Re: Installing menu entries

On Sun, 2004-10-24 at 00:27 +0200, Hongli Lai wrote:
> Johan Ersvik wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > When installing a menu entry system wide it's enough to simply put
> > a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications but for a user local install
> > I try to put the desktop file in ~/.gnome2/vfolders/applications but
> > nothing shows up in the menu. Am I missing something? How do I do this
> > the right way?
> It's unfortunate that I have to say this, but: there is none. You're not 
> doing anything wrong, it's just not possible. The 
> ~/.gnome2/vfolders/applications way worked on *some* GNOME <= 2.4 
> desktops, and not on others. We're all supposed to move to the 
> menu spec, but GNOME upstream still uses the old 
> vfolders implementation. RedHat GNOME has partial support for the FDO 
> spec, but it's not merged upstream. For GNOME 2.6+, you have to resort 
> to a hack which involves editing 
> ~/.gnome2/vfolders/applications-all-users.vfolder-info or something like 
> that.
> It's all a huge mess currently. :(
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I noticed that gnome modified
~/.gnome2/vfolders/applications.vfolder-info when I used the application
menu to add a launcher. Is that the one?

I look forward to the incorporation of fdo standards in gnome. Will the
fdo menu specs get into 2.8.x?

// Johan

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