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"Desktop Entry Standard": Additional requests


I think the standard available from
http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/desktop-entry-spec.html is a rather
good one, but it fails short in some parts in respect to the needs for a
general kind of menu structure. I'm thinking not only of a format for
just KDE/GNOME, but also as base for generated menu files for other
window managers. This does e.g. the SuSEWM program or install-menu (of
Debian, the latter uses its own format though).

Compared with the "Debian Menu System"
(http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/menu.html/) these things
should be added:

* Description: A longer (e.g. four line) descriptive text which can be
used for documentations (e.g. HTML online help systems). This extends
the Comment type which is used for shorter items (tooltips etc.)

* A tag for "WindowManager" (bool) which tells whether the program is
another window manager which takes over

* A tag which tells that this program needs root permissions. This allow
KDE/GNOME to call a su manager
(such as KDESU etc.) and the menu converter program can insert a 'xterm
-c su foo'.

* Hotkey: A suggested hotkey for the menu entry, may be an array from
highest to lowest priority and may or may not be obayed.

Further remark:
* "SortOrder" for directories. There should be some convention for the
contents of this type a "strings" comma or semicolon separated is not
very specific :-(

With warm regards, :-)

This above all: To thine own self be true / And it must follow as
the night the day / Thou canst not then be false to any man.

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