Suggested changes to the menubuilder etc.

Bill Medland billmedland at
Thu Dec 15 11:36:03 CST 2005

On December 15, 2005 01:00 am, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 14:51 -0800, Bill Medland wrote:
> > I am intending doing some work and submitting some patches
> > to "improve" the integration with the operating system
> > desktop integration.  Rather than waste time coding up my
> > ideas and having Alexandre reject them I thought I'd start
> > by specifying what I intend and awaiting a barrage of
> > complaints.  So please do comment.
> If you want prose, check out my (draft) spec for a super-cool
> integrated Wine in Ubuntu:
> I would be forever grateful if you could help me get this
> working nice by doing what can be done upstream.
> As for where Wine needs to put .desktop files to put new
> entries in the applications menu, the standard place from what
> I hear is in ~/.local/share/applications.  As for adding a new
> "Windows" program group, that has to be done somewhere else,
> but I believe that's out of the scope of Wine at the moment
> (ie: in another package).
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

Thanks for the comments, Scott.

Regarding your spec:

In Design/Nautilus and Gnome/Para 2:  It is not clear which icon 
you mean.  Do you mean the icon that appears in Nautilus and 
which the user double-clicks or otherwise "executes"?  If so 
then I disagree; that icon should be the executable's icon; the 
package provider has gone to the trouble to produce an icon that 
reflects the program and it should be used; at that level it 
should not be relevant that it is running under Wine.  If you 
mean the "busy cursor" then maybe I agree, but what does it 
achieve?  Anyway, why should the Wine icon be used; does the 
user really care how the program is being executed?

Bill Medland
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