Re: My Little Wish List for Gnome

Using my "inheritance" method, the user's stale entry would be inherited
from the system entry.  The system entry would be removed by
deinstallation.  When the user's menu starts up, it would delete any items
which inherit from non-existent system entries.  No need to prompt the
user like in Winblows.

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On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Ian Campbell wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> >   (it just occured to me to worry about what happens when a program is
> >   removed, but I believe Gnome's menu items contain info about how to
> >   tell which programs are installed, right?  So this would be automagically
> >   handled..unless the program removed its .dektop entry.  Ouch.  I think
> >   both our schemes have a problem there.  Maybe not though, this just
> >   occured to me)
> I think that currently it is handled by the "test before" item (I think)
> I don't think a program being removed would cause problems for either of
> us. In each case you would have a stale .desktop in the users menu, but it
> would be easy to ignore.
> In your case the equivalent system menu .desktop did not exist then it
> would be ignored 
> in my case if the default=...desktop was not there the use enty would be
> ignored. 
> Probably in both cases the user should be askd if he wants to delete the
> stale .desktop file....
> Ian
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