Re: A few comments regarding Gnome-shell

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Federico Mena Quintero
<federico gnome org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 10:52 +0100, David Prieto wrote:
>> - I have noticed there is an Apps menu which you can use to browse all
>> installed apps, but there isn't a similar Places menu where you can
>> browse your favourited folders, external volumes and recently used
>> files. Wouldn't such a menu make sense?
> This is happening in the "zeitgeist" branch.  It will have a journal of
> the things you have done over time - files edited, web sites visited,
> etc.
>> - After working for some time with Ubuntu's Unity, there was one thing
>> I really liked: having the current window's menubar integrated in the
>> top panel. What is the opinion of the Gnome team regarding this?
> This is technically difficult.  Unity's top menubar works by patching
> GTK+ so that it will send the text labels for menu items over D-Bus, to
> a process that administers the menu.  This doesn't work for every app,
> especially for those that don't use "plain" menus but instead tweak them
> in one way or another.

They also patch Qt, OpenOffice and Firefox because they don't use raw GTK+.
Not quite an option for every distribution.

> The top menubar is interesting, but so far no one has made an
> implementation that "just works" - we'll very likely have to rethink the
> way menus work in GTK+ for that to be universal.
>  Federico
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