Re: menu editing status, and prelim. patch


On Fri, 2002-05-17 at 18:31, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > <Folder>
> > 	<Name>Leet-As-I-Wanna-Be</Name>
> > 	<Parent>Desktop Preferences/Advanced</Parent>
> > 	<Include>quake.desktop<Include>
> > </Folder>
> Do you include the "Root" system folder as parent of the "Root"
> user-specific folder? Otherwise you won't get new system folders.

This is implicit currently.  But should it be made explicit, such that
removing the top-folder's parent will give the user completely
stand-alone menus?

> > I'm considering adding a <ParentQuery/> element which would represent
> > the extended folder's query clause, to allow users fine-grained control
> > over the items that show up.  But this is most likely overkill as I
> > don't foresee users ever editing queries.
> FWIW Owen argues that menu editing is already a 'leet or admin
> feature, so we should just have a query editor app.

I think that having a properties dialog tab that lists the .desktop
keywords to show in a folder, combined with explicit deletion or
addition of launchers through nautilus will cover all real life cases.

Although one case that I don't know how to cover in the GUI is that of
undelete.  If the user deletes a folder or launcher and then wants it
back at a later time.


"I don't find excessive sanity a virtue."

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