Re: apps-menu

Am Mon, 16 Aug 2010 10:52:48 -0600
schrieb Matthew <matth love gmail com>:

> On 8/13/2010 12:05 PM, Christopher Roy Bratusek wrote:
> > (now there I'm already in the mood: the one more message (TM))
> >
> > Hi dear fellows,
> >
> > I've also thought about the apps-menu. I noticed that KDE-Applications don't show up.
> > That's pretty easy to fix. But there's a question in my mind about that: shouldn't
> > there be more sub-menus? I mean there aren't any icons in there and thus it may not
> > be that usable then there are too many entries in the same level.
> >
> > Next is the a-zA-Z issue. I forgot which librep-func was buggy so that Matthew
> > couldn't do the sorting properly. So we ever fix the issue (better) or make all a-z
> > A-Z for the first letter (not so good though).
> >
> > At last: not all apps show up in the correct sub-menu. VBox for example shows up in
> > Games rather than in System or Utils (I believe Utils is a better name than Utility).
> > We should check other apps to and change accordingly.
> >
> > So if you have some comments to share, or suggestions for new sub-menus that can be
> > done, place a message :D
> >
> > Regards,
> > Chris
> >
> Hi All,
> Regarding the a-z/A-Z issue, It is the sort function, used with 
> 'string<, that will put upper-case letters before lower-case letters.  I 
> haven't looked into this in a while, so not sure if there is a better 
> way to sort them, one option was to make all the entries upper-case, but 
> that would negatively effect certain applications that should be 
> lower-case.  Guile has 'string-ci<, which is case-insensitive, i'm not 
> sure if rep has something similar., if not, maybe we can add it in.
> Regarding sub-menus, I think this is a great idea, we could better take 
> advantage of the varying Categories in the .desktop files and it would 
> be easier to read and find what you're looking for.

I also believe that it's better.

> Icons can be added to the menus fairly easily, i almost had this working 
> a while back, but was having trouble with the icon-factory in rep-gtk, 
> adding specific icons, however, is fairly trivial, though themes etc 
> wouldn't effect them in that case.
> What are the thoughts regarding tool-tips in the apps-menu?

Generally you can add both features, but both un/settable and off by default. Except that
there's no limitation. You know we're talking Sawfish :)

> I will try to work on some of these things in the coming weeks.

Sounds good.


> Cheers,
> Matthew

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