K-Menu, XDG menus and Kiosk woes
torsten.rahn at credativ.de
Thu Jan 19 11:58:57 GMT 2006
The problem is that since KDE 3.4 many of those distributions _renamed_ the
respective applications.menu file and included patches so that KDE parses for
_instead_ of "applications.menu" and the like.
The motivation is that these distributions want to offer seperate menus for
KDE and GNOME by this workaround.
Effectively this renders any update to KDE 3.4 or any self-compiled
kiosktool-packages (that don't take the patched kdelibs into account)
For any debian and kubuntu based distribution it helps as a workaround to
- copy the applications.menu file created by the kiosktool in the respective
profile over to kde-applications.menu / copy the applications from an
existing kiosk profile over.
- or compile your sources (kdelibs IIRC) without using the respective patch
that changes "applications.menu" to something else.
I only got aware of the "secret" behind this bug a few weeks ago (and would
enjoy to give a mighty kick into the **** of some packagers).
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards,
Dipl.-Phys. Torsten Rahn, credativ GmbH
Karl-Heinz-Beckurts-Str. 13, 52428 Jülich, Germany
Tel.: +49 (2461) 6907-91
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Email: Torsten.Rahn at credativ.de
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