Launchers (shr-launcher, qalee, ...) and Xdg

David Reyes Samblas Martinez david at
Sat Aug 29 16:48:29 CEST 2009

2009/8/29 Nicola Mfb <nicola.mfb at>:
> Hi!
> while writing a simple application launcher for my needs I found (and
> begin to lite support) freedesktop Xdg menu specifications [1] so just
> asked to myself if other launchers supports these. It may be a way to
> unify launchers behaviour and user preferences, but it's a new topic
> for me, so I do not know the real status and actual trends.
> What do you think about?
> Reading the specs I found "Telephony" and "TelephonyTools", in the
> additional categories, are these suitable for phone apps? should shr
> applications/paroli and so on add one of that in the respective
> .desktop file?
> Finally if this is an interesting topic and we come to a "common"
> default menu view of applications, we may think to customize the
> /etc/xdg/menus/ of SHR (and other distros, ore create
> a specific new one) to match our needs. That may be a real starting
> point to have the same applications menu structure even if the user
> decide to install and use different launchers.
> Regards
>    Nicola
> [1]
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