Bug#868431: wmaker: uses static upstream menu

Doug Torrance dtorrance at piedmont.edu
Mon Jul 24 00:58:22 UTC 2017

Control: retitle -1 wmaker: replace Debian menu

On 07/23/2017 07:38 AM, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> On 2017-07-23 Doug Torrance <dtorrance at piedmont.edu> wrote:
>> Of course, this all assumes we even want to *keep* the Debian menu in
>> Window Maker, which is questionable considering that it has been
>> deprecated in 3.9.8.
> I agree. How about switching to a static menu which
> a) uses wmmenugen to dynamically list the installed applications
> http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-wmaker-devel/2017-July/000471.html
> b) statically includes stuff that is generated indirectly by
> /etc/menu-methods/wmaker and /etc/menu-methods/wmappearance from
> wmaker.menu?
> This hook could live in /usr/share/WindowMaker.

I'll work on a draft and push it to git for review.

> I am not 100% sure about the appearance menu, but afaict from
> https://codesearch.debian.net/search?q=needs%3D%22wmappearance%22 wmaker
> itself is the only package providing input for this method.

Also, wmappearance generates appearance.menu, which has been shipped 
upstream since 2009 [1].  So I think we can safely get rid of 
wmappearance entirely and just include the upstream appearance.menu with 
the new menu.


[1] http://repo.or.cz/wmaker-crm.git/commitdiff/19f110d

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