On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:49:29 -0800, in comp.os.linux.development.apps, "Rob
> I am developing an application that when installed has links in the
First question: _what_ "start" menu?
Quote:> I know a bit about .directory and .desktop files.
Sorry, but those files don't exist on _my_ desktop. What do they do?
>is that it looks like I need to parse and edit the applications.menu file to
>include references to my .directory and .desktop files. Is there a tool for
>doing so? It seems hard to believe that all application developers would
>have to write their own tools for parsing/editing this file. Any ideas?
Well, if such a tool exists, it exists only for the environment that you
are running. Obviously, you aren't running the same environment that I run.
So, first order of business is to determine what environment you are
running; what is it that gives you a "start" menu, and uses ~/.desktop and
~/.directory files? From there, you can locate the makers of that
environment, and determine if they have a tool to parse/edit the "start"
>Thanks in advance,
Lew Pitcher, Information Technology Consultant, Toronto Dominion Bank Financial Group
(Opinions expressed are my own, not my employer's.)