[LAD] [Maybe OT] Linux Audio Apps Clasification

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Nov 6 11:45:43 UTC 2009

Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas wrote:
> On Friday, November 6, 2009, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> It's the only mail I read of this thread, but sorry, anyway I need to
>> reply, because the standards of freedesktop very often cause trouble on
>> my machines, e.g. when using GNOME and KDE and editing the menus, e.g.
>> by using Alacarte.
> My recommendations for you and the OP are similar: if you have some valuable 
> proposal or good ideas to solve real problems for everybody, please push your 
> proposals to freedesktop.org so they can be applied to the broader audience.

As I mentioned before:
> It would be much more comfortable if each WM/DE would use it's own 
> files. Btw. I guess most Linux audio users will start most 
> applications by using a terminal instead of a menu.

While the package manager will install an application, it could ask for 
the wanted menu entry. When I made reports because of problems with 
freedesktop standards, when using e17 and GNOME, I got a reply that 
people should use e17 only and not e17 and GNOME. If I don't want to 
have conflicts because of freedesktop standards when using e17 and 
GNOME, I should pay somebody to solve this.

So again, my good idea is that all desktops have their own files, thus a 
user will be able to customize the menus, desktop etc. without having 

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