[Live-demo] start menu for all GIS applications

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Jul 20 13:51:17 PDT 2011

It's a bug in the scripts do to a change in how Xubuntu configures it's
menus. The menu we've used previously is still on the system and I'm
working to figure out how to get it to show up again under the new
desktop setup.

It's easy to add to existing categories, but at the same time hard to
move existing entries that are defined by packages, or create new
categories in the default menu. So I think we'll stick with a separate
menu. Now I just need to make it show up again.


On 07/20/2011 01:36 PM, Peter Baumann wrote:
> +1 ...makes a lot of sense to me.
> -Peter
> On 07/20/2011 10:11 PM, Frank Gasdorf wrote:
>> Hello folks,
>> I'm wondering about the current menu structure for the GIS
>> applications. They are all mixed up. I felt very comfortable with a
>> Geospatial main menu and sub entries for Desktop GIS, Servers, etc.
>> Right now (5.0 beta1) it would be very confusing for Starters to find
>> intuitive the applications  they like to try, some apps are added to
>> Science, some to Education, and all other in Others. Some project
>> application launchers are added twice.
>> I'm not very familiar withe the xubuntu desktop configuration, the
>> install script install_desctop.sh seems to do, what I would expect.
>> Maybe it's missing something to add Categories in
>> /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu or something like that. Any xubuntu
>> Guru out there?
>> What do you think about the two enhancement tasks:
>> 1. update menu structure to something like this:
>>  Applications --> OSGeo Live --> Servers
>>                                                     --> Desktop GIS
>>                                                     --> .. some more
>> categories (like on the live 4.5 version)
>> 2. create global replacements for the sphinx docs in conf.py, that
>> every project can use within the rst files, for example
>>       ..  |GS_START_MENU_PATH| replace:: `Geospatial --> server -->
>> start GeoServer`
>> Any suggestions?
>> Cheers, Frank

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