Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Future of Appmenu Outside Unity

Since shortly after Mark announced the global menu [1] Kubuntu has shipped
plasma-widget-menubar to provide this functionality [2] and not only for
Qt/KDE, but for Gtk apps as well [3]. This has served us well on netbooks for
three years and I use it myself on a daily basis on a conventional laptop.

As of today [4], that's no longer possible. Appmenu-gtk has been replaced by
unity-gtk-module, which (apparently intentionally) doesn't work outside Unity
[5].

Is this correct? That's my impression, but I'm not aware of any discussion
this, so I may have missed something.

Scott K

[1] http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/359
[2] https://skitterman.wordpress.com/2010/07/08/global-menu-in-action-in-kubuntu-maverick/
[3] https://skitterman.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/menubar-for-gtk-and-qtkde-apps-on-kubuntu/
[4] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/appmenu-gtk/+bug/1196667
[5] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gtk+2.0/+bug/1200006

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