I'll have to move release date, planned for September, in October.
As I mentioned in the comment of previous post, the main
reason is how
Specification took longer to implement than I expected. Now I
LXDE guys decided to not implement
it: it is simply too complicated for this simple task.
Yes, it is powerfull, but the things could be simplified a
little bit. Hell, you even have a pattern matcher in it!
For example, why do I have to care about legacy menus; they
are not used any more and the spec should mention it in initial
draft, not carry it through all versions. You implement it once, do
the conversion and there are no more needs for legacy menus.
Or merging: couldn't one perl/python script solve this? Even
better, both things could be put in one script called when desktop
Current implementation in EDE is not full; menu merging and
layout customizing is not yet supported and I will leave them for
the future version(s). Those things that are supported are passing
official menu regression tests.
Of course, partial implementation will not cripple the final
menu presentation if sane menu configuration is used (e.g. like the
one shipped with Xfce). Or you are definitely trying to complicate
the things :P
Moving release date
September 30, 2009