Menu editor for Edubuntu

Registered by Stéphane Graber on 2009-12-08

The Edubuntu team has been discussing the need of a tool to filter the list of applications displayed to a user depending on various criterias. We first implemented it as a set of meta-packages called application bundles and prefixed ubuntu-edu-* though we then noticed that it doesn't always apply to all countries.

Each country and possibly region/school district has its own rules on what kind of software should be available to which grades. In order to fix that, the following specification has been written and will be discussing the development of a tool used to easily create new menus that will be put on top of the main Edubuntu menu and filter it.

The interface will basically let the administrator define new menus by selecting the entries he wants and these he doesn't, then create new menus/sub-menus and finally save that as a standard XDG menu file.
Then, another interface will be used to assign menus to system groups.

A way to easily import and export these menus will also be provided along with a package providing sample menus provided by some of our partners (Guadalinex, Qimo, Revolution Linux, ...).

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Edubuntu Council
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Edubuntu Council
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Revolution Linux
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Proposed for lucid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-3
Started by
Stéphane Graber on 2009-12-08
Completed by
Jonathan Carter on 2010-04-20

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This has been implemented by mgariepy and is now included by default in Edubuntu -jonathan 2010-04-20

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