Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th May 2007 18:54 UTC
Gnome In the GNOME bugzilla, there is an ongoing discussion about whether or not to include a patch into the default GNOME installation which would enable GNOME to (optionally) have a global application menubar, similar to that of the Mac OS and KDE (in the latter it is optional and off by default). Installation instructions and .deb packages, as well as a 60-page (and counting) discussion of the patch, are available on the UbuntuForums. Read on for a poll on this issue.
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by ubit on Thu 17th May 2007 21:21 UTC in reply to "RE"
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I agree, the keeping background apps open is an important aspect of OS X. This would bring usability concerns into GNOME's use of the system tray vs. Apple's use of background apps and a dock.

However, I really feel a global menu is a good step forward, and it's only an applet anyways. It's very hard to patch GTK out of main, and still keep apps normally updated in a main repository, so perhaps an off/on could be implemented for the GTK patch in upstream, and of course one could install the mac menu .deb for themselves.

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