dmesktop program is in many ways like
dmenu_run, but it draws the list of programs to select from using the XDG Desktop Entry specification instead of just using applications on the
$PATH (which includes non-graphical programs you might not need to start via such a menu, like
Because of slight annoyances with the startup time of Python 3, and also because of wanting some richer reuable components,
dmesktop is being rewritten in Rust.
dmesktop script requires Python 3.6 or greater, and hasn't been tested on any machine but my own.