Request to register a "Main" desktop Category: Electronics
Felipe Ignacio Cañas Sabat
f.canas.s at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 20:57:35 PDT 2010
On Fri, 2010-03-12 at 00:14 +0000, Peter TB Brett wrote:
> Peter Brett <peter at peter-b.co.uk> writes:
> > Vincent Untz <vuntz at gnome.org> writes:
> >> I don't think it should be a main category. However, we can certainly
> >> add an additional category for it -- looking at the screenshot you
> >> provided, there seems to be enough app to justify this. Can you just
> >> file a bug against the Specification product in bugs.freedesktop.org?
> > So which *main* category do you think is appropriate for these
> > applications? As far as I can tell, the answer is, "None of them!"
> > Can you at least consider the addition of an "Engineering" main
> > category? Otherwise all engineering applications are going to be
> > scattered between the equally-inappropriate "Graphics", "Education" and
> > "Development" categories, which is clearly the Wrong Thing.
> > I can't believe that, after all these years, XDG *still* hasn't managed
> > to correct this obvious deficiency in the original set of main
> > categories.
> So, can anyone answer the question? Which main XDG category should we
> put our engineering applications in, by default? (Debian insist on
> patching our .desktop files to place them in the "Education" category,
> which is clearly *retarded*).
I'd like to say I'm in favor of creating an "Engineering" main category.
Also, in Debian "Science" is a main category. On the standard it appears
as an additional category. Should "Science" be promoted to a main
category as well? The same argument could be used for this, as
applications for science are not quite in the same category as those for
engineering, and are not always for educational purposes.
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