RFC: proposals for minor updates of menu-spec

Stanislav Brabec sbrabec at suse.cz
Mon Jul 9 11:45:42 PDT 2012


Here is a batch of minor updates in the menu-spec.

All of them are pending in the Bugzilla for several years, and many of
these proposals were already discussed in the XDG list.

Move Science to Main Category:

Add Spirituality and Humanities:

Add Maps, clarify GIS:

Allow Network;Monitor:

Add Network;Feed and Network;NetworkService:

Add Game;Shooter:

Planned changes (no patches yet):

- Make menu-spec more strict:

Only "Main Categories" listed in the "Related Categories" of a
particular "Additional Category" are supported by Menu implementers.
That is why I propose this change:

-The Related Categories column lists one or more categories that are suggested
+The Related Categories column lists one or more categories that are permitted

- Split Technology Categories (GTK,QT,GNOME,KDE,XFCE) out of Additional
Categories. Each of Additional Category must be used together with one
or more Related Categories listed in the same line.

I guess that there will be no big problems with these two changes.
openSUSE validator already requires this strict implementation for
several years.


Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
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