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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Desktop categories: mismatch in brp-desktop and rpmlint
  • From: Vincent Untz <vuntz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:17:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <20090217101734.GB4579@xxxxxxxxx>
Le mardi 17 février 2009, à 11:02 +0100, Stephan Kulow a écrit :
Am Montag 16 Februar 2009 schrieb Vincent Untz:
Le samedi 14 février 2009, à 23:20 +0000, David Bolt a écrit :
On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Stephan Kulow wrote:-


brp-desktop checks if the desktop file will map to one of our menu
structures. And according to /etc/xdg/menus/ the
category is X-SuSE-Core-Multimedia, but AudiVideo already maps there.

Purely out of curiosity, I've built up a list of all the desktop
categories using those in the openSUSE packaging guidelines and those
listed on I've then tested whether they are valid using
desktop-file-validate test and also whether they pass the rpmlint
checks[0]. I've considered adding the list to the wiki but wondered if
anyone has a good idea where it should be placed, and where to add links
pointing to it.

FWIW, I'm more and more convinced that we should just remove all
X-SuSE-* categories and only use the ones in the specifications. [1] We
can fix the spec where it needs to be fixed.

The first step would be to change /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menus to
only use upstream categories.

It's a long-term effort, but I think we can still fix this during 11.2
if we want since we have quite some time before the release.

What's the benefit for either us or the user?

Us: we can stop tweaking the categories of all desktop files to try to
make them appear at the right place, and just let upstream do it the
right way. It's a real pain right now... Especially since sometimes, you
don't even notice that your .desktop file doesn't even appear
anywhere (happened to me last week, after a package update).

The user: no real benefit. (well, I could give you this one: similar
experience in openSUSE menus as in the menus of other distros; better
consistency = better docs)


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