Re: Name vs GenericName (again)
- From: Karl Lattimer <karl qdh org uk>
- To: Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Name vs GenericName (again)
- Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:36:04 +0300
On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 15:15 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Le vendredi 25 juillet 2008, à 15:58 +0300, Karl Lattimer a écrit :
> > On Fri, 2008-07-25 at 14:52 +0200, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > In GNOME, we generally only use Name. Which mean gedit appears as "Text
> > > Editor" and Totem as "Movie Player". Makes a lot of sense to me.
> > > However, if you install another text editor or movie player, we end up
> > > with something like "Text Editor" and "GVIM" in the menus, or "Movie
> > > Player" and "VLC Movie Player", etc.
> > >
> > > It doesn't really help that much. I'd like to propose the following:
> > >
> > > + define at the fd.o level some standard GenericName values (Text
> > > Editor, Movie Player, Calculator, etc.)
> > > + start using those GenericName values in .desktop files in GNOME
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=426196
> > I provided this patch an ice age ago to let us edit the generic name tag
> > easily by modifying the place in the gnome panel where the .desktop file
> > editing occurs.
> > If we apply this patch then at least we'll have a feature exposed in the
> > UI. Then its not exactly a difficult matter of editing the files.
> > Can we include this patch in 2.24 then worry about the rest for 2.26?
> We don't use GenericName anywhere so making it editable wouldn't help us
> for now.
It is currently used in GNOME main menu. Plus we don't want to end up in
a cart before the horse situation, if we make it editable, then people
can edit it ready for when it becomes a feature.
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