Re: Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME

If anyone is interested in my proposal for DE-specific keys, I've
written a proposal for how the Desktop Entry Specification could be
updated. This support could be used to implement the naming mentioned,
that is calling it "System Settings" in KDE, and "KDE System Settings"
elsewhere - without new desktop files.

I'm attaching the proposal. However, I do not have the time or
willpower to argue for it. If someone finds it useful, feel free to
make something out of it. (implementing it, however, is trivial)

For my original suggestion, see (but the
example there is accidentally inverted).

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 13:47 +0200, todd rme wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> wrote:
>> > On 4 August 2011 07:27, George Spelvin <linux horizon com> wrote:
>> >> I think what is needed is a series of more specific alternate names in
>> >> a .desktop file, with more levels than the current GenericName and Name.
>> >
>> > I think the KDE system settings desktop file just needs an addition of:
>> >
>> > OnlyShowIn=KDE;
>> >
>> > Richard.
>> >
>> It has already been explained why this is not sufficient.  System
>> settings is needed to configure many aspects of KDE programs.  Doing
>> this will leave Gnome users unable to configure any KDE programs they
>> use.
> I already pointed out a solution that makes it "System Settings" in KDE
> and "KDE System Settings" in other desktops. The KDE developers seemed
> to agree to this. The problem is solved. Please let's end this thread
> and get back to writing great free software.
> Thanks,
> Shaun

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