Bug#559895: menu: New Category Applications/Multimedia
Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> writes:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 04:03:23PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 07, 2009 at 05:45:35PM +0100, Andreas Marschke wrote:
>>> I'm here by proposing to add a new category to the menu called
>>> Applications/Multimedia or FreeDesktop.org conform
>>> Applications/AudioVideo as some of the shipped applications with
>>> debian o not only comply to the curret category they are in.
>>> For examble, vlc is in the category Applications/Viewers and bangarang
>>> is in the category Applications/Sounds although both are able to play
>>> videos as well as music and show pictures. For this reason it is only
>>> understandable to add the new category called either
>>> Applications/Multimedia or Applications/AudioVideo .
>> the menu section is defined by the menu subpolicy which is part of
>> debian-policy and not of the menu package. Reassigning.
>> Looking at the menu subpolicy, I believe that both vlc and bangarang
>> belong to Applications/Video.
> I just reported a bunch of bug reports against programs in
> Applications/Viewers or Applications/Sounds instead of
> Applications/Video or Applications/"TV and Radio". This should improve
> the situation.
It sounds from this follow-up like this modification to the menu policy is
not required, and instead packages should use the categories that already
exist more consistently. Does anyone disagree?
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>