Bug#209257: debian menu system and capital letters
On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 04:10:20PM +0100, Jason Chambers <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 02:45:49PM +0100, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > A small annoyance I have with debian's menu system is an inconsistency
> > in the naming of programs on the menus:
> > Apps/Tools
> > ASclock
> > EditRes
> > Oclock
> > ...
> > bbpager
> > docker
> > ...
> > The ordering of the menu is dictated by the menu system rather than my
> > window manager. I would like the menu to be alphabetical, but the
> > existing ordering (alphanumerical I presume) would suffice if the
> > packages all agreed on starting either with a capital or a lower-case
> > letter.
> You can get the case ignored when ordering by adding the following
> to /etc/menu-methods/menu.h.
This should be the default. Filing a severity 'normal' bug because
case-sensitive sorting here is absolutely terrible UI. [when case has
an agreed-upon meaning, as in Unix filenames, there may be some
justification, but when it's just haphazard, as in menu files, it should
There is probably an argument for consistent capitalization on
aesthetic grounds, but I'll let someone else make it.
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