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Bug#363486: dpkg: [update-alternatives] New categories for: WORD, EXCEL, MEDIA-PLAYER etc.

| an off-topic question:
| why x-office-word, x-office-excel, etc?
| are these trying to express "the replacement for microsoft windows
| word, excel" ?
| or is this what text documents or spreadsheet documents being called?

It's almost industry standard to refer to "Word" as the word processor
program, similarly "Excel", but as suggested below


will do nicely too. I'll recap this issue in Debian devel.


| On 6/12/06, Margarita Manterola <margamanterola@gmail.com> wrote:
| > On 6/12/06, Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net> wrote:
| > > Is there any coordinated effort to standardize the name of the provided
| > > programs in /etc/alternatives?
| >
| > I don't think this concerns debian-policy at all.  The use of
| > alternatives is something that needs to be coordinated amont the
| > maintainers of packages.  It's not a question of policy or of dpkg.
| >
| > So, in order to have an alternative link for x-word-processor or
| > x-spreadsheet, you need to file wishlist bugs against the packages
| > that would be involved, and then have the maintainers  agree with each
| > other what to do.
| >
| > But, before doing so, it would be a good idea to discuss about this on
| > debian-devel.  I suggest you post the original proposal to
| > debian-devel, explaining the full rationale on why you want this, what
| > would need to be changed, what would be the benefits for the users and
| > what would be the maintainers' resposibilities.
| >
| > --
| > Besos,
| > Marga

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