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Re: electronics-menu REJECTED (discussion)

Le lundi 14 janvier 2008 à 21:25 +0000, Peter Clifton a écrit :
> Since there are no other categories in the XDG spec which fit, this is
> really why the problem occurs:
> "Every conforming desktop environment MUST support" (XDG menu-spec)

At least for GNOME, I have nothing against adding new menus. We have
already done that for games, and this could be done for other categories
as well.

> Clearly the people who wrote the XDG menu spec didn't consider any
> technical applications:
>   Hydrology
>   GIS (Geographic Information system)
>   Mathematics, e.g. Matlab / Octave (if it had a GUI) / others
>   Mechanical CAD packages
>   Structural analysis
>   Electrical CAD, IC Design etc..
>   Circuit simulation
> Also:
>   Hamradio, Knitting, Cave surveying, <insert hobby here>
>   Physics, Chemistry, <insert science here>
>   Medical imaging, Radar, <insert specialist topic here>

I think the good solution is a new "technical" menu with optional
submenus appearing when it becomes too large. If you can agree on the
structure of this menu and make it fit as much as possible to existing
XDG categories, it could be easily added.

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  `-        our own. Resistance is futile.

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