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Re: some suggestions towards a Debian .desktop policy [Was: Warm up discussion about desktop files]

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 09:47:25AM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> 3) Comments should be used to describe the function of the program so
> that users who are unfamiliar with the program name will be able to
> understand how the program can help them achieve tasks or partake in an
> activity. Comments should aim to distinguish the program from similar
> programs which may appear in the same menu category.
> Either the Name or the Comment can match parts of the apt-cache
> description, if the package only contains a single desktop file.
> e.g. ddd is useless as a Name. Data Display Debugger is OK as a Name,
> particularly as the comment is "Graphical debugger frontend". 
> There is absolutely no point in Policy mandating that this has to be:
> Name: ddd
> Comment: The Data Display Debugger, a graphical debugger frontend

I know I want to use ddd, and when looking in the menu and shows
just "Data Display Debugger" I will miss in the first time and go
and look for it at some other place, since I have have no idea
that that is what I'm looking for.

If I do "apt-get install ddd", I epxect to find "ddd" somewhere in
the menu.

I will find it very annoying when it says "music player" in the
menu without telling me *which* one it is.

But for people looking for a music player, they don't care (yet)
how it's called, so there probably is also a need have a way
to display more than just the name of the application.


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