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Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure



Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.6.2.2
Severity: wishlist

Background:
----------
The menu structure define the list of sections and subsections of
the Debian menu system (which are displayed in window-managers menus).
The official list is part of the Debian menu subpolicy.  This list is a
bit outdated, so we are proposing an update.

Proposal:
--------
Following discussion on debian-policy I am formally proposing the 
new Debian menu structure devised by Linas Zvirblis to be included
in the Debian menu subpolicy.

For transitionning from the old structure, the translate_menus system
will be reused.  

What should you do:
------------------
--- As a packages maintainer: check whether your menu entry fit in the
    new structure.
--- As a translator: check whether the new names are easier to
    understand and translate.
--- As a Debian user: check whether the new structure improve the Debian
menu system.

Thanks in advance for all your suggestions for improvement. Please send
them to this buglog so we find them.

Please find in attachment:
-------------------------
1) The proposed new menu structure

2) The translate_menus file. To experiment with the new menu structure,
copy this file to /etc/menu-methods/ and rerun update-menus, the new
menu structure will be in effect as far as renaming of section are 
concerned (this will not add/remove new sections by itself).  Note that
this is English only until menu is translated (which will happen as soon
as the new structure is finalised and official).

Summary of changes:
------------------

1) Removed section:
Apps/Tools
Games/Sports
Screen/Root-window

2) Renamed sections:
Applications [was:Apps]
  Educational [was:Education]
  HAM Radio [was:Hamradio]
  Mathematical [was:Math]
  Network [was:Net]
  Scientific [was:Science]
     System/Administration [was:Admin]
     System/Language Environment [was:Language-Environment]
  Terminal Emulators [was:XShells]
Games
  Blocks [was:Tetris-like]
Screen
  Saving [was:Save]
  Locking [was:Lock]

Window Managers [was:WindowManagers]
Modules [was:WindowManagers/Modules]

3) New sections:

Applications [was:Apps]
  Accessibility [new]
  Data Management [new]
  File Management [new]
  Mobile Devices [new]
  Network [was:Net]
     Network/Communication [new]
     Network/File Transfer [new]
     Network/Monitoring [new]
     Network/Web Browsing [new]
     Network/Web News [new]
  Office [new]
  Project Management [new]
  System
     System/Hardware [new]
     System/Monitoring [new]
     System/Package Management [new]
     System/Security [new]
  Technical
     Technical/Electronics [new]
     Technical/Engineering [new]

  TV and Radio [new]
  Video [new]
  Web Development [new]

Games
  Tools [new]

Acknowledgement:
---------------
This new structure was devised by Linas Zvirblis with input from the
debian-policy mailing list.

Cheers,
-- 
Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 
Applications [was:Apps]
Normal applications. This is top level
section, do not put entries here.

  Accessibility [new]
  Tools to aid people with disabilities or
  on machines lacking usual input devices.
  gok, yasr, dasher

  Data Management [new]
  Interactive database programs, collection
  managers, bibliography tools etc.
  gaby, alexandria, mdbtools

  Editors
  Editors, other than office word processors,
  for text based information.
  ksubtile, nano, hexedit

  Educational [was:Education]
  Educational and training software.
  gtypist, gcompris, quiz

  Emulators
  Software that allows you to run non-native
  software or more than one OS at a time.
  wine, dosemu, qemu

  File Management [new]
  Tools for file management, archiving,
  searching, CD/DVD burning and backup.
  file-roller, mc, baobab

  Graphics
  2D and 3D graphics manipulation software.
  gimp, inkscape, imagemagick

  HAM Radio [was:Hamradio]
  Anything relating to HAM radio.
  baken, hamsoft, twlog

  Mathematical [was:Math]
  Mathematics related software.
  gcalctool, snapea, xeukleides

  Mobile Devices [new]
  Software that allows you to interface
  with mobile devices (phones, PDA's etc.).
  kandy, gnokii, gnome-pilot

  Network [was:Net]
  Network related software. This is three level
  menu, do not put entries in second (this) level.

     Network/Communication [new]
     Mail, USENET news, chat, instant messaging,
     IP telephony, video conferencing software.
     xchat, gaim, mutt

     Network/File Transfer [new]
     File transfer software such as download
     managers, FTP clients, P2P clients.
     amule, gftp, d4x

     Network/Monitoring [new]
     Network monitoring software.
     gip, ettercap, iptstate

     Network/Web Browsing [new]
     Web browsers, tools for offline browsing.
     elinks, epiphany-browser, webhttrack

     Network/Web News
     Web feed (RSS, Atom etc.)
     and podcast aggregators.
     akregator, kitty, liferea

  Office [new]
  Office suites, word processors, spreadsheets,
  address books, CRM, ERP, financial sofware.
  openoffice.org, tinyerp-client, rubrica

  Programming
  IDEs, debuggers, etc.
  anjuta, gdb, eclipse

  Project Management [new]
  Timetable managers, group task trackers,
  bug tracking software, UML tools etc.
  planner, tcm, gnotime

  Scientific [was:Science]
  Programs for science, natural and other.
  ncbi-epcr, earth3d, therion

  Shells
  Various shells to be used inside a terminal emulator.
  bash, ksh, zsh

  Sound
  Sound players, editors and rippers/recorders.
  beep-media-player, grip, audacity

  System
  System related software. This is three level
  menu, do not put entries in second (this) level.

     System/Administration [was:Admin]
     Administrative and system configuration utilities,
     also tools for personal user settings.
     gnome-control-center, configure-debian, gksu

     System/Hardware [new]
     Tools for manipulating specific hardware,
     especially non-standard laptop hardware.
     toshutils, nvclock-gtk, nvtv

     System/Language Environment [was:Language-Environment]
     This section is reserved to language-env as a special case.

     System/Monitoring [new]
     System information and monitoring tools, log viewers.
     top, hal-device-manager, gtkdiskfree

     System/Package Management [new]
     Package managers and related tools.
     aptitude, deborphan, smartpm

     System/Security [new]
     Security, cryptography and privacy related software,
     antiviruses, tools to track and report bugs.
     gpgkeys, bastille, avscan

  Technical
  Engineering related software. This is three level
  menu, do not put entries in second (this) level.

     Technical/Electronics [new]
     Circuit design tools, simulators and
     assemblers for microprocessors etc.
     geda, gnucap, tkgate

     Technical/Engineering [new]
     CAD tools and other technical software
     not directly related to electronics.
     gpsman, qcad, pythoncad

  Terminal Emulators [was:XShells]
  Terminal emulators - graphical terminals.
  xterm, gnome-terminal, rxvt

  Text
  Text oriented tools like dictionaries, OCR,
  translation and text analysis software etc.
  kdrill, stardict, turkey

  TV and Radio [new]
  TV-in, TV-out, FM radio, teletext browsers etc.
  gradio, gatos, alevt

  Viewers
  Software for viewing images, documents
  and other (not video) media.
  gqview, evince, gthumb

  Video [new]
  Video players, editors and rippers/recorders.
  istanbul, totem, kino

  Web Development [new]
  Software for web site editing, web
  programming and site administration.
  bluefish, screem, gphpedit

Games
Games and recreations. This is top
level section, do not put entries here.

  Adventure
  Role playing and adventure games,
  interactive movies and stories.
  beneath-a-steel-sky, egoboo, kq

  Arcade
  Games that involve a lot of action
  and require fast reflexes.
  xsoldier, supertux, xmoto

  Blocks [was:Tetris-like]
  Tetris-like games involving falling blocks.
  crack-attack, frozen-bubble, netris

  Board
  Games played on a board.
  phalanx, xshogi, xboard

  Card
  Games involving a deck of cards.
  pysol, ace-of-penguins, xpat2

  Puzzles
  Tests of ingenuity and logic.
  xmpuzzles, sgt-puzzles, enigma

  Simulation
  Simulations of the real world
  in all detail and complexity.
  flightgear, torcs, [fillme]

  Strategy
  Games involving long term strategic thinking.
  wesnoth, widelands, netpanzer

  Tools [new]
  Server browsers, configurators, editors and other
  game related tools that are not games themselves.
  xqf, crystalspace, [fillme]

  Toys
  Amusements, eye-candy, entertaining
  demos, screen hacks (screenavers) etc.
  xdesktopwaves, xphoon, xpenguins

Help
Programs that provide user documentation. Can (and
should) also contain entries for important documents.
debian-reference, apt-howto, dhelp

Screen
Programs that affect the whole screen. This
is top level section, do not put entries here.

  Saving [was:Save]
  Tools for blanking the screen. Entries of screen hacks and
  configuration GUIs should go to other appropriate sections.
  xscreensaver, xlockmore, [fillme]

  Locking [was:Lock]
  Tools for locking the screen.
  xscreensaver, xlockmore, [fillme]

Window Managers [was:WindowManagers]
X window managers.
fluxbox, metacity, waimea

Modules [was:WindowManagers/Modules]
Window manager modules. As only modules related to running
WM are shown, do not create subsections for specific WMs.
fvwm, fvwm-gnome, wmaker

substitute section->section
  Apps/Databases "Apps/Data Management"
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/Education Apps/Educational
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/Hamradio "Apps/HAM Radio"
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/Math Apps/Mathematical
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/Net Apps/Network
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/Science Apps/Scientific
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/System/Admin Apps/System/Administration
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/System/Language-Environment "Apps/System/Language Environment"
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Games/Tetris-like Games/Blocks
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  WindowManagers/Modules Modules
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  WindowManagers "Window Managers"
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  XShells "Apps/Terminal Emulators"
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Screen/Lock Screen/Locking
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Screen/Save Screen/Saving
endtranslate

substitute section->section
  Apps/ Applications/
endtranslate


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