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Re: desktop file main category for a scientific data viewer?

Hi Thibaud:

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008, Thibaut Paumard wrote:

So, should all science software really go under Education??? Or should I use both Graphics;3DGraphics;Viewers *and* Science;Astronomy;DataVisualization?

The consensus on the debian-science list is no. Education is simply not the right category. We have made several efforts to have this changed in the free desktop specification to no avail. Some of us simply use an sensible category and let the lintian errors pile up until they come to their senses.



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Illinois Institute of Technology
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