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

Carlo Segre <segre@iit.edu> writes:

> 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.

lintian is a tool for Debian maintainers, not for Free Desktop validation,
so as far as I'm concerned if debian-science has reached a consensus on
categories, lintian should recognize those categories.  It's not like it's
strictly checking against Free Desktop specifications right now anyway
(since tons and tons of .desktop files use Applications, which also isn't

If you can tell me the list of categories on which you've agreed, I'll add
them to lintian.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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