Re: boinc-manager: Choose the right place in the desktop menu
On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 09:57 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 07:24:42PM -0500, Fernando C. Estrada a écrit :
> > The bug 398538  in Launchpad said that the package boinc-manager is
> > in a wrong place in the desktop menu ("Applications/System/Monitoring").
> > I read "The Debian Menu sub-policy"  and I argumented that
> > boinc-manager is a "GUI to control and monitor the BOINC core client"
> > and the description of this section is: "System information and
> > monitoring tools, log viewers, etc.", that's why I believed should
> > belong to that section.
> Hi Fernando,
> please note that although similar, the layouts of the Debian menu and the
> FreeDesktop menu are not the same.
> The file debian/boing-manager.desktop is ruled by the FreeDesktop entry
> specification (http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/).
> Since this file is not Debian-specific, maybe you can ask Upstream where they
> would like their program to be sorted in the FreeDesktop menu, modify
> debian/boing-manager.desktop and forward it to them (after validating it with
> the command ‘desktop-file-validate’). Then, you can modify
> debian/boing-manager.menu in a way that takes the best concordance between our
> menu policy and Upstream's decisions for the FreeDesktop menu.
> Have a nice day,
> Charles Plessy
> Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan
Thanks for your advice!
Fernando C. Estrada http://www.fcestrada.com
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