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Bug#194974: [PROPOSAL] add Games/Simulation to menu subpolicy



Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.5.10.0
Severity: normal

I noticed that the majority of packages that create a new second-level
menu (in violation of policy) are in Games/Simulation.
http://lintian.debian.org/reports/Tmenu-item-creates-new-section.html
has the list. Most of the programs there are simulations of the real
world (though achilles and matrem are a-life programs, and xlife seems
to have been thrown in some reason). There are slow simulations like atc
from bsdgames, realistic real-time simulations like flightgear and
csmash and gtkpool

Since so many of these are in Games/Simulation, and indeed, there seems
to be no other sensible place to put something like the flightgear
flight simulator, I think we should go ahead and bless this submenu in
the menu subpolicy. However, I don't think that artificial life and
flight simulators belong in the same menu, so I suggest we limit it to
real-world or physical simulations.

--- menu-policy.sgml.old	2003-05-27 20:40:31.000000000 -0400
+++ menu-policy.sgml	2003-05-27 20:54:41.000000000 -0400
@@ -208,6 +208,10 @@
 		  <item>
 		    <p>tests of ingenuity and logic</p>
 		  </item>
+		  <tag>Simulation</tag>
+		  <item>
+		    <p>real world simulations, like flight simulators
+		  </item>
 		  <tag>Sports</tag>
 		  <item>
 		    <p>games derived from "real world" sports</p>

I don't know where the three life programs currently in
Games/Simulations should go under this new regime, probably somewhere in
Apps as they're not really games at all. Apps/Science?

-- 
see shy jo

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