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Re: Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure

On 09-Apr-2006, Linas Žvirblis wrote:
> Eduard Bloch wrote:
> >> Window Managers [was:WindowManagers]
> >> Modules [was:WindowManagers/Modules]
> > 
> > I cannot see the reason for this change. "Modules" can stand for
> > any kind of modules (kernel, X11, software components) however
> > this section was explicitely preserved for Window manager related
> > modules.
> Yes, but they are only shown if you run a VM they belong to. Being a
> user of a VM that uses modules, you can be expected to know what
> they are.

I don't believe that's true; you seem to be conflating "user" with
"person who installs the software". Most users of a computer have no
idea what a "window manager" is, let alone that they have "modules";
yet they may well desire to use some of these.

To repeat part of my message you didn't address:

Another flawed assumption is that the current user is the one who
understands what window manager they are using (or even understands
what a "window manager" is anyway). For users of computers where some
other user installs software that causes menu items to appear under
this section, they cannot be expected to know the meaning of a menu
section named "Modules".

I believe the menu sections should be named so that a user who *never*
installs software, nor understands what a window manager is, can still
navigate and understand the menu items provided by that software.

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Ben Finney <ben@benfinney.id.au>

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