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Bug#645736: Please hide xterm and uxterm icons from the GNOME menu

On Wed, 19 Oct 2011, Fabian Greffrath wrote:

Am 18.10.2011 23:17, schrieb Thomas Dickey:
well perhaps there are 3 categories of users:

a) people who intentionally use xterm (and don't mind the menus)
b) people who more/less accidentally run xterm
c) other (probably not gnome developers)

Are you addressing (b)?

I am not addressing a specific user category and I am not a gnome developer. It is just a matter of fact that gnome (and kde, xfce and lxde, btw) have their own well integrated terminal applications and thus xterm should not show up as an additional alternative in the menus *in these desktop environments*.

Without further qualifications then, you appear to be suggesting that only
applications which are part of gnome should be allowed to show up in its
menus (for instance emacs isn't). To pointedly *exclude* xterm, there should be some better justification than that it's not part of gnome.


Thomas E. Dickey

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