Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:
On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 06:47 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
>Dariusz J. Garbowski wrote:
>>"Movie Player", "PDF Viewer", "Email",
"Browser", whatever... These
>>names, although perhaps more helpful for those who are unfamiliar or
>>less familiar with Linux software, are quite meaningless for those who
>>know what app exactly they want to run. What will start when I choose
>>"Some player" or "Some viewer" thing? Worse, it changes from
>>release and from distro to distro... This is one of the reasons why I
>>find myself avoiding menus completely and still running everything from
>>commandline -- at least I know what I run ;-)
>Amen brother. I've harped on that several times.
>IMO, the correct/proper solution is already available. The (free)
>.desktop standard already allows for each app to have
>So, if Evolution's case,
IIRC that was also rejected, because it didn't work with translations
when combining the two names (left-to-right, right-to-left text?)
Huh? What's broken about
Never have I seen it suggested that Name and GenericName be simply
concatenated. (Don't forget the parens).
If Fedora doesn't agree with this, they ought work upstream with
instead of inventing a new (more broken IMO)
For non-defaults I think it was decided:
GenericName=Email (or whatever the translation is).
Which looks retarded for KDE users using either "Name (GenericName)" or
"GenericName (Name)" menu displays.