Bug 20186 - menu-spec Categories: clash of Science and Education => new main Category
menu-spec Categories: clash of Science and Education => new main Category
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Specifications
Classification: Unclassified
Component: desktop-entry
unspecified
Other All
: medium major
Assigned To: Vincent Untz
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Blocks: 20187
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Reported: 2009-02-18 04:30 UTC by Stanislav Brabec
Modified: 2012-10-11 13:31 UTC (History)
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Attachments
0001-Move-Science-to-Main-Category.patch (1.29 KB, patch)
2012-07-09 17:20 UTC, Stanislav Brabec
Details | Splinter Review
0002-All-sciences-should-have-both-Education-and-Science.patch (2.63 KB, patch)
2012-07-09 17:25 UTC, Stanislav Brabec
Details | Splinter Review

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Description Stanislav Brabec 2009-02-18 04:30:34 UTC
menu-spec know only one top level category for science: Education.

Science is allowed only as a secondary category, and even it is not allowed e. g. for Economy, Geography and several other.

It forces ugly mixing of educational games and scientific software in the same menu.

Proposed solutions:

1) We need a new main category:
1a) Move Science to main catagories
1b) New broader main category: Research (maybe better)

2) All sciences must be allowed for both Science and Education, and in case of 1b for Research as well.

References:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2007-June/008451.html
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2008-April/009404.html
 http://wiki.debian.org/ExtraMenus
 http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/01/msg00445.html
 http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2008/03/msg00024.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=443364
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2008-September/009969.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-packaging/2009-02/msg00037.html
Comment 1 Stanislav Brabec 2012-07-09 17:20:15 UTC
Created attachment 64034 [details] [review]
0001-Move-Science-to-Main-Category.patch

Proposed patch for 1a.
Comment 2 Stanislav Brabec 2012-07-09 17:25:00 UTC
Created attachment 64036 [details] [review]
0002-All-sciences-should-have-both-Education-and-Science.patch

Proposed patch to implement 2 on top of 1a.

I was unsure for Sports, but I can imagine sports science. (Well, I can even imagine Utility;Sports e. g. for sports heartbeat monitor device utilities, as well as Utility for many other items in the Science category.)