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Re: [Fwd: Re: Gnome Icons, Gnome/KDE Menus need improvement]



Seth Nickell wrote:
On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 10:23 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:

Bryan Clark wrote:

I made a bug over the weekend to remind myself to fix the HIG on this.

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=144284

The F.D.O spec seems to suggest that Name is purely the proper name of the application without the description of functionality included. We should align on this issue. My recommendation is to format the Name as "[Proper Name] [Description of Functionality]" and GenericName as "[Description of Functionality]". When two applications exist with the same "[Description of Functionality]" then the Name is used instead.

I'm glad someone (esp @redhat) has seen the light. I suggested doing *exactly* this on the fedora-devel list a few weeks ago, and it was dismissed.


Bryan and I have discussed this and we're not doing it.

I respectfully disagree, and by not doing it, you're not following freedesktop.org .desktop guidelines/standards. Please, *please* reconsider.


Besides, in KDE, at least, the display of [Name] and [GenericName] is configurable, so users can have any of
[Name]
[Name] ([GenericName])
[GenericName] ([Name])
and redhat is free to use the latter as the default.


-- Rex



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