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Re: Menu Policy - please read if you maintain a package with a .desktop file in it!



On Thu, 2004-05-13 at 19:06 -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> Once upon a time, Seth Nickell <snickell redhat com> said:
> > 3) The default packages in the  package sets (in the comps file) may not
> > include any applications that are functional duplicates. In other words,
> > if the user clicks all the package sets in the installer (other than
> > everything), they should not end up with two web browsers or two
> > spreadsheets in the menus. To give a hypothetical example, lets say we
> > shipped Gnumeric as one of the default apps in the "Office" package set.
> > In this case OpenOffice.org Calc should not show up in the menus, even
> > if the openoffice.org package is installed (presuming we install the
> > rest of openoffice by default). One way to address this would be to
> > include a separate "openoffice.org-calc" package that simply installs
> > a .desktop file.
> 
> I understand trying to make things simpler, but I also have a problem
> with this.  I will sometimes intentionally install multiple things (like
> OOo and Gnumeric), with the intention of checking them both out to see
> which one I like (or does what I want) better.  I install both from the
> regular install menu in anaconda; with your rule above, I wouldn't end
> up with both in the desktop menus that way.

You would if you install OOo and Gnumeric and OOo Calc. This isn't a
restriction on installing individual packages, or even packages inside a
package set, just packages that get turned on by default when you enable
a package set.

-Seth



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