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Re: hplip: hp-toolbox advertising?



Matthias Clasen wrote:

> On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 06:44 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:

>> David's usability issues have nothing to do with packaging.
>> If you can justify crippling the packaging, fine, but you haven't.

> I can see the point of putting things in the menus which are explicitly
> installed by the user. But to force everything that is in the default
> install into the menus just because somebody thought it would be a good
> idea to write in the packaging guideline that "every gui app has to have
> a desktop file" will quickly lead to unusable menus.

See, this is where we apparently disagree.  The packaging guideline exists
*because* the to-display-where-or-not decision should not be up to
individual packages/packagers.  

This goes beyond packaging policy/guidelines.  It is a usability issue, and
should be considered carefully(1) when designing future iterations of
(gnome|kde|redhat)-menus.

(1) Usability a SIG/group would come in handy here, oh maybe something like:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Usability

-- Rex




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