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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: rakarrack - alternative desktop categories

David Timms wrote:

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano wrote:
0.2.x is now in Planet CCRMA thanks to Arnaud from IRCAM. Great if you
can/want to migrate it to Fedora!
I did submit a package review that I think meets the Fedora guidelines:

I would appreciate it if you could
keep the extra categories in the desktop file, they are used to classify
audio apps in an extra menu I added to Planet CCRMA (and rakarrack would
drop out of it if they were ommited).
The question you ask is a good one, and I understand where you are coming from: {ccrma .spec}
# desktop file categories
BASE="X-Fedora Application AudioVideo"
XTRA="X-Digital_Processing X-Jack"

%{__mkdir} -p %{buildroot}%{_datadir}/applications
desktop-file-install --vendor fedora \
  --dir %{buildroot}%{_datadir}/applications \
  `for c in ${BASE} ${XTRA} ; do echo "--add-category $c " ; done` \
As I understand it, a Fedora package can use only the categories present in the freedesktop.org spec:

Can a package use it's own categories, or must they meet the standards ?

If there will be many audio apps {aka ccrma} packages, it would be best to have them grouped in the same menu; the AudioVideo menu on my machine is already overflowing more than a screenful, so I think it would be good if these audio {only} apps get their own menu ?
I have been making progress with the above review request, and am getting pretty close. It would be good if anyone having a definitive answer on this one could provide some guidance ;-)


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