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Desktop Menu Specification Updated
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Oct 2012, 17:27    Post_subject:  Desktop Menu Specification Updated  

For those interested, the Desktop Menu Specification has had a number of additional categories added.

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scsijon

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:04:47 +0200
> From: Stanislav Brabec <sbrabec@suse.cz>
> To: xdg@lists.freedesktop.org
> Cc: distributor-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Changes in Categories in the XDG Desktop Menu Specification
>
>
> Hallo.
>
> I am pleased to announce changes in Categories in the Desktop Menu
> Specification[1] that incorporated changes and proposals collected in
> last years in XDG list or Bugzilla.
>
> Please update your utilities and distribution menus to accept these new
> Categories.
>
> [1]
> http://specifications.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/menu-spec-latest.html#main-category-registry
>
>
> List of changes that affect applications menu:
>
>
> 1) Science is now Main Category, not Additional Category.
>
> Bugzilla reference: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20186
> Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64034
>
> If you had a common "Edutainment" menu, it could be now split to
> "Education" and "Science".
>
>
> 2) Allowed Main Categories changed:
>
> 2.1) Science: All items allowed for Education before are now accepted
> for Science as well. Bugzilla reference:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20186 Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64036
>
> 2.2) Monitor: Monitor is now accepted for System or Network. It was
> only System before. Bugzilla reference:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49699 Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64044
>
>
> 3) There are several new Additional Categories:
>
> 3.1) Spirituality: Religious and spiritual software, theology; allowed
> Main Categories: Education;Science;Utility;Game Bugzilla reference:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20192 Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64038
>
> 3.2) Humanities: Software for philosophy, psychology and other
> humanities; allowed Main Categories: Education;Science Bugzilla
> reference: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20192
> Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64038
>
> 3.3) Maps: Sofware for viewing maps, navigation, mapping, GPS; allowed
> Main Categories: Graphics;Utility;Education;Science Bugzilla reference:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20187 Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64042
>
> 3.4) Feed: RSS, podcast and other subscription based contents; allowed
> Main Categories: Network Bugzilla reference:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20197 Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64045
>
> 3.5) NetworkService: A generic network service not listed elsewhere;
> allowed Main Categories: Network Bugzilla reference:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20197 Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64045
>
> 3.6) Shooter: Shooter game; allowed Main Categories: Game
> Bugzilla reference: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=38553
> Specification Patch:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=64043
>
>

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PostPosted: Mon 29 Oct 2012, 23:39    Post_subject:  

Most interesting. Thanks for the info.

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