Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings" by GNOME

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 28 14:08:52 BST 2011


On 28 July 2011 08:51, Thomas L├╝bking <thomas.luebking at gmail.com> wrote:
> I thought that was what the GenericName entry was supposed to be good
> for, so gnome-terminal.desktop would have
>
> Name=GNOME Terminal
> GenericName=Terminal
> Exec=gnome-terminal
>
> and the runner/menu could use the GenericName unless there's a
> clash (cause konsole's GenericName is Terminal as well) where it
> could fall back to the Name enties for disambiguation.
>
> So my question regarding all this flood in my inbox would be:
>
> Does gnome-control-center now use "System Settings" for
> the GenericName or the Name entry of gnome-control-center so whether
> there's a real issue with disambiguation (as long as you want to avoid
> invoking the Exec string) or just "runner/menu xyz is too stupid to
> resolve ambiguities"?

Here's what the .desktop files look like:

http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-control-center/tree/shell/gnome-control-center.desktop.in.in
https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/kde-workspace/repository/revisions/master/annotate/systemsettings/app/systemsettings.desktop

Jeremy Bicha



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