Meaningless name (was: Re: rpms/xchat/devel ...)
mclasen at redhat.com
Thu May 31 20:09:29 UTC 2007
On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 19:57 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Matthias Clasen <mclasen <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > So the two of you simply decided that it would be better for everybody
> > if the menu item changed from the (somewhat cryptic, but informative)
> > "IRC" to the totally meaningless "X-Chat" ?
> X-Chat has a meaning, it's the particular IRC client called X-Chat. There's
> several IRC clients in Fedora, including one called xchat-gnome which several
> people think should be the default (in fact, I'd LOVE for it to become the
> default, not because I actually use it, in fact I hate it, but because that
> could lead you to leave the regular X-Chat alone!), so "IRC" is very vague as a
> menu entry.
Yes, IRC is not a very good menu item either, "IRC client" would be a
bit better, except you really don't want "clients" in the menus. But I
stand by my claim that X-Chat is totally meaningless to regular users.
> And KDE actually displays "X-Chat (IRC client)" if the user preferences are set
> that way. Why does GNOME _still_ not support GenericName years after this
> specification has been supposedly agreed on? IMHO, the real technical problem
> lies there, mangling .desktop files like this is just papering over the
Because nobody implemented it ? Yes, that is not a great answer, but
just ignoring the fact in the name of blind guideline compliance is not
moving us forward.
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