Can Name=GenericName go away now, please?

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Sep 17 15:10:46 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 17:00 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le Lun 17 septembre 2007 16:15, Jesse Keating a écrit :
> > On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 09:05:16 -0500
> > Rex Dieter <rdieter at> wrote:
> >> I'm aware of the history that brought us to this point, and using
> >> the
> >> generic items, but I think it's time to re-evaluate the decision,
> >> especially in the context of fedora's various spins.

How do Fedoras various spins change the circumstances that lead to the
decision ?

> > Is a tooltip popup with what the application name actually is not
> > enough? We have to satisfy two groups here, those that are looking
> > for
> > an "email client" and those that are looking for "thunderbird".
> And one could change the menu policy from one to the other or a combo
> of both if GNOME apps didn't hijack Name with what the spec says
> should go in genericname

No, thats just broken. If you change the combo, you suddenly get five
"Email Client" entries in the menu. 

Combining name and genericname programmatically just doesn't work from an
i18n perspective.

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