[Fedora-packaging] X-Fedora vs. X-Fedora-Extra vs. X-Fedora-Extras

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Mar 8 04:45:39 UTC 2005

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 04:29:29 +0100 (CET), Dag Wieers wrote:
> > RPMforge uses X-Red-Hat-Base everywhere. Should we be worried ? :)
> > What's the effect of changing the category, what is it used for ?
> X-Red-Hat-Base puts a desktop menu entry into the top menu, while
> X-Red-Hat-Extra marks desktop menu entries which appear in the
> "More ..." sub-menus. X-Fedora is just a placeholder.

I don't like a meaningless placeholder. Either we anticipate a change in 
the future and we should define that use (having a single identifier for 
all packages makes no sense). Or we drop it.

X-Red-Hat-Base and X-Red-Hat-Extra has a meaning, although I'm not sure 
why it includes 'Red-Hat'. Maybe we need a policy of what is expected in 
the first level menu, and what in the second. (Or another scheme).

PS I don't have any 'More...' submenus on my FC3 even though some of the 
desktop-files do use X-Red-Hat-Extra.

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