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

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Tue Mar 8 14:28:11 UTC 2005

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 05:45:39 +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.
> It's not meaningless. X-Fedora has been used to mark menu entries as
> coming from Fedora Linux. Whether it is evaluated somewhere is
> implementation dependent. X-Red-Hat-Extra is not evaluated either, I
> think. Only X-Red-Hat-Base provides the special function of placing menu
> entries in the top-level menu.
> X-Fedora-Extra or X-Fedora-Extras would mark menu entries as coming from
> Fedora Extras and would distinguish them from manually installed ones.
> A desktop menu editor might put such markers to good effect.

I understand that. With meaningless I meant that I don't see good use for 
users to distinguish a Fedora Extras and a non-Fedora-Extras package. What 
do you think would people do with this information ? I'd like to implement 
something that has a direct benefit, which I do not see here.

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