[Fedora-packaging] --add-category X-Fedora option to desktop-file-install not necessary nor used.

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at gmx.net
Thu Oct 26 18:24:18 UTC 2006

On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 10:26:17 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> >>>>> "JK" == Jesse Keating <jkeating at redhat.com> writes:
> JK> The best I've heard so far was carryover from fedora.us...
> I guess that if nobody knows of any reason why it should be there,
> then it doesn't need to be there.
> I'll +1 to this just on the general principle of removing needless
> cruft; I've never understood why this might have been useful.

IIRC, we've had the choice between:

  X-Red-Hat-Base : for top-level menus, which we never set

  X-Red-Hat-Extra : for everything else, but fedora.us was not Red Hat

So, fedora.us add-on packages introduced the X-Fedora category to allow
for future desktop menu features like adding/hiding/moving base and/or
add-on package entries (or entire hierarchies) based on special category

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