[Fedora-packaging] Re: rakarrack - alternative desktop categories

David Timms dtimms at iinet.net.au
Sun Oct 12 07:27:45 UTC 2008

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 14:13 +1100, David Timms wrote:
>>> Can a package use it's own categories, or must they meet the standards ?
>>> If there will be many audio apps {aka ccrma} packages, it would be best 
>>> to have them grouped in the same menu; the AudioVideo menu on my machine 
>>> is already overflowing more than a screenful, so I think it would be 
>>> good if these audio {only} apps get their own menu ?
>> I have been making progress with the above review request, and am 
>> getting pretty close. It would be good if anyone having a definitive 
>> answer on this one could provide some guidance ;-)
> I don't see anything wrong with using non-standard categories, as long
> as they are prefixed with X-, as recommended in the menu spec, and are
> used _in addition_ to one of the registered main categories.

Thanks, Matthias. I can see that I was being overly strict in my 
interpretation of the standards. I'll definitely be adding the extra 
categories in addition to the registered categories.


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