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.
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.
FC3 KDE has "Preferences > More Preferences" here, where the
categorisation works, too. I think X-Red-Hat-Extra is from older times,
such as Red Hat Linux 8.0, where real "Extras" submenus existed.