Bug 630653

Summary: generic menu entry "terminal" confuses users
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Rudolf Kastl <che666>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Rudolf Kastl 2010-09-06 10:48:48 EDT
Description of problem:
using the generic name "terminal" for gnome terminal is confusing to users. especially if there are multible desktop environments (namely xfce4) installed because the xfce4 terminal is has a project name Terminal. The user will end up with two menu entries that specify the same name.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-terminal-2.31.91-1.fc15.x86_64
Comment 1 Rudolf Kastl 2010-09-07 12:38:22 EDT
i accept the failure and inconsistencies and close this as not a bug after a discussion with the packager. there is no willingness to change the name given in the desktop file to the project name and making terminal a simple link that is set by preferred applications would be "overcomplication". 

the only real fix is to push a policy about proper application naming (desktop files) to avoid naming clashes and user confusion in the future.