Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122181
Menus in both Gnome and KDE missing Kate, Kwrite entries
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
Description of problem:Even though Kate and Kwrite are installed and
executable from the cli, the menus do not include entries for them.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select menu in either Gnome or KDE and look for Kate and Kwrite
Actual results: No entry found
Expected results: Should find an entry to execute app
Additional info: There may be others; I have not made an exhaustive
redhat-menus -> koffice
Why (re)assign to koffice? It's clearly a redhat-menus misgiving.
See proposed patch in bug #137796 to create an "Editors" menu to
contain this currently missing items.
*** Bug 137796 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
it's a bug in redhat-menus, reassign to correct component
On a technical level, what is the bug? Is Kate/Kwrite not including
category keywords that we know about?
The bug being that Kate/Kwrite (or any app that includes
doesn't appear anywhere in the menus. Once consequence of that (in
KDE at least), is that they cannot be chosen to as the default app to
handle their supported MimeTypes, like text/plain.
An errata was released (redhat-menus-3.7.1-1.fc3), why wasn't this fix
it's fixed in redhat-menus-3.7.1-7. it will showup in rawhide soon.
Did you use the patch for an added "Editors" menu, or did you put these items
elsewhere in the menus?
Kate will show up in Development and kedit/kwrite in Accessories
The real problem is that items with
are not handled with the current redhat menus(-3.7.1)
IMO, the "fix" as implemented is a hack, hard-coding menu locations for known
unhandled (ie TextEditor) applications (eg, kedit, kwrite, kate). This problem
will raise itself again, as soon as any other
application is ever installed.
I'll reopen bug #137796 to address this larger issue.
p.s. AFAIK, kedit is no longer present in kde-3.4.0