Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122985
Xsane does not appear in applications menus
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:42 EST
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Description of problem:
With Xsane installed, it should appear in the Graphics menu. It is
missing and is not in any other menu branch.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open Applications Menu
Actual Results: No entry for xsane, although installed
Expected Results: Menu item to start xsane should be present
Just because it can be accessed through Gimp is not a good reason to
eliminate it from the menus. The Xsane interface is very useful by
itself. For example, you can use its Copy mode to send the scanned
result directly to the default system printer without involving Gimp.
This is not a bug. The xsane developers removed the .desktop file
(used for the menus) from the xsane package. Even though I disagree
too with their decision, it's not a bug.
I think that regardless of what the xsane developers did it makes
sense for Fedora to have xsane in the applications menu. If one does a
default install of Fedora and KDE (kooka) is not installed, it appears
to the "average user" that Fedora doesn't have scanning capability.
I don't think this is something we really want to diverge from upstream on.