Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125855
Emacs menu entry should be removed
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:44 EST
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Description of problem:
The emacs menu entry is not GNOME HIG compliant.
Please change it to say:
Emacs Text Editor
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Gnome Icons, Gnome/KDE Menus need improvement
Opening emacs from the menu seems silly. If you know how to use emacs,
you're almost always using a terminal to launch it. Given that the
value of the menu entry seems fairly low, I'd like to remove "booby
traps" from the menus that launch archane old unix programs.
It's your decision - I don't use emacs personally.
If the menu is kept, however, it would need to be changed.
Since this is not our default Text Editor, this bug is correct that
the menu entry needs to be changed.
I disagree with the person in comment 2, emacs is a graphical program
with buttons for save and open. Since this is located under the
Programming menu entry I see it as less of a booby trap and more of a
curiosity trap that isn't harmful.
That said, I'm not willing to fight for it remaining though. If
you're passionate about it going, then send it away.
FWIW I updated the desktop files for Emacs and XEmacs to fix
this in my tree. I have seen Emacs users with an Emacs icon
in their gnome panel say, so the fix is needed there anyway.
Whether it should appear in the main menu is indeed debatable.
I'm going to close this as a WONTFIX, emacs can remain in the menu
under the programming submenu. Thanks for updating the .desktop files.