Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132967
use Name/GenericName properly, or not at all
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
With a recent gaim update (currently gaim-0.82-0.FC2.src.rpm) a
.desktop file change was made (presumably because of bug #125847) to
IMO, this is wrong, and distorts/violates the spirit of the use of
For example, in KDE, the menu now looks kinda silly (see attachment).
Either use both Name/GenericName, and set them properly:
or remove GenericName altogether, leaving just
Created attachment 104017 [details]
kde menu snapshot
In the snapshot, gaim is showing up as entry:
amidst entries like:
IRC Client (IRC Client)
Kopete (Instant Messenger)
and un-qualified entries like:
Is this a KDE problem? I'll let the interaction designers answer this.
IRC Client (IRC Client) is the same problem as here, but for xchat.
un-qualified entries, like Mozilla, are those who do not have a
GenericName entry. If you insist on labeling gaim as IM in the menu
(which I also don't agree with), then my point is that you shouldn't
use GenericName to duplicate this.
IMO, the Kopete example is one of proper GenericName usage.
See also bug #133090 for similar issue with xchat
*** Bug 133090 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
gaim and xchat have both been changed to have no GenericName in