Bug 169327 - xmaxima not shown in KDE menu
Summary: xmaxima not shown in KDE menu
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: maxima   
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Version: 4
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2005-09-27 02:27 UTC by Kevin Kofler
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-27 13:49:25 UTC
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Description Kevin Kofler 2005-09-27 02:27:19 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90; H010818)

Description of problem:
xmaxima does not appear in the desktop menu in the stock Fedora KDE 3.4.2.

I think this is due to the categories in xmaxima.desktop:
The Red Hat menu contains none of these categories. (Note that I'm running the official Fedora KDE packages, not the ones from the KDE-RedHat project.)

This may or may not affect GNOME as well (it probably does).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open the KDE menu (in stock Fedora packages of KDE 3.4.2).
2. Check all the categories, looking for xmaxima.

Actual Results:  Xmaxima should be shown in one of the categories.

Expected Results:  Xmaxima is nowhere to be found.

Additional info:

If my analysis is correct, then the solution to this problem is to add a valid category to the Categories list. I'd suggest one of "Office;", "Utility;" or maybe "Development;". (Yes, ideally, redhat-menus would have some category for scientific apps rather than having to stuff them all into some vaguely-fitting section, but...) "Office;" contains Kile and Lyx, most other Math-related stuff is in "Utility;".

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2005-09-27 13:49:25 UTC
Items with 
(should) appear in the top-level "Edutainment" menu.

Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2005-09-27 13:56:48 UTC
I've checked redhat-menus and indeed there should be such a category. I guess I 
have a mess because this system is upgraded all the way from RHL 7.3 (7.3->FC1-
>FC2->FC3->FC4). I'll clean my mess up. ;-)

Sorry for the useless bug report.

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2005-09-28 22:09:59 UTC
In case anybody has the same problem: look in your ~/.config/menus for a stale 
kmenuedit-generated applications-kmenuedit.menu. Unfortunately, kmenuedit not 
only saves what you have changed (and I made a few changes back in the days to 
work around bugs like Kate not being shown in the menu, which are fixed now) 
but also a lot of things you haven't changed, which then don't get updated as 
the distribution gets upgraded. (~/.local/share/applications should also get 
cleaned up regularly, that's also written to by kmenuedit.) That solved my 

So I can confirm the problem was on my side. Sorry for the noise.

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