Bug 214019 - Better label/location for "Math/Science" Categories in applications menu
Better label/location for "Math/Science" Categories in applications menu
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-menus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2006-11-04 12:07 EST by Tadej Janež
Modified: 2008-03-18 14:40 EDT (History)
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Description Tadej Janež 2006-11-04 12:07:22 EST
Description of problem:
xmaxima launcher is currently located under Edutainment in my applications menu,
along with kdeedu packages and I think it is really hard to find.
I think we shoud put it under the Programming menu (or create a new Science
menu, perhaps?) along with GNU Octave, Mathematica, etc.

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Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2006-11-22 10:18:37 EST
FYI, xmaxima currently includes
and appears for me (in kde) in Edutainment->Science and Edutainment->Math

Offhand, I can see dropping Science, but I'd lean against labeling xmaxima as a
Development (though I can see the argument for it).  Hmm... maybe IDE?

what menu categories do you think should best apply to xmaxima (other than the
obvious "Math")?  If that question can't be answered, the problem lies more with
redhat-menus and how it organizes the Categories, not here what what Categories
apply to maxima.
Comment 2 Tadej Janež 2006-11-22 10:48:12 EST

I'm using gnome myself, but I have the kdeedu package installed. So, xmaxima
appers for me in Edutainment menu along with all kdeedu applications.
Edutainment only has one submenu called Miscellaneous with a single entry:
KWordQuiz (that seems strange to me, and it appeared only recently).

I see the problem now. I read the menu-spec and I see that your categorisation
seems to be the right one. I don't know about IDE, but it doesn't describe the
software very correctly. I checked the octave package and mathematica(non-free),
because they are, in my optinion, very close to xmaxima in functionality and
their categorisation is:
- GNU Octave:

- Mathematica (non-free DUKE nosrc package):

Note: they both appear in Programming in my gnome menu.

They obviously don't follow the menu-spec very closely, however, their location
in my menu seems to be more reasonable. What I dislike most right now, is the
heading Edutainment. I would never look for xmaxima in 'some sort of
entertainment' menu. It should at least be called Education and Science (or
similar). Maxima is a serious tool and this situation just doesn't feel right to me.

Should I rather persue a change in redhat-menus to change the name of
Edutainment menu to something else, if it is to be used by software such as
xmaxima? However, I'm afraid such a change is even more unlikely.

Thank you for looking into this!
Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2006-11-22 10:59:01 EST
Thanks for the feedback.  I think we agree that hacking Categories= improperly
to just get what we want is the wrong approach, so I'll reassign this FE/maxima
-> FC/redhat-menus, and adjust Summary accordingly.
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2006-11-22 11:00:30 EST
completing FE-6/maxima -> FC-6/redhat-menus re-assignment
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-18 14:40:39 EDT

We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state.  I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
 If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?

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