Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 241461
is in 'Office' menu
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:07:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Other calculators seem to be in 'Accessories'.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
This is an upstream decision, but I agree that the "Office" category is a little
I am willing to change this upstream to something, but I suppose it might be
better to be in the Education menu rather than the Accessories menu. I suppose
it depends on what is your primary usage of genius. I see for example xmaxima
installs in education. I really don't care for it being in "Education" since
that's kind of misleading. There should really be some "Science" menu. I
remember my original setup in the original implementation of vfolder menus had a
Science submenu. Perhaps "Education & Science" can be used as a toplevel menu
and then query for all things that give the Science or Math or Education categories.
But it really seems like science apps are misplaced in the redhat menus. Also I
agree that Office was a bad choice for genius. I'll change this in svn and make
this change when 1.0.1 comes about (I just made 1.0.0 so I don't want to make a
new relase without many changes)
There is a Science and also a Math categories. One can always include them in
the .desktop file and hope there will be sometimes a suitable menu.
I believe I do include Science and Math. The problem was that in some far gone
fedora, if I didn't include some other keyword the icon would not show up in the
fedora menu at all, and that's when I added Office. Not appearing at all is
worse than appearing in a slightly wrong menu. Hence my grip about the science
and math menu. Perhaps badly designed toplevel menus makes developers put in
slightly bogus categories. Hoping is crap. For GNOME to be as usable by
non-command-line people installed software must be findable, hence appear in the
menu if I install it, I can't just hope that one day in the star trek future,
the menu will include the right submenu.
It's also annoying to find something like xmaxima in the "Education" menu, since
that's mostly wrong as well, I doubt the primary use of maxima is education.
Macaulay2 also appears in Education which is quite bogus too. I think I might
change Office to Education;Accessories; and let the query for the main menu do
For Maxima etc. "Development" might also be
a suitable choice.
BTW. the genius website is not accessible,
at least not to me.
"Science & Math" or something like that, however, would be the best choice for a
menu. I mean there are a lot of scientific/mathematics applications in fedora
and they are all pretty much misplaced or not in the menu.
which website address are you using, http://www.jirka.org/genius.html works here.
I am still able to access the website. However
I could retrieve the 1.0.0 tarball from the
I cannot parse that last comment. I want to fix this but I can't find the
problem. which url in particular is having problems?
Just now, it works, but an hour before it didn't.
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