Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 322461
LabPlot places its menu entry in Other category (Gnome)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:17 EST
Description of problem:
I think the entry belongs to Science.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install LabPlot
2. Login to gnome desktop
Icon is in Other menu
Icon is in Science menu
I'm not sure, but I think this was fine under f7
It was recently changed from "Science;Engineering" or "Science;Electronics" as
Additional Category - Description - Related Categories
Electronics - Electronics software, e.g. a circuit designer - [ ]
Engineering - Engineering software, e.g. CAD programs - [ ]
Categories=Science;Electronics; or Categories=Science;Engineering;
Since those packages are not meant for "Education" (but instead Engineering),
the category "Education" is inappropriate.
However, on :
* KDE : the applications are properly displayed on a menu "Science &
Math", (octave uses it as well)
* gnome : the applications are displayed on a menu "Other".
gnome puts categories for which it does not have an appropriate menu
to other and since there isn't one for science or electronics.
I've discussed this issue with the freedesktop, some fedora guys and gnome
guys on their respective channels, and they are OK with having those tools on
the "Other" menu of gnome.
There will be a better solution with the upcoming version of gnome and
Thus I'm closing this bug as WONTFIX