Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476853
OpenJDK .desktop files use non-standard categories, which affects availability of menu launchers
Last modified: 2010-04-08 07:01:55 EDT
Description of problem:
/usr/share/applications/java-1.6.0-openjdk-policytool.desktop contains Categories=Java and java-1.6.0-openjdk-jconsole.desktop contains Monitor;Java. This makes KDE place launch files for the target utilities into Lost & Found in the K menu, and the Gnome menu apparently ignores these desktop files completely because I can't find the launchers anywhere in the menu. Could we use some standard categories?
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Alright, this is (silently) fixed in java-1.6.0-openjdk-126.96.36.199-1.11.b16.el5, the latest errata package. There are menu items for these two utilities now, both in Gnome and in KDE. However, it turns out that clicking them doesn't necessarily launch the desired applications. I'll file a new bug for that.