Bug 476853 - OpenJDK .desktop files use non-standard categories, which affects availability of menu launchers
OpenJDK .desktop files use non-standard categories, which affects availabilit...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Deepak Bhole
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Reported: 2008-12-17 09:54 EST by Radek Bíba
Modified: 2010-04-08 07:01 EDT (History)
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Description Radek Bíba 2008-12-17 09:54:37 EST
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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Comment 1 RHEL Product and Program Management 2009-11-06 14:20:18 EST
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for
inclusion, but this component is not scheduled to be updated in
the current Red Hat Enterprise Linux release. If you would like
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Comment 2 Radek Bíba 2010-04-08 07:01:55 EDT
Alright, this is (silently) fixed in java-1.6.0-openjdk-, 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.

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