Bug 630653 - generic menu entry "terminal" confuses users
generic menu entry "terminal" confuses users
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 622426
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Reported: 2010-09-06 10:48 EDT by Rudolf Kastl
Modified: 2010-09-07 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-09-07 12:38:22 EDT
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Description Rudolf Kastl 2010-09-06 10:48:48 EDT
Description of problem:
using the generic name "terminal" for gnome terminal is confusing to users. especially if there are multible desktop environments (namely xfce4) installed because the xfce4 terminal is has a project name Terminal. The user will end up with two menu entries that specify the same name.

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Comment 1 Rudolf Kastl 2010-09-07 12:38:22 EDT
i accept the failure and inconsistencies and close this as not a bug after a discussion with the packager. there is no willingness to change the name given in the desktop file to the project name and making terminal a simple link that is set by preferred applications would be "overcomplication". 

the only real fix is to push a policy about proper application naming (desktop files) to avoid naming clashes and user confusion in the future.

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