Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 630653
generic menu entry "terminal" confuses users
Last modified: 2010-09-07 12:38:22 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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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.