Bug 714835 - Improve menu entry name
Summary: Improve menu entry name
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Terminal
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Fenzi
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-06-21 00:35 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2013-05-19 19:09 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-05-19 19:09:42 UTC
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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Xfce 7753 None None None Never

Description Adam Williamson 2011-06-21 00:35:01 UTC
There's been some discussion lately of 'name collisions' in the Fedora menus. One of the more commonly encountered is GNOME Terminal vs. Terminal (this app). Both are labelled simply as 'Terminal' in the menus, with the same icon. There's no practical way to tell them apart.

On a pragmatic level I suspect it'll be easier to get Terminal changed than gnome-terminal, so could we change the menu entry a bit? I propose calling it Xfce Terminal: it's clearly affiliated with the Xfce project, and gets installed as Xfce's default terminal. It's discussed on the Xfce site - http://www.xfce.org/projects/terminal - as "a modern, lightweight, and low memory cost terminal emulator with tabs and multiple windows for the Xfce desktop environment", it's hosted on xfce.org...so that seems the easiest way to go. But any rename would work, just something to make it possible to differentiate the two when you have both installed.

Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2011-06-21 14:27:43 UTC
Well, there's a bit of history here too... there used to be a 'xfce4-terminal' package/project. Then Terminal came along and did things better and became the default/replaced the old one. 

Some distros (like Debian/Ubuntu just replaced the xfce4-terminal package with Terminal, adding to the confusion). 

I think this is all pretty ancient, so not sure it matters too much... 

I guess I am ok with us adding to the desktop name here, but: 

a) I'd like to get the opinion of the rest of the Xfce sig. 

b) I'd like to try and get upstream to buy into this (I have no idea if they will, but I'd like to try).

Comment 2 Kevin Fenzi 2011-06-21 14:32:09 UTC
Filed upstream. Posted to sig list.

Comment 3 Christoph Wickert 2011-06-21 14:42:50 UTC
I think the whole "Improving app naming" thing is a dead end. I can understand it for system-config vs. presonal preferences, but not for generic names like a terminal, filemanager, calculator or adress book. IHMO these menu entries should rather have "OnlyShowIn" to avoid confusion.

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Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2012-08-08 23:21:45 UTC
This is still valid, a mere year and a bit later. Siiiigh.

Comment 6 Kevin Fenzi 2013-05-19 19:09:42 UTC
This is fixed now in f19+... 

Terminal has been renamed to xfce4-terminal, and its menu entry says: "Xfce Terminal"


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