[ubuntu-studio-devel] Feature Definition Discussion: Multimedia Application Categorization

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Wed Jun 3 15:54:45 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015, at 09:27 PM, Ross Gammon wrote:
> On 06/02/2015 07:21 PM, Ross Gammon wrote:
> > On 06/02/2015 10:41 AM, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:
> >> Using existing Freedesktop categories is of course no problem,
> >> especially if they make a lot of sense for specific packages. 
> >> We still need to agree on the non-standard categories that we want to
> >> use and suggest upstream.
> >>
> >> Anything more?
> > 
> > No - I think we can crack on with it. We can always put a mark against
> > ones we are not sure of, and adjust the wiki page with the list of
> > categories (comments or suggested additional categories) as we go along.
> > 
> Just tried two in the audio section. Here are some tips.
> To find if there is a desktop file, try Debian Code Search:
> http://codesearch.debian.net/
> Search for something like "package:rosegarden Categories"
> For ardour3, I found two desktop files, the upstream one and the Debian
> one. To work out which one was installed, I browsed the source code:
> https://sources.debian.net/
> Whilst you can get the same/similar information on Launchpad, the search
> functions on Debian seem easier to use (to me).


I'm considering getting the existing desktop categories using a script
which would checkout each repo and scan for a desktop file, then get the
categories from the desktop file and store them.
I could remake the wiki tables once I have that sorted. Would simplify
the work a lot for us.

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