[ubuntu-studio-devel] Our Set of Freedesktop Categories

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Mon Jun 22 20:15:45 UTC 2015

  On Mon, 22 Jun 2015, Kaj Ailomaa wrote:

> There's AudioVideoEditing, but no AudioEditing and no VideoEditing.
> Perhaps those two should be added as well?

Another thought in all this. With regard to adding new Freedesktop 
Categories, There must be some kind of formula (even if unspoken) that 
says x number of apps use this category and that causes problems so we 
need a new category so we can split them up. So if we are going to ask for 
new categories, we should have ready numbers to prove the need. It seems 
to me that with the menu, 24 items maxes out one column. If doing a search 
in unity or gnome session I think it is less (20ish I think), to fill 
the screen with no scrolling, but we should check to make sure.

I think these are the numbers that make sense, the menu is the old way and 
the search style being the new way.

The other number is distros that would have this problem. The number of 
audio distros is surprisingly high. Even if you only count 4 (and 
there are more) that is enough to make it reasonable to say this is a 
common use.

I think these things are obvious to us all, but when talking to the people 
on the freedesktop list these numbers are useful for those who go "this 
only affects a very few people." The answer is acually it affects quite a 
few people.

Len Ovens

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