maemo.org Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||Application menu should have enough top-level folders to match package sections|
|Product:||[Maemo Official Platform] Desktop platform||Reporter:||Ryan Abel <rabelg5>|
|Component:||Application Menu||Assignee:||unassigned <nobody>|
|Status:||RESOLVED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||task-navigator-bugs|
|Priority:||Low||CC:||andrew, andre_klapper, quim.gil, roope.rainisto, urho.konttori|
The package categories discussion is still ongoing, but the freedesktop.org menu specification specifies 10 high-level sections: Accessories, Development, Education, Games, Graphics, Multimedia, Network, Office, Settings, System. It'd be nice if the application menu were able to show at least enough top-level folders to have a rough correlation. Education and Development can probably be tossed out, bringing the total down to 8 top-level folders. While probably not something that would be considered for Diablo, it'd nice if it could at least be tossed into the discussion for Fremantle. http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Package_categories http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/apa.html User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.18 (KHTML, like Gecko, Safari/525.20) OmniWeb/v618.104.22.168198
Too late for Fremantle, but we're discussing this item in regards to Harmattan.
The application menu in Fremantle is flat instead of tree based. All the installed applications are in a same level. In Harmattan the applications will be grouped by topics. Whether those topics match the freedesktop.org specification or not is something to be seen. Once Fremantle is out it will be clearer what is the situation of this request.
(Moving application menu bugs to new subcomponent "Application Menu" (previously "Task navigator") and splitting up Application Menu and Application Switcher (Dashboard) bugs.)
It should be easy to create a script that makes the categories, (includes the icons), and assigns the current applications to those categories hardcoded for the nokia apps, and based on the dpkg-cache information for the 3rd party apps. This should be pretty easy to do with marcoils work on #5743. But, it won't be done for fremantle. Fremantle is moving towards even flatter list.
(In reply to comment #5) > It should be easy to create a script that makes the categories, (includes the > icons), and assigns the current applications to those categories hardcoded for > the nokia apps, and based on the dpkg-cache information for the 3rd party apps. See also the "MyMenu" app being discussed at: http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=39141
New flat list has problems with your categorize code Jaffa. Just a heads up.
(In reply to comment #8) > New flat list has problems with your categorize code Jaffa. Just a heads up. Thanks. Any chance of further info than "problems"; or is it a case of waiting for PR1.2 to see? :-/
The Maemo 5 User Interface and Maemo 5 platform components (e.g. libraries) used for the N900 are considered stable by Nokia, hence resetting the ASSIGNED status to NEW/UNCONFIRMED as nobody is working on this. Note that very likely any feature requests for Maemo5 will not receive fixes (WONTFIX) - I might mass-set this status in the future. There is a very small chance for issues in open source components that contributed patches could be included in the Maemo 5 CSSU Community updates - see http://wiki.maemo.org/CSSU for more information. For completeness (as Harmattan is mentioned in some reports), MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan used for the N9 and N950 is handled in http://harmattan-bugs.nokia.com/ which has recently been closed for new bug report entry .  http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Blogs/blog/n9-developer/2012/03/08/harmattan-bugzilla-closed-for-new-bugs
The Maemo 5 User Interface and Maemo 5 platform components (e.g. libraries) used for the N900 are considered stable by Nokia and it seems that there are no plans for official updates currently, hence nobody plans to work on this enhancement/wishlist request. (And in case you feel like discussing this situation: Nokia Customer Care or http://talk.maemo.org would be the place to do so as you will not reach Nokia officials in this community bugtracker - though all of this is really no news.) Reflecting this status by setting RESOLVED WONTFIX for this enhancement/wishlist request (see https://bugs.maemo.org/page.cgi?id=fields.html#status for status explanations). There is a small chance for issues in those Maemo components that are open source: Contributed patches could be included and made available in the Maemo 5 Community CSSU updates. The Maemo CSSU project is run by a small team of volunteers; see http://wiki.maemo.org/CSSU for more information. So in case that you can provide a patch that fixes the reported problem, please feel encouraged to file a request under https://bugs.maemo.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Maemo%205%20Community%20SSU . Please note: The Maemo CSSU project is not related in any way to Nokia. ( Tag for mass-deleting bugmail: [cleanup20120324] )