On 10/29/12 12:01, Matthias Clasen wrote:
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> On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 10:39:02AM -0400, Ryan wrote:
>> However, will the changes that are currently being commited to
>> be available in f18? Also there are a lot of applications packaged
>> in Fedora that are not core gnome apps. What is the best way to go
>> about getting keywords added to these packages?
> We could file a zillion bugzilla bugs via a script....
I don't think that is very useful - it is really not about adding keywords to _all_
Maybe not _opening_ bugs for every desktop file, but in theory most
desktop entries should be reviewed to ensure there is no regressions. If
a user could previously perform a sane search for something, and in f18,
once they do that search it does not work any more, that is a
regression, and not a good experience for the end user.
It is about adding keywords when there is a strong expectation that a search term
_should_ match an application, but doesn't. As in the 'browser' vs firefox
That being said, I've just merged a patch in gnome-shell upstream that makes it match
in GenericName in addition to Name. That will help for many prominent cases, such as
browser/firefox, spreadsheet/oocalc. That will be in 3.6.2, which is due in two weeks.
Is there any way to easily review or even view the search terms that a
desktop file will match on in the gnome-shell search? Would this be a
useful feature to request for alacarte?