[LAD] [Maybe OT] Linux Audio Apps Clasification

Daniel Vidal danielvidalchornet at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 11:10:22 UTC 2009

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From: Daniel Vidal <danielvidalchornet at gmail.com>
Date: 2009/11/4
Subject: Re: [LAD] [Maybe OT] Linux Audio Apps Clasification
To: Raymond Martin <laseray at gmail.com>


   Thx for answer Raymond

    Well... My proposal of categories are just a suggestion to initiate the

    About the number of categories... Not are a direct relation betwen
number of categories and submenu groups... These categories are used by the
people that design the menu to include (or exclude) apps in the menu
groups... I can put together audio players with audio file managers... or
not... i can put together secuencers with drum machines... or not... But i
need these categories to do this work... I cant make a serious multimedia
menu if all apps are only "AudioVideo" apps.

Thx again


2009/11/4 Raymond Martin <laseray at gmail.com>

On November 3, 2009 01:22:30 pm Daniel Vidal wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> >    I think this post is [OT] but also i think is the apropiate
> audience...
> >
> >    I'am now working on making personalized menus for Musix distro. I try
> to
> > do this task using the freedesktop rules, using .desktop files and the
> > "Categories" field. This is a real problem. All audio Apps put
> "AudioVideo"
> > tag... and all apps apear together on a single menu option... Mixers
> merged
> > with synths... with DAWs... with virtual keyboards... Well... when the
> user
> > chooses the "multimedia" option of system menu... the submenu have three
> > columns of apps... Only a little set of apps put more specific tag like
> > "Midi" or "Synthesis"...
> >
> >    This behavoir can be modified using more "Categories" tags describing
> > more closely the app... But this cant be done without the agreement of
> >  linux apps developers about a clasification...
> >
> >    I can make a proposal to add some tags?
> [snip]
> I can see where you are coming from. The Sound & Video menu on my desktop
> (E17) is a mess. Categorizing these better would be nice, but I just cannot
> see how you will find a way to break it up that most people will agree
> with.
> For instance, I do not necessarily agree with the categories you suggest,
> seems like too many IMO.
> I would suggest either using very broad categories (max of 3, 4, for
> example)
> or leaving it alone altogether. Even the other non-audio related menus are
> questionable across different desktops. An end user can always edit them
> if it bothers them that much.
> Raymond
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