[Live-demo] start menu for all GIS applications

Frank Gasdorf fgdrf at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Jul 20 13:11:09 PDT 2011

Hello folks,

I'm wondering about the current menu structure for the GIS applications.
They are all mixed up. I felt very comfortable with a Geospatial main menu
and sub entries for Desktop GIS, Servers, etc. Right now (5.0 beta1) it
would be very confusing for Starters to find intuitive the applications
 they like to try, some apps are added to Science, some to Education, and
all other in Others. Some project application launchers are added twice.

I'm not very familiar withe the xubuntu desktop configuration, the install
script install_desctop.sh seems to do, what I would expect. Maybe it's
missing something to add Categories in /etc/xdg/menus/applications.menu or
something like that. Any xubuntu Guru out there?

What do you think about the two enhancement tasks:
1. update menu structure to something like this:
 Applications --> OSGeo Live --> Servers
                                                    --> Desktop GIS
                                                    --> .. some more
categories (like on the live 4.5 version)

2. create global replacements for the sphinx docs in conf.py, that every
project can use within the rst files, for example
      ..  |GS_START_MENU_PATH| replace:: `Geospatial --> server --> start

Any suggestions?

Cheers, Frank
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