[Live-demo] start menu for all GIS applications

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Wed Jul 20 13:36:00 PDT 2011

+1 ...makes a lot of sense to me.


On 07/20/2011 10:11 PM, Frank Gasdorf wrote:
> 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 
> GeoServer`
> Any suggestions?
> Cheers, Frank
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