[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#639996: fastdnaml is not able to start in GNOME

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Fri Sep 2 06:24:40 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 01, 2011 at 05:19:18PM +0200, melchiaros wrote:
> You have two choics:
> 1.Separate command line programs completely from the GUI one: -> than there should be no entries in GNOME menu for the terminal programs -> only entries for GUI ones. Who need terminal programs have to go to the terminal by self and start them there.

This means simply dropping the *.desktop files from the packages which
in the current case(s) sounds as a simple and reasonable solution if the
entries do not work anyway.
> 2.Give them access to the command line programs from the GNOME desktop, than there should be working wrappers(and Icons -> you know they came from windows and associate missing picture very easy with low quality).

I honestly do not see a chance for a reasonable wrapper (except just
applications like kapitain which was mantioned by Tim).  Could you
specify more precisely what you mean or provide some kind of prototype?
> As far as I am affected: Choice 1. is absolutely o.K to me. The think is I do not want to see it mixed a semi working.

That's fair.
> So I stay in my opinion that it is not a low severity, because a unskilled user recognized it as not working.

This is wrong.  Please read again about severities.  The severity is not
about asuming how stupid a potential user might be but about how bad a
problem technically is.  For me these are minor bugs and I would not
rise my voice if somebody would tag it as normal.

> A suggestion: Choose choise 1 for cleanup the debian desktop and go succesive to choice 2.

As I said above: Removing *.desktop files fullfills 1.  I do not see a
reasonable way for 2.  More precise suggestions and patches are welcome.

Kind regards



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