Mac build doesn't have an Application Category

Bug #1302849 reported by Duane Moody on 2014-04-04
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Bug Description

Because OS X discourages subfoldering /Applications (updaters tend to expect the app to stay where it was installed), the folder can get cluttered. The Finder has a separate view option (View --> Arrange by Application Category) that sorts by a piece of metadata in the app's info.plist.

Without that metadata, the app is sorted into "Other" at the bottom of the window.

https://developer.apple.com/library/Mac/releasenotes/General/SubmittingToMacAppStore/#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP40010572-CH16-SW8
(this applies to all Mac apps, not just those installed through App Store)

Add this to the root <dict> of the app's info.plist:

<key>LSApplicationCategoryType</key>
<string>public.app-category.graphics-design</string>

Version 0.48.2 of Inkscape, OS X 10.9.2

(It this were up on something like Github I would have patched it myself)

su_v (suv-lp) on 2014-04-04
tags: added: osx packaging
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

On 2014-04-04 23:38 +0100, Duane Moody wrote:
> (It this were up on something like Github I would have patched it
> myself)

Current packaging scripts in the source code repository are outdated and don't work on Snow Leopard and later versions of OS X (this being among the main reasons why latest available package for Mac OS X is is still 0.48.2). 'Info.plist.in' will get updated with that tag once there are renewed packaging scripts in the repo (with focus on GTK+/Quartz and improved desktop integration).

Example usage:
<http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~suv-lp/inkscape/osxmenu/revision/12572#Info.plist.in>

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

r13620

Changed in inkscape:
milestone: none → 0.91
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Bryce Harrington (bryce) on 2015-02-21
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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