Menu item for Boinc at an inapropriate place ("System tools")

Bug #398538 reported by Tiefflieger
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: boinc

Using german 64 bit Jaunty Gnome with Boinc v6.2.18 installed via synaptic

Boinc registers itselfs in the menu under "Applications->Systemtools->Boinc Manager" (in german: "Anwendungen->Systemwerkzeuge->Boinc Manager") which seems to be quite inapropriate to me.
Boinc has nothing to do with my system, it's just using its resources (like any other application does).

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fcestrada (fcestrada) wrote : Re: [Bug 398538] [NEW] Menu item for Boinc at an inapropriate place ("System tools")

> Boinc registers itselfs in the menu under "Applications->Systemtools->Boinc Manager" (in german: "Anwendungen->Systemwerkzeuge->Boinc Manager") which seems to be quite inapropriate to me.
> Boinc has nothing to do with my system, it's just using its resources (like any other application does).

boinc-manager was changed from the section "Apps/Tools" to
"Applications/System/Monitoring" accordingly to the menu hierarchy in
boinc-manager 5.10.8-2.

boinc-manager is a "GUI to control and monitor the BOINC core client"
and the description of this section is: "System information and
monitoring tools, log viewers, etc.". That is why we believe should
belong to that section.

Thanks for your support.

[1] http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/menu-policy/ch2.html
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Steffen Möller (moeller-debian) wrote :

Hello,

fcestrada wrote:
>> Boinc registers itselfs in the menu under "Applications->Systemtools->Boinc Manager" (in german: "Anwendungen->Systemwerkzeuge->Boinc Manager") which seems to be quite inapropriate to me.
>> Boinc has nothing to do with my system, it's just using its resources (like any other application does).
>>
>
> boinc-manager was changed from the section "Apps/Tools" to
> "Applications/System/Monitoring" accordingly to the menu hierarchy in
> boinc-manager 5.10.8-2.
>
> boinc-manager is a "GUI to control and monitor the BOINC core client"
> and the description of this section is: "System information and
> monitoring tools, log viewers, etc.". That is why we believe should
> belong to that section.
>

Well, I ran into the same issue yesterday after a new install. Before I
had (after 5 minutes) found it under System, I had looked about
everywhere else, I think :)

In accordance to the menu hierarchym I'd also like
Applications/Network/Monitoring (admittedly this is a missuse of the
term "Network" here, and better probably is Applications/Science/Data
Analysis. The monitoring is an extra facet to my perception, of interest
to Debian-Tags, not as the main sorting criterion.

Cheers,

Steffen

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fcestrada (fcestrada) wrote : Re: [Bug 398538] [NEW] Menu item for Boinc at an inapropriate place ("System tools")

On Mon, 2009-07-13 at 11:04 +0200, Steffen Moeller wrote:
> Hello,
>
> fcestrada wrote:
> >> Boinc registers itselfs in the menu under "Applications->Systemtools->Boinc Manager" (in german: "Anwendungen->Systemwerkzeuge->Boinc Manager") which seems to be quite inapropriate to me.
> >> Boinc has nothing to do with my system, it's just using its resources (like any other application does).
> >>
> >
> > boinc-manager was changed from the section "Apps/Tools" to
> > "Applications/System/Monitoring" accordingly to the menu hierarchy in
> > boinc-manager 5.10.8-2.
> >
> > boinc-manager is a "GUI to control and monitor the BOINC core client"
> > and the description of this section is: "System information and
> > monitoring tools, log viewers, etc.". That is why we believe should
> > belong to that section.
> >
>
> Well, I ran into the same issue yesterday after a new install. Before I
> had (after 5 minutes) found it under System, I had looked about
> everywhere else, I think :)
>
> In accordance to the menu hierarchym I'd also like
> Applications/Network/Monitoring (admittedly this is a missuse of the
> term "Network" here, and better probably is Applications/Science/Data
> Analysis. The monitoring is an extra facet to my perception, of interest
> to Debian-Tags, not as the main sorting criterion.

Control and monitor boinc-client is a task of the boinc-manager package.
Both are different packages, maybe you are trying to adapt the function
of boinc-client and that's the origin of the confusion.

Cheers.
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Fernando C. Estrada http://www.fcestrada.com
<email address hidden> 1024D/45D559A2 2007-08-09
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Gianfranco Costamagna (costamagnagianfranco) wrote :

is this bug still alive? now with unity I think we could close this bug

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for boinc (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in boinc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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