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Text sections label should be "text processing" not "word processing"

Reported by André on 2004-10-10
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synaptic (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Browsing around in Synaptic you'll notice that most OpenOffice.org packages are
placed in the section "Editors", while they should be in the section "Word
processing". This applies to the packages "openoffice.org",
"openoffice.org-bin", "openoffice.org-debian-files", "openoffice.org-i10n-X" and
"openoffice.org-mimelnk". A few other OpenOffice.org packages are already
correctly in the "Word processing" section.

Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

"Word Processing" in Synaptic corresponds to the "text" section. Since (I don't
think) there are authoritative criteria for the existing sections, it's not
entirely clear what belongs in "text" and what in "editors"

Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

"Word processing" in synaptic is probably misleading. "Text processing" is a
better term I think,
but it's still no quite correct as there is stuff as the "foomatic-db" in
section "text". I can easily
change the long section name to "Text processing". OTOH, Openoffice is not
really (only) a editor :)

Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Assigning to OO.o maintainer.

Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

reassigning back, there are no suitable sections for an office application.

Changed in openoffice.org:
assignee: doko → nobody
lexual (lexhider) wrote :

I'm not sure which section openoffice packages belong in, but it does seem strange that some packages are in Editors and some in Word processing.

e.g.

WP:
a few thesaurus and hyphenation packages.

Editors:
most of the other OO packages.

Matthias Klose (doko) on 2006-04-10
Changed in synaptic:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Matthias Klose (doko) wrote :

Again, reassigning back, there are no suitable sections for an office application. I don't see any rationale within the bug trace for reassigning the report to OOo. We do have a fixed set of pockets/sections, so nothing can be done about it in the OOo packages.

Marco Rodrigues (gothicx) wrote :

I can confirm this.. openoffice.org should be at "Word processing" section.. instead of two sections.

Changed in synaptic:
assignee: nobody → mvo
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2009-06-09
Changed in synaptic (Ubuntu):
assignee: Michael Vogt (mvo) → nobody

Mmm, so you mean Calc should go under Mathematics, Base under Databases, Impress should go under, gee, I don't know... what a dilemma.

Thank you for posting this bug.

As this is an aesthetics issue, seems a wishlist. Should be marked as such.

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

This is not a synaptic issue, as synaptic only shows the Debian-accepted sections listed. See [1] for the complete list of Debian sections, there's no Office section. To get this fixed, Debian devs have to be convinced that creating a separate Office section makes sense.

[1] http://packages.debian.org/sid/
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Daniel Hartwig (wigs) wrote :

> This is not a synaptic issue, as synaptic only shows the Debian-accepted
> sections listed.

The placement of libreoffice-writer in Editors is fine. The only thing to be done here is:

> "Word processing" in synaptic is probably misleading. "Text processing" is a
> better term I think,

which refers to the labelling of the text section within synaptic. Debian.org is documenting this section as being for text processing, which is quite different to implying word processing (which implies something like an editor).

summary: - There should be a section "Office" in the archive (was: Openoffice
- should be in section "Word processing", not "Editors".)
+ Text sections label should be "text processing" not "word processing"
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