Add categories support to app list
Binary package hint: ufw
I'm in the middle of an Ubuntu deployment preparation and I'm writing a bunch of UFW app lists (50?) for many games and applications in the repos, closed-source commercial Linux games (LGP, Loki, id), games on Wine, etc. I'm using UFW-Frontends (ufw-gtk) which has a drop-down list for selecting them. With this many app lists it gets ugly and tedious to sort through unless you're using a wide-screen monitor in a portrait orientation.
My idea for making this practical is to add categories to the file so that a dialog can present them in a filtered way. Instead of creating a new standard I recommend using the freedesktop.org menu categories as they are already defined for anything in the repos with a menu entry:
I've tested a few app lists with categories with UFW and UFW-Frontends on Lucid and it doesn't seem to affect them. It appears they ignore the added keywords so I'm going to assign them in mine.