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[Octave-patch-tracker] [patch #9967] Mention "mathematical" for better d

From: Kai Torben Ohlhus
Subject: [Octave-patch-tracker] [patch #9967] Mention "mathematical" for better discovery
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 02:21:14 -0400 (EDT)
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Update of patch #9967 (project octave):

                Category:                    None => Core : other           
                Priority:              5 - Normal => 3 - Low                
                  Status:                    None => Need Info              


Follow-up Comment #1:

Thank you for your contribution 🙂  I reviewed your patch (little

-  <shortdesc>Interactive              programming environment for numerical
+  <shortdesc>Interactive mathematical programming environment for numerical

-  <shortdesc xml:lang="de">Interaktive               Programmierumgebung für
numerische Berechnungen</shortdesc>
+  <shortdesc xml:lang="de">Interaktive mathematische Programmierumgebung für
numerische Berechnungen</shortdesc>

I totally agree with your observation, it should be easy to find Octave using
the term "math".  For the KDE software center on openSUSE 15.2 this is the

In my opinion "mathematical" and "numerical" are redundant in this short
sentence.  Was it enough to mention "math" somewhere in the long description? 
Is there any documentation about what is necessary for discovery?

A second point is that there are almost two identical files "/octave.doap" and
"/etc/icons/org.octave.Octave.appdata.xml".  Do you have information about
which one is used by your Linux distribution?  In any case changes should be
made to both files.




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