FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
java version "1.5.0"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0-b64)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0-b64, mixed mode)
A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
On Windows, it is common to see a cluttered Start Menu full of submenus with the names of programs. On Linux with GNOME, however, the situation is much nicer: all installed programs, almost without exception, place their program icons in one of the predefined GNOME menus: Accessories, Internet, Programming, etc.
Java Web Start applications with a <menu> entry break this platform convention by creating a submenu in the GNOME Applications menu for each program. This may be necessary for applications with lots of menu items (related-content items), but it could be avoided for applications with a single menu item.
Instead of creating a new menu, and then creating the single menu item inside it, the menu item should be added at the base of the Applications menu (where "Browse Filesystem" is, for example).
Also, I think JNLP files need to be able to specify what category their applications go into, but this is probably out of the scope of this report.
This bug can be reproduced always.
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