#215 No .desktop file

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2012-09-07
2005-02-21
Corey Burger
No

Currently the Ubuntu Hoary universe package contains no
.desktop file. This was built against Debian Sid.
However, as the new standard for freedesktop.org is the
.desktop file, this should be fixed here, and included
by all downstream packagers.

Discussion

  • Peter Veenstra
    Peter Veenstra
    2005-02-21

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    never heard of it.

    haven't seen an anouncement in the debian developpers
    anouncement mailinglist. (might have missed it though)

    what use is that file ? debian uses a menu file which serves
    most purposes.

     
  • Corey Burger
    Corey Burger
    2005-02-21

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    Here is the link for the spec:

    http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/

    The gist is that both KDE and Gnome have signed on the
    support this standard, and it is assumed that the smaller
    DE's and WM's will do so likewise.

     
  • Corey Burger
    Corey Burger
    2005-03-10

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    What .desktop files allow is one file for all distros, and
    all desktops. Much easier to for you.