Desktop entry category: Application
vuntz at gnome.org
Sun Dec 2 04:24:58 PST 2007
Le dimanche 02 décembre 2007, à 01:45 +0100, j.g.karssenberg at student.utwente.nl a écrit :
> My application includes a .desktop file containing the following Categories key: Categories=Application;Utility;TextEditor;GTK;
> The application is a text editor and I just copy-pasted from a similar editor.
> Now I got a question of a packager about the "Application" category. His package
> tool generates a warning because this category is not in the menu spec.
> However doing a quick grep over /usr/share/applications shows that there are more
> desktop files contain this category.
> What is the history of this category? Should I remove it or does it serve a
> purpose outside the menu spec ?
You should remove it. I don't know why it was so often used in the past
(maybe it used to be in the menu spec, don't know), but it's not defined
in the current spec. There's no purpose for it, AFAIK.
Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.
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