Problems with NoDisplay and menu editors
faure at kde.org
Mon May 11 03:50:31 PDT 2009
On Monday 04 May 2009, Travis Watkins wrote:
> Personally I'd rather go with the change to the meaning of
> Hidden as it makes the most sense to me (Hidden means it is hidden in the menu)
> and would still be compatible with the current menu implementations
> since they don't show Hidden items anyway.
This would break compatibility with all installed .desktop files which say Hidden=true,
with the intention of saying "this file is deleted". We cannot change this meaning,
for penalty of introducing 1000 bugs. This is a big veto from me for changing the
meaning of a 10-year-old .desktop file key, even though it was misnamed.
I don't actually understand the problem you're describing. In all three cases
we want "mime handling but no appearance in the menus", and NoDisplay=true
does exactly that. So what's the problem you're trying to fix? Too much crap
showing up in the menu editors as "no display"?
David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Qt Software @ Nokia to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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