Relative paths in .desktop files
vuntz at gnome.org
Mon Apr 18 01:56:50 PDT 2011
Le lundi 11 avril 2011, à 18:06 +0200, Michael Thayer a écrit :
> Thanks for the answer. Please find a patch against
> desktop-entry-spec-1.1.xml below. I hope that that, together with my
> initial posting, makes my intentions slightly clearer. As I said, I
> would also interested in other approaches to achieve the same thing.
> --- desktop-entry-spec-1.1.xml 2011-04-11 17:50:02.350865289 +0200
> +++ desktop-entry-spec-1.1.xml.new 2011-04-11 17:57:39.126810018 +0200
> @@ -429,7 +429,10 @@
> Icon to display in file manager, menus, etc. If the
> name is an absolute path, the given file will be
> - used. If the name is not an absolute path, the algorithm described
> + used. If it starts with "./" it will be treated as a path
> + relative to the directory containing the desktop file and
> + the given file will be used. Otherwise, the algorithm
> + described
> in the <ulink
> Theme Specification</ulink> will be used to locate the icon.
I must admit I don't really see which use case we're trying to cover
here. Can you give a concrete example of where you'd have a bundled
application like this?
FWIW, I'd consider ./ to be relative to the path defined in the Path
key (which could be ./ to tell that it's the base directory of the
.desktop file). I think we'd also want to explicitly mention that ../ is
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