Extending the Desktop Entry spec for static app actions
jannis at xfce.org
Thu Nov 24 14:26:16 PST 2011
On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 23:03:08 +0100
Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni at gmail.com> wrote:
> Il giorno gio, 24/11/2011 alle 17.56 +0000, Jannis Pohlmann ha
> > On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:43:17 +0000
> > Peter Brett <peter at peter-b.co.uk> wrote:
> >> [...]
> > >
> > > It would be nice to avoid a repeat of the controversy that
> > > happened earlier this year w.r.t. libappindicator/StatusNotifier
> > > and GNOME, and I think the best way to avoid that would be for
> > > the GNOME and KDE and Unity (and XFCE etc.) folks to collaborate
> > > and present a proposal *together*.
> > I haven't managed to read the previous mails properly yet but let me
> > throw in here that Xfce has repeatedly complained about Desktop
> > Actions being deprecated (for no particularly convincing reasons
> > AFAIR) because we found them to be very useful.
> What specification are you referring to?
> In case of DES-EMA (http://www.nautilus-actions.org/?q=node/377), I
> don't think that's deprecated. In fact, nautilus-actions still exists,
> even if it's not in the default package set.
> In any case, I don't think that specification is appropriate for what
> I'm currently proposing here. Similar to the previously cited KDE
> ServiceMenus, it targets file managers, not app launchers, and thus
> goes a long way to match on particular subset of files, resulting in
> a very complex specification, for a use case that it's supposedly
> simple. Also, it allows recursive submenus, which I don't think we
> want to support.
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