RFC: make menu implementations tolerant of vendor changes
adys.wh at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 12:38:41 PDT 2012
On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at redhat.com> wrote:
> In Fedora, we've had the issue where some desktop files were incorrectly
> shipped with a vendor prefix. Due to the fact that the file name often
> is used as a key, we then are 'stuck' with either maintaining the bad
> vendor prefix indefinitely (potentially incompatibly with other
> or upstreams), or changing the vendor prefix (breaking edited menus, user
> shortcuts, and so on.).
> One solution would be to have implementations be tolerant of vendor changes
> in desktop file names - if they don't find a file with the vendor prefix,
> try again without the vendor prefix. Is this something that's worth adding
> as a recommendation for implementations via XDG, or are there better
> xdg mailing list
> xdg at lists.freedesktop.org
In which specific cases does having it as a key become a problem? All the
cases I can think of are lists, so just having an additional name in there
does not hurt.
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