Packaging guidelines related to .desktop files

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Mar 20 09:09:28 PDT 2008

Vincent Untz wrote:
> Hi,
> I just fixed some errors in the openSUSE packaging guidelines about
> .desktop files. Last year, I also reported an error in the example
> .desktop file used for the Fedora packaging guidelines.
> Since I'm more or less maintaining the spec about .desktop files, I'm
> willing to review guidelines of other distros related to this to be sure
> they're all fine :-) Just tell me where I can find the relevant document
> for your distro.
> It might also make sense to have links to all the distros guidelines on
> a wiki page, so similar checks can easily be made in the future.

How about consolidating common guidelines? I am sure there are atleast 
some basic things pretty much all the distributions can follow.


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