Packaging guidelines related to .desktop files

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Thu Mar 20 09:15:29 PDT 2008

Le jeudi 20 mars 2008, à 21:39 +0530, Rahul Sundaram a écrit :
> 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.

Would be even better, of course. I was unsure if there'd be interest for
this, but this list might be a good place for such crazy ideas ;-)


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