Packaging guidelines related to .desktop files

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Thu Mar 20 09:39:06 PDT 2008

Le jeudi 20 mars 2008, à 16:31 +0000, Jonathan Riddell a écrit :
> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 05:00:24PM +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > 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.
> Why did you change GenericName to Comment?  GenericName is activly
> used, at least in KDE its the prominantly displayed in the menu.  A
> tooltip seems far less important.

The guidelines were saying "Use GenericName for the tooltip (previously,
it was the Comment key but it changed)" which was wrong. I only fixed


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