[Ftp-release] Announcing desktop-file-utils 0.27

Hans Petter Jansson hpj at hpjansson.org
Thu Oct 5 15:46:49 UTC 2023

desktop-file-utils 0.27

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Changes since 0.26

  - Remove Autotools support.
  - Minor updates to project documentation.
  - Add pledge(2) support to remaining utilities (Antoine Jacoutot).
  - Add --version support to utilities (fdo#64) (JakobDev).

  - Support desktop spec version 1.5 (fdo#59) (David King).
  - Add LXQt to categories (fdo#63) (rezso).
  - Use DDE category for Deepin desktop (Wang Zichong).
  - Add Endless to list of desktop IDs (Philip Withnall).
  - Fix field code escaping in messages (fdo#71).

  - Highlight action groups when ID includes hyphens (Peter Oliver).


desktop-file-utils contains command line utilities for working with
desktop entries:

* desktop-file-validate: Validates a desktop file according to the desktop
  entry specification.

* desktop-file-install: Installs a desktop file to the applications
  directory after applying optional modifications.

* update-desktop-database: Updates the database containing a cache of MIME
  types handled by desktop files.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release!

Hans Petter Jansson
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