.desktop Type requisition in menu spec

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Thu Dec 29 03:51:51 EET 2005

Patch for the menu-spec to indicate that the type must be either 
Type=Application or Type=Directory. 

Please review.


On Tuesday 04 October 2005 11:24, Carlos Garnacho wrote:
> Hi all,
> A little question regarding the desktop menu spec, wouldn't it be worth
> to specify in the spec which .desktop Types do the menus accept?
> I was trying to add some .desktop files with Type=Link and realized that
> they didn't show up in the GNOME menu, then learnt that it only
> accepts .desktop entries with Type=Application or Type=Directory
> Given that there isn't any directive in the spec regarding this issue,
> other implementations could be doing this differently, so I think that
> this should be specified by the spec to make sure that the behavior will
> be consistent.
> Now my personal opinion, given that some third party apps might want to
> add in their menu entry an URL to their website or so (terrible
> practice, I know...), maybe Link types should be handled too.
> I hope that it will be taken in consideration
> 	Regards
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