Menu-Spec and nested AppDirs
h_wendel at cojobo.net
Thu May 26 09:37:38 EEST 2005
On Wednesday 25 May 2005 17:30, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> My take on this would be that editors shouldn't be editing .desktop
> files by making a copy with the same file ID and putting them in
> ~/.local/share/applications. $XDG_DATA_HOME, AFAICT, is for application
> data, not user configuration files.
> To show a concrete problem with doing it this way, if you installed a
> vim package in your home directory, you'd expect the package to install
> vim.desktop in ~/.local/share/applications, overriding the user's
> So, I think editors should be creating their own directory for
> edited .desktop files, say ~/.config/pyxdg-applications and copying
> the .desktop files there, but with a different desktop file ID.
And a MenuEditor is no application that provides data? I don't think that's
the right approach, it would make desktop-file-ids meaningless.
mfg, heinrich :-)
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