Immutability (was: Re: autostart spec changes)

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Sat Mar 4 04:10:07 EET 2006

On Friday 03 March 2006 13:22, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Friday 03 March 2006 04:16, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> >  shouldn't we support this by default, without using the special $e? Not
> >  sure if there might be conflicts, but usually, in UNIX config files you
> >  can use environment variables, so it makes sense to support them also
> >  on .desktop files.
> it's more than just env vars, it's full commands. given that "replace this
> value with the contents of this env var or the results of this command"
> seems to be the irregular and "use this value literally" is the
> overwhelming common case, we ought to keep [$e]. it also has the nice side
> effect of making such dynamic options explicit, making accidental errors
> less common.

I don't think $e belongs in .desktop files. In fact I would strongely urge to 
disable support in KDE for it. It's ok for config files but not for .desktop 

Linux Client Architect - Channel Platform Solutions Group - Intel Corporation
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