desktop entry files and directories

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun May 7 11:32:21 EEST 2006

Zak Jensen wrote:
>Could something could be added to the .desktop standard which provides
> this form of functionality? I can see it being useful for other
> projects as well--for instance, subversion clients can use it to
> determine whether or not the directory contains a repository or working
> copy.

And we could even write Application Bundles like MacOS X and include 
dependent libraries inside one dir. For the user, the whole directory 
would be an executable. All we need is a .directory in there.

Although we have klik packages as well (which are loop-mounted images).

Now, I'm not sure how additions to the spec work. I suggest you start by 
modifying the text to encompass what you want, then send the list the 
patch. It would probably help if you had at least one implementation 

>A related KDE Bug report I filed:

I remember. Personally, I would like to see that kind of addition out of 
the spec. Advanced conditionals should be done with scripting or plugins.

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