A new addition to desktop-file-utils? (Repost)

Jeff Abbott fdiv_bug at sniping.org
Fri Oct 6 19:38:12 EEST 2006

[This is a repost of a message I sent to the main freedesktop list  
earlier this week.  I haven't gotten any responses there and am  
hoping to open this up to a broader audience by posting here,  
hopefully with some advice on how I can proceed to get the code into  
the desktop-file-utils toolset.]


Last week Tom Tromey posted an idea on his blog about  
executable .desktop files:


I saw it, thought it was a good idea, and commented as much on my blog:


To this end, I've written an additional utility called desktop-file- 
launch, and I'd like to submit it for inclusion in the desktop-file- 
utils toolset (http://freedesktop.org/wiki/ 
Software_2fdesktop_2dfile_2dutils).  C isn't my strongest language,  
but my tool works and I'm totally open to suggestions as to how to  
improve it, feature-, code-, or method-wise.  Would posting a patch  
that applies against the latest CVS to this mailing list be the right  
way to go about doing this, or is there a better list or better way?


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