PATCHES: Desktop Entry Spec 1.0 - Take 3

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Wed Oct 11 21:39:14 EEST 2006

>> >* regexp.diff
>> >
>> >Since the only user of regexp was FilePattern, which is now
>> >I suggest to remove regexp as type altogether. I propose
>> >which removes regexp as type.
>I can't remember regexp-2.diff right now. If we specify in the part
>where we describe FilePattern that it was a list of strings, where each
>string is a POSIX regexp, then I'm fine with the removal of the type.

FilePattern is deprecated, but I don't mind updating its description if
you think it's important.

>I believe that:
> + we need to keep a version key
> + as long as we stay compatible with previous releases of the spec,
>   we use 1.x.y or 1.x, and we increment major when we break the
>   compatibility
>Do we need a micro version? I don't know. I believe it could be useful
>to have it for typo fixes, or editorial fixes (when we don't add a new
>feature, eg). That's why I'd go with x.y.z.

We don't need a micro version because non-sustantial fixes in the
specification like typos or editorial clearifications do not have a
semantic impact and as such there is no need to differentiate between
the two spec versions in the .dsktop file.


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