Proposal: Inharitance for Desktop Entry Spec

cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) cobaco at
Thu Apr 17 06:11:27 PDT 2008

On Thursday 17 April 2008, 洪任諭 wrote:
> The GUI frontend of sudo shouldn't be hard-coded in Exec, which is very
> dirty. Having two different for the same applications just to use gksu
> under gnome and kdesu under kde is quite ridiculous. Current
> implementations duplicate all the translations and other keys, set
> NotShowIn or OnlyShowIn, and then hard-code gksu and kdesu respectively
> for two different deksktop files. This doesn't make sense at all.
> There should be another key for this, really, just like the Terminal key.

I think an xdg-su addition to xdg-utils would be a better solution here, 
that would also be applicable outside of .desktop files. 

(where xdg-su figures out which of gksu/kdesu/su/sudo/... to use)
Cheers, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis)
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