Proposal: Inharitance for Desktop Entry Spec

Dan Winship danw at
Thu Apr 17 06:19:35 PDT 2008

Vincent Untz wrote:
> Yeah, I've been hit by this in the past too. I believe it was already
> (at least partly) discussed, when talking about the autostart
> specification. Can't find the thread, though.

See the autostart-related threads in

In particular, this message, where Waldo points out how allowing one
.desktop file to inherit from another can cause problems:

(I came out of that thread convinced that .desktop file inheritance was
a bad idea.)

-- Dan

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