executable .desktop files

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Aug 21 13:54:02 PDT 2008

Egon Kocjan wrote:
>Sure. If I'm not mistaken, there's no other solution, that gives you
>instant double-clickable executables on standard gnome/kde/xfce

That's intentional.

Users should have to turn something into executable before it's allowed to 

Self-packed .desktop files are a security risk (raised more than two years 
ago) and should be fixed. Especially since .desktop can change its own 
icon and masquerade as an innocuous JPEG file, for instance.

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