Extending the Desktop Entry spec for static app actions
faure at kde.org
Wed Nov 30 08:36:26 PST 2011
On Thursday 24 November 2011 22:27:23 Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 23:03:08 +0100
> Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Il giorno gio, 24/11/2011 alle 17.56 +0000, Jannis Pohlmann ha
> > scritto:
> > > On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:43:17 +0000
> > >
> > > Peter Brett <peter at peter-b.co.uk> wrote:
> > >> [...]
> > >>
> > > > It would be nice to avoid a repeat of the controversy that
> > > > happened earlier this year w.r.t. libappindicator/StatusNotifier
> > > > and GNOME, and I think the best way to avoid that would be for
> > > > the GNOME and KDE and Unity (and XFCE etc.) folks to collaborate
> > > > and present a proposal *together*.
> > >
> > > I haven't managed to read the previous mails properly yet but let me
> > > throw in here that Xfce has repeatedly complained about Desktop
> > > Actions being deprecated (for no particularly convincing reasons
> > > AFAIR) because we found them to be very useful.
> > What specification are you referring to?
> This section is no longer present in recent versions of the desktop
> entry spec.
Yep, and I agree with you, it makes no sense. Both KDE and XFCE use it, at
My (controversial) explanation is that gnome doesn't use that, or stopped
using that, so they removed it from the spec.
David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
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