RFC: new OnlyShowIn/NotShowIn values: MATE and RAZOR

PCMan pcman.tw at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 04:10:15 PST 2012

Slightly off topic, is there any consensus on how to detect current desktop
Previously a proposed environment variable XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP was
mentioned on the ML, but there was no conclusion.
Can we start a discussion on this issue again?
It's very important for desktop-independent applications, such as web
Sometimes applications designed for one DE may want to exert different
behavior under another DE.
So there must be an universal way to detect current desktop environment.
Otherwise, all applications implementing desktop entry spec need to find
their own ways for DE detection.
This do creates much duplicated work and some inconsistent behavior.
If you're not able to detect current DE, how can you apply
OnlyShowIn/NotShowIn correctly?

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Vincent Untz <vuntz at gnome.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> MATE and Razor-qt people have requested two new registered values for
> OnlyShowIn/NotShowIn: MATE [1] and RAZOR [2].
> I don't see any reason to reject that. Any objection from people on the
> xdg list?
> Cheers,
> Vincent
> [1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44353
> [2] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41112
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