Support for localized Exec entries, please

Ronny Standtke ronny.standtke at
Tue Jun 19 12:51:57 PDT 2012

> I'm assuming that your application is meant to be installed by an 
> administrator for multiple users (using different locales), which is 
> the only setting I can think of where this behavior might possibly 
> make sense. 
Yes, we are maintaining an educational distribution based on Debian Live 
used in several hundred schools by several thousand users in 
Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, UK, ... see here:

> I consider the proposed behavior pretty odd,
What someone considers "odd" is a very useful scenario for someone else.

> and so far we have a single example of an application that wants this 
> - that doesn't look like a good reason for a spec change to me to be 
> honest
We are most probably not the first ones who need a locale dependent 
start menu. We might be the first ones who actually managed to fight our 
way up to this mailing list. I am pretty sure that we are neither the 
only ones nor the last ones who need this feature.

> (in particular as you should be able to implement the desired behavior 
> in a less convenient, but spec compliant way).
Again: The proposed workaround only works for the Exec key, not for the 
URL or the NoDisplay key.

Best regards


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