RFC: New category XFCE for menu-spec

Samuli Suominen ssuominen at gentoo.org
Tue Mar 13 04:08:34 PDT 2012

On 03/13/2012 12:17 PM, Vincent Untz wrote:
> Hi,
> Le mercredi 07 mars 2012, à 19:30 +0200, Samuli Suominen a écrit :
>> I've started seeing these with latest Xfce git:
>> * /usr/share/applications/example.desktop: value "XFCE;GTK;Settings;DesktopSettings;X-XFCE-SettingsDialog;X-XFCE-SystemSettings;"
>> for key "Categories" in group "Desktop Entry" contains an
>> unregistered value "XFCE"; values extending the format should start
>> with "X-"
>> And I've discussed it at #xfce-dev on Freenode with 2 developers and
>> the response was that this won't be changing and it's correct.
>> Therefore I'm suggesting XFCE to be included in the
>> http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/apa.html
>> The same way GNOME is there right now:
>> GNOME	Application based on GNOME libraries	GTK
>> XFCE    Application based on XFCE libraries     GTK
> May I ask what's the use case? I know that we have GNOME and KDE there,
> but I'm not even sure why we have them in the first place :-)

My first reaction when I saw the warning was to change everything to 
X-XFCE since I don't see any point in these desktop specific categories 
either.   But that's just me.

It would be analogous to GNOME and KDE, but that's probably too simplist 
for a reasoning?

I've asked on the #xfce-dev IRC channel on Freenode for better reasoning 
minute ago, we'll see if I can come up with something more sane.

- Samuli

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