Is gnome or nautilus fully compliant to freedesktop spec?

jupiter jupiter.hce at
Fri Jan 18 03:48:43 PST 2013

> Can you give more details on the issues you hit?

I was not able to list the application menu on desktop menu in gnome,
but works on KDE and xfce.

The current issue is that adding an environment variable such as $HOME
in desktop entry file as following example works with KDE file manager
and Thunar when to click a desktop launcher (copy an application menu
icon to the desktop), but does not work with nautilus, the error was
"Failed to change directory $HOME (No such file or directory)"


Thank you.

Kind regards.

On 1/18/13, Vincent Untz <vuntz at> wrote:
> Le vendredi 18 janvier 2013, à 16:02 +1100, jupiter a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> A year ago, I started to implement application menus based on
>> freedesktop spec, I could only get it work in xfce or kde, but not in
>> gnome. After googling, I found some comments said that gnome is not
>> fully compliant with freedesktop spec and it has bugs. Is it still the
>> case today? Has anyone run application menus based on freedesktop spec
>> in gnome?
> Can you give more details on the issues you hit?
> Vincent
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