Updating which specs have "pretty good" adoption

Simon Lees sflees at suse.de
Thu May 31 13:31:10 UTC 2018

Here is the status from Enlightenment as far as i'm aware

On 31/05/18 05:09, Thomas Kluyver wrote:
> I'm working on updating the list of specifications here:
> https://wiki.freedesktop.org/www/Specifications/
> I think several of the specs listed as "not yet widely used" are now well accepted, and could be upgraded to "pretty good adoption". In particular, these specs describe files which are on my (Fedora+Gnome) system, and I'm pretty sure I've been seeing some of the files around for several years:
> - Icon naming: https://specifications.freedesktop.org/icon-naming-spec/icon-naming-spec-latest.html
Enlightenment is following the FDO specs here where possible I believe
> - MIME application associations: https://specifications.freedesktop.org/mime-apps-spec/latest/
Yes but only for stuff in the users home directory
> - Sound themes: http://0pointer.de/public/sound-theme-spec.html
No: Enlightenment (efl) ships its themes as single compressed binaries,
all sounds are included as part of these themes
> - Help: https://wiki.freedesktop.org/www/Specifications/help-spec/help-system-spec.xml
No: But mostly because enlightenment doesn't have a built in way of
viewing help files, its help files go into the standard directory set by
> - Thumbnails: https://specifications.freedesktop.org/thumbnail-spec/thumbnail-spec-latest.html
> Can anyone confirm which other desktops do or don't use each of those specifications? And if you know, what version of the desktop added support for them?
> I'm hoping to find that all major desktops have supported these specs for a long time, which makes life easy. If that's not the case, we can figure out what counts as "pretty good" adoption.
> Thanks,
> Thomas


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