Bug #508


Issues in desktop file

Added by Mirco Bauer 4955 days ago. Updated 4772 days ago.

Status:Closed Start:09/27/2010
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assigned to:avatarMirco Bauer % Done:


Category:Frontend GNOME
Target version:0.8.9


Found in Version:

Votes: 0


# desktop-file-validate /usr/share/applications/smuxi-frontend-gnome.desktop
/usr/share/applications/smuxi-frontend-gnome.desktop: warning: key "Encoding" in group "Desktop Entry" is deprecated
/usr/share/applications/smuxi-frontend-gnome.desktop: warning: value "smuxi-frontend-gnome.svg" for key "Icon" in group "Desktop Entry" is an icon name with an extension, but there should be no extension as described in the Icon Theme Specification if the value is not an absolute path

Associated revisions

Revision caa88b17d2e57184f834b091e317666ae6d9d06b
Added by Mirco Bauer 4772 days ago

[Frontend-GNOME] Fixed desktop file for GNOME 2.32 and GNOME 3 compatibility (closes: #508)

As per GNOME goal "Correct Desktop Files" [0] the desktop file should set
the application name in Name without descriptive suffix and application name
with descriptive suffix in X-GNOME-FullName.

Removed the deprecated Encoding key as per Desktop Entry Specification [1]

Removed the file extension in Icon as per Icon Theme Specification [2]

[0] http://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/CorrectDesktopFiles
[1] http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/desktop-entry-spec-latest.html#deprecated-items
[2] http://standards.freedesktop.org/icon-theme-spec/icon-theme-spec-latest.html


Updated by Michael Monreal 4935 days ago


In addition to the mentioned issues, there are some more things to fix for GNOME 2.32 and GNOME 3 compatibility:

Name=Smuxi IRC Client
GenericName=IRC Chat

New key:
X-GNOME-FullName=Smuxi IRC Client

The "X-GNOME-FullName" holds "Name" and the value of the old GenericName key, which is no longer used and should be removed.

Updated by Mirco Bauer 4772 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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