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Re: Menu Policy - please read if you maintain a package with a .desktop file in it!



On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 07:27 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Why mess with names like this at all when functional equivalents exist 
> *now* in .desktop files using Name and GenericName, e.g. for mozilla:
> Name=Mozilla
> GenericName=Web Browser
> 
> The display of these are (user) configurable (at least in KDE) whereas 
> hardcoding changes as you suggest certainly are not.

Because they're not using them properly, and so invent rules to work
around bugs

Name should be name and GenericName should be GenericName.

And they should be used as

  +----------------------+
  | Name  GenericName[1] |
  | Comment              |

[1] order here should respect somehow what makes sense for other
languages. maybe a field to specify invert-order is needed, like
invert-order="list of locales"

But this is a discussion for freedesktop.org's mailing lists.

Rui

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