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Re: RFE: Use generic names in packages



On Fri, 2007-06-29 at 10:09 -0400, Brian Pepple wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-06-29 at 14:21 +0530, Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray wrote:
> > 
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=245649
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=245826
> > 
> > I have a couple of review requests which may be affected by the
> > outcome of this discussion. Specifically whether one should append
> > "fedora-" to the names of the *.desktop files or use the "X-Fedora"
> > category in the *.desktop files installed by these packages in
> > /usr/share/applications ?
> 
> The packaging guidelines seem pretty clear to me.  For new packages, if
> upstream uses <vendor_id>, leave it intact, otherwise use fedora as
> <vendor_id>.
> 

The part that is unclear is that it is not defined anywhere what a
vendor prefix is, really. Upstream just happens to ship desktop files
that are called gnome-foobar.desktop or kde-powertoy.desktop, and we
have to guess that the part up to the first - is the vendor prefix.
But what about things like tetex-xdvi.desktop or virt-manager.desktop ?

Once again, desktop files prove to be the worst possible implementation
of an application registry...


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