Bug 20191 - menu-spec Categories: request for GPE and XFCE
Summary: menu-spec Categories: request for GPE and XFCE
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: Specifications
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Allison Lortie (desrt)
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Reported: 2009-02-18 06:01 UTC by Stanislav Brabec
Modified: 2019-02-16 12:15 UTC (History)
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Description Stanislav Brabec 2009-02-18 06:01:37 UTC
GPE and XFCE are desktop environments. To simplify and unify its integration, it's needed to add them to registered Categories:

1) Add GPE, LXDE, XFCE and ROX as "Additional Category" (or "Technology Category", see bug 20189)

2) Add GPE as keyword allowed in OnlyShowIn (and NotShowIn)

Reference:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2008-April/009440.html
Comment 1 Stanislav Brabec 2009-09-01 05:55:45 UTC
Alternative idea:

- Define a "List of Registered Desktops and Toolkits"

- Change texts to:

Categories can contain any key from the List of Registered Desktops and Toolkits

OnlyShowIn and NotShowIn can contain any key from the List of Registered Desktops and Toolkits.

Pro: It would be possible to register new desktop without update of the specification in two places.
Comment 2 Vincent Untz 2015-09-18 09:41:52 UTC
Sorry for the noise, reassigning to new (since 2 years) maintainers (Ryan & David).
Comment 3 David Faure 2016-08-20 08:44:09 UTC
Finally catching up with all these freedesktop bug reports...


XFCE has been in the list for a long time, and GPE seems inactive since 2013 (*), is this request still valid ?

(*) http://gpe.linuxtogo.org/download/source/

Also the desktop entry spec doesn't list desktop environments anymore, only the menu spec (and desktop-file-utils, for validation).
Comment 4 Daniel Stone 2019-02-16 12:15:28 UTC
Seems like it's all fine now.


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