[Fedora-packaging] Re: desktop-file-install --vendor=... proposal, comments?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Tue Sep 26 17:15:40 UTC 2006

Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> For some reason that confuses me a bit.  The first line after the
> example says "we're going to talk about --vendor in the context of the
> menu spec", then the first item says not to use --vendor at all and
> the second item talks about KDE and --dir.
> Plus, I'm not sure how I'm supposed to know if the upstream provides
> vendor_id.

OK, I updated the draft to include 2 examples, one
using --vendor=<vendor_id> the other using
--dir=%buildroot%_datadir/applications/<vendor_id> --vendor=""

and included language from the spec describing the difference (hopefully):

To prevent that a desktop entry from one party inadvertently cancels out the
desktop entry from another party because both happen to get the same
desktop-file id it is recommended that providers of desktop-files ensure
that all desktop-file ids start with a vendor prefix... Please namespace
the filename, as in "vendor-foo.desktop", or use a subdirectory of
datadir/applications/ so you have "vendor/foo.desktop"...

-- Rex

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