[Fedora-packaging] some comments on the desktop files section and proposed amendmends

Till Maas opensource at till.name
Thu Feb 8 09:18:51 UTC 2007

On Thursday 08 February 2007 05:11, Matthias Clasen wrote:

> Sure, I do that. And _I_ understand that the packaging guidelines are
> just guidelines.
> But a considerable number of reviewers will take a sentence that says
> "any package
> that installs a GUI application needs to install a  desktop file"
> literally and block the
> review on the "violation". I  wished the  guidelines were less apodictic
> when there is
> real room for judgement.

Maybe it is because these reviewers do not really know where, which guidelines 
can be violated safely. It this case it may help to gather these rules in a 
BestPractices document.

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