[Fedora-packaging] Re: Desktop files: "Application" category

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Sun Jan 14 15:00:15 UTC 2007

Aurelien Bompard wrote:
>> This mail makes me think the Application category is deprecated, but on
>> the official Packaging Guidelines page :
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#desktop
>> the sample still has the Application Category.
> It seems that desktop-file-validate as of desktop-file-utils-0.12 in fc7
> does not consider "Application" valid any more.

Here's the authoritative list of Categories:

OK, I had promised a .desktop file guideline update/proposal, we can
throw in a reference to this too.

In the meantime, we had previously agreed that Applications was to no
longer be used, I'll go remove it from the Guidelines (that was an

-- Rex

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