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Comments on VFolder spec

On Monday 08 July 2002 06:02 am, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Waldo Bastian <bastian kde org> writes:
> > On Sunday 07 July 2002 08:32 pm, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I'm not sure what provoked the sudden interest in the vfolder spec,
> > > but let me reiterate that no, it is not a standard. It is only a
> > > proposal that George made.
> >
> > Since this vfolder spec seems to be fashionable, where can I find it?
> It is here:
>   https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/xdg-list/2002-May/000470.html

The categories listed seem to be quite complete. I would like to propose the 
following aditional catgories:

Education - Educational software


KDE - KDE based application
QT - Qt (but not KDE) based application
GNOME - GNOME based application
GTK - GTK (but not GNOME) based application
X - Graphical application not based on GTK or QT.
Text - Text/console based application.

Should anything be said about the orthogonality of categories? E.g. the six 
categories mentioned above are pretty much mutually exclusive.

> Andreas and Glynn made me realize that it only contains the .desktop
> file mods, and the /usr/share/applications directory. So it implies
> that you need a file that defines the hierarchy, but doesn't specify
> the format of that file. I believe we really ought to do that  (go
> ahead and specify the format).

I don't like the approach that every shared standard that we come up with 
defines its own locations. In KDE we define eveything relative to $KDEDIR(S), 
if we can create something like $FREEDESKTOP_DIR(S) then we can spec 
everything relative to that and we don't need a set of env.vars for every 
spec that we are going to come up with.

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