Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#757 closed bug (fixed)

Desktop file issues

Reported by: Jerry James <loganjerry@…> Owned by: somebody
Priority: minor Milestone: 4-1-0 and higher
Component: dontKnow Version: 4-0-3
Keywords: Cc:


The desktop files provided in the 4-0-3 release have several errors. See for details.

  • Version=@PACKAGE_VERSION@ is incorrect. This field is supposed to contain the version of the Desktop Entry Specification in use. It should be changed to Version=1.0 in both desktop files.
  • desktop/ contains the field Encoding=UTF-8, but the file is actually encoded in ISO8859-1. It should be converted to UTF-8. Furthermore, the Encoding fields are obsolete and should be removed; all desktop files should be UTF-8 now.
  • The Icon field can be an absolute filename, but typically should just contain the basename of the icon, i.e., Icon=Singular. The specification describes an algorithm used to find the icon from the basename.
  • desktop/ contains a Categories field, but it also has Type=Link. The Categories field is only valid for Type=Application.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by hannes

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

fixed on Sat Apr 9 11:52:36 2016 (eb2441e1193ae7d6b2e60ac81be41870be2ed94d)

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