[pkg-fgfs-crew] Name of FlightGear's desktop file

Rebecca N. Palmer rebecca_palmer at zoho.com
Sun May 7 09:49:03 UTC 2017

(Speaking only for myself here - Markus is the official Debian maintainer)

On 07/05/17 10:36, Florent Rougon wrote:
>   https://specifications.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s02.html
> it seems to me that org.flightgear.FlightGear.desktop would be the right
> name.

Debian's .desktop files policy is to follow that spec 
(https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-opersys.html#s-menus), so yes.

This can't be done right now in Debian because of the release freeze, 
but that doesn't stop it being done upstream.

> Since FG has three, slightly different desktop files:
>   ed9feb104777dcf8dda17cf6cf62ad50c313067c  package/flightgear.desktop
>   49c1fed2425468ee1b331dfb2155b982fe2091e6  package/openSUSE/FlightGear.desktop
>   d9952cd3a2c3c345afa76dca057600210938cc36  package/RedHat/flightgear.desktop
> I would rename the three... I would prefer we only had one, of course,
> but that's what we get when distro-specific packaging stuff gets
> included upstream.

There's also a fourth in the Debian packaging, which we currently use 

It would probably be a good idea to merge them all into one, but I 
haven't actually looked at the others.

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