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

Rebecca N. Palmer rebecca_palmer at zoho.com
Sun May 7 13:41:01 UTC 2017

>> It would probably be a good idea to merge them all into one, but I haven't
>> actually looked at the others.
> Well, I can try to merge the best of them into
> package/flightgear.desktop (which will be renamed),

I have now, and propose

[Desktop Entry]
GenericName=Flight Simulator
Comment=An Open Source Flight Simulator
Comment[de]=Open-Source Flugsimulator
Comment[pt]=Simulação de Vôo
Exec=fgfs --launcher

i.e. adding Debian's translations, and removing --geometry=1024x768 
(that's now the default anyway, so setting it here is only going to 
confuse people who try to change it in the in-sim preferences).

I don't know why Debian has Version=1.4 - it makes no sense (it's 
supposed to be the version of the *spec*, which hasn't got that far 
(it's currently 1.2alpha), but it wasn't the version of FG at the time 

This file should be in UTF-8 encoding (but without an explicit Encoding= 
field, that's deprecated).

> but I don't know if
> people will be happy if I also remove (for non-redundancy) the other
> ones we have upstream, in the RedHat and openSUSE subdirs of
> flightgear/package...

package/{debian,RedHat,mandrake,openSUSE} are all 4+ years out of date 
(except for adding the launcher), and at least package/debian no longer 
works (it declares build-dependencies on libglut3-dev and 
libmetakit-dev, which no longer exist).

I'd suggest removing them entirely, and adding a list of links to the 
actual packages, but this should be discussed first.

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