[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#449077: Bug#449077: Bug#449077: doesn't handle .desktop files with params in Exec=

Emanuele Rocca ema at debian.org
Thu Nov 8 13:53:31 UTC 2007

* Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at corsac.net>, [2007-11-08 14:30 +0100]:
>  On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 08:55:07PM +0000, Zoran Dzelajlija wrote:
>  > xfce4 menu seems only to use the first word in Exec= line of a .desktop file.
>  > Thus, (freedesktop.org) menu entries for eg. OpenOffice.org, having a
>  > line like:
>  > 
>  > Exec=ooffice -writer %U
>  > 
>  > don't work correctly.  Upstream doesn't plan on fixing it in the near
>  > future:
>  > 
>  > http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2430
>  As you said, upstream is aware of the problem so I don't think it'll be fixed
>  anytime soon, you'll have to wait.
>  I don't think there's a proper solution than fixing xfdesktop code, and this
>  won't happen. If by chance you know C and can hack xfdesktop, maybe upstream
>  will accept patches for this issue, but nobody knows...

I don't think so... From upstream bts (#2430):

"Yup, this is known; pretty sure there was a bug filed on this in the past, or
 maybe a discussion on the mailing list.  Either way, not gonna get fixed.  Wait
 for Jannis' real fd.o menu implementation in 4.6."

Opening a bug against OO.o is not a proper fix, as Zoran said.

I guess we could just keep this bug open to document the problem and
wait for 4.6?


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