[Thunar-dev] Actions extensions in File Manager

Pierre Wieser pwieser at trychlos.org
Thu Dec 10 16:25:54 CET 2009

Hi all,

I've eventually written my own draft of a desktop entry specification
extension ; it is available at [1].

I don't have found a real consensus in the discussions which have
already taken place here (see e.g. [2], [3], [4]).
I have so preferred to go with a different approach which could be
summarized in two points :

- there is only one action per .desktop file, maybe with several profiles
  which may apply to different environments ; only the first profile
  whose conditions are met will be candidate to be displayed in the
  context menu for this action

- menu definition is left to the already existing spec [5] ; I find
  it very complicated, and it may also need an extension, but it
  exists and cannot just be thrown away

I'm conscious that this proposal is probably not what you could
have wished. Do you are willing to comment this draft ?

Thanks in advance

[1] http://www.nautilus-actions.org/?q=node/377
[2] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2006-February/006094.html
[3] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2006-June/006612.html
[4] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg/2009-August/010914.html
[5] http://standards.freedesktop.org/menu-spec/latest/
[6] http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/

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