C++ patch or .desktop file for desktop icons

Jannis Pohlmann info at sten-net.de
Sat Jul 29 13:38:32 CEST 2006

On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 03:37:25 -0400, Gregoire Gentil wrote:

> Brian (and others),
> I've experimented a little bit a trash and a Home icon on the desktop.
> As Brian suggested in a previous exchange yesterday, the .desktop file
> is much easier to setup rather than a C++ patch that creates a "true"
> icon. Nevertheless, there is one major drawback of the desktop file:
> you can't drag and drop a file on one of those icons.
> If anybody has any idea, that would be interesting. Otherwise, I will
> probably continue enhancing my initial patch,

Well, first of all I doubt anyone would accept code written in C++. And
I also doubt it makes sense to put much discussion and features into a
temporary solution, which the desktop launcher icons are supposed to be.

- Jannis

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