Deprecated keys and values in desktop files

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at
Wed Apr 2 13:56:40 CEST 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:40:31 -0700, "Brian J. Tarricone"
<bjt23 at> wrote:

> Enrico Tröger wrote:
> > On Mon, 31 Mar 2008 11:01:56 -0700, "Brian J. Tarricone"
> > <bjt23 at> wrote:
> > 
> >> On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 20:50:23 +0200 Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> >>
> >>> On dim, 2008-03-30 at 16:29 +0200, Enrico Tröger wrote:
> >>>> P.S.: Please don't tell me to open bug reports for each single
> >>>> package with a warning. I know it would be the better way but
> >>>> there are too many packages. I hope this will also help a bit to
> >>>> catch developers' eyes on this ;-).
> >>> The thing is, there's a lot of chance this will be forgotten if no
> >>> bugs are opened.
> >> ... and patches attached ^_~.
> > 
> > Oh come on. I generally support the idea of using a bug tracker for
> > problems, feature requests and patches.
> > But in this case, I was really hoping it's enough to bring it up
> > here, assumung that a few devs actually reading the list (more than
> > once in a month) and fix a single line in a single file instantly.
> I read your email this morning.  I didn't have time to fix the single 
> file instantly.  I'm reading and replying to this email now.  I still 
> don't have time.  Likely I'll have forgotten it by the time I do have 
> time.  I just don't keep track of email very well.  I'm sorry, but 
> that's just how it is.
Yeah, sure. As I told bugtrackers are a good thing. Anyway, at some
point they are also hard to use, at least in this case where the same
thing applies to many packages. Maybe bugzilla provides a feature to
file a bug report to several components at once, I don't know this
feature and my resources don't allow me to search this for hours. We
all know, bugzilla isn't the most intuitive tool out there...;-).

> > Furthermore, I noticed it doesn't make much difference between using
> > the mailing list or the bugzilla, bugs and patches are sometimes
> > ignored on both ;-(.
> Limited resources, limited time.  More *regular* *active*
> contributors with commit access would help.  But we don't have 'em.
Well yes. But even by the fact that there is more work to be done as
people have time to do it, should motivate to change something.
No idea what to change in detail but for general users(I'm not talking
about me) it might be a bit disappointing when they file a bug or add a
patch and there is no response at all.
Just saying: Hi, thanks for your feedback. I'll check it soon" would be
much more helpful than no response.

It's not that bad at all with Xfce, there are projects out there with
much more problems, anyway, it always can get improved :D.

To get back on topic: maybe I'll file a few bug reports to some apps in
a few the meantime, I hope some more devs will read it and
ideally fix it ;-).


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