Categories=XFCE; ?

Auke Kok auke at
Tue Apr 3 08:24:32 CEST 2012

On 04/02/2012 11:15 PM, Nick Schermer wrote:
> On 2012-04-03 00:18, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
>> Greetings.
>> Working on building 4.10pre1 for Fedora and have run into this on
>> several packages. The have desktop files with "XFCE;" as a category.
>> According to desktop-file-validate that is not a valid category. ;)
>> desktop-file-validate
>> /builddir/build/BUILDROOT/xfce4-settings-4.9.4-1.fc18.x86_64/usr/share/applications/xfce-display-settings.desktop
>> /builddir/build/BUILDROOT/xfce4-settings-4.9.4-1.fc18.x86_64/usr/share/applications/xfce-display-settings.desktop:
>> error: value
>> "XFCE;GTK;Settings;DesktopSettings;X-XFCE-SettingsDialog;X-XFCE-HardwareSettings;"
>> for key "Categories" in group "Desktop Entry" contains an unregistered
>> value "XFCE"; values extending the format should start with "X-"
>> Should that be 'X-XFCE'?
>> Or just be removed?
>> Or is there a newer spec?
> I invented it and see no problems.

I'm sure you didn't invent the spec :)

the spec is the spec, correct or not, and Xfce should be referred as 
"X-XFCE" in all desktop file categories, according to it.

So, you can invent stuff, but it's not according to the spec, unless you 
submit a proposal for modification to the spec and it gets accepted.


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