Re: .desktop files shipping the obsolete "Application" category

Claudio Saavedra wrote:
> > 
> > Before I start filing bug reports I would like to know, if you (GNOME)
> > still use the "Application" category, that I can find in almost
> > all .desktop files you ship. The category AFAIK is some old relict of
> > GNOME <= 2.4 and not a valid nor registered category following the
> > current specification, which is AFAIK supported since
> > 2.4 - 2.8. Now GNOME reached 2.18 and I can still find this category. So
> > is it still used somewhere? If yes, is it necessary? If no: How do you
> > handle muss bug-filing normally?
> > 
> There was a GNOME Goal about removing the "Application" category shortly
> before 2.18 was released. Most probably, not all the applications in the
> release set fixed this right in time.

For SuSE it is:

I already removed "Application" from all SuSE patches and spec files
(i. e. places where SuSE explicitly added it).

I plan to reopen it after a year or so and patch remaining applications,
where upstream did not fix it.

It would be enough to make this error fatal in desktop-file-validate.

Best Regards / S pozdravem,

Stanislav Brabec
software developer
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