Re: Window managers and their desktop files

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 1:27 PM, Dan Winship <danw gnome org> wrote:
> Thomas Thurman wrote:
>> The .desktop files in "wm-properties" are not very much like the desktop
>> files in "applications".  There was a lot of discussion about this on
>> <>. "wm-properties"
>> files MUST contain a group called "Window Manager", and "applications"
>> files MUST NOT.
> I don't know who told you that "MUST NOT", but it's wrong. The Desktop
> Entry spec says:
>    The basic format of the desktop entry file requires that there be a
>    group header named Desktop Entry. There may be other groups present
>    in the file... There should be nothing preceding [the Desktop Entry]
>    group in the desktop entry file but possibly one or more comments.
> If there are apps that fail when a "Window Manager" group is present
> after the "Desktop Entry" group, then those apps are broken.

desktop-file-validate considers it broken...

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