Re: [Nautilus-list] continued redhat merge

On mar, 2001-09-18 at 15:30, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Frederic Crozat <fcrozat mandrakesoft com> writes: 
> > if .desktop file is from URL type, it is not correctly recognize..
> > 
> > We must add :
> These desktop files are some completely broken hack added to libgnome,
> they are not in the spec:
> So before we add this hack to Nautilus, we should fix whatever is
> generating the URL .desktop files. Then the Nautilus hack needs a big
> comment over it: /* Parse broken nonstandard .desktop files */ and we
> need to write a .desktop file validator and be sure we aren't
> installing this kind of stuff in distributions. (I know Red Hat comes
> with invalid .desktop files, I hope to fix this in the next release.)
> Where are these URL files coming from?

Well, they were used in Mdk probably for a very long time and when
people are upgrading to latest nautilus, they can no longer these
desktop file from their ~/.gnome-desktop :((

I'm going to fix our Mdk .gnome-desktop desktop files to be spec
compliant but I still think we should be able to read old "broken"
desktop files (with a big warning in Nautilus code :))
Frédéric Crozat

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