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Re: Lintian check for missing desktop files?

On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 09:04 +0100, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le jeudi 03 mars 2011 à 22:56 +0000, Ben Hutchings a écrit : 
> > > Lintian intentionally doesn't do this because the Debian maintainers of
> > > the desktop systems in Debian didn't want lots of desktop entries for
> > > applications without a GUI, which often currently have menu entries.
> >  
> > Surely they can filter out entries with Terminal: true?
> Yeah sure, and leave users without the possibility to add a launcher for
> a terminal application?

You can surely distinguish user-added launchers from package-provided

> The correct solution is to use NoDisplay=true for such applications.
> This way they appear in the menu editor and can be enabled, but are not
> displayed in the menu by default.

Could you arrange to interpret Terminal=true as NoDisplay=true, then?
I'm just thinking that this policy of excluding terminal applications
may not be appropriate for every desktop environment / window manager.
(In particular, those without a menu editor that would allow overriding


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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