Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Two versions of wireshark.desktop?
From: "Jaap Keuter" <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 31 May 2008 23:51:25 +0200

Yes, the desktop file in root is probably used for other packaging purposes
as well. I haven't looked into
The desktop file standards stuff to know what is current practice, what is
old, and what is supported on the
Various platforms.
Anyone a pointer to where this stuff is defined?


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: 2008-May-31 22:18
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Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Two versions of wireshark.desktop?

On Sat, May 31, 2008 at 10:07:25PM +0200, Joerg Mayer wrote:
> it looks like they are still providing an older version of our desktop

OK, verified the above statement. The only additional thing is:
They also seem to feel a need to provide an absolute path to the executable.

The standard doesn't state whether 'Exec' is required to provide an absolute
I'm not sure but I don't think we should provide an absolute path, or if so,
then do this via the configure mechanism.
Providing an Icon might be of general interest though.


Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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