|Summary:||does not show installed "xterm"|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Richard Z. <rz>|
|Component:||xterm||Assignee:||Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||12||CC:||dickey, mlichvar, pertusus, rz, than|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2010-06-25 07:16:19 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Richard Z. 2010-02-21 15:58:25 UTC
Description of problem: xterm package is installed, /usr/share/applications/fedora-xterm.desktop exists but I do not see an entry in either Lancelot nor kde-application launcher. Searching in text search field does not work either. Sorry to file it here, seems more of a generic KDE problem or perhaps xterm one but I was not sure where else to file it. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Up to date F12
Comment 1 john5342 2010-06-22 23:04:37 UTC
It isn't supposed to show up. The relevant desktop file (in xterm package) contains "NoDisplay=true" which according to  means it shouldn't be displayed. If anything this is a bug in gnome (for showing it when it shouldn't) or xterm (for using NoDisplay=true). Both kde and gnome have better alternatives. In the case of kde, konsole.  - http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s05.html
Comment 2 Richard Z. 2010-06-22 23:42:43 UTC
thanks for the info - so it is a bug in xterm. I know that kde and gnome have alternatives but obviously have installed xterm for a reason. kde and gnome also have alternatives to vim and emacs and yet both are configured to display.
Comment 3 Thomas E. Dickey 2010-06-23 08:26:24 UTC
The upstream xterm sources don't contain a setting for NoDisplay, and the fdo url cited doesn't give a default value for that. Presumably it defaults to NoDisplay=YES, since I don't recall Red Hat patching the desktop files. (I can change it, subject to the usual problem with fdo ongoing incompatibilities with "obsolete" versions).
Comment 4 Thomas E. Dickey 2010-06-23 08:53:15 UTC
I have a Fedora12 for checking - it's as reported. I recall that Red Hat delivered a desktop file, which was one of the ones that I noticed before adding desktop files to xterm in patch #226 (2007/6/17). Mandriva uses these files, and so does SuSE. (The latter changes the icon - not everyone likes the ones I made). So it looks like a Red Hat-specific bug.
Comment 5 Kevin Kofler 2010-06-25 00:21:03 UTC
It's Fedora-specific and it's an intentional decision to hide it, see bug 231000. But it is arguably a violation of our packaging guidelines. All GUI apps are supposed to have menu entries.