Bug 293781 - pidgin.desktop: put app name in Name=
Summary: pidgin.desktop: put app name in Name=
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pidgin
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Warren Togami
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 315221 F12Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-09-17 19:41 UTC by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2010-04-27 12:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-04-27 12:05:00 UTC
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Description Rex Dieter 2007-09-17 19:41:47 UTC
Per discussion:

Please update .desktop files to include the name of the app (pidgin) in the Name=
field, ie,
pidgin.desktop to contain (something like):
Name=pidgin Internet Messenger
(if using the latter, don't include any 

Comment 1 Stu Tomlinson 2008-03-09 17:44:56 UTC
Pidgin upstream uses:
Name=Pidgin Internet Messenger
GenericName=Internet Messenger

Is that acceptable?

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2008-03-09 21:23:19 UTC
Shrug, a slight improvement, but still far from ideal.

Preferred (follows fdo .desktop spec):
GenericName=Internet Messenger

Alternatively, what some have proposed since gnome doesn't currently support
Name=Pidgin Internet Messenger
and don't use GenericName *at all*.

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2008-03-09 21:23:48 UTC
In short, Name/GenericName shouldn't overlap content.

Comment 4 Stu Tomlinson 2008-03-12 03:48:19 UTC
I don't want to "follow fdo .desktop spec" until gnome will display something
more useful to the end user than just "Pidgin" in the menus, so the alternative
of not specifying GenericName at all is probably what I'd prefer.

I guess "sed -i -e '/^GenericName/d;' pidgin.desktop" prior to install is in order?

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 03:14:11 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2009-06-30 02:32:03 UTC
Re-opening, please reconsider.

The latest version in Fedora 11 still contains simply
Name=Internet Messenger

This seems to be one of the last items in the entire distribution still not conforming.

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Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2010-04-27 12:05:00 UTC
Name=Pidgin Instant Messenger
on f13, which is much better, thanks.

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