Bug 293841 - xchat.desktop: include app name in Name=
Summary: xchat.desktop: include app name in Name=
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xchat
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kevin Kofler
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 315221
Blocks: F9Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-09-17 19:55 UTC by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2009-08-08 19:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.8.6-11.fc11
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-06-29 12:15:47 UTC

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Description Rex Dieter 2007-09-17 19:55:08 UTC
Per discussion:

Please update .desktop files to include the name of the app in the Name=
field, ie,
xchat.desktop to contain (something like):
Name=xchat IRC
(and not use GenericName at all)

Comment 1 Kevin Kofler 2007-09-18 00:02:23 UTC
I'll take care of this.

> Name=xchat
> GenericName=IRC
This one is what I personally prefer. However, when I tried to implement this, 
Christopher Aillon, the primary maintainer, really didn't like it, see Bug 
241923. (This is also how we ended up with this discussion on the 
fedora-devel-list in the first place.) I really hope this can be reconsidered, 
because this is what the entries SHOULD be according to the desktop entry 
specification at freedesktop.org.

> Name=xchat IRC
> (and not use GenericName at all)
While I don't really like this one, it's better than the status quo, so if we 
can agree on this one as a compromise, I'll implement it for now. Christopher 
Aillon, are you OK with this one?

(To be pedantic, I'd spell it "XChat" resp. "XChat IRC" because that's how 
upstream spells it, only the tarball and package names are all lowercase.)

Comment 2 Kevin Kofler 2007-12-18 23:53:20 UTC
So are there any objections against changing the Name field to:
Name=XChat IRC
? (That's also what upstream uses FWIW.) If that is an acceptable compromise, 
then I'll change it to that. Christopher Aillon?

Comment 3 Kevin Kofler 2008-01-07 15:18:45 UTC
caillon: Ping?

Comment 4 Christopher Aillon 2008-01-07 15:31:07 UTC
Sorry, I'm just now catching up to bugmail from the holidays.  mclasen posted
about this topic on fedora-desktop-list just before the holidays and was looking
for feedback. 

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 03:14:24 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 7 Kevin Kofler 2009-06-10 00:20:15 UTC
So, can I finally put "Name=XChat IRC" now? I'm OK with not using GenericName as GNOME doesn't support it, but we need to mention the actual name!

Comment 8 Rex Dieter 2009-06-28 18:27:06 UTC
Kevin, please do so, as that's the consensus (as I understand it) on how to proceed.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2009-08-07 13:05:28 UTC
xchat-2.8.6-11.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2009-08-08 19:28:28 UTC
xchat-2.8.6-11.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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