On 03/20/2010 06:14 AM, Ville Skyttä wrote:
On Saturday 20 March 2010, David Timms wrote:
> Hi, I am packaging the application tnef , where the reviewer has
> queried whether I need to provide a desktop file.
> This is a little different from a normal GUI application desktop file.
> The application is command line only. I have added a shellscript, and
> some desktop files that cause nautilus and kde file managers to show
> .dat files as having a potential open with tnef extract entry.
> So while I'm including .desktop files, they aren't in the menus. Is this
> acceptable, packaging wise ?
Sure, if there's nothing to put in menus that would be useful without a
filename (or other non-static) argument.
If a package contains a GUI application, then it needs to also include a
properly installed .desktop file. For the purposes of these guidelines,
a GUI application is defined as any application which draws an X window
and runs from within that window.
Does the tnef application meet that criteria?