Linux and application installing

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Fri Sep 17 14:28:26 UTC 2010


Arthur Pemberton (pemboa at gmail.com) said: 
> > Can someone please elaborate a bit what pieces of information are really
> > needed? The .desktop files as a whole?
> 
> Wouldn't that require the tool to download every package just to get
> the embedded information.

Not if it's provided in the RPM header in a way where it can be easily
stuffed into the metadata or a similar place. (After all, icons used to be
embedded in the package header, and they could be a lot bigger than desktop
files are.

Bill


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