desktop file into applnk ? (kde4)

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Mon May 29 21:26:07 BST 2006

On Monday 29 May 2006 13:54, Torsten Rahn wrote:
> I could imagine that when moving towards xdg-menu compatibility you'll find
> yourself wanting to extend the desktop entry spec to better honor the needs
> of screensaver-.desktop files, but that's just a guess.

do these really need to be in the applnk/ or applications/ directories at all? 
does it make sense to instead just put them in services and use ksycoca to 
locate and load them? the screensaver apps are executable on their own, but i 
don't think it really make it necessary to put them in applications/ (or 
applnk/ for that matter)

i also see that we support a share/apps/scrsav/ directory. anyone know what 
the history behind that is? can support for it be dropped?

if moving the screensaver desktop files into services/ is palatable, i'm happy 
to make the necessary changes in the code.

Aaron J. Seigo
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