Formal complaint concerning the use of the name "System Settings"

Ambroz Bizjak ambrop7 at
Mon Jul 25 23:53:22 BST 2011

Hi Mark,

The localization stuff you're concerned about is happening below the
desktop file layer (in KDE's case, kconfigdata.h), and should work
automatically, i.e. if you ask for some key it will automatically give
you a localized version if available.
Also, DE-specific desktop file keys would be a good thing to have in
general, so I hope people do not oppose the idea just because it's not
the ideal solution to this particular problem. Besides, it's (I think)
very easy to implement, so even if we don't manage to push it, it
wouldn't be that much time lost :) . I've done many enhancements to
open-source projects, and many of them weren't liked by the developers
- but I still think I did the right thing, and I'm not afraid of
contributing for the fear of being opposed.


On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 12:19 AM, Mark <markg85 at> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 9:51 PM, Ambroz Bizjak <ambrop7 at> wrote:
>> Hi Mark,
>> I've done some small research on what components would have to be
>> updated for the desktop-specific-names solution. I think that would
>> be:
>> - The Desktop Entry Specification,
>> - KDE's KDesktopFile,
>> - Xfce's libxfce4menu, in particular
>> - Gnome's libgnome-menu, in particular
>> Regards,
>> Ambroz
> Hi,
> Thanx for the list. I already found the spec and kde file.
> One thing i can't find though is the part that makes multilanguage
> stuff for desktop files working.. Those 3 source files all just grab
> the Name value but where does it do the magic that happens when i set
> my language to dutch.. then it grabs Name[nl] but where does it do
> that? Asking that since the properties i proposed should have multi
> language suppert as well..
> And besides that.. I do want to implement it, but i'm getting the
> feeling there isn't that much support for it thus wasting my time if i
> implement it since it won't get accepted anyway. (which i rather
> avoid).
> It's just a feeling and i hope i'm wrong...
> Regards,
> Mark

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