desktoptojson and list properties / i18n of JSON files

Alex Merry alex.merry at
Tue Nov 18 23:01:14 GMT 2014

On Tuesday 18 November 2014 23:45:56 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> I didn't even know we were using json now. Why did we change from .desktop
> file to .json ones? What's the benefit? Seems like .desktop files did their
> job good enough and we have all the tooling available already.

Because that's what Qt uses - Qt5 plugins have JSON metadata as standard, 
meaning it's all in one file (the JSON is embedded in the plugin, although it 
can be read without loading the plugin).


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