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#1 2015-11-01 03:24:53

johnraff
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BL-alternative .desktop file names

The four BL alternative generic apps have these names set in their .desktop files:
Name=Web Browser (default)
Name=File Manager
Name=Text Editor
Name=Terminal (default)
These names appear in Thunar's "set default application" dialogue and would also be displayed in any dynamic menu users might add. They also appear in tint2 tooltips for launchers.

Other DEs like XFCE or Gnome also use generic names like these so there could well be some other app naming itself "Text Editor" for example.
BL users who wanted the BL-alternative (to keep their future flexibility) woudn't know which one to choose. How about adding BL to the front of each of those name entries, ie:
Name=BL Web Browser
Name=BL File Manager
Name=BL Text Editor
Name=BL Terminal Emulator
It doesn't look quite as cool, but makes things clear.

(For those who don't know about the BL alternatives, see https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Bunse … atives.txt )

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#2 2015-11-01 05:34:12

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Re: BL-alternative .desktop file names

johnraff wrote:

Other DEs like XFCE or Gnome also use generic names like these so there could well be some other app naming itself "Text Editor" for example.
BL users who wanted the BL-alternative (to keep their future flexibility) woudn't know which one to choose. How about adding BL to the front of each of those name entries, ie:
Name=BL Web Browser
Name=BL File Manager
Name=BL Text Editor
Name=BL Terminal Emulator
It doesn't look quite as cool, but makes things clear.

Looks good to me; it helps preserve the BunsenLabs Desktop(TM) integrity, and we don't want other DEs stomping on that, just in case users need to install something built for e.g. KDE that pulls in half the desktop as depends.


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#3 2015-11-01 06:32:28

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Re: BL-alternative .desktop file names

johnraff wrote:

How about adding BL to the front of each of those name entrie

As an XFCE-lover, I'm all for it.

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#4 2015-11-01 08:25:16

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Re: BL-alternative .desktop file names

BL is very cool as it is, and uptil now I have had zero problems, so ok. It doesn't scare me, I can live with it. wink


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#5 2015-11-01 10:58:07

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Re: BL-alternative .desktop file names

Good idea, go for it.


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#6 2015-11-02 05:24:34

johnraff
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Re: BL-alternative .desktop file names

Sorry, I forgot Image Viewer and Media Player but of course the same applies.

In fact these would be the four generic BL alternatives' desktop file names:
Name=BL Image Viewer Browser
Name=BL File Manager
Name=BL Text Editor
Name=BL Media Player

The other two are a bit trickier in fact.
There is no x-terminal-emulator.desktop or x-www-browser.desktop file provided in standard Debian, although the commands, and alternatives groups, exist. For this reason we added bl-terminal-emulator.desktop and bl-www-browser.desktop to call those commands. To get the tint2 launcher group in symmetry they also should have:
Name=BL Terminal Emulator
Name=BL Web Browser
That's not going to be too confusing for users, given that the debian alternative group names are x-terminal-emulator and x-www-browser?


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#7 2015-11-02 12:09:52

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Re: BL-alternative .desktop file names

Sounds good on my end also .


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