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This is an old revision of SoftwarePackageCreation made by coolpup on 2010-08-25 08:37:53.

 

For the creation of software packages which require a menu entry perform the following:
The rest of this page explains how to create a .desktop file:
The entries in the file are {key,value} pairs in the format: Key=Value

Keys are either optional or required. The first three {key,value} pairs from the template are required; and the last two are optional but required for a menu icon to appear in the desired menu location.

Note that the "Encoding" key is deprecated, i.e. obsolete and no longer recognized. Any keys not found in the latest freedesktop specification are not recognized.

Menu and Desktop Icons

Icon location: /usr/share/pixmaps
Icon file format: .xpm, or .png, is preferred
Icon size: 48x48 (use mtPaint for re-sizing)

Therefore, the abiword.desktop file would typically consist of:

Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=AbiWord
Exec=abiword
Comment=word processor
Icon=abiword48.png
Categories=WordProcessor


Appendix

All Puppy packagers are advised to use this template for the sake of standardization. It adheres to the latest freedesktop specification.

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=
Exec=
Comment=
Icon=
Categories=


Other optional keys are available which are seldom used:
#Terminal=true
#MimeType=
#GenericName=
#NoDisplay=
#Hidden=
#OnlyShowIn=
#NotShowIn=
#TryExec=
#Path=
#StartupNotify=true
#StartupWMClass=

#Name[az]=
#Name[bg]=
#Name[ca]=
#Name[cs]=
#Name[de]=
#Name[dz]=
#Name[el]=
#Name[en_CA]=
#Name[en_GB]=
#Name[es]=
#Name[et]=
#Name[fi]=
#Name[fr]=
#Name[ga]=
#Name[he]=
#Name[hr]=
#Name[hu]=
#Name[it]=
#Name[ja]=
#Name[ko]=
#Name[lt]=
#Name[lv]=
#Name[mk]=
#Name[ml]=
#Name[mr]=
#Name[ms]=
#Name[nb]=
#Name[ne]=
#Name[nl]=
#Name[nn]=
#Name[pl]=
#Name[pt]=
#Name[pt_BR]=
#Name[ru]=
#Name[sk]=
#Name[sr]=
#Name[sr@Latn]=
#Name[sv]=
#Name[te]=
#Name[tr]=
#Name[uk]=
#Name[vi]=
#Name[zh_CN]=
#Name[zh_TW]=




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