[pacman-dev] Libraries for makepkg

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Sat May 10 00:56:37 EDT 2008

Geoffroy Carrier wrote:
> On Sat, May 10, 2008 at 5:16 AM, Allan McRae <mcraeallan at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I can think of one function which would save a lot of discussion around
>> here:
>> create_desktop_file(<progname>, <description>, <category>)
> Except I think you need at least to use an icon, and if possible to
> translate descriptions, that you might get locale issues (charset for
> the name/description, even for international apps like Prot\'eg\'e I
> happen to package), etc.
> Else, seems a good idea :o)

You are thinking far to hard on this...  Just set the icon to have the 
same name as the binary.  Ignore charset issues and translations.  If I 
create a .desktop file manually for the package it never has them 
anyway.  Anything more is the responsibility of upstream.

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